Thursday, November 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Records, Cassettes, 8-Tracks, or CDs: What Did You Grow Up With?

Music has been a big part of my life since childhood.   My parents felt the same way, and I grew up with music as a source of real happiness.  It still is for me.

Did you grow up with vinyl records (45's and LPs)?  I had records as a child - both kiddie records (Disney music, etc.) and 45's of favorite songs.  I played them on a little portable record player in my bedroom and in our basement while I rollerskated.  My parents also had a hi-fi stereo with a fabulous record collection.  They loved jazz (including big band), classic pop, the Rat Pack, Broadway musicals, and Christmas music.  This is all music from my childhood, and I love it to this day.

Did you have 8-tracks?  I never had an 8-track player, although I remember them in friends' cars!

Or did you grow up with cassettes (both the purchased ones and, of course, mixtapes too)?   I loved cassettes, and especially making mixtapes.  I went to an urban university and listened to a Sony Walkman on the subway and as I walked downtown to classes.  Cassettes remind me of my college years.

If you are young, maybe you grew up with CDs?   Even in this age of digital music, I still love CDs and have a bunch of them.  Of course, I especially love retro music on CDs!

How about you?  What are your music memories?   I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.