I’m not sure how many of you will remember the change in “records”. We inherited some records not sure what they would be considered and can’t seem to find the information but they were 10 inches (not 12) and heavier than the 78’s. (I found a picture, first one on the list). We sat listening as they crackled, laughing until our sides hurt at some of the old melodies, songs and even comedy they contained.
Then came the 12 inch (commonly called LP’s) and we had hundreds and unless scratched, they lasted forever and were amazingly clear (at the time).
I especially remember the old 45’s, (my faves) as I could afford to buy them, and did. My stack of records would rival my friends and family. I’d sit and listen for hours on my portable record player. I’d visit girlfriends, and we’de carefully stack our 45’s and head out to someone’s place and listen to a mix of music. Those were delightful moments I recall with great fondness.
I’m sure the record store owner’s eyes lit up when he saw us coming, but we didn’t care, we were able to buy the “latest” offerings immediately upon release.
I remember the first time I heard a CD and the clarity was astounding! Amazing how times change. These days, although I have a 5 disc CD player (and no speakers that connect as they were trashed before the move somehow) I listen to youtube and although the sound quality isn’t bad on the HD TV, it’s not quite the same. The nostalgia and romance aren’t there. I’m simply listening to music.
Ah yes, I remember the good old days (and some) have great memories attached.