First there were cassettes, then CDs, then MP3s — each supposed to be the death of vinyl records. Yet they remain popular, and more and more bands are releasing their music on vinyl. Last year 14 percent of all albums sold were vinyl records — the 12th straight year of vinyl sales growth. We’ll hear from collectors and aficionados about why this “old” format continues to remain popular.
- Spencer Albee, Portland-based and nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer
- John Marshall, better known as “Mighty John Marshall,” an expert vinyl record collector and appraiser. He’s also an author and former DJ for Stephen King.
All songs were featured on the World Café’s playlist for Record Store Day 2018. You can hear World Café on Maine Public Radio every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 p.m.