Record collecting show to be held in Bessemer


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369348434&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4069933&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369348434 type=script]BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — Vinyl records are becoming a lost format, a relic from the past and something that many people in younger generations have never seen.

However, a group of Alabama record collectors are doing their part to make sure no one forgets about music on vinyl.

Mike Burnett, with the Alabama Record Collector’s Association (ARCA), is organizing this weekend’s ARCA CD & Record Show in Bessemer.

Burnett has 3,000 records, and he says there’s absolutely no comparison between the sound you get from digital and the vinyl format.

“We appreciate the richness of that sound,” Burnett said. “There’s just something about dropping that needle on that record, albeit some crackles and pops, but there’s just  something about that sound that you can’t beat with digital.”

Those who are interested in attending the record show can do so on Friday and Saturday at the Bessemer Civic Center.

The show will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42


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