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Archive for the ‘Vinyl’ Category

  • Record Cover Tributes

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    A great little website we stumbled upon via Egotripland. The Coffee Break for Heroes and Villians is a site dedicated to record cover tributes. There’s The Beatnuts homage to the classic cover of the Hank Mobley album The Turnaround through...

  • Vinyl in Life Magazine

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    Life magazine started way back in 1936, so it will be no surprise that our favourite physical format of music has made many appearances in the magazine over the years. Among our vinyl selection are a few famous faces including singer Peggy Lee leaning on a...

  • More From The HMV Oxford Street Record Store in London

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    After the runaway success of our Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties post, we thought we’d have another look around the world wide web for pictures of the shop in other decades. We expected to find a few photos of the London store,...

  • Reimagined Jazz Album Covers

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    Jazz album covers by record labels such as Blue Note and Verve were pretty cool and well designed when they were originally released. However designer Jeff Rochester from America has recently picked some classic album covers like Blue Train by John...

  • Sounds of The Space Age

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    High fidelity equipment straight from the set of Barbarella. Take a browse through our selection of pictures of futuristic designed turntables and Hi-Fi equipment from the Sixties and Seventies. There’s the Grundig space age Audiorama 4000  –...

  • Dance Like an Egyptian – 1960s Record Shop Footage

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    We’re not sure of how accurate the comment is on this You Tube clip that record shops in Egypt were terminated in the late 1970s. Certainly, according to our Middle East correspondent, CDs are readily available and there were plenty of stores selling...

  • On The Wheels of Steel

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    This is not the most practical vinyl related item we have ever seen, but if you like bikes and records, and don’t have an ipod – this could be for you. The project is called F/P/M – Feats per minute and the people responsible for this...

  • Ten Famous People with Vinyl

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    Earlier in the year Dangerous Minds website ran a series of pictures called Famous people hanging out with their vinyl.So we thought we’d have a dig around the world wide web to see if there are anymore – and there are. On our cyber travels we...

  • Mowest Records – Ahead of its Time

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    After a grand total of 10 albums, 40 singles and two years in business Mowest Records was closed down by Berry Gordy in 1973 and swiftly swept under the carpet as Motown tried to keep the train moving forwards. A sad and slightly undignified end to a label...

  • Cover Versions

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    These have been on the Internet for awhile – well since 2009, but they have only just appeared on the Voices of East Anglia radar. Freelance designers Littlepixel recreated some of their favourite album covers in the style of the Sixties...