In this day and age of music apps and MP3s, there are some that have missed out on the magic of vinyl.  Vinyl records give you a sense of classic nostalgia and bring back memories for many.  It’s not just the sweet crackle of the analog you hear, it's the feeling like you’re there in the recording studio hearing the music as if you were getting a personal concert from your favorite artist, these records can bring back memories for many. I am so glad I was a part of a generation who grew up collecting and listening to vinyl records and the recent resurgence in popularity has me looking at building back a collection.

I searched for and found some cool record stores around the Greater Danbury area and here are a few that I found.

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Facebook/Gerosa Records
Facebook/Gerosa Records
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Gerosa Records, 246 Federal Rd C16, Brookfield - Bringing vinyl to the people since 1986! Vinyl, turntables, posters, CDs, memorabilia, concert DVDs, and more!

Facebook/Disc and Dat
Facebook/Disc and Dat
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Disc & Dat, 107 Greenwood Ave, Bethel - Owned & operated by Dennis & John Esposito since '87. Specializing in new and used vinyl, CDs, and cassettes. Classical to Punk Rock and all in between.

Facebook/The Archive
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The Archive, 118 Congress St., Bridgeport - Movie and music store based in Bridgeport, CT

Facebook/Vinyl Street Cafe
Facebook/Vinyl Street Cafe
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Vinyl Street Cafe, 1895 Post Rd, Fairfield - Visit their brick & mortar store in Fairfield, CT, and shop online

All of these establishments I found with a simple search have me salivating for more. I had my own DJ business when I was in my teens but I didn't live close enough to any decent record stores when I went music shopping. So the trips to Camelot Music and Peaches in Kansas City or Joplin were huge for me. I plan on visiting each one of these places and I will report back to you. Did I mention your favorite place to find vintage vinyl? If not, and you know a cool place let me know about it, leave a comment and I will check that store out too!

My more-than-significant other has a very cool record collection that was passed down to her from her late father. Amazing albums collected by an amazing guy, that the more I hear about the more I wish I would have been able to meet him. He took Jen to her first concert (it was Soundgarden opening for Guns N' Roses, which makes me jealous. My first concert was Ray Stevens, not by choice, mind you), and loved listening to music with her and making up parody lyrics to the songs coming from the radio. Here's a picture of Dennis during his days in the Marines.

Jen NY
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My Dad not only loved vinyl but he also loved classic rock and even more so, was a huge lover of radio itself.  My Dad would call into radio stations all the time and loved requesting songs and talking to the DJs on the phone (back in the day there was time for that).  He would get a kick out of hearing himself on the radio and his name called out and would record these and share them with us if we weren’t right there when he got on air.  He would have been so excited and proud of my more than significant other, Rob, who is living the dream of radio.  Go, Rob!  Jen NY

Dennis lived in the Rye NY/Greenwich CT area, he passed away in 2014, at the age of 71, but his spirit lives on with Jen and his amazing record collection (please see pics below). The "wheels of steel" can give you the feels and it certainly did for me, so I am off to check out those record stores I mentioned earlier and I will report back to you. I will no doubt add to the amazing stack of vinyl records Dennis had collected that you can check out below.

Vinyl Record Collection, Wheels Of Steel That Give You The Feels

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