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45 RPM – The 7″ Single

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This week is the 60th anniversary of the 45RPM single.

The 7″ 45 rpm record was introduced in 1949 by RCA as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs. The first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s.

Although 7″ remained the standard size for vinyl singles, 12″ singles were introduced for use by DJs in discos in the 1970s. The longer playing time of these singles allowed the inclusion of extended dance mixes of tracks. The 12″ single is still considered a standard format for dance music, though its popularity has declined in recent years.

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This was the first “proper” single I bought with my own pocket money.

“Telegram Sam” – T.Rex

April 3, 2009 Posted by | New News, Old Music | | 2 Comments

Fiona Friday – Bobby “Blue” Bland

 

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“You’ve Got To Hurt Before You Heal” – Bobby “Blue” Bland

When you lose the one you love
You heart goes through changes
Especially when your sweet memories
Still hold their thrill
And just when you think
The pain is all gone
Don’t fool yourself
‘Cause here’s the deal
That’s the way love works
You’ve got to hurt before you heal
Oh, yes you have

You gonna cry all you gonna cry
And when the tears
They may stop falling
They may stop falling all down your face
But they still fall down your heart

You never know
How long the wound’ll take to heal
It might take months
It could take years
But that’s the way love works
You’ve got to hurt…oh…before you heal
I said before you heal

You’re gonna cry
Oh, you’re gonna cry
And when the tears
They may stop fallin’
They may stop fallin’ down your face
But they still fall down your heart

Oh you never know
How long the wound’ll take to heal
It might take months
It could take years
But that’s the way love works
Uh huh, you got to hurt
Well before you heal
Oh yes you have

Just when you think the pain is all gone
Don’t fool yourself
‘Cause here’s the deal
And that’s the way love works
Lord you got to hurt before you heal
Oh yes you have
That’s the way love works
You got to hurt…well…before you heal
Let us sing it one more time
That’s the way love works
Lord you got to hurt before you heal
Oh yes you have
That’s the way love works
Lord you got to hurt before you heal…<fade>

For more information on Bobby “Blue” Bland click HERE

To buy Bobby “Blue” Bland music click HERE

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

   

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