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A Brief History of Vinyl Records

Vinyl records have been delighting listeners and collectors since the 1900s. Since RCA Victor launched the first commercial vinyl long-playing record in 1930, vinyl has continued to grow in popularity. Last year in the United

The Best Places to Find Great Vinyl Records

Whether you’re just starting your vinyl record collection or you’re a seasoned collector always on the hunt for rare LPs, the process of finding the vinyl record you’re after can be just as much fun

The Importance of Cleaning Your Records

Great, rich and lush sounds emanating from your turntable start with a clean, static-free vinyl record. Whether you are a casual collector or a hardcore audiophile, it’s important to know the importance of cleaning both

7 Reasons Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Your Vinyl Collection

Vinyl records were incredibly popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and rapidly faded away after CDs and mp3s wandered onto the scene. However, just like the fanny packs and bell bottoms of the

Interviews: Brant Bjork – Kyuss, Fu Manchu & Beyond

Brant Bjork was a teenager playing parties in Southern California's Palm Desert Scene when his band Kyuss exploded onto the scene. After several landmark LPs they disbanded and Brant wandered the desert to find his

Interview: Steve Hackett from Genesis to The Night Siren

Steve Hackett placed an ad in a local paper and was hired into Genesis, who then went on to make music history. This progressive rock legend joins us on The Vinyl Guide to tell tales

Interview: The Death & Burial of Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson's death is surrounded with speculation and mystery however blues historian Gayle Dean Wardlow shares the facts around this part of music history. Plus we play a track from the Hayes McMullan album "Everyday

Interview: Delta Blues Historian Gayle Dean Wardlow

Gayle Dean Wardlow started a record collection in the 1960s by knocking on doors in the deep south but soon he was also collecting stories and facts about the blues musicians he loved, including Charlie

Interview: CJ Ramone – American Beauty

CJ Ramone grew up tough, joined the Ramones and got a a whole lot tougher. CJ shares memories of the band, his time with Joey and Johnny and brings us up to speed with his new

Interview: Velvet Underground Mega Collection & Bob Marley’s Lost Tapes

Mega Vinyl Collector Mark Satlof talks about the history of the Velvet Underground & Nico LP and what inspired him to own over 800 copies. Plus we talk to the man who saved and restored