Spinners Records has been serving the needs of Fresno’s vinyl community for over 20 years as a community institution and repository of the vast history of recorded music. Visitors are constantly amazed at the collection of recordings as well as the posters and art associated with the recording industry. Every inch of space from the ceiling to the walls reveals a gem of musical history. You can find signatures all over the walls from The Dead Kennedy’s to Ted Nugent and Donny would have it no other way. “My brother brought home his first records; Marty Robbins and A Hard Days Night….that was it for me. I was fascinated with the sound” tells Danny, owner of Spinners. “For me music is a form of visual food and you can’t live without food!”
Cut disc records were invented in 1888 and used exclusively in toys until 1894. Edison then introduced a cylinder type record in 1909, of early plastic. Edison’s records were flat discs with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. Named by the rotational speed at which they are played (“33⅓ r.p.m.”, “45”, “78”, etc.), their time capacity (“Long Playing”), their reproductive accuracy, or “fidelity”, or the number of channels of audio provided (“Mono”, “Stereo”, “Quadraphonic”, etc.). These records were the primary medium used for commercial music reproduction for most of the 20th century. By the late 1980s, digital media had gained a larger market share, and the vinyl record left the mainstream. However, they continue to be manufactured and sold today, used predominantly by DJs for many types of music. More mainstream pop releases tend to be mostly sold in compact disc or other digital formats, but have still been released in vinyl in certain instances.
Spinner’s remains a historic archive of sorts selling used and refurbished top quality old school turntables, amplifiers and speakers to play the old school records on and is your final stop for used records like rock, jazz, country, soul and more from all eras. If we’re lucky when we stop on by next weekend on the next Tower Taste adventure, Donny will be there to enthusiastically share his passion for that visual food of music.
About Town Taste treads into the Tower District Saturday morning 10a 2/19. Come along for a fun morning adventure of food, fun & friends!
Contact for meet up location info@AboutTownTaste.com or 559.392.4471
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