Could you tell me more bout the 1904 records?



From: Steven <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, November 17, 2010 8:27:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] origins of 2-sided discs

From: Roger Kulp
> I take it the American Columbia "Double Disc" records were not the first ones?
> Roger
Oddly enough, not even Columbia's first! Columbia issued a handful of 2-sided
records c.1904. The record industry was NOT that quick to sell/promote
two-sided records; those doubled their costs, but didn't sell twice as well...!
What Columbia's heavy promotion of "Double Discs" DID do was essentially
to force Victor (and a handful of "indie" labels, all of whom would be sued
out of existence by 1909) into the issuance of two-sided records...!

Steven C. Barr