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For the Record

Benham Jones and albums (photo courtesy of the author)

Benham Jones and albums (photo courtesy of the author)

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Benham Jones closing out the week here for Corny O'Connell. Collecting records has been a passion of mine since I arrived in New York almost twenty years ago (honestly they are the only things not for sale in my home).

Today marks the 143rd anniversary of Thomas Edison's patent of the phonograph. I'm sure many of you have collections that you are passionate about, so for Question of the Day, why don't we all flip through the crates and pick a few tunes about records to honor the day?

Send me your requests and we will spin a set a little after 9 a.m.

Songs played:

1. Elvis Costello, "45"
2. Corinne Bailey Rae, "Put Your Records On"
3. Sam Cooke, "Having A Party"
4. Todd Snider, "Vinyl Records"
5. Janelle Monae, "Turntables"