Sandra's record collection

Good news for my fellow audiophiles! Elton John, Quincy Jones and George Clinton have joined forces to curate a new vinyl record subscription service!

The music icons will oversee Experience Vinyl as artist-curators, alongside rapper Talib Kweli and John Lennon's son, Sean Lennon.

Subscribers will be sent their chosen artist-curator's favorite albums, a personalized commentary, and a list of their ten favorite albums.

The subscription fee is $30 a month, and proceeds from the subscriptions will benefit their artists' chosen charity. Elton's profits will fund his AIDS Foundation. The service will launch in April.

WENN.com -- Experience Vinyl's founder Brad Hammonds told Billboard magazine that his long-held love of vinyl records inspired him to create the service.

"Experience Vinyl is a different kind of subscription service and a dream for any vinyl lover," he said.

He added, "Who better to send you great music each month than artists themselves? It's an honor to work with some of the greatest musicians of all time, and we're excited to share their personal and meaningful picks with all of you."

Members will also receive invitations to special concerts and be entered into draws for special trips.

For those of you who live in Atlanta, Fantasyland Records is located at 360 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA. They have a massive collection of vinyl and memorabilia. Also, Amazon.com has a diverse collection of vinyl to suit every music consumer.

Pictured above is a small sample of your auntie's record collection.

  • SummerBaby

    I ?? this! It reminds me of Columbia house getting cds for a penny. ? #ShowingMyAge

  • CrunchyBlack1

    folks will pay $30 for this but not $9.99 for Tidal premim

  • Kanyade

    some people like a physical product and don't do streaming. besides vinyl sounds (used to) different. maybe that's worth the effort of $30 versus ten bucks.

  • KDub

    OMG!!!!!!!! You brung it BACK hun

  • Rayne

    I'm witcha! Miss them days lol

  • Buttercup

    Columbia and what was the other one? BMG or something like that?

  • Phillybruh

    I would gladly pay for this service. There is so much you hear when listening to vinyl. I got the unbreakable vinyl for Christmas from my kids.

  • Branch Davidian

    The world has run out of original ideas....album of the month club? Seriously? What's next..the return of Betamax?

  • KDub

    You nor nobody can dicate the medium in which folks recieve their XYZ. Music, news, communication etc. This sounds exactly how folks did when digital news subscrips for different entities came into play. Oh they can pay $25 a month for the newspaper online but cant pay for a hard copy print subscrip daily. Folks like wtf they like.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I'm wondering how many albums the service offers for $30? I still buy albums here and there and unless they're used, they're not cheap. Even when they're used, if they're rare, they can go for $100+ each. I'll be interested to see how long this service lasts. I know several people who would be interested in it.

    I'm also glad to see George Clinton as a part of it. I hope he got his situation re: his royalties straightened out. He has been getting robbed for far too many years.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Do you remember the"Hey Love" commercials back in the day?

  • http://www.findyournichewithme.com Low E. TUH!

    I USED TO STAY GETTING 8 VHS'S AND 8 CDS...PLUS 2 FREE! MY MAMA AND STEPDADDY WERE MAD AF...LMAO! LOVE AND BASKETBALL TWICE! HAHAHA

  • Chardonnai

    FYI.....

    Goodnight Uncle Tom is a great movie on how we treated during slavery.

    Caution: It aint for the weak. Its pretty disgusting and traumatic. It was filmed in Haiti, directed by Europeans...

  • Chardonnai

    YASSSSS

  • CrunchyBlack1

    I hear you, but $360 a years is a bit much IMO. Im like that with new release 3d bluray and certain reg bluray releases tho.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    umm ok...

  • Buttercup

    I'm so hungry, but this episode of Paternity Court is holding me hostage.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i been reading up on that slave bucking and how it is re-emerging in this current day and age. does this movie touch on it any?

  • Zizzle

    As much as George Clinton robbed Parliament, Funkadelic, etc., members over the decades, I can't feel any sorrow for him. Heard it from Shady Grady's own mouth in the early nineties, said Clinton paid them with drugs and women. And just last year P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell died damn near broke and in need of healthcare that could've saved or at least prolonged his life.

    Bernie Worrell’s Wife Shares Seething Rant Condemning George Clinton - http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/bernie-worrells-wife-shares-seething-rant-condemning-george-clinton/

  • Chardonnai

    Yes and much more. Its shows how they used to have breeding farms. How they used to have "traveling freaky circuses" Where slave masters traveled to participate in orgies, sex with pregnant slaves, little kids, "sissy slaves etc...It showed how they used to hunt us for sport...

    It hard to watch, but so necessary....

  • MzApple

    According to court docs. Katherine Jackson's nephew is abusing her.
    http://people.com/music/katherine-jackson-alleges-elder-abuse/?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I'm aware of Mr. Worrell's passing. At his age, he should have had social security and Medicare benefits. If his income wasn't substantial, he would've qualified for Medi-Cal or Medicaid, dependent on his state of residence. If he had family, they should have aided in his enrollment or sought care for him if he was unable to do so himself.

