Some lore here might be worth vetting.

- Andrew

On 2/23/12 7:14 AM, "Cornell, Bryan E" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm posting this message on behalf of Eric Byron:
> I have always wondered who decided, prior to 1930, which recordings would be
> packaged together on records with two sides. Did the record companies have
> formulas? Were the companies trying to promote side B by having it next to
> side A?
> Did the companies have an entire department, one person or both in charge of
> such decisions?
> Has anybody written anything on the subject?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Eric Byron

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