Meet Yvonne, 44 year old record collector from Dayton, Ohio. Yvonne has collected records since she was a little girl and have appreciated the thrill and routine of building her record collection.
"I just recently found a record that I am very happy to have in my collection! “BlowOut Comb” by Digable Planets is a gem!! It is pure hip hop! This album and the group took hip hop to another level! Great hip hop classics are on this album! It is definitely one of my prize possessions from my record collection!"
Read more about Yvonne's favorite records and music taste below.
Social Media: @she.feels.soul
Top 5 Favorite Records and songs:
Anita Baker: Rapture (Sweet Love)
Bob Marley: Exodus
Jill Scott: Who Is Jill Scott (He Loves Me)
Blackstar (Astronomy 8th Light)
R&B, Reggae, Hip Hop Jazz, and African
Favorite Record Shop(s):
What made you start Collecting Records?
My father was a huge record collector. I remember going to the record store with him all the time when I was a little girl! I remember the thrill and excitement of being around all those records! I wanted to feel that again! I love the hunt of looking for vinyl and then finding it! I love the routine of taking a album out of the cover....putting it on the turntable and the needle touching it for the first time!
What is the first record you’ve bought?
Nina Simone- Little Girl Blue
What are the most recent records you’ve added to your collection?
Peter Tosh-Bush Doctor
The Sun Ra Arkestra- Sun Song
Curtis Mayfield- Love Is The Place
Sheila E- In The Glamorous Life
How many records do you think you have without counting?
How do you organize your record collection?
My vinyl albums are on shelves that I have ran out of space for a few months ago. It is time to get another shelf. I have the groups together...then the male artists...female artists...reggae albums...jazz albums...and then international artists group together.
What is a day of crate digging like?
I am always at Omega Record Store at 10:00am...when it opens. I usually dig for an hour! I start with the $1 crates. Then the R&B/Soul crates. Next I dig in the Reggae, African, and then the Jazz crates!
Where does your music influence and taste come from?
Parents and myself
How Does Music Make you feel?
It makes me feel woke and connected to something so special. I love how music lets me escape to the feel good place and holds me there. It lets me vibrate higher!
How important is music to you in your everyday life?
I can’t imagine not having music in my life and at my fingertips. I need it...I will always need it!-:) It’s like needing oxygen to survive!
What artist(s) are your spirit animals?
Anita Baker, Jill Scott