    I know people in the industry who are hovering around the age he was when he passed away and they have healthcare needs that remain unmet because they didn't enroll for benefits. I'm not sure where that is George Clinton's fault. Prolonged drug use is also not good for anyone's health. I'm sure more than one factor contributed to his demise. May he RIP.

  • Zizzle

    "Sorry my brotha, you must get your own." LMAO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nice... ? ... Chile I'm over here watching Flava Flav and New York is still hilarious ... She was original OG for these reality theatrics ... Hilarious ????

  • Capricornicy

    I'm at my desk, pretending like this Chicken noodle soup & vitamin water is actually some Olive garden chicken alfredo & a raspberry lemonade.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    how can i get a copy or view this movie?

  • Zizzle

    That's beside the point concerning George Clinton.

  • SummerBaby

    I refuse to pay for an online newspaper subscription. So you're correct we like what we like.

  • CaliVirgo

    Cap u feeling better mama. You able to hold stuff down

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    I was into bmg for a couple of years because CD 's were super cheap. It's just me but I had paying full price knowing certain acts back in the day were going to snort or shoot my money into their body.
    Mind you, this was before YouTube and after the stereo cassette went off the market.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    I still have my Thriller and Purple Rain Album cut on virgin wax ..STILL IN THE PLASTIC!!

  • SummerBaby

    Yes, I do. ?

  • SummerBaby

    Yes, BMG.

  • CaliVirgo

    Awwww dang I'm missing it stupid work. The way it's storming here I'd much rather be home cackling?

  • Capricornicy

    Just soup & water. My doctor say that I'm dehydrated.

  • SummerBaby

    My azz had so much stuff & kept placing new orders under different versions of my name. ?

  • MissyJ

    Which son he belong to? Man them Jacksons are an entitled bunch. That's why Janet left them in the states. She don't fugg with none of them.. Jermaine oldest boy the one with the Shah girl seem normal

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    i remember getting them CDs in my dog's name l..bahahahahaha

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile her azz is still funny LMAO ... the most Chile hilarious ??

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    my dog had a subscription

  • SummerBaby

    Not the dogs name tho! ?

  • Ms.Caramel

    Damn! Where's Joe Jackson ass now?

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    its something about placing a needle down as opposed to pushing a button... i LOVE VINYL.

  • CaliVirgo

    Pedialite

  • MissyJ

    Still in Vegas coked up with some young heaux

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    yes chile.. gave him a last name too.. lol

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Paraphrasing what you stated, you took issue with George Clinton reportedly not paying his band members "properly". If that's what they accepted as "payment", then that's on them. It's not something *I* would do, but I don't get high, either.

    Mr. Worrell should have had options at his age to seek medical attention. The issue for me lies in was he denied care by insurance companies when he was in dire need, which resulted in his demise? If so, his family may have grounds to sue. That's it.

  • Ms.Caramel

    And we want to hear this why? It's not like it's news... Sounds like you're getting off on it to me.

  • Capricornicy

    I used to do this to get Essence, Ebony & Cosmopolitan magazines.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Vinyl still sounds the best!

  • KDub

    I recall reading about Bernie last year. Sad. I remma Nona Hendryx I think did some kind of fundraiser for him. He was already stage 4 when he was diagnosed. There is an article out there about the costs of healthcare for these musicians in their twilight years. How they have to work to pay for it until they are old AF. SO SAD man.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i got a few vinyl too but i never play them cuz they're autographed, but i feel you tho.

  • KDub

    The nephew who is abusing her is I am thinking via marriage to Joe. His last name is Jackson. If a nephew comes from YOUR sibs that is Joe people? I was a lil confused as to how he is related.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Lol! I'm ashamed to say I'm with you. I don't even turn the channel.

  • Noirluv45

    I still have my vinyl collection from the 70's. In fact, I was just asking my sister yesterday where her albums were.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Goodnight Uncle Tom is a horror film.

  • sunni_daze

    I have crate upon crate of vinyls. Too bad I don't have a record player anymore.

  • Buttercup

    Loaded potato soup and a Caesar salad is calling my name, but my nosiness won't allow me to answer just yet.

  • sunni_daze

    You have gold

  • KDub

    +1

  • SaltineCrackers

    Oh God Ms. Aretha ended her retirement statement with the phrase "this is it". Remember what Katt William said about black people using that phrase after MJ named that tour This is it? #NeverForget

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    my dad bought them while stationed in Japan back in the day.. he always bout 2 copies... now I know why.. he left me his ENTIRE collection.... pure PLATINUM

  • SaltineCrackers

    Lol!

  • SummerBaby

    I thunk he saying we need to know our history.

