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Vinyl Fever closed its doors

With more vinyl collectors and less places selling vinyl records it is getting harder to find rare albums. So many record shops are going out of business, due to the ease and availability of mp3 files. With all this and a poor economy that has sucked the life out of a nationally known local record store. After 30 years Vinyl Fever closed its doors. Known for its knowledgeable staff and extensive, eclectic selection of new and used CDs, vinyl records and related merchandise, Vinyl Fever has drawn customers from across the state and beyond. Vinyl Fever went out with a bang. Owner Lee Wolfson spun his favorite rare records and several bands performed live. Even though it was announced several months ago, customers were still shocked and saddened by the store’s closing. Everything in the store was up for sale; including the famous instruments and posters that had “Not for Sale” signs on them for year’s .A bad economy and a changing industry are some of the reasons why Vinyl Fever closed its doors. Vinyl has become big over the past half decade, and if not for that revival perhaps Vinyl Fever would have bitten the dust earlier.

Do you have a vinyl record collection?  A Spin Clean Record Washer can take care of all your cleaning needs for your vinyl records.  Its secret weapon is its special washer fluid.  This special formula encapsulates the dirt that comes off the record and sinks it to the bottom of the washer basin so it is not re-deposited back on to your valuable records. Watch the Spin Clean Record Washer video in action!

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Thousands Of Sinatra And Other WWII Vinyl Records Discovered At Army Base

More than 8,000 records were found hidden between a narrow 16-inch wall space

Thousands of pieces of history was discovered at the ‘Old Madigan Hospital’ complex during renovation efforts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

Officials say more than 8,000 vinyl records were found hidden between a narrow 16-inch wall space. The vinyl recordings were dated from 1942 to 1960.

They contained popular music and programming recorded by the Armed Forces Radio Service and the War Department.

JBLM Cultural Resources Manager Dale Sadler says, “They’re obviously in great shape. We were lucky they stayed in a heated building you didn’t have the hot, cold warping, water damage, mold, very clean, their all in sleeves with a very complete card catalog.”

The records were provided to military radio stations to inform and entertain service members around the world. It played on the Madigan Hospital radio station (KMAH) for patients at the hospital.

The World War II-era music contained classics from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Eddie Arnold, and Rosemary Clooney. Jazz great Louis Armstrong tunes received considerable air time, and in 1952 he made a personal visit to the KMAH studios.

The recordings were re-discovered by an employee of Advanced Technology Construction (ATC), who cut into a gym wall to install new wiring.

In the narrow wall space, he found 30 large boxes containing the records.

Even after 70 years finding these records may have been the easy part. Finding a way to play them is more difficult.

After a lot of online searching we found Precision Audio Restoration in Shoreline.

Owner Joe Roeder knows just about all there is to know about every recording medium.

Roeder says, “These are transcription records, 33 or 78 rpm. Oh this is commercially made. You can fit a lot of material on a 16 inch record.”

With the lift of a finger and drop of a needle we listened to a recording of Gene Autry that was first heard seven decades ago.

Dale Sadler says, “Someone must have really loved these records, treasured them enough even though the radio station was going away, you don’t have a player anymore who knows what they thought when they put it away.”

And in doing so preserved them for future generations to enjoy.

JBLM is contacting the United States Library Of Congress for advice about what to do with the records.

Anyone who needs the services of Precisions Audio Restoration can reach them at http://www.precision-ar.com

source: originally posted on http://www.latimes.com/kcpq-historical-recordings-discovered-during-jblm-renovation-efforts-20110208,0,3302708.story

How To Clean Vinyl Records

Did you ever think that vinyl records would still be around? Most consumers didn’t think so, especially when CD’s made their appearance. The thought was that CD’s would wipe vinyl records out, but vinyl records kept on playing.

Another big surprise is the number of people between the ages of 20 and 35 that like vinyl records now. While it’s easy to download songs these days, the sound that comes from a vinyl record can’t compare.

Vinyl records can last a long time but they need to be taken care of properly so that the wonderful sound keeps filling the room.

Cleaning vinyl records with the Spin Clean record washer makes it as easy as one, two, three. You just fill it, spin it, and dry it. It enables you to clean both sides of your record at once without using your valuable turntable as the cleaning device. With the Spin Clean record washer system, you’ll add years to all of your equipment including turntables, stylus (needle) and of course your record collection. The secret weapon is its special washer fluid.

Why Go To All That Trouble? We spend so much time taking care of our vinyl records, cleaning them, sorting and cataloging. But truth be told, the reward is the superb sound of the music we get from a well taken care of vinyl record!

Spin Clean Record Washer was Just Named

“The Top 10 Great Audiophile Gifts for 2010” enjoythemusic.com

“One of The Best Products of 2010” in December’s issue of Stereophile Magazine

“Accessory Of The Year” By The Absolute Sound

 

How To Clean vinyl Records

Did you ever think that vinyl records would still be around?  Most consumers didn’t think so, especially when CD’s made their appearance.    The thought was that CD’s would wipe vinyl records out, but vinyl records kept on playing.   

Another big surprise is the number of people between the ages of  20 and 35 that like vinyl records now.  While it’s easy to download songs these days, the sound that comes from a vinyl record can’t compare.  

