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July 15th 2010

I Want To Collect Vinyl….So What Should I Collect

I have people come up to me at record fairs and shows, through mutual friends and sometimes after they have overheard me speaking with someone about the passion I personally have for vinyl collecting. Well what should I do to start?

Sounds simple enough, but the fact is people who collect do it because it is a passion for the most part. I always ask the person what their passion is.  Is it original LP’s, 45’s, colored vinyl, limited edition, audiophile Lp’s, picture discs, 78’s, or a certain genre or artist?

This usually leads to more questions, with 5 out of 10 of them asking me…..well which would make me the most money.  Look I am all for making money…I actually aspire to make money… and even sometimes have… but the real driving force for me is the passion or the feeling of finding that lost treasure or grabbing that very limited edition vinyl…the bragging rights I guess. The fact is that you need to dig down deep inside and be true to what is that is your passion. Then the money you spend is based on passion and from what I have seen passion leads to success.

Look at your collection, what makes up the majority of it? What would you never part with if they  told you you would be put on an island with a audio system but you could only take 10 Lp’s to listen to for the next 10 years…..that should put you on the right track.

I knew a guy that only collected Metal vinyl when no one was really doing it 10 years ago or so….my other friends that collected Jazz and Oldies Rock were like… really? But I will tell you what, Metal vinyl has taken off in the past few years and this guy who was the butt of more than a few jokes a few years back…now has a serious collection…he even went two or three deep on original 1st pressings and rare LP’s like the original Queensryche self released EP on 208 Records…and the early Pantera self released Lp’s…now worth over $100.00 each…. and is an authority on Metal vinyl. That was a man driven by passion and the passion turned into money. But more than the money…and he does quite well…he will tell you what rare items he is most proud of owning…that is what collecting is truly about. The passion will draw others to you and make opportunities come to you that you could not even imagine. Maybe it will be for the cash…maybe to finance buying even more rare vinyl.

If it is Oldies original pressings then do it with all the gusto you can muster…if it is Funk….then go get the collect Funky grooves you can find. Meet people who have same interest as you do…network….go to the record shows…hit the used record stores….sign up for a record collectors blog ( shameless self plug) and the world will give you back 10 fold. Because as any collector will tell you…it is more than the vinyl alone.

There is quality product out there in all genre’s of vinyl and there will always be….but… as in life….it may be a limited quantity…so start today…if it is 180 gram vinyl….original pressing…imports…45’s…. or whatever your passion….the key is to get out there and get in the game…..oh yeah…. and remember to have a good time doing it.

Audiophile Technology, Products & Tips

Picking The Best Audio Amplifier For Your House

Looking at recent audio amplifier products, one cannot help but be daunted by the number of technologies and models. Regardless of your application, I will explain some basic amplifiers expressions which will be helpful when choosing the best model.

Audio amplifiers are the main link between your source such as a DVD or Blu-Ray player and your loudspeakers. An amplifier will convert the fairly weak source audio into a signal powerful enough to drive your speakers.

Some audio sources such as surround-sound receivers already are available with a built-in audio amplifier. Utilizing a separate amplifier, though, offers some advantages. One benefit is possessing more flexibility and being able to pick an amplifier that is best suited to drive a certain speaker. Some of today’s miniature amplifier models can be concealed virtually anywhere due to their small size.

When selecting an amplifier, your first consideration possibly is the amplifier output wattage. You will need a high wattage if you are driving loudspeakers with a low sensitivity (expressed in dB/W), for driving speakers in big rooms or for outdoor speakers. You shouldn’t use an amplifier with significantly higher output power than your speakers can handle. Overdriving your speakers may do irreparable damage to your speakers.

However, amplifier wattage is not everything. Good sound quality is perhaps more important than rare power. A 20 to 50 Watt amp should be sufficient for most real-world applications.

Amplifier wattage is given either as rms or continuous power which shows how much power the amplifier can deliver constantly or as maximum or peak power which shows how much power the amp can supply for small periods of time. Normally you ought to choose an amplifier based on rms power. However, make certain that the amplifier has adequate headroom or peak power to eliminate clipping of music signals.

Audio quality is just as important as having adequate audio power and therefore you should also look at figures such as total harmonic distortion or THD. Every amplifier will introduce some imperfections into the audio signal which is called distortion and expressed in percent or dB. The level of distortion varies between amplifier types. A smaller distortion means higher audio quality. Audiophile-grade amps will have distortion figures of at most 0.05% while consumer-grade amps have distortion of up to 10%.

