Saturday, November 17, 2012

Old Music

I read a headline today proclaiming The Rolling Stones Turn 50. I took a moment for that to sink in.
I bought the first Rolling Stones vinyl album in 1965, the year after it was released, and I think I still have the record stored in our old house.
I'm guessing mildew has eaten away at the cover, but we took care of our records, so the vinyl should still be in good shape.
I saw a record player advertised that would convert your old vinyl albums, and your cassette tapes to CD. I'm guessing the fidelity would be suspect, but I'd really like to capture some of our old music.
My friend Lacy Barnett sent me a listing of the music he's collected through the years and it was an impressive collection.
I will make a short list of the vinyl in our old house that I'd like to convert:
The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Gram Parsons
The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
The Beatles White Album
Black Oak Arkansas
Simon and Garfunkel
Bob Dylan, Highway 61
The Alman Brothers, Live
Jackson Browne Saturate Before Using
The Eagles, first album, Desperado,.....
John Prine, John Prine

I could go on and on.
Maybe I should put a bug in Santa's ear about the record player/converter.
Have a great Sunday.


  1. We have a big container of albums from the 60's and 70's. My son who plays guitar and loves music was all over them when he was a teen. He couldn't believe some of the artists and songs he loved were ones we listened to before he was even a twinkle in his Momma's eyes!

  2. Yes.

    I did buy a record player that was to hook up with the computer but - never worked that way. Still have it, may try again some day.

    Records of the same generation as your write about are in our abode and weigh the house down - most are in the basement (above any flood area - we've had two floods so learned up and off the floor is a really good idea.

    Love reading your daily posts.


  3. I've seen turntables that will burn the record directly to one's iPhone or iPad as well. Need to think about doing that with all of my old records. They take up space!

  4. I just keep a list of favorites on a computer play list.

    Would be nice to convert the old.

  5. I have a big pile of albums under the bed. I'll never play them, but keep moving them from house to house :-)

  6. If the stones are 50, then how old are the members of the stones? About 70, I suppose. I hope I'm still rockin' like that with my pink and blue hair when I'm 70 or so. I don't wanna be in a rockin' chair.


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