Tuesday

Welcome the New Addition to my Family


No, not a baby....  a record player! My parents gave me this old one of theirs, it's not the best quality record player, but I couldn't be happier.
I propped it up on this old antique beer crate, and I think it looks pretty snazzy ; )
I just adore the unique static-y sound of vinyl... nothing will ever been able to replace that.


What's even more exciting is that I found this amazing record shop on St. Denis street in Montreal called Beatnick Records, and bought a bunch of used records for around $3 to $5 dollars each.... too much fun! I'd passed by this place a million times before but never really had a reason to go in. 
The guys working there were a blast and I can't wait to go back.

So now, your suggestions... which old classics should I add to my collection?

20 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh you are such a lucky girl...I would love to own one too:) Enjoy it,darling

Fit With Flash said...

I went yard-sale-ing this weekend to try and find a good record player.. glad you got a cool one! have fun. ray charles, frank sinatra, billy joel, elton john, beatles, you can't go wrong with any of those guys!

Hannah said...

It's adorable!

Jude said...

Anything from the 60s! Don't know if Sesame Street made it big there, but I love an old-school SS album a friend has. (Don't know why things sound better on vinyl :))

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I've been looking at these! I am just obsessed with Goodwill and they have so many records! Congrats on expanding the fam :)

House of Milk said...

Wow, you've got some awesome essentials in your collection already! My only advice would be to research what exactly you should look for in a record, i.e. scratches (some are bad, some won't matter at all), warped finishes, etc. That always helps me find the best of the best vinyl :)

Vic said...

that is freaking awesome! my mom had all those records...is kenny rodgers or lionel richie in there somewhere....haha:) LOVE IT! I want one!:)

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Fun fun! I would suggest some old soul, like Aretha, Supremes, Jackson 5. These are my favorite records to play on mine :) xo

a whole lotta love said...

how lovely. i miss having a record player. we have a great record shop in my town too. sometimes we just buy them for the awesome covers. they just don't make covers like that anymore. any of the records in the photo you posted are ones i would have suggested. i love shannon and diana's suggestions too. i would also go with some jazz or big band as well if you like that... great for parties to put on the vinyl records (as long as they don't skip too much).. dave brubeck, glen miller, gershwin, john coltrane etc. i'm also partial to cat stevens and leonard cohen, which wasn't mentioned yet.

Verdigris Vie said...

Ha - this is great. I wonder where all my old albums are... Beatles for sure, Beach boys, Abba.. You are going to have fun hunting for music now!

Vie

Bianca said...

So cool! You should host a dance party of all vinyl!

Ashley Hasty said...

So fun! I bet you will have a blast with this!

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Krystal said...

oh my gosh...i would LOVE a record player in my living room, I think it would be so cozy and I'd totally buy new CD's in vinyl...the sound can't be beat

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

I couldn't agree more. Nothing sounds better.
(Matt thinks I'm crazy with my record collection and he refused to buy me a new record player for my birthday. eye roll)
I absolutely love listening to my Heart records aswell as the Beatles(of course) oh and CCR. I could go on and on.
I need to check out this record shop.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

brilliant - wish i had one still. one record i used to play over and over was best of blondie - pure gold!

Charles said...

You may need a new needle (phonograph cartridge) after all those years!

Monique said...

What a great gift you've acquired. I love records. We have over 300. When I'm home my record player is pretty much on.
I love that you placed it on that box. It is snazzy indeed. So great to hear that you have a local record shop near you as well...sounds like a good one.

Molly said...

Thriller!?!?!?! ON VINYL!?!?!?!?
What more could you need?

{except maybe that Cyndi Lauper!}

Greg Alder said...

Love that you are into vinyl. I still buy more music on vinyl than anything else. AND my turntable is Canadian - an Oracle. Gorgeous design and magic sound. Keep spinning.

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