Another specification is called signal-to-noise ratio. This number specifies how much undesired components such as hum and noise the amplifier will add to the audio signal. Audiophile-grade amps will have an SNR of 100 dB or higher. Consumer-grade amps will have at least 80 dB signal-to-noise ratio.

There are several amplifier technologies available. Today’s amplifiers are mostly Class-D amplifiers. Class-D amplifiers have a high power efficiency and waste little energy as heat. High power efficiency has led to the development of extremely small amplifiers. Some of these latest mini amplifiers are no larger than a deck of cards. Lots of Class-D amplifiers, though, have higher distortion and a lower signal-to-noise ratio than Class-A or Class-AB amplifiers. Be certain to look closely at these numbers when choosing a Class-D type amplifier.

Lamm LL1 Signature Stereo Tube Preamplifier – An Audiophile’s Dream

Lamm introduces their LL1 Signature preamplifier, which is the partner to their ML3 Signature power amplifier. Both the LL1 and ML3 are cost-no-object products using only the finest parts that can be found anywhere in the world. The design is based on Vladimir Lamm’s 50 year career in design of tube components that perform at the extreme limits of sonic perfection. The LL1 is a $43,000 four-chassis, 114 pound, state-of-the-art masterpiece.

How to make good headphones sound great

This little amp will wake up your ears!

(Credit: Schiit Audio)

High-end audio can be a rather expensive hobby, but every now and then I stumble across something really amazing, that’s priced for the real world. The Schiit Audio Asgard headphone amplifier looks and sounds like an overpriced high-end audio component, but it sells for $249!

How good is it? Much better sounding than run-of-the-mill headphone amplifiers, the sort designed around inexpensive integrated circuits found in home theater and stereo receivers. The Asgard is a no-holds-barred Class A, single-ended, zero-feedback design. Pardon the audiophile jargon; let’s just say the Asgard is built like a serious piece of high-end gear.

Look inside and you see individual resistors, capacitors, transistors, etc, configured in a proprietary design by Schiit Audio’s founders, Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta Digital (two pioneering American high-end audio companies). The Asgard’s chassis, circuitboard, and power transformer are all sourced from American suppliers, and the amp is built in Newhall, Calif. Oh, and Stoddard, his wife, or Moffat actually listens to each and every Asgard before it leaves the premises.

The Asgard’s clean lines and elegant proportions strike me as distinctive, I love the look. The brushed, all-metal chassis’ fit and finish are excellent, easily on par with high-end electronics that sell for four times the Asgard’s price. That’s no exaggeration, it’s really nicely put together. I mostly listened to the Asgard with my Ayre C-5xe SACD/DVD-Audio player, but you could hook it up to any stereo analog connection.

Not much back there, just stereo RCA inputs, power switch, and a power connector.

(Credit: Schiit Audio)

The amp is fairly compact, and can be placed horizontally or vertically. The chassis measures 9 by 6.75 by 2.25 inches, and it weighs 4 pounds. Accessories include a 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm headphone plug adapter, and a high-quality 3.5mm to male RCA cable adapter.

The amp’s high-current design makes it suitable for use with all sorts of headphones, rated from 8 to 600 ohms, and it worked perfectly with my favorite Grado, Hifiman, Phiaton, and Sennheiser headphones. A lot of companies toss around phrases like “high-current design,” but judging by the amount of heat the Asgard generates, I believe the claim.

It runs very warm to the touch, and even so, Jason Stoddard told me the Asgard was built to have a 20-year lifespan, or at least 5 years if left on continuously. How many $249 consumer electronics products can you buy with that sort of life expectancy?

The first thing you notice about the Asgard’s sound is its clarity, so music seems remarkably alive and realistic. I’ve demoed “Birth,” an excellent-sounding film score on dozens and dozens of reviews, but the Asgard revealed unheard details in the music. The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and I have never been more aware of the studio’s acoustic “space,” so I was virtually transported to the recording session. The strings sounded more believably natural, every pluck of the harp was perfectly formed, and the low bass passages were so much better-sounding than before. The score also features a lot of large drums, which can sound muddy on a lot of speakers, including some very expensive ones, but the Asgard used with my Grado RS-1 headphone, clarified the sound of each drum hit.

Can the Asgard rock? A few minutes listening to the Drive-By Truckers “Live in Austin, TX” CD convinced me the amp had both power and glory. Again, the thing that really surprised me was that I actually preferred the sound of this recording over headphones than my high-end speakers. The band’s raw and raucous edge was all there, but it didn’t hurt my ears.

