Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Over this past summer I was rooting around in a storage room in my basement and came upon my old vinyl record collection. I had thought about selling them since they were just rotting away in the basement for the past 20 years.  But when I saw them I thought let’s get them out and see how hard the years of sitting in a damp storage room had been on them.

Much to my surprise they weren’t as bad as I thought.  A few of the album covers that didn’t have a high gloss finish had a bit of mold on them but they didn’t appear to be warped or not playable.

So I go them out, clean them with some mild Murphy’s Oil Soap and a very soft rag and voila I had a vinyl record collect of approximately 300 albums at my disposal.

There were a number of albums I was looking for as I was going through the cleaning process.  Albums that I recalled spending numerous hours listening to and enjoying I was now anticipating listening to again.

But as I was taking this trip down the vinyl memory lane I came across a number of albums I forgot about until once again seeing the cover.

I thought I’d take a few moments to share my ten favorite vinyl albums that I forgot.  These are in no particular order, just ten great albums that had skipped my mind over the past 20 to 30 years. Continue reading

Losing It Over Tom Jones

Losing It Over Tom Jones

One night I was sitting and listening to my vinyl records that are mainly from the 1960’s through the mid 1980’s.  I tend to do this whenever I’m downstairs in my home studio/office.

I started out with David Bowie’s Scary Monsters and then recalled that I bought this album for one song – Ashes to Ashes.

I got through side one of that album and decided to switch to a Ray Charles record.  It was “Love and Peace” and it was a cut out.

A cut out album was an album you would find in the bargain bins at the local record store for a couple of bucks and sometimes as cheap as one dollar.  The album cover literally had a piece notched out of it or a small hole punched through it close to the corner.

The cut out marked the album so the retailer couldn’t return it to the distributor for a credit.

I found a lot of great albums in those bargain bins.

I listened to side one of this album and being that it was Ray Charles it was quality stuff but it just wasn’t what I was looking for that night.

At one point I had to go upstairs to make use of the bathroom and I wanted to put my wallet in my bedroom for the night.

In the bedroom I saw the Tom Jones “Live In Las Vegas” vinyl record my wife found for me at auction. Continue reading

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Over this past summer I was rooting around in a storage room in my basement and came upon my old vinyl record collection. I had thought about selling them since they were just rotting away in the basement for the past 20 years.  But when I saw them I thought let’s get them out and see how hard the years of sitting in a damp storage room had been on them.

Much to my surprise they weren’t as bad as I thought.  A few of the album covers that didn’t have a high gloss finish had a bit of mold on them but they didn’t appear to be warped or not playable.

So I go them out, clean them with some mild Murphy’s Oil Soap and a very soft rag and voila I had a vinyl record collect of approximately 300 albums at my disposal.

There were a number of albums I was looking for as I was going through the cleaning process.  Albums that I recalled spending numerous hours listening to and enjoying I was now anticipating listening to again.

But as I was taking this trip down the vinyl memory lane I came across a number of albums I forgot about until once again seeing the cover.

I thought I’d take a few moments to share my ten favorite vinyl albums that I forgot.  These are in no particular order, just ten great albums that had skipped my mind over the past 20 to 30 years. Continue reading