In rotation: 10/4/17

Resale Records owner, Eric Teisberg, dies: Eric Teisberg wasn’t your typical retailer. His Quonset hut-like store at 2401 Commercial Ave. could easily be missed or mistaken for something other than a record store. Vines grew on the building’s exterior, the hours of the store were not always clear and the interior resembled more of a vinyl-centric garage sale than a nearly 40-year-old business. Teisberg’s Resale Records was unique for Madison and added to the working-class character of the Eken Park and Emerson East neighborhoods. That character, however, is likely to be lost.

New ‘Oldies and Goodies’ record store opens in Cheatham: Years of hunting and selling records, rummaging through estate sales and flea markets, scouring for vintage gems and more paid off for a couple who recently opened their own shop full of unique finds. Phillip and Melanie Ruiz launched Viv & Dickey’s Oldies and Goodies last month at 1262 Jackson Felts Road in Joelton. The venture, they said, is one-of-a-kind for Cheatham County, saving many a trip to Nashville or Clarksville for similar shops. They’re showcasing racks of 1940s, 50s and 60s clothing, assorted obsolete knick-knacks, CDs and bins and shelves full of records of genres including – but not limited to – country, pop, rock, electronica and jazz spanning several decades.

Collectors hunt for rare vinyl at Austin Record Convention: The appeal of analog in a digital world seems to never end. For more than 30 years, the Austin Record Convention has attracted hundreds of dealers from all over the country and Europe. It is the largest sale of its kind in the United States. Paul Solarski is from Tennessee and has been a vendor at the convention for many years. He was selling a record player made in 1915. “Mostly [[people are]] shocked that something like that actual still works after 102 years, because most of us after a 102 years aren’t going to be working and the fact that the beauty of the cabinet and the craftsmanship, I mean this is really what, you know, was great about early recording technology,” Solarski said.

Vinyl rise will boost numbers at fair: The huge rise in the popularity of vinyl is set to make this week’s record collectors’ fair at Blackpool Winter Gardens one of the biggest ever. Scores of record dealers from all over the UK will be attending the event on Sunday. And experts and specialists from Glasgow, Manchester, and London, will be on hand to help with valuations. Organiser Adrian Melling said: “The recent energised interest in the once thought finished vinyl record, has got oldies and youngsters talking over release dates and values once again.

Chance The Rapper’s Earnings Show Just How Much The Music Industry Has Changed: Yesterday, the annual FORBES list of the highest-paid hip-hop artists in the world was released, with P. Diddy topping the ranking once again with an incredible $130 million in earnings. It’s not shocking to see names like Diddy, Drake and Jay-Z towards the top, but just slightly further down there is one figure whose impressive income is somewhat shocking. Critical favorite Chance The Rapper places at No. 5 this year with $33 million in earnings. That’s a massive amount of money for anybody in music to bring in, but what makes it even more astounding is the fact that the hip-hop star has, as Zack Greenburg put it, “never sold a physical album.”

Restoring Those Old Liner Notes in Music’s Digital Era: Two decades into the era of online music, streaming has been hailed as the industry’s savior, but a complaint from the earliest days of digital services persists: What happened to the liner notes? Much of the material that once accompanied an album has long since been stripped away — not just the lyrics and thank-you lists, but also essays, artwork and even basic details like songwriting credits — leaving listeners with little more on their screens to look at but a song title and a postage-stamp-size cover image. One company, TunesMap, wants to return much of that lost information, and more, through an interactive display that, when cued by a song playing on a streaming service, will present a feed of videos, photographs and links to related material. After a decade of development, TunesMap is scheduled to make its debut in November as an Apple TV app that will work with Sonos, the connected speaker system.

Vinyl record worth £2,000 discovered in Oxfam shop in Thornbury on sale for £1.99: A vinyl record that has been discovered on the shelves of a charity shop in Thornbury for £1.99, has been valued at more than £2,000. The record, by English cellist Jacqueline Du Pré, had been sitting on the shelf of Oxfam in Thornbury for several months before the discovery was made, while staff had begun the practice of putting items up for sale online. Volunteer Lois Linter, who worked out the value while researching stock in the shop, said she could not believe it when she saw how much it was worth and began shouting “Gold dust! Gold dust!” to the shop’s manager Gail Whitehead before sharing the good news.

Funk and vinyl lover sells part of his 4,000-record collection: Chico—Spencer Rouse sat on the floor looking through vinyl record covers from his stepfather’s collection of funk and soul music. He remembers being fascinated by the cover art — specifically, the art on the gatefold cover of the Ohio Players’ album “Honey.” He was 7 years old when he found “Honey” and his love for funk. Rouse, also known as DJ Spenny Wednesday nights at Duffy’s Tavern, tells this story when people ask him about the first vinyl record he ever bought. He darted inside his home to grab the record. On the way in, he dodged vinyl collectors and several plastic crates that held about 800 to 1,000 records for sale from his personal collection of about 4,000 records.

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