Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Rag Time Skedaddle

The 80,000,000th record was entered into WorldCat this morning. What makes this so much fun is that it was for "A Rag Time Skedaddle," a 78 RPM (kiddies, ask your great-grandparents) recording that is coming into WorldCat as part of the load of RLG master records. Interestingly enough, there are several other versions of this piece already in WorldCat, recorded for different companies on 78s and wax cylinders, and included in various songbooks and pianola rolls of the day.

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