I next compared the Asgard with Burson Audio’s HA-160 headphone amp ($699). The two amps sounded awfully close, but sometimes the HA-160 was a little sweeter, more open, or more refined. The Asgard was definitely better than the HA-160 with my Hifiman HE-5 headphones, because the sound was more dynamically alive. The Asgard was also an especially nice match with my Sennheiser HD-580 headphones. It wasn’t great with my Monster Turbine Gold in-ear headphones, but I generally don’t like in-ears at home.

If you think I’ve oversold the Asgard after you bought it, send it back. You get 15 days to figure that out. A vacuum-tube headphone amplifier, the Schiit Audio Valhalla ($349) is due next month, and other Schiit Audio products will appear later this year. Schiit Audio is hot!

Tips on record care

1. The grooves of a vinyl record are exposed and vulnerable at the mercy of environmental effects such as fingerprints, dust grit, spilled coffee, smoke, grease, beer and soft drinks splash along with worn stylus needles.

2. Worn styluses are the vinyl record’s worst enemy; you can wipe away the grime, the spilled coffee, the soft drinks, the milk based drinks, spirits or beer, but you will not be able to wipe away the damage a worn stylus can cause.

3. At all cost never eat food while you are playing your vinyl records, and clean you’re your hands every time before handling vinyl discs. Careless handling is the usual cause of dirt on vinyl records and once they become smeared, or dusty their sound reproduction becomes impaired.

4. At no time should you indulge in bad practices like pulling a vinyl record out of its sleeve. The friction caused by pulling the vinyl out of the sleeve will charge it with magnetic electrostatic which attracts dust. Hold apart the sides of the sleeves and pull out the vinyl record carefully by the rim, do not let your fingers touch the grooves, do not leave your vinyl records lying about uncovered; they most certainly will attract lots of dust.

Announcements & New Vinyl Releases

Country Music Hall of Fame Requests Everly Brothers Box Set for Permanent Archives

Established in 1961, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum honors and preserves lasting contributions to country music. As part of this continuing commitment, the organization has requested two limited edition box sets featuring the music of the Everly Brothers, which will be permanently housed in their archives. These box sets have been produced by 180 Gram Records in partnership with Cadence Records, the Everly Brothers’ original record label in the late 1950s. Each box set, part of a strictly limited run of 5,000 sets available to the public, contains four LPs on 180g vinyl.

The Everly Brothers are comprised of two real-life brothers, Don and Phil. Combining rock and roll rhythms with classic country, they scored a series of hit singles in the late 1950s, and went on to become one of the most successful duos in music history in terms of top singles and album sales. They recorded 35 Billboard Top 100 singles and 26 singles that reached the Billboard Top 40. The Everly Brothers have influenced many subsequent musical artists, including the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Bee Gees. Their influence and enduring appeal were acknowledged with a 1986 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. The July 2010 archiving of the Everly Brothers 4-LP box set with the Country Music Hall of Fame represents one further step in safeguarding the legacy of the Everly Brothers for future generations.

The Everly Brothers’ trademark steel-string guitar playing and close vocal harmonies are evident in some of their most well-known hits, including “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love,” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” all of which are featured in the box set. These hits and more were produced between 1957 and 1960, a time when the brothers were signed to Cadence Records. Original material from the Cadence Records vault was rediscovered, remastered, and pressed on to 180g virgin vinyl for a 4-LP set. Songs are presented in the original running order on each LP, and the LPs themselves are stored in a custom-designed presentation box. Each limited edition box set comes packaged with reproductions of original album artwork, as well as a 14 x 22 inch recreation of a Cadence Records promotional poster from the era.

Box sets come with certificates of authenticity, and are individually numbered. The collection is registered with the Limited Edition Registry of the United States, as well as the Library of Congress. To learn more about the Everly Brothers 4-LP box set on 180g vinyl, visit the 180 Gram Records website at http://www.180gramrecords.com/

New Releases

STEELY DAN – GAUCHO **BRAND NEW 180 GRAM LP VINYL on ebay.

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2, 3, 4

Shelly Manne

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

A Day in the Life

Wes Montgomery

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Import LP

A.T.’s Delight

Art Taylor

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Alfie (Ltd. Edition)
Sonny Rollins
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed

Dear John C.

