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WHAT MAKES DECEMBER 4th SO SPECIAL?

December 4, 2013

On December 4, 1877, the phonograph was invented. It was a ‘disruptive technology’ and it changed the way we all listened to music.

To show my age and stage in life, I still have hundreds (really) of 33-1/3 albums, a few 78s and a bunch of 45s.  We have a juke box so that’s where at least half of the 45s live.  We have a family section and then a section for my husband (country western), son (heavy metal), daughter (lollipop) and me (50s-60s and Christmas).  Now if we could only get the thing to work after a tree went down on the power lines about 14 years ago and fried half of the juke box’s electronics. 

Juke Box

My favorite ‘vinyl’ ?  It would have to be a Campfire Album that I purchased at Knott’s Berry Farm in the 60’s.  I played it over and over and over way back when. 

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Those dark lines separate the differt songs.

That would be followed by Baroque type classical (I used to belong to a record club), followed by early John Denver and the crooning love of my life, Perra-looche, aka Perry Como.  So now you know why I am what I am.  🙂

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These used to adorn our family room wall, over the juke box.

In celebration of today, what is YOUR favorite vinyl? Do you even have a vinyl?  You know, record players are coming back.

Back to stamping tomorrow.

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