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The Rebirth of Vinyl Records

With Jeff Powell

In The Booth - Science and Sound

Vinyl records are back in style! But what happened to cause them to lose popularity in the first place? Discover this and more as we look at how records are made from a 30-year veteran of the industry. Recommended for grades 3+.


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Jeff Powell has been recording, mixing and producing records for 30 years. Some of his engineering/mixing credits include St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Tonic, The Dave Matthews Band, Big Star, The Bottle Rockets, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sharon Jones, Centro-matic, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Primal Scream, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Alvin Youngblood Hart and The Afghan Whigs. Powell has worked on multiple gold and platinum records including, six GRAMMY Award winning projects. He was also voted twice Best Engineer for the Premiere Players awards by the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy™, has been the chairman of the Producers & Engineers Wing® for the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy for over 10 years, and recognized as a legendary producer of Memphis at the Annual Blues Ball. Through the years he has taken what he calls “the best from the best” and come up with his own eclectic approach to making records.