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Collector Interview: Sarah C.

Posted on November 20 2018

This week we're taking a dive into Sarah's vinyl collection. Sarah's growing collection has been with her through some ups and downs, and a move from Seattle to Boise. Sarah explains, "I’m wanting to have a more solid collection. I smile as I type this because nearly 1,000 pieces should count. There’s nothing better than a Saturday afternoon sprawled on the floor listening to records as the sound hits you everywhere. Also - I DJ a show every Wednesday on Radio Boise that’s all vinyl. It helps rationalize the collection and more buys."

Read on to learn more about Sarah's collection. Sarah uses a Koeppel Design LP Block and set of 26 panel set of A-Z Stencil Record Dividers.

Size of your collection:
Approaching 800 LPs and 200 45/singles.

Current top 3 albums:
Just 3?!?! Uggghhh -Local Natives, Sunlit Youth, 2016. Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band - No Time For Dreaming 2011 & Thunderpussy - Thunderpussy 2018

Favorite or biggest music genre in your collection:
I gravitate towards the soul albums.

Best party album:
Girls Can’t Help It - Pure Wild 1983. Or Aloe Blacc - Lift Your Spirit

Best album to listen to alone:
Right now it’s been King Tuff’s record - The Other. Some thought provoking lyrics

Last record you purchased:
A 45 from Run DMC, Cat Power’s newest album and the new one from Ar-Kaics

Album you're in search of:
An excellent condition Nina Simone.

Give us a breakdown of your collection:
It’s a 50/50 split. Nothing is more fun than bringing the old & new together.

How long have you been collecting records? How did you get into it?
I grew up with vinyl. I never thought it went away. After a horrible death in the family and a messy divorce made me appreciate how happiness & joy vinyl brought to me.

Where do you hunt for vinyl?
In Seattle it was Easy Street Records in West Seattle, Light in the Attic Records inside KEXP - Brad is amazeballs good & Everyday Music in Cap Hill. My move to Boise - top spots for Record Exchange, Record World.

How do you organize your collection?
Our collection is in the main living room. It’s alphabetized by artist. Band with numbers, compilations and musicals are at the end.



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