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Nostalgia for the music lover - Vinyl Records

Updated on September 26, 2014

Our albums, in alphabetical order of course!

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Once upon a time, there were record albums.......

We recently unearthed our album collection (vinyl, with pops and scratches) and found ourselves transported back into time. With over 500 albums, the music covers many genres and several decades. We have classical, 1960s rock, gospel, and the original songs from the 1950s Mickey Mouse Club.

Each album has a memory. The 1st Peter, Paul and Mary album was purchased in 1963 and has "A Soilin". one of my favorite Christmas songs. My husband pulled out Todd Rungrun and went back in time to the concert he attended.

Music, regardless of genre, speaks to us in a very personal way. For the music lovers who may have all the CDs and DVDs, there still might be a longing for an album or two and places to revisit. There is nothing quite like taking the album from the sleeve, putting it on the turntable and adjusting the tone arm.

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Vinyl is still a great gift

It is a shame that vinyl records have disappeared. For someone who misses the feel of the vinyl and the music that they provided, this is to let you know that they are still out there. Take a look around, there is something for every one.

This is one of my albums. This is really a way-back machine

Mickey Mouse Club - 45 RPM

We are the Merry Mouseketeers (Mouseketeers!)

We've got a lot above our ears (above our ears!)

The talent given to you and me

We must develop faithfully

So we can be good Mouseketeers

As we continue through the years (through the years!)

We won't forget the Mouseketeers (Mouseketeers!)

Hep! Two! Three! Four! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

Cheers for the Merry Mouseketeers (Mouseketeers!)

The album must have been played a lot when my brother and I were young. It has more than its share of pops and clicks. Still, I put it on once in a while to be transported back to a time when life was simple and the world seemed like a brighter place.

The best record player on the market

Crosley CR704C-PA Musician Turntable with Radio, CD Player, Cassette and Aux-In, Paprika
Crosley CR704C-PA Musician Turntable with Radio, CD Player, Cassette and Aux-In, Paprika

This is a quality turntable that reproduces great sound for the mono and stereo records. I kept hoping it would break so I could replace it with the Teac turntable that also records albums to CD. Unfortunately, it is well made and we have yet to have a problem with it. I find that the price is just right and it would make a great gift for a music lover who still has or wants to play vinyl records. It also plays our 45's. Fortunately for us, someone gave us the Teac as a gift so now we have both.

 

This is my grandson's favorite Beatles song

Just got this

Teac LPR550-USB CD Recorder with Cassette Turntable (Walnut)
Teac LPR550-USB CD Recorder with Cassette Turntable (Walnut)

Recording the records to CD is a snap and we are sharing them with family and friends. This is so easy, my husband can do it and that's saying a lot! If you have albums to record, this is the way to go.

 

Born to be wild - Steppenwolf

Our tastes are pretty eclectic so we need a little psychedelic in there somewhere. We have this on vinyl.

This was long before the commercial on TV today that uses it to show that us older folks can still rock out. It was used on the soundtrack for "Easy Rider" and we were born to be wild long before we became senior citizens.

Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Beethoven's 9 Symphony

Beethoven Edition: 9 Symphonien
Beethoven Edition: 9 Symphonien

It doesn't get any better than this. Put the record on, turn out the lights and let the music take you away.

 

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    • hntrssthmpsn profile image

      hntrssthmpsn 

      6 years ago

      I love my vinyl collection! I still have some of the kids albums I listened to as a small child, though these days I use a USB turntable. There's just nothing like that warm, crackly sound to take you back a few decades!

    • chezchazz profile image

      Chazz 

      6 years ago from New York

      Can't beat the vinyl album. Not just the vinyl but the jackets were incredible. A lost art.

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      Tony Payne 

      6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I still have most of my vinyl albums, and also a collection of 78's, although I maybe foolishly left my gramophone behind in Florida when I moved back to the UK. Got a couple of rare albums, but most I now have on CD too. Still don't want to get rid of the old vinyl though. I have to admit I don't miss having to lower the stylus in the right place and the problems trying to play just one track.

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      Merstarr 

      6 years ago

      Love vinyl!! Our collection is growing :)

    • hughgrissettsr lm profile image

      hughgrissettsr lm 

      6 years ago

      great lens! vinyl is super!

    • hughgrissettsr lm profile image

      hughgrissettsr lm 

      6 years ago

      great lens! vinyl is super!

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Hubby plans to transfer much of our vinyl to CD, but hasn't been happy with the user-unfriendly software for it.

    • yano jl profile image

      yano jl 

      6 years ago

      I still have my old vinyl. I know purists will always claim they sound better than CD. But I miss large, artistic covers the most. Walking through a record store was often like a trip through art museum.

      Another cool lens! SquidLiked.

    • Pam Irie profile image

      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Wow! Talk about Memory Lane. I miss my vinyl records.....

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I enjoyed reading about your Vinyl Records. I need to inventory ours.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I keep hearing that vinyl is coming back, wish it would. Just a few days ago someone told me they weren't going to put out CDs anymore. Anyway as children my brother, sister and I had 78 rpms from "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs." They had been given to us by an older lady. Six songs, three records. I remember the labels, yellow with Snow White and the Dwarfs on them. They must have been the "must have gift of 1939." Anyway wouldn't you know it my mother up and gave them away at some point. Sure wish I had them today.

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      Gerald McConway 

      6 years ago

      I still have some originals that I play on occasion just for that old feel. My pride and joy is an original copy of Meet the Beatles.

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