On old vinyl recordings, the number of possible tracks was constrained by the physical size of the disk (or cylinder, if you want to go way back). Are perhaps some the older recordings at a faster tempo just to get them to fit on the record?
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-----Original Message----- >From: Gary Lindsey <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Sent: Apr 8, 2011 12:03 PM >To: email@example.com >Subject: Re: 8x32 strathspeys (was New Recording Requests) > >Were all strathpeys really that much faster in years gone by, or was it more a >function of the musicians playing the music? Granted my sample base is very >limited, but I've timed some older recordings (old 78s) and found that the few I >have run between 50 and 60 seconds for 32 bars. > >Just one more thing that makes you go, "Hmmmm". > >Gary Lindsey >Flying Ghillies >Dayton, Ohio > > > > >________________________________ >From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> >To: SCD news and discussion <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Sent: Fri, April 8, 2011 11:26:06 AM >Subject: Re: 8x32 strathspeys (was New Recording Requests) > >Agree, but we don't have to go all the way back to the 50s speed to have >what many have suggested in this string. > >Jerry >London and Paris >