Every Columbia White Label Promo I have has a pasted on paper sticker
with track timings. I think the RCAs had the same.
Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Shoshani" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Tom Fine wrote:
>>> When the QC listening
>>> was done, it was done with a stop-watch so that times could be known for
>>> problem, which were noted.
>> That's interesting - I read somewhere that records did not carry time
>> information until after tape was introduced, which led me to conclude
>> that the time was calculated by measuring the tape footage and dividing
>> it by the speed, rather than having some poor schlub sit there all day
>> with a stopwatch.
> I suspect that the real reason for time information appearing on record
> labels was the fact that records were being used on radio "disc jockey"
> programs to an increasing extent...and the "deejay" needs to know in
> advance how long a disc will play in order to allow properly-timed
> "station breaks" and even program duration. IIRC, the "promo copies"
> usually provided this info before the emergence of tape mastering...
> Steven C. Barr
> (Who has done...and still does...deejay-based radio programs, and who
> finds it much easier now that CD players provide data like "time