Peace Everybody. It's "Vinyl Sunday" time again. If you haven't checked out last week's Mother's Day Edition, please be sure to do so now. This week's selection comes from a very talented writer and friend: Brooklyn J. representin' Norfolk, VA. Brooklyn recently got into the art of collecting vinyl and started buying records before she even had a player. That's dedication folks! So without further ado, let's talk records!
Hometown: Norfolk, Va
Right now I’m listening to a lot of: Mr. Jazz, Mos Def, Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, The Weeknd, Marvin Gaye, Natalie Stewart, Jill Scott, J. Cole, Jesse Boykins.
Why vinyl? There's just something about the sound. Nothing compares to the sound of the record spinning, the whispers between the vinyl and the needle.
What was your first album? How did you get it? Curtis (Curtis Mayfield). I was browsing through the record store, with no record player mind you. There was mostly rock and then I saw him. In all his glory, Mr. Mayfield.
What prompted you to start collecting? Growing up my mother had an extensive collection, but never played any of her vinyl.
Favorite spots to get records: Thrift stores.
Tell me about a record you still regret not picking up? Because I got what I wanted from what was available, there is no regret in that aspect. I do wish I had gone the day before like I planned, because Superfly by Curtis Mayfield has just been bought before I got a hold to Curtis.
This record is special because: It was the first to my collection, aside from the creative genius of the artist. Certain songs bring back memories that I hope to never forget.
James Brown or Al Green? Al Green. All day everyday.
80s R&B or 90s R&B? 90's.
Old Mary J. Or New Mary J? Definitely old
Boyz In The Hood or Do The Right Thing? Do the Right Thing
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