The Grammy Award for best album goes to this collection of vintage gramophone records. And deservedly so. Were it not for the vintage gramophone, better known as the phonograph, the Grammys might have been named something else. Like the Hear Me Now awards. Just kidding. The Grammys were originally called the Gramophone Awards which was later shortened to The Grammys. The connection is easy. The gramophone was invented to play records which look like these vintage disks and The Grammys recognize outstanding achievements in the music industry. It’s hard to believe that these metal disks were once used to play music. Unfortunately, the passage of time has taken it’s toll on these records and the rusted surface would make them difficult to play. But if you thought the term vinyl was vintage then these gramophone records are prehistoric. I always thought that a record or vinyl was quite simple. Place it on the player, put the needle down and start listening. But the actual definition of a record is as follows.
Vintage Gramophone Records
A vinyl record, or simply record, is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and end near the center of the disc.. Sounds a little too scientific for me. I think I will just admire this cool collection of vintage records.