Vinyl Record Store Still Going Strong Despite Changes In Music Forms And Shopping Trends

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 14:42 PM

Vinyl is still a big part of a lot of people's music collections and that's something that will never change according to the owner of Backstreet Records on Germain Street in uptown Saint John.

Gordie Tufts says he's seen vinyl over the years make way for the CD and then MP3, but now people are realizing the quality there is in vinyl and have returned to the fold or are experiencing it for the first time.

Tufts also doesn't worry about online music buyers because he knows collectors will come in to flip through the racks every week looking for new vinyl or hidden gems they may be seeking out.

Tufts says he has been selling vinyl for 37 years and doubt's it is going away anytime soon.

If you are looking for a vinyl record to get you in the Christmas spirit? Tufts recommends The Vince Guaraldi Trio's A Charlie Brown Christmas, always his biggest seller this time of the year, and it comes in green vinyl too.