Jim Eigo had 45 years of experience in the record business under his belt when he decided to open Original Vinyl Records in Warwick.
The shop fell upon Eigo and his wife Pam almost serendipitously. Their son was returning home after graduating from college, and the only available space for him was being taken up by Eigo's immense record, poster, and memorabilia collection.
Original Vinyl Records is now celebrating its first anniversary. In its first year, record collectors from all over the Hudson Valley flocked to Eigo's shop to sift through Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Pop albums.
While Original Vinyl Records carries rare finds (and their tagline is "where old records go to live"), they also have a wide selection of new LPs and CDs.
Eigo isn't only in the business of selling records. He's also keen on educating the community about the music business. Notable guests have spoken at the shop, including Scott Wenzel from Mosaic Records, Tito Puente’s biographer, Joe Conzo, and Arnold Jay Smith. He hopes