Vinyl Was Part of My Life

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The Reason Behind This Inspiration...

Were searching ourselves for a piece for my lawn mower and found these collection hidden up on the attic. Was surprised to see our parents words scribed all over them. Some had the words like scratch, use for Rossy, hide from little Peter... and so on. The picture speaks for itself; a mute collection of memories that go 3 generations at least. My mind, as usual, started the words and even if I am not done..will try to decode music when it was inscribed through these rhythmical grooves etched past memory lane...

VYNIL WAS PART OF MY LIFE

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You are right Bing Cosby and Annette Funicello

those times will never come back

Naming a few to warm up our mind


Starting with Mister Thomas Alva Edison

all was set to change the world

music was like a God sent gift of love

rhyming the words

as simple strokes from our memory brush

Was this a Long Play intended for mom?
Was this a Long Play intended for mom? | Source

Rockolas were there for us

playing Bill Haley and His Comets

Not leaving the King alone

Elvis was there to train our hips and more...

A record was a miracle in our eyes

RCA, Technics, Dolby and quadraphonic

bits of memories as we sigh

grabbing words that will comply

with our inspiration that is set at forty five

Disco was the era that woke up our mind

from Travolta, to Donna Summers and such kind

Roller Boggie, Flashdance..they all blew our mind

cleaning the stylus to keep fidelity sharp

turntable don't give up on compact discs yet

Records gave our lives a reason to be

Mono, stereo Quads and 4.0 surround sound

Our lives set to hear such amount of music that shook our ground

From reverberations of a live sound

An inscribed modulated spiral groove

that turned our minds upside down

reckoning this illusion of directionality

audible perspective and the side of brain

that would capture that sweet analysis

Records were there for us

seeing ourselves looking for quarters under the couch

and run to the store which would play

the warmest music with no doubt

Music instilled in our ways

'hipping it up' as we walk a little fast

Setting the rotational speed of our soul to 45

was meant to change our own live

At times we will go to 78

but was enough for a day of rum, soda and cake

This vinyl thing fad might be coming back

DJ's have learned that there is not quality style

going to equalized curves on a lap top screen

with digitized creativity that end in zeroes and ones

The real deal is turn that table at will and capture all the fun

Vinyl is still in our mind

stars on 45, set the record straight

CD'S and DVD's paved the way for MP4

What will be next? SD cards that will be etching our hearts?

Hope to play again that unchained melody

back to Puppy love and Benny Hill comedies

grabbing my jeans again and walk down memory lane

as staying alive is played with that unique style that will never end...

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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

Lord,

My parents loved Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole. I have some of their old 45's and the 78's. I loved the Tennessee Waltz, I used to dance to that record with my boy cousin, until we also wore it out.

Your poem is great--and it brings back such good memories. I am going out to the barn after Thanksgiving and see if I can find The Tennessee Waltz---my favorite. Thanks for reminding us of the past.

Your Friend,

Bobbi


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brittanytodd 5 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Lord, I am a record collector and love this poem because of it! This is a great piece that I am going to share with my followers. Thank you, voted up, etc.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Well, Lord, you really brought back a lot of memories for me. I still have some Elvis Pressleys and Frank Sinantras oldies. Good Hub. Goodnight, Mary


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Hillbilly Zen 5 years ago from Kentucky

I liked the sentiment behind this, and heaven help me I'm going to age myself something awful here, but...it wasn't "Billie Holiday and his comets", it was Bill Haley and His Comets. Billie Holiday was an exquisitely talented jazz singer/songwriter, and female.


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Voted up, useful, interesting, awesome, beautiful! How about nostalgic, too? We need that button. I bought 45's when I was a kid. That first pic you have--the one with the reindeer...my parents had that one. Is that Andy...last name escapes me. I have a record player and pick up records here and there at yard sales and flea markets or online. I love the crackly sound of vinyl and the visual of it playing. Great hub. Thanks for the memories....:-)


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Greenhousewife 5 years ago

I used to listen to the Jungle Book music on a record, I had others but that's the one I remember the most. I moved onto cassettes, cds, and I guess now MP3s but listening to a record is always the best.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

not much of the memories by that time for my father died when i was seven...the world crashed for my mom and for us as well...well, life must go on as they say...so here i am going on...thank you for reminding me what i miss in this world...


