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Getting to the Point: 5 Best Record Player Needles

The end of the tonearm is a complicated place: There are cartridges, styluses (technically styli) and record player needles. What does each do? How do they literally and figuratively connect to each other?  It’s actually a bit simpler than it sounds. The apparatus at the at this delicate point–where the vinyl is touched by the equipment– are cartridges. The bit of the …

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The Great Dr. John, the Great Malcolm John Rebennack

(Note: The above video references The Daily Music Break, a sister site.) Malcolm John (Mac) Rebennack Jr. — Dr. John — was an American original who inhabits a special place in our musical heritage. He lived from November 1941 until June 2019. Rebennack’s family’s heritage is German, Irish, Spanish, English and French. The city in which he grew up added Cajun, African …

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