Collecting Vinyl Records &
Vinyl Record Cover Art

Collecting Vinyl Records takes on a different form for many of us who have that passion those in today's digital world may not fully understand.

As I look at this cool 1956 Wurlitzer Jukebox it's not hard to get lost in time with wonderful memories, when as teens, we would meet after school, drink cherry cokes, and listen to vinyl records on a Jukebox.

Those were fond memories, playing this great Everly Brothers song on a soda shop "Jukebox," picking out the song with your girl and watching the record begin to play.

What a great combo. A soda shop, cherry cokes, a Jukebox, and your girl friend. And to top it off...3 plays for a quarter!

Collecting vinyl records - The Digital age begins.

Around 1982 a digital music playback format that used a laser to read the disc, was introduced and was immediately expected to replace the vinyl long play record album (LP). It was simply called a CD (compact Disc).

As was expected the CD sales took off, vinyl records fell and many record companies tried to phase out the vinyl record album.

Not so with Rainbow Records, a vinyl records manufacturing plant in Canoga Park, California. Watch the video and see why the company president still believes in vinyl, and why collecting LP records is still King for many vinyl junkies.

Although the video below is dated material, vinyl records continue add sales each year, and will continue on into 2018. 

But why has the vinyl record survived?

If you have been around music long enough you have seen the many different formats introduced for your listening pleasure.

We have seen Reel to Reel tapes (I still have hundreds of hours of music on reel to reel tapes) 8 track tapes, cassette tapes and of course the current CD's. And don't forget iPods, digital downloads and streaming music.

Every one of these formats has led the assault to put the record companies out of business. But the vinyl record is still with us. Why? It could be largely due to DJs, who keep playing vinyl records, and of course, many music artists who insist on releasing their music on vinyl.

Collecting vinyl records - Album Cover Art is a major reason Vinyl Albums are collected.

The vinyl LP comes wrapped in colorful art work on the cover Lots of information and photo's can be included on a vinyl record album. Hard to do on a 5 inch by 5 inch CD.

Simply put - the vinyl record is a survivor. We enjoy the sound quality over other formats. And really, when you get down to it, digging through old record crates is part of the romance of being an LP collector.

And the colorful art work on the album covers and sleeves themselves is sometimes the only reason some of us look for that certain vinyl piece of record history.

Watch the following video and see how Rainbow Records makes all those vinyl LP's.

Protecting Your Vinyl Record Collection.

What about protecting your precious vinyl records, not only the record, but the album cover itself?
Collectors will go to great lengths to protect the beautiful art work displayed on the front of their album covers.

Who would you trust to help with this challenge? Bags Unlimited is my choice.

Give Bags Unlimited an opportunity to do what they do best...ship collection protection products to multitudes of people - in excellent condition - in a timely fashion.

Watch the video below and then check out the Bags Unlimited website for all the great products available for your record collection.

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