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

You are first Bobbi,

Yes! you are so right! Those songs will always be with us. Technoly will come and go, but what is going to replace your dancing with that cousin, goin in circles and moving the brezze air on a morning back in TN. Always thanful for believing in me...see how many followers are saying that you are not alone? Have a good one..and there is more to come...

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Brittany you must be 24 or so, but you know what you are doing and have your mind set. Not so long ago, was easy to take care ourselves of those records. Like our friends said, memories come and go..to remind us that you live and should appreciate every minute that passes by. Thanks MS. Tod!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Brittany you must be 24 or so, but you know what you are doing and have your mind set. Not so long ago, was easy to take care ourselves of those records. Like our friends said, memories come and go..to remind us that you live and should appreciate every minute that passes by. Thanks MS. Tod!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi Mary,

Back from work and take care of you. This piece came as natural as drinking a cup of coffee. If you go to our hub, "inside a writer's mind," then you know what we mean. People ask how we do this so easy? Is hard to explain at times, but takes some brainstorming and cunning writing, that we all have it at sequential levels. Muses or Angels around us, always help us too. Glad to see you in here my dear Friend!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hillbilly Zen,

According to our one Chán,

You were absolutely right! We didn't edit that part and published it in order to meet a deadline...but was corrected and Yes! Billy Holliday was first and pave the way for the Supremes and Destiny's child. Thanks for your important suggestion!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Victoria,

Thanks for your words. You know by now that we lived about the same years. The 8 cylinders were around and bewitched..and dream of Jeanny...you name it! Music on 45 was, as you said, an experience without comparison. There always new Technology ahead of us. But we keep a place in our heart for our own times... Thnaks so much my dear friend for your words of apprecation, that beside the card that Mastered the saying, "priceless".

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Greenhousewife,

You missed some of that fun, but we have Youtube and the rest of the Gang. We are lucky we can add any song in here, Which was not possible ten years ago. Glad you share your Jungle Book sweet story.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello Raciniwa,

Don't worry about missing something you have us here to share personal feelings and that has no price from any added sense in Hubland. Believe it or not, I know about your country, tagalog and those Ni Cristo churches...My friend Nonoy Paterno put me up to date. But back to our records. Those were the times when music was touched with your own fingers. Funny, now that I remember, how Thomas Alva Edison almost deaf since 14, improved his Fonograph in order to feel the music by biting the edge of the table, where the Father of the future RCA Victor talkative was set to play. A need that became the invention of tomorrow.

Thanks Raciniwa!

LORD


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

ah, is that so?thank you for keeping me updated and sharing personal experiences here...well i also have a facebook account with the same name...spelled Raci Niwa...thank you again...and more power!!!


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

so enjoyed this Hub! It was a blast from the past. Still have some of my albums from the 60's and 70's.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello P&R!

Is funny how the majority in here mention that they still have their records intact. Probably in weeks or so we will talking about the 8 trackers and VHS or the Four head VCR. How time changes and make us look back...!

LORD


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I do still have some 8 track tapes and player, some cassettes, a VCR and plenty of movies on VHS. Why get rid of the old stuff that I enjoyed? :-) I mean, the Bay City Rollers on 8 track--who can beat it?!! I've had those since elementary school!


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi Victoria,

Since elementary? Wow, Nice garage sale by all means!!Yeah I know..I know, they were and are part of your life.

Until this pass March, had lots of VHS cassetes, but gave them away, to make room for a new Cabinet. But certainly, in a few years they will join the hall of fame of Music and Motion Picture academy. Thanks Victoria for stopping by!

