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Vinyl Record Lovers

Issue 001, August 17th 2011

Not too far away from the flea markets, dusty attics, cluttered used record stores and Ebay is the world of the vinyl junkies. Seen that on a book promo site a couple of years ago and got me to thinking about my vinyl record collection and how I could share that with people.

As I got older my priorities changed...I became more realistic, maybe about what is really important. For me, the caring and sharing is most important.

I care about those who read my website and I share my memories with those readers who long for the simple way of life.

Welcome to my very first newsletter...

Remember When?.... Some get tired of hearing about the "good old days" but as we get older those days just seem to matter to us more. I enjoyed meeting friends at the local record store.

"There's nothing as glamorous as a record store." Paul McCartney

In the book "Record Store Days" there's mention that record stores served as community centers, information exchanges, clubs, art galleries, and launching pads for numerous bands and record labels.

Favorite Guitar Players... Whenever I read an article from a guitar magazine I can't help but get upset at the lack of credit given some of the early guitar players. One in particular was Lonnie Mack.

In 1963 Lonnie Mack recorded a fast-paced, full-length instrumental inspired by a Chuck Berry song named "Memphis". Mack's instrumental skyrocketed to #5 on Billboard's Pop chart and #4 on Billboard's R&B chart.

Lonnie's version was later recognized as the start point of the Blues-Rock guitar genre.

As far as great guitar players go the people in the guitar world know who Lonnie Mack is. I seen Lonnie and Stevie Ray Vaughn play in Austin Texas many years ago...and I still have that 45rpm "Memphis" record.

It was just a couple of years prior to 1963 I made a few under age 18 stops at the "Twi-lite" Inn in McGonigle, Ohio...a dusty Roadhouse not far from Miami University.

Lonnie played there as a teenager and I was lucky enough to see him at the beginning of his career.

I can remember driving around Hamilton, Ohio in my cool '57 chevy playing Lonnie Mack's "Memphis" as it came on the radio about every fifteen minutes when it was popular.

Life was good, even on an AM radio.

Remember that "Hot" guitar solo on Ricky Nelson's "Believe what you say" ...and Elvis' lead guitar player from '69 until his death in '77?

Same cool guitar player.

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That's it for now, I'll send these out about once a month.

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