  • Ms.Caramel

    I still have my childhood record player in the blue box. It doesn't work but I can't part with it. Member when the needle used to get lint and you'd ignore it til the needle wouldn't reach the record anymore so you had to clean it?... Oh wow those were the days!

  • sunni_daze

    Yes, I loved those days and the crackling sound that the record makes when its playing.

  • sunni_daze

    Your daddy was smart.

  • MissyJ

    Since we are in a music I'm on a plane, don't know what this older black lady listening to but she getting itb

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    he is.. damn.. that sentence made it seem like he was dead.. nah he just hopped his ass on a plan and moved to another state.. lol

  • Ms.Caramel

    Girl you just took me back!. When you first put the needle on.... and when the song is through...waiting for the next, hot damn!

  • Sexy CJ
  • Sexy CJ
  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I would so buy these!!

  • sunni_daze

    Yes honey, that was the best. I was just hinking about my Strawberry Shortcake album that had the actual picture on the album, it was so cool

  • Sexy CJ
  • Ms.Caramel

    Just think... 50 yrs from now, today is going to be the good ole days for the ones that are 10 now.... Wow, I wonder what there is to come if today will be considered..."good ole days"

  • Yoni

    WOW!

  • MzApple

    I use to lovvvvvvvvvvvvve that

  • Yoni

    Coconut water

  • Chardonnai

    Youtube

  • missmiami305

    But folks dismiss him and call him crazy. Ummmm K he crazy alright. Crazy WOKE?

  • Ms.Caramel

    I was just thinking of the Jackson 5 record and The Sylvers album I had.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Michael's "this is it" concert is art imitating life. He named it " This it's it" But the real this is it was his rehearsal. That WAS it. Nothing follows.....

  • free

    not the world class wrecking cru tho.....

  • Ms.Caramel

    So we don't know our history? It is always assumed by YT that we don't know our history so they keep this shyt out there for us right?... You're being bamboozled. They keep that shyt out there for them.

  • Chardonnai

    We still need to know what happened to us during slavery. There are alot of black folks that have NO clue the torture we endured during slavery. Get your head outta your ass and wake up. I guess they should get rid of movies that depict them as monsters. Just sprinkle sugar on shyt huh?

  • You already know ?

    The way these kids are today I don't think they will have no good ole days!...IJS ?????

  • You already know ?

    You have some good ?Then!..??

  • You already know ?

    ??????

  • You already know ?

    That ninja is too old now ?He barely can lift his arms now!..??????

  • Anji

    I have over 2k vinyl, many rare. I learned sound engineering in the days of analog and love the warmth and depth of the real thing.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yes and the writing credits :)

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yes and the writing credits :)

  • Peter Piper ATL

    So basically they started a throwback record pool? There just aren't enough people around who are looking for vinyl like that to keep this thing going. And I think people who value vinyl really enjoy going to the record store as well, and an online vinyl record pool takes that luxury away. So I don't think this is destined for success.

    Besides that, I don't think there are enough album collectors around who are willing to shell out $30 a month for this service, let alone DJs--the vast majority of whom are married to their MP3s.

    And albums take up space. LOTS of space, depending on how many you've got. I just sold a ton of mine and the boxes nearly filled a 10 foot Uhaul truck.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Sad!

  • Ms.Caramel

    Actually... If no one knew about slavery would that be so bad? Maybe it would help stamp out racism. Ever thought of that genuis?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Shoot. I have a credenza with a tv and turn table. There's something about hearing the needle on the record.

  • Dane

    I don't know how successful they are but there are already a few services similar to this in existence. I'd researched a little when looking for something for my son's father. So they may have just as good a chance as any.

    Wish i knew you were selling vinyl! Vinyl & real books are 2 things I tend to horde. ?

  • Dane

    Yessssss & liner notes!

  • Dane

    +1. And Jay-Z gets none of my change.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    None of my albums snap, crackle and pop. I keep my records clean as a whistle. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And don't forget the aroma of wax when you drop the needle.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wow. He is not funny at all. ?

  • SaltineCrackers

    Lol Sandra stop playing.

  • Maralena

    Vinyl is on its way back....

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Great way to give,and promote good music!

  • Maralena

    Me to...vinyl and books

  • Maralena

    Turn on the lights was my song...lol

  • Ms.Caramel

    No smell like it!

  • sunni_daze

    Good for you.

  • sunni_daze

    That's vintage. And so cool

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "There just aren't enough people around who are looking for vinyl like that to keep this thing going."
    That's not necessarily true. The longevity CDs were supposed to have has been proven false and though they can store more info, the quality of the sound degrades whereas a well kept vinyl record doesn't lose the quality. Audiophiles have been back on wax for a minute. Digital is nice, but there is a quality from a record you just can't get.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Oh my gawd I would get so excited when that Columbia House box would come, my momma always let me choose one CD.

  • SummerBaby

    The good old days. ??