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Record City in Las Vegas has received several “Best of” awards, honorably mentioned in the local newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Each location offers limited edition records not available in retail stores. Record City’s two locations are at 300 E. Sahara Avenue, two blocks east of the Las Vegas strip, and at 4555 E. Charleston Boulevard between Lamb and Nellis Boulevard. The location on East Sahara is open for business Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, and the East Charleston venue is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Record City has matured with mainstream media over the decades, so their Las Vegas offerings have grown to include modern music formats like compact discs and mp3s, but they’re known for their tribute to the treasured classic vinyl records.
In the nineties, compact discs were a portable version of the record with higher quality sound, replacing the eight track and cassette tapes of the 80s, and then the MP3 space-saving digital formats became the rave of the new millennium. “Mixing records” became popular in the 80s where DJs would spin records for a unique way to scratch new sounds from the vinyl discs, but by and large, records were being phased out as new music formats made music easier to transport and listen to from anywhere. Yesterday’s cassette-playing Walkman and infamous boom box have given way to today’s mp3 players and cloud-based music.
Some collectors gather records for the sheer joy of listening to their unique needle-threaded sounds, but records have become popular creative tools. Some photographers collect records to line walls and floors in a set to give teens a fun and funky “retro, vintage” feel in their high school senior portraits.
Some records, such as those from artists like the Supremes, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Beatles, and others may be worth substantial amounts of money. Should you happen to come across old records of suspected value, you may consider offering them for sale to Record City.
Record City has been in operation in Las Vegas for more than twenty years, back when records were the primary platform for music. Since that time, Record City has evolved and expanded to include vintage vinyl and retro records as well as modern mainstream formats. Record City also offers movies and other collectibles.
So go ahead, dust off that old LP, lift the lid on the player, and let the needle hit the record.
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