Whatever you collect — from rare records to more traditional antiques and collectibles — you should take steps to insure and protect your collection.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Dr. Disc is shopping his way through independent record shops and giving you the scoop on how they rate. In this edition: Rediscover Records in Elgin Ill.
Record Store Day 2014 has faded into history. Which releases are your favorites? Which ones gave you buyer’s remorse? And which do you wish you’d bought?
The contents of the Velvet Underground acetate are nothing new, as a 2012 release was crafted from an identical test pressing. But it is a piece of history.
Kansas’ music wasn’t all that told a story; its album cover art also helped to convey the music’s message. Here are stories behind some memorable covers.
Sears, Roebuck & Co. introduced the Gene Autry Round-up guitar in autumn 1932, when American families regularly tuned in to hear the Singing Cowboy.
The rumors have been swirling slowly for a while now. A whisper here, a mention there, a mumble some place else. A bunch of bands, familiar faces to those of us who now them, intriguing mysteries to those who don’t, all seemingly converging …
There’s not many legends left untruly unexplored these days… unexplored and unrevised, unrevisited, unreformed and un-please-retire-again-and-leave-us-alone-I-beg-you. One of the few that does still cling on, though, is Jobriath. Or was. But probably not for much longer. For forty years after …
Get ready for upcoming events including the Music Collectors’ Convention June 29 in Louisville, Ky. , Record & CD Collectors Expo July 19 in New York. Chicagoland Record Collectors Show July 20 in Hillside, Ill., Newark Record Swap Meet Aug. 17 in Newark, Calif., and Record Show Oct. 5 in Toledo, Ohio.
Of all the accomplishments of which a musician can be proudest… particularly one who is working within fields that, shall we say, might otherwise have had their heyday back in some distant past… perhaps the greatest is when a musician …