LORD


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wow, haven't seen those records for ages!! What memories..... I was pretty young at that time and wasn't allowed to touch them, lol!! Great poem..... Loved reading it!

Voting up and awesome!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Good morning, Lord. So glad to see this Hub this morning. I have old 35's and 78's kept all these years. You were lucky if you had these records in the attic and they didn't melt or warp! Here where I live, the heat would have killed them. I just heard the BeeGees yesterday doing the "Staying Alive", and I broke into a dance: couldn't help it!

Great way to start my Sunday morning, Lord. Thanks, I'm sharing this.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Tennessee Waltz my favorite and it's on my ipod. I still have my old 45's that I use to buy for 25 cents. Loved your poem bought back many memories. Voted up


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Aye Lord De Cross, I own a 70s era juke box, the newer square type like a washing machine, there is a story that is how I became the owner one fightful night after too many bottles of Falstaff beer and an opponent with quite the hard head that busted out the top and the court was told it was a total wreck and deemed I pay for it. It was fixed with the top glass replaced and then it was my turn to claim what I had paid for, to my surprise our justice system worked and the Judge asked the vendor "was it totaled as you said? or Are you standing in contempt, for lying to me?" 2500 bucks fine and a year in jail, was his penalty if he walked back on his words, and the refund of my money to me. I received delivery in 24 hours and it was loaded with records and works fine 4 plays for a quarter, many of the records have been replaced with others I bought but I've kept them all.

You wrote a fine essay to jump my recall of the music off the discs back then and I don't recall any complaints as to quality, I still have none and some times put a dollars worth in and turn the volume down and fade to sleep listening to lingering favorites some 40 year old and older.

Thank you for the great memories,

Peace and Blessings,

dust


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

I high school, I remember finding a box of records from the 1930s, 40s and 50s and spending an afternoon just reading all the labels. It's too bad that box was thrown away later. Thanks for the Hub. Rated Up and shared.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

When I was little I got a pink record player and all my parents old records. I thought it was the neatest thing. Of course I got the Beetles Stars on 45, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and some Elvis and Hank William's Junior. I always asked for a Juke Box for my room not knowing that Ipods would one day be invented. Great memories.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi Lord, and what a great hub this is.

I grew up on vinyl. I still own records from long ago. Most records I have are of classical music, as it's my favorite. ...even bought a turnplayer a few years ago, but now they're almost extint.

nicely done - voted up

John


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Lathing, You are so funny! You said it right! Poor of you if you scratch your mom's bing Cosby Christmas LP !! Those times are almost stinct to the new generation of nano IPods! Your daughters now them so well!

@Mary Hyatt, you are so young at heart. I would've done the Bump-bump next to you and Baby barking the shirt out of me! Thanks for reading. Your comment was fun and so alive!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hey Moonlike! 25 cents? That's must've been back in 1973. Time went so fast. We are older with no doubt. We had to catch up with technology. Can you imagine? Not even Paul Edmondson was born yet. Thanks for stopping by!

50Caliber, Hi Dust. So wonderful reading your story Damn! 2500 BUCKS for that washer machine? Times were so good back then. Even Gas was 24 cents a gallon and I better stop because I will start talking about the year of the cat and Jaws! Great to have here Sir!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Patty! Wow! Been there done that. Have seen grandkids selling the whole ouse for quarters, all because they didn't want to throw away their granny's old records and furniture. That was back in 1995. Even today we hear about treasures from the attic. We were afraid of attics after Halloween movies. Thanks so much for commenting!

@So cute of you Tammy, you were 4 or 5 years old when disco was at its peak. Your memories are excellent. I used to dance with all of them; from that fifth dimension to the Jackson 5's. Thanks for support and friendship!

@Hi John, My dad bought that Bethoven 5th symphony but on the modern version. Still remember those turntables and those Dolby system at the bottom. We had to clean dust from the equipment. we felt like sound engineers at times. Thanks my friend! Your feedback is truly appreciated.

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