Vinyl records big sellers during 10th annual Record Store Day

Vinyl records big sellers during 10th annual Record Store Day

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - While some people celebrated Earth Day Saturday, others celebrated the vinyl LP during Record Store Day.

Saturday was the 10th annual Record Store Day, with hundreds of independent record shops across the country participating.

The focus of the celebration is the old-fashioned, vinyl record album, which isn't so old-fashioned anymore.

Sales have been surging in recent years and the folks at Hattiesburg's T-Bone's Records and Cafe' think they know why.

"Records are great, it's kind of magic," said Harry Crumpler, owner of T-Bone's Records and Cafe'. "A diamond-tipped needle drops into a groove and it contains this data, we're not talking like a hard drive, it's not like digital, it's kind of magic the way it works."

"When you purchase a record, sit down and drop the needle on that record, listen to it from your speakers and your turntable, it is an entirely different experience than hearing it at the grocery store or at the bank or anywhere else," said Mik Davis, record store manager for T-Bone's Records and Cafe'.

T-Bone's Records and Cafe' is also celebrating it's 15th anniversary.