The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 179
Eight double-siders and a twelve inch
One of the major limitations of the 78 RPM record is that it can hold only some 3:15 per side. A lot of music was composed or arranged to that limit, and longer pieces had to be split up between the two sides of a 78. I'll tell you today, that the recording wasn't just cut in two but that the band nearly always did a short outtro on the A-side to start again on the flip. That way, the second half rather felt like a sequel.
And so you will get eight double-siders - and then I had a few minutes left. I filled that up with the result of another way to extend the play time limit of the record - make it bigger. And so I end with a twelve-inch four-minute 78 of trumpeter Sidney De Paris on the Blue Note label. Not that these records ever got popular. They didn't fit on most phonographs.