Saturday, February 12, 2011

Remember These!


Cassette Recorder
One of the first portable Cassette Recorders from Philips (1968)

I just bought a cassette player off ebay and was thinking of all the different forms over the years I have played music on. So I am listing just a few forms we all have used over the years. All of my young life my music was the record player, I still play records that I have kept over the years and I do pick up the oldies at garage and estate sales

CASSETTE PLAYERS==between the 1970s and 1990s the cassette was one of the two most common formats for prerecorded music , first alongside the LPs and later the Compact Disc. In 1958 RCA Victor introduced the stero, it was big 5" x 7", but offered few pre-recorded tapes despite multiple versions, it failed.
THE WALKMAN==is a Sony brand trademark, Sony began selling them in 1979. The CD based Walkman was launched in 1984, it was officialy called the Discman. Sony still makes the CD Walkman, they have become thinner and more compact with each new version.
THE 8 TRACK==was popular from mid 1960s through the late 1970s..

These are just a few of the old ones we used and loved. There have been many, many new improved items invented over the years. Our TV has become a home entertainment center, and we can enjoy movies with the VHS, and the DVD and please lets not forget the cell phones that do everything that all the above mentions.


22 comments:

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

Hi Margaret, Good post! One of my fondest memories is standing in a chair so I could reach our cabinet model record player. I would play Tweedle O Twill by Gene Autry, over and over. Sweet memories of days gone by. Gerry

Kay said...

And here I am now with my eReader which is pretty darn incredible.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Margaret,

Your post made me walk down my memory lane.How many things we have bought and replaced because something new has come into the market.

Now mobile phone is taking over everything. I remember decades ago my friends and I stood around a transister radio and listening to music. Times have changed and many changes have come into our lives.We have been adapting ourselves to every change because we know that if we don't change we will be left far behind.

Best wishes,
Joseph

Gigi Ann said...

Oh I remember them well... The 8 track was something else, big and bulky. Our teen-age son at the time, bought one and put it in our car at the time, We thought it was the cat's meow. ; )

Ellen said...

Oh yes, I remember all those but I had to content myself with simply looking at them through the store window on display. Loved music then and so much more now with my portable cd player. Music indeed calms the heart and soul.

Have a blessed week. God bless.
Ellen

A New Beginning said...

yes thats true, a Cassette used to be a very important medium...now C.D.'s have come in the scene, though theyre not as durable, as they are not scrach resistent...

southernlady64 said...

I sure do remember those and enjoyed reading about the shopping carts, too. I guess I am showing my age but the older things seemed so much simpler and I know they were easier to operate! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Linda said...

Yes, very cool, I do remember. :) And as for records, we still buy them ALL the time. We have a wonderful local record store and even our 15-year-old daughter adores records and buys them. It's amazing how well the records hold up - my husband still has his original collection. I've bought brand new cds that skip on the first usage and these old records, just play and play. :)

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

KleinsteMotte said...

Records (vinyls) are back. So are record players. I remember the 78 rpm records, then came the 45' and 33's and long plays. Now it's itunes and ipods and yes on phones. The downside is that people are not using them wisely and people are getting hurt in a variety of ways. That's a different post.

Ozkatt said...

Hasn't technology changed over the years and so quickly too! Now it's all digital this and that.

I have a new blog now so I hope I'll see you there.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The walkmans seem like just yesterday. I cherished my little transistor radio in high school. We just bought an old slide projector off of ebay for a project my husband is working on. :)

Patty said...

We had one once that looked very much like your photo. We don't have any recorder any longer. I have a radio that's made to look like an old radio from the 1930 era, and it will take small tapes, which I have a set of old radio shows. Then our one daughter got me a set of DVD's and she said I could put them on my computer and listen to them while I do something else on the computer. Haven't tried it yet. Thanks for all your visits. Did Abe get me something nice for Valentines day, so, we don 't bother getting each other anything anymore. Another daughter brought us each a heart shaped box of locally made chocolate candies. Ester Price, made in Dayton, Ohio, they are so good.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Remember them! I probably still have one out in the garage somewhere. I think I'll take it on Antiques Roadshow to see what its worth? :-)

Take care and have a great weekend :-)

~Ron
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Merle said...

Hi Margaret ~~ Brings back memories of old
times and how we have progressed since then.
I have a nice cd player which I enjoy, but still like the radio a lot of the time.
I am glad you liked my purple flowers and the jokes from the kids. Also the priest and the rabbi one. It is good your snow is melting and hope there was no damage to your roof.
Take care my friend,Love,Merle.

Becky and Gary said...

How times have changed. I do remember these. What will the next 10 years bring? I can only imagine.
B.

Midlife Mom said...

I remember all of those too. I find it hard to keep up with all the new technology, it seems like I just learn how to use one and then a new one comes along! Ha!

Denise said...

Oh wow, I remember all of those. Not so long ago in the grand scheme of things. Thanks for visiting Margaret, I always enjoy my visits here.

Missy @ My Life Ain't Always Beautiful said...

ha ha in 1968 my parents were 9 years old. ;) Thanks for sharing I always love the trips down memory lane. By the way I have used one of those before. ;)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I don't think so Margaret.

shooting star said...

i dont think i have seen the first one!!..it was good 25 years before i was born but yes i do have fond memories of the cassette players...me being a music buff, bought a lot of cassettes and used to play on my walk man...nice trip down memory lane!!

Merle said...

Hi Margaret ~~ Thanks for your comments and
I am glad you enjoyed the jokes. Buying a new car for $15 would and I bet the husband would be so mad. Paid him back for straying
Take great care my friend and thanks for the recipe. Love, Merle.

chubskulit said...

Believe it or not, I miss those old cassette tape players.

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