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Vintage Grooves

Before the birth of Vinyl Junkies there were (and still are) the “Shellaholics” By Kurt Nauck The fact that vinyl junkies and shellacoholics are mutually distinct populations certainly does not qualify as Record Col...
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Musical Gift Ideas for Collectors

TURN UP THE RADIO Tis the season! We don’t even have to think about which wall calendar to score each year, it’s always John Tefteller’s Blues Images Blues Calendar. As added incentive, the 2015 version includes an amazin...
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Buffalo Bill Speaks!

Recordings of William Cody, Knute Rockne and Miss Hattie Nevada (who?) are just a few examples from the world of vintage Personality records By Kurt Nauck Last month we looked at the world of Classical and Operatic 78rpm record...
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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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The Time Machines

The Antique Phonograph Society celebrates the dawn of recording history at their annual show and sale in Buena Park Readers of this publication are well aware that aficionados of recorded sound may seek out LPs, 45-rpm, and/or ...
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My Name Is Dave, I Collect Vinyl Records, and I Have a Problem

My record collection and I got priced out of my apartment. Reprinted with permission from The Stranger in Seattle By Dave Segal I recently had to move to a smaller apartment because of our great city’s rising rents. Maybe you...
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The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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Don Bolles’ Kooky Collection

BEAT ODDITY by Adam Papagan~ Do you know Don Bolles? He’s in The Germs and Fancy Space People and now he plays with Ariel Pink. He’s a sound artist, too, and contributed heavily to the psychedelic public access show The Thr...
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World’s Rarest Beatles Record Discovered

After almost 50 years, a previously unknown “Hey Jude” surfaces by Gary Johnson From the end of 1968 through 1969, Capitol Records test marketed a line of 2-sided, 3.75″ flimsy flexible plastic records (genera...
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