Old records, old sounds

At some point, around 1974 or so I’m guessing, my father convinced my mother to agree to some deal that involved getting a Longines Symphonette record player and a bunch of records.

I assume it went down that way because my mom has never been a supporter of those kinds of deals. Whereas my dad …

Anyway, I remember some of those records even today because they were the only ones we probably had for a while. Jerry Lee Lewis’ Greatest Hits. Creedence Clearwater Revival. Tapestry by Carole King. The Carpenters.

I hear songs from those albums, and it’s weird how I can track my history back to our living room back on Pine Knoll in Alief.

I’m just wishing Dad had held off on that Carpenters selection.