With so many different ways to get your music today it's almost hard to remember that it all started with vinyl. The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Monkees. Does the mention of these musicians make you picture a large black record? A vinyl record? The vintage “vinyl” is almost as much of a classic as the bands themselves.

National Calendar says These vinyl records are commemorated annually on August 12.   Vinyl records are also known as : Gramophone record, phonograph record or a record.  It is an analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc which has an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. Other features of vinyl records included reproductive accuracy or “fidelity” (High Fidelity or Hi-Fi, Orthophonic and Full-Range), their time capacity (“long playing” or “single”), and the number of channels of audio provided (mono, stereo or quadraphonic).

Vinyl records left the mainstream in 1991. They continue to be manufactured and are becoming increasingly popular again.

In my day 45's were the thing and I would make a playlist and stack them accordingly on my record player and cross my fingers that 2 didn't drop at a time. I think I gave up the 45's when the 'Foreigner 4' album came out.

According to Reimagine Records in New Hartford, vinyl is making a huge comeback. They see families rediscovering classic rock together. They say record players are readily available and vinyl is being made better than ever. New vinyl is thicker than it used to be which leads to it being more durable. The only downside is it sells out fast and you may have to wait for your next album if you don't snag it on it's release date.

I wish I still had all the records I once owned. It was so exciting to go home with the latest addition and listen to it. Cranked up as loud as it could go of course. Meet the owners of Reimagine Records in New Hartford.


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