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Cult of Personality

COLLECTING NOVELTY, CELEBRITY AND OUTSIDER MUSIC by Adam Papagan~ ow would you classify an album of dogs barking Beatles songs? Do Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek inspired albums belong in Pop Vocal, or is it more complicated than ...
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Reissues vs. Vintage Vinyl

A MODERN RECORD COLLECTOR PONDERS THE PROS AND CONS By Maya Eslami I bought my first record in 2004, when I was twenty years old: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, off Merge Records. I remember walking into ...
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Beatles vs. Beattles

Beatles vs. Beattles Mystery Solved?

This existence of these tapes had not been verified since late 1964. By Mike Vague A recent discovery sheds a new theory about the infamous VJ 498 misspelling! A long-lost Beatles master tape provides strong evidence about how ...
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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 Bird Group Era 1950-1962

What A Great Era It Was! by Eddie Estrada t inspired the black vocal groups to no end: groups like the early Robins, Orioles, Larks, Ravens and Flamingos, to mention a few. Almost any bird you can think of had a group named aft...
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Bob Dylan

THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE By Harvey Kubernik~ The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 is being released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. It’s a six-disc definitive chronicle of Dylan’s 1967 sessions ...
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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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Money

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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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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