J&R will be hosting a John Mayer listening party on Monday May 21st at 6pm in our Pop Music Store at 23 Park Row. The first 50 people to pre-order the Born and Raised CD or LP will receive a free John Mayer poster. We will also have an enter to win for an autographed poster and a personalized autographed test pressing LP. Tune in NOW to our new Facebook page J&R Music NYC for a chance to win an awesome Born and Raised prize!
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While records have dominated the home audio electronics business throughout the 20th century, little has been published about record stores themselves. With few exceptions, most record stores were family operated or were departments in larger stores. Gary Calamar and Phil Gallo have co-authored what may be the first comprehensive book on the evolution of the record store, Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again. The book is due for release on April 6, 2010.
Records appeared as discs in 1900 with two major manufacturers, Columbia and Victor. One format was at 80 RPM while the other was at 76 RPM. It took an entire generation of listeners to standardize the speed to 78 RPM, in 1925. At that era discs were competing with cylinder recordings made popular by Thomas Edison in 1897. Vinyl records have undergone turbulent evolution as 78′s were replaced by long playing records and 45-rpm singles. Could someone in the late 1960′s, the era of the vinyl LP, been nostalgic for 78 vinyls? Continue Reading »
Pyle PLTTB3U Belt Drive USB Turntable Pyle’s Belt Drive USB Turntable is the easiest way to convert your vinyl into MP3s. Bring your record collection into the digital age. This gives you everything you need to transfer your vinyl albums to your computer. The USB output connects directly to your computer, and the included music [...]
Britt Daniel and Spoon keep the process and end result simple on Transference (Vinyl and Digipak). Ever since their second release a decade and a half ago, Britt Daniel and Spoon have responded to their last album on their newest album. It’s not as though the band does a comparative analysis and conceives a work [...]
Not long ago, I wrote about the death of high fidelity. However, all is not lost. For those of us who care about listening to music in the best quality possible, there are many viable options. For the digitally inclined, high resolution downloads are gaining popularity. One of my favorites in the Bowers & Wilkens [...]
There seems to be no shortage of articles touting the resurgence of vinyl. While there is no doubt a resurgence of vinyl among young people, for many others, the format never left. At least this is the case with us here at J&R. We have been in the vinyl business since our inception. That’s right, [...]
You know what’s great about holiday shopping for an audiophile? They won’t get offended if you ask them what they want. In fact, they will probably tell you exactly what they want. It’s just easier that way. Heaven forbid you buy them some awful iPod dock. Here are some superb gift ideas. Of course you [...]
Buying gifts for people isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. It’s the thought that counts they say, but sometimes you have to wonder what the gift giver was thinking. Thankfully, there is no second guessing vinyl purchases as a gift. Provided you know the musical tastes of the person you are shopping for, [...]
Scott A. Rosenberg’s post, Back in the Groove: Vinyl Records are making a comeback, in AM New York’s Urbanite Blog asks, So what is it about the vinyl record … that caused sales to nearly double in 2008? “It’s really for the true collector, the one that understands music, quality of music, wants to know [...]