Vinyl records can last a long time but they need to be taken care of properly so that the wonderful sound keeps filling the room.  

Cleaning vinyl records with the Spin Clean record washer
makes it as easy as one, two, three.  You just fill it, spin it, and dry it.  It enables you to clean both sides of your record at once without using your valuable turntable as the cleaning device.  With the Spin Clean record washer system, you’ll add years to all of your equipment including turntables, stylus (needle) and of course your record collection.  The secret weapon is its special washer fluid.

Why Go To All That Trouble?

We spend so much time taking care of our vinyl records, cleaning them, sorting and cataloging. But truth be told, the reward is the superb sound of the music we get from a well taken care of vinyl record!

Spin Clean Record Washer was Just Named

“The Top 10 Great Audiophile Gifts for 2010” enjoythemusic.com

“One of The Best Products of 2010” in December’s issue of Stereophile Magazine

“Accessory Of The Year” By The Absolute Sound

 

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Spin Clean Record Washer was Just Named

“The Top 10 Great Audiophile Gifts for 2010”  enjoythemusic.com

“One of The Best Products of 2010” in December’s issue of Stereophile Magazine

“Accessory Of The Year” By The Absolute Sound

Another Spin Clean Record Washer Review

Vinyl roundup

by brandon on January 15, 2011

a box of goodies - over 90 of them

“Through birthday-ing, hunting, inheriting, Christmas gift card-ing, and borrowing, I’ve amassed a pretty big stash of records in the brief few months since I went analog and got all the components together for my home stereo.  The bulk of these records, obviously, had been in storage or otherwise unused for the better part of two decades at least.  As a result, many of them were in need of a thorough cleaning.  That’s where another Christmas present comes in:

this thing works magic with dirty records (click it!)

It took the better part of six hours spread over three days to do it, but I finally got the entire box washed, cased, and shelved neatly.  I set up a sort of assembly line – box of records on my right, coffee table with record washer in the middle, and empty box on my left.  The Spin-Clean itself is super-easy to use and really sucks the dirt off those records – I had to empty the basin halfway through cleaning because there was so much dirt in the bottom of it – and I had a bag of polypropylene record sleeves handy to case those records up once I’d dried them thoroughly.

i'll give you a dollar if you can tell me the name of the second album from the right

Finally, I found a couple of open shelves in my TV cabinet and put records I’ve purchased and have on loan (dominated by albums from the 90s) on the top shelf arranged chronologically by release date, and ones that my dad gave me (dominated by albums from the 70s) on the bottom shelf arranged alphabetically by artist.

the box for the spin-clean did a nice job of filling the extra space

I took a photo of each record after I’d cleaned it so I could catalog it and figure out exactly what all I had on hand.  There’s a little bit of everything – from Dan Fogelberg, Kansas and Weather Report to Sunny Day Real Estate, Don Caballero and Converge.  I hope to listen though all of them at some point, though given how little time I spend in my apartment during the semester, it might be a while.  It’s just nice to have them all clean, organized and accessible.  I even watched a few new movies while cleaning vinyl, but that’s the subject of another post.”

Do you have a vinyl record collection?  A Spin Clean Record Washer can take care of all your cleaning needs for your vinyl records.  It’s secret weapon is its special washer fluid.  This special formula encapsulates the dirt that comes off the record and sinks it to the bottom of the washer basin so it is not re-deposited back on to your valuable records. Watch the Spin Clean Record Washer video in action!

Have You Seen The New VintageVinyl Record Case for the New Verizon iPhone 4?

Meet VintageVinyl Record Case for the New Verizon iPhone 4 by Lenntek (Also fits the AT&T iPhone4) – Available Today

As if a real vinyl record was molded onto the back of the iPhone 4 – the VintageVinyl Record Case by Lenntek is a truly unique mix on an iPhone 4 case. Available today for both the new Verizon iPhone 4, and the AT&T iPhone 4. Old school flare meets new school tech with VintageVinyl Record Case by Lenntek.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Meet VintageVinyl Record case for the iPhone 4 –

The most unique ‘mix’ on an iPhone case! With precision cut record grooves built onto the back of the iPhone 4, users will not only enjoy the unique and vintage look, but also the authentic “scratching” sound the VintageVinyl Record grooves really make! Also included with the VintageVinyl Record case are 2 vinyl record labels that can be written on and placed on the back of your case for that extra custom look. Lastly, enjoy the soft touch rubberized coating on the sides of the case that give it extra grip, and the integrated ScreenStilts, which are built on the front of your case to protect and lift the screen off of any surface. Enjoy the most unique and vintage looking case on the market – VintageVinyl Record for iPhone 4. Available today, and fits both the new Verizon iPhone 4, and the existing AT&T iPhone 4.

source – http://www.prweb.com

Do you have a vinyl record collection?  A Spin Clean Record Washer can take care of all your cleaning needs for your vinyl records.  It’s secret weapon is its special washer fluid.  This special formula encapsulates the dirt that comes off the record and sinks it to the bottom of the washer basin so it is not re-deposited back on to your valuable records. Watch the Spin Clean Record Washer video in action!

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