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Remembering Mom And Dad's Record Collection

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Remembering Mom And Dad's Record Collection

Mom And Dad's Record Collection

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If you grew up with parents who love music, chances are you raided their record collection at some point. What did you find? Was there an artist or album or song that shaped your tastes in music today, or something you still carry around with you years later?

On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton reflect on their own parents' record collections and share stories from NPR Music listeners. One thing they learned: The music people discovered wasn't always great, but it always made a lasting impact.

Throughout the summer, All Things Considered is asking people to share memories of their mom and dad's record collections. They launched the series with a story from singer and actress Audra McDonald, who described how she discovered and fell in love with the song "Edelweiss."

Share your own memories of your parents' record collection in the comments section or on the All Songs Considered blog.

Remembering Mom And Dad's Record Collection

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April Come She Will

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  • by Simon & Garfunkel
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The Graduate
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Simon & Garfunkel
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Sony
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1968

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Hotel California

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Hotel California
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Hotel California
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Eagles
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Asylum
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1976

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Lulu's Back in Town

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It's Monk's Time
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It's Monk's Time
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Thelonious Monk
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Sony Music Distribution
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1964

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Taki Rari

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We're Only in It for the Money
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Piece of My Heart

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