Elvin Jones

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Duke Ellington And John Coltrane

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Go

Dexter Gordon
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm – 2 LPs


Inception
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Liszt – Piano Concerto 1 and 2
Byron Janis with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Lush Life (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Joe Cocker
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl LP – 2 LPs


Moanin’
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Night Of Ballad And Blues
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Nine Tonight
Bob Seger
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Parish Bar
Jeb Loy Nichols
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto 3 / Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 1
Byron Janis with Kyril Kondrashin
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Salt And Pepper
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Somethin’ Else
Cannonball Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RMP LP – 2 LPs

The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Pied Piper
Crispian St. Peters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

The Voice That Is
Johnny Hartman
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Today And Now
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

Vagabonds
Gary Louris
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

What Is Love For
Justin Currie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

You Baby
Nat Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

Evol
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

Bridge Of Sighs
Robin Trower
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

Priest… Live
Judas Priest
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Espana Volume 2
Ataulfo Argenta
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Three-Cornered Hat
Ernest Ansermet
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

MTV Unplugged
Alice In Chains
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Wired
Jeff Beck
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

I’m Not There
Various Artists
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 4 LPs

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong
Elvis Presley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

The Psychedelic Ubik
Sterling Roswell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Workout
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed

Dark Night Of The Soul: Deluxe Edition
Sparklehorse
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Closing Time
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Dexter Calling
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Bottom’s Up
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Karen Dalton
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Alone 2: The Home Recodings Of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP

Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Astrud Gilberto
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 45 RPM

Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Flammende Herzen
Michael Rother
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed

Scott Matthew
Scott Matthew
180 Gram Audiophile Vigin Vinyl LP + 7″

Crescent (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Hammer Of The North
Grand Magus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Holy Diver
Dio
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Avengers
Avengers
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Desafinado
Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM – 2 LPs

Ghetto Paradise
Antonio Forcione
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

Where I’m Coming From
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

Afro-Bossa
Duke Ellington
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Blowing in From Chicago
Clifford Jordan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

Peckin’ Time
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Introducing The 3 Sounds
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

New Soil
Jackie McLean
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

On View at the Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Soundin’ Off
Dizzy Reece
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Up at Minton’s Volume 1
Stanley Turrentine
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Grantstand
Grant Green
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Dippin’
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Count Basie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Giant Steps (Limited Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM Limited Edition LP – 2 LPs

Peace On Earth
Kitaro
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

The Score
Fugees
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Import – 2 LPs Sealed

