When I walked into the plant where vinyl records were being pressed, I had a flashback to the days when I hurried to a record store to buy a song which the radio disc jockey said was “climbing quickly up the charts.”
The smell of vinyl reached my nostrils as I walked through the doors of Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, and I was immediately placed in a mental time machine whisking me back to my earliest days as a rock and roller. I am still a rock and roll lover, even though my hair is grey and I am not as fast afoot as I was in the 1950s and 1960s when I was buying music at a much quicker rate.
Gotta Groove Records is turning a million copies of records per year. It has been in business for 10 years.
“We caught a wave with vinyl,” said owner Vincent Slusarz. “We thought it would continue and that’s exactly what happened.”
Slusarz worked as a lawyer before he went into the record-pressing business. He said he had developed an interest in records, but the “trick” was finding presses. He found them in New Jersey and shipped them to Cleveland, where he operates out of an old building on the city’s Superior Avenue at E. 36th Street.
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