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WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) – Many will agree that music is the rhythm of life.

And today worldwide, many are recognizing tunes that are played on a specific platform.

“Everyone has their kind of music that they like and that’s what makes the world go round the variety,” said  Michael Roan of Williamsport.

Blues..country..hip hop and jazz.

These are just a few genres of music that gets the party jumping.

‘It’s very rare to meet a person that can’t tap to a song and I think that’s kind of unique in the sense that there’s not many things out there that can get people to move or to groove to something they might not even know,” said Brandon Marra, employee Winnies Vintage Emporium.

Especially, when you hear the sounds on a record player.

Each year April 13th is recognized as National Record Store Day.

It’s a way to celebrate the culture of record stores, while also bringing together music fans and artists across the world.

“Well that’s what it all stated with back in the 60’s the records,” said Roan.

“You can’t put a cd in put a record in and you’re instantly going to tell the difference between the two,” said Marra.

Brandon Marra is a musician and works at Winnies Vintage Emporium in Williamsport.

He tells me there’s nothing like the sound of a classic record.

“A lot of fans can kind of relate to the music a little better when you can hear almost the picking of the guitar, things you would take out nowadays because we’re perfectionists,” said Marra.

For some collecting records has become more than just the music..it’s part of a hobby.

“I collect some vinyl records. The covers I think they look cool.. The art it just looks cool makes me want to collect them. Someday play them and listen to them,” said Evan Gardner of Milton.

Vinyl Owners share with me some of their favorites.

“Honestly I like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cook,” said Marra.

“I’ve been to hundreds of concerts I like the rolling stones they’re my favorite,” said Roan.

“70’s stuff. Like you know rock and roll. I like rock and roll, Tom Petty,” sid Gardner.

Although the classic musical touch of a record will never fade, others say they enjoy the way music is being played today.

“I think it’s better now the remaster everything so I think it’s better now,” said Roan.

National Record Store is also held on every Black Friday in November.

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