With Record Store Day this weekend, I’m sharing five of my favorite records from our vinyl collection.
5. The Beatles - Abbey Road
4. Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Most any Stones album will do but I’ve been listening to this one a lot lately.
3. Willie and the Family Live – no description necessary
2. The Band - The Last Waltz
1. Allman Brothers- Live at the Fillmore East 1971
One of the best live albums…ever. Fun fact: this photo was taken in an alley in Macon, Georgia
My husband and I inherited quite the collection from our parents and have added to it over the years. Most Sunday afternoons you’ll find us at home relaxing and blaring tunes on our hammy-down yet super loud stereo. We might even be louder than the college kids that live next door.
This Saturday is Record Store Day! Never heard of it?
“Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.”
Even if you don’t have a record player, you can support your local indie music store by buying a CD (remember those), tshirt, poster, etc. Most stores have special deals, free gifts, or live music so check out the website to see participating record stores and find out what’s happening in your area.