Dark Night Of The Soul

Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse

Split 12 Inch

Melvins/Isis

Sir Lucious Left Foot The Son Of Chico Dusty

Big Boi

How I Got Over

Roots

Aphrodite

Kylie Minogue

Treats

Sleigh Bells

Bleeding Heart/Jam 292

Jimi Hendrix

Trans-Continental Hustle

Gogol Bordello

Disintegration

Cure

Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers Vinyl

National

RECORD SHOWS

Sat Jul 17,2010 New York City NY The NEW YORK CITY Record & CD Show Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th Street (Between 9th & 10th Aves.) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
Records – 45’s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sat Jul 17,2010 Olympia WA KAOS-fm CD & Record Sale The Evergreen State College Longhouse, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW Free 12AM-8PM 360-867-6894
Limited vendor tables available via John Ford; fordj@evergreen.edu or 360-867-6894
Sun Jul 18,2010 Hillside IL Chicagoland Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Chicago Hillside – 4400 Frontage Rd – Hillside IL $3 9AM-4PM 630-898-1533
Specialize in vinyl – 85 dealer tables – Early bird fee $10 – 6:30am!
Sun Jul 18,2010 Indianapolis IN Alpha Music Collectors Convention Ramada Inn, I-465 & Pendleton Pike $3 10AM-3PM 317-882-3378
The convention, which is a music show and sale, will be open to the public
Sun Jul 18,2010 Woburn MA Greater Boston Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Hotel 1 Rainin Rd Exit 36 off I-93 $5 9AM-3PM 978-504-9068
monkeyhouseentertainment.com
Sun Jul 18,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd
Sun Jul 25,2010 Buena Park CA Greater Orange County Record Show UFCW Union Hall – 8530 Stanton Ave. $3 10AM-3PM 626-963-9717
Early Admission $8.00 @7:00 A.M.
Fri Jul 30,2010 East Rutherford CT ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conferecne Center $10 5PM-10PM 203-795-4737
three day event!
Sun Aug 01,2010 Ft. Lauderdale FL RECORD COLLECTORS’ SWAP MEET RODEWAY AIRPORT INN, 2440 State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. $5 10AM-4PM 954-815-7625
This is the ONLY ongoing record show in South Florida. Includes vinyl, CD’s, videos.
Sun Aug 01,2010 South Bend IN South Bend Record & CD Collectors Show Comfort Suites 52939 IN 933 at Cleveland Rd half Mi N IN Toll Rd Ex 77 Free 11AM-5PM 574-329-1483
One of 5 biggest shows in the Midwest! 56 dealer tables. $30 for 6 foot. Discounts for multiples
Sun Aug 01,2010 Seattle WA Seattle (CLICK FOR MORE!) Seattle Center Shaw-Fidalgo Rooms! $3 10AM-5PM 206-878-2868
Note: Earlier time this year!
Sat Aug 07,2010 New York NY Music Memorabilia Show – Records Flea Market Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 Free 10AM-2PM 212-579-0689
Over 10,000 items-LPs, 45rpm, 78rpm, sheet music, photos, posters, books, magazines etc.
Sun Aug 08,2010 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM 717-898-1246
http://www.recordcollectors.org The largest show of its kind, by collectors, for collectors.
Sat Aug 14,2010 Willowbrook IL WILLOWBROOK RECORD AND CD SHOW WILLOWBROOK HOLIDAY INN 7800 KINGERY HWY (RT. 83) JUST NORTH OF RT. 55 $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656
$1.00 OFF WITH COUPON FROM THE ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER
Sat Aug 14,2010 Bloomfield Hills MI BLOOMFIELD HILLS MASONIC HALL RECORD-CD SHOW BLOOMFIELD HILLS MASONIC HALL 37357 WOODWARD AVE $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
on WOODWARD between Big Beaver & W. Long Lake Rd
Sat Aug 14,2010 Wayne NJ The SECOND SATURDAY Record & CD Show Firehouse, 97 Parish Dr. (@ Route 23 & 202S) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
Records – 45’s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sun Aug 15,2010 Newark CA The Newark Music Swap Meet Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave.(at Cherry) $3 8AM-2PM 408-263-5127
8 FT. TABLE $45 ONE, $60 TWO, EARLY BIRDS – 7:00-8:30 – $5
Sun Aug 15,2010 Grand Rapids MI Grand Rapids Record & CD Show Radisson Grand Rapids Riverfront – 270 Ann St NE 49504 $2 11AM-5PM 616-516-5199
Great Midwest Show 8′ tables-$40 Big Summer Show!
Sun Aug 15,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd
Sun Aug 15,2010 Milwaukee WI Milwaukee MusicFest American Serb Hall, 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656

International Shows July 2010

Day Date City ST Show Name Venue Name & Address Adm Time Contact Phone
Sat Jul 17,2010 LONDON – CHISWICK ** Soundbite Catholic Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 TELFORD ** Astral Vinyl Belmont Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 RUGBY ** Vinylbank St Andrews Church House ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SCARBOROUGH ** Stewybus Scarborough Library, Vernon Rd ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SKYE ** Allander Record Fairs Portree ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 PEEBLES ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CREWE ** Astral Vinyl Victoria Community Centre West Street ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 FORT WILLIAM ** Allander Record Fairs Nevis Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CRIEFF ** G&S Duncan Crieff Hotel ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 22,2010 WICK ** Allander Record Fairs Town Hall ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 23,2010 THURSO ** Allander Record Fairs Town & County Club ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LONDON – UXBRIDGE ** Soundbite Christ Church Halls ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 BARNARD CASTLE ** Stewybus St Mary’s Parish Hall, Newgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 ULLAPOOL ** Allander Record Fairs Community Village Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LEICESTER ** MVF Music Bishop Street Methodist Church Hall Town Square ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 EXETER ** Friction Records St George’s Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CHELTENHAM ** Vinylbank Town Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 PEEBLES ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CANTERBURY ** Bionic Promotions St Thomas‘ Church Hall, City Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 INVERNESS ** Allander Record Fairs Crown Court Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 MOFFAT ** G&S Duncan Buccleuch Arms Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 READING ** TV Fairs Rivermead Leisure Centre ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 29,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 30,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 COVENTRY ** Vinylbank Methodist Central Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 DUNKELD ** G&S Duncan British Legion Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 SOUTHAMPTON ** TV Fairs Guildhall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 NEWCASTLE ** Pet Sounds British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 EVESHAM ** MVF Music Town Hall, Market Sq ** ********* *********
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