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Is Your Vinyl Really Worth Thousands? Understanding Record Value

By Jason | Dec 7, 2023

Recently, I saw a Facebook post with some records priced really high, simply because they were old and/or by famous artists (I have to assume). But here’s the twist: when I checked online ( is my first stop when looking into used album pricing and comparison grading), many of these albums were available for a…

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Vinyl’s Continued Rise: 2023 Is No Exception

By Jason | Nov 27, 2023

Vinyl’s story in the music world is an extraordinary one, and it’s far from just a temporary comeback. For over 16 years, we’ve seen a steady, significant increase in vinyl sales, with 2023 marking another milestone. The market size reached $1.8 billion this year, a clear indication that vinyl is not just back – it’s…

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The Vinyl Tavern Coloring Pages

By Jason | Nov 7, 2023

Jump into a world where music meets art with our new Vinyl Tavern coloring pages. They’re just the thing to keep your hands busy while your favorite tunes play. Whether you’re in for some casual coloring or a bit of artful meditation, these pages are here for you. And they’re absolutely free. Download your favorites…

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Raw Strings and Rustic Grooves: Unearthed Treasures of Early 70s’ Country Vinyl

By Jason | Oct 21, 2023

The early 70s was a ripe era for country music, birthing albums that were as rich and heartwarming as a southern sunset. It was when legends like Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn were crafting sounds that felt like home yet whispered of change. Take a nostalgic trip with Haggard’s “Someday We’ll Look Back” (1971), a…

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Why We Remember: Iconic Songs from the Early ’70s That Still Resonate

By Jason | Sep 24, 2023

The early 1970s were a magical time for music, an era that birthed some of the most enduring anthems and artists of all time. While some musicians from this period enjoyed sustained success, others gave us single unforgettable songs that left an indelible impact. This post pays homage to those songs from 1970-1975 that captured…

“Himig Natin” by Juan De La Cruz

By Jason | Sep 7, 2023

The Philippines, though not typically highlighted in mainstream rock history, birthed a number of rock gems during the 1970s. One such gem is “Himig Natin” by Juan De La Cruz, an album that encapsulated the spirit and voice of an era. With an original copy in my possession, let’s dive deep into the lore of…

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Fresh Spins: RECWALL – Pathologic

By Jason | Sep 6, 2023

Today’s post diverges a bit from our typical focus on classic albums, but for a fantastic reason. I want to introduce you to a friend of mine, Recwall, whose new album is out. You won’t find it here on Vinyl Tavern but I do know where you can score a copy. 🙂 Recwall’s new album…

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Remembering Jimmy Buffett: A Tribute to a Parrothead’s Journey

By Jason | Sep 2, 2023

My sister, a devoted Parrothead, has followed Jimmy Buffett’s music like a treasure map, attending countless concerts and embracing his music as a soundtrack to her adventures. Today, as we bid farewell to the legendary musician, we’re reminded of the profound influence he has had on the world of music. Jimmy Buffett’s name became synonymous…

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Quick-Spin With David Bowie

By Jason | Sep 1, 2023

David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, was not just a musician but a cultural icon who left an indelible mark on the world of music, fashion, and art. Known for his androgynous style and ever-changing musical landscape, Bowie was a chameleon in the truest sense. Early Life Born on January 8, 1947, in Brixton, London,…


Metallica’s “The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited” — A Rare Find and a Tribute to Influences

By Jason | Aug 31, 2023

In 1987, Metallica released a compact yet impactful extended play record that not only displayed their musical versatility but also became a collector’s item. Aptly priced and titled “The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited,” this album is a rare find these days, and for good reason. For a band known for its blistering original compositions,…


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