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TBT Let's Talk Turntable: Vintage Finds At Music To My Ear

TBT Let's Talk Turntable: Vintage Finds At Music To My Ear

went to the record store and this is what I came back with.

Last Saturday morning I had some time to kill, so I decided to explore a new-ish record store in the North Hills. The store is called Music To My Ear, located on Babcock Blvd. I didn’t know what to expect being a fairly frequent patron of The Attic and Jerry’s. Firstly, Music to My Ear is CLEAN and organized. I love Jerry’s and the thrill of wondering if I will fall through the floor under a metric ton of records is exhilarating, but I will admit that being on the first floor of a structurally sound building that was recently cleaned was a little refreshing. I noticed that the Music To My Ear’s vinyl quality seems higher than The Attic and Jerry’s.  65% of their selection is $5.99, new and desirable stuff can run you $14.99 and they have albums upwards of $50, $60 and even $100 for rare desirable stuff. I suspect that other places sell them online for top price when they get albums like that in. But, most of the vinyl is around $12-$14 and they were also having a 20% off sale while I was in there. The used vinyl from what I can tell is super clean and high quality too.

Music To My Ear also sells high-end audio equipment. The owner and employees are extremely friendly and helpful. If you are new to vinyl, places like Jerry’s and The Attic may be a little intimidating, also if you have OCD or claustrophobia they will almost certainly lead to a mental breakdown. The staff at Music To My Ear will answer any question and help you find whatever you are looking for. Also this place isn’t overrun by hipsters looking for some obscure Captain Beefheart album.

So what did I leave with?

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Louis Armstrong And The All Stars, Satchmo at Symphony Hall

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 Professor Longhair, New Orleans Piano

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Yes, Yessongs

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Stevie Wonder, Songs In The Key Of Love

Overall I had a great time at Music To My Ear and highly recommend it I got four quality records for about $40, they were grading and pricing another 3,000 albums while I was there so I will be going back very soon to see what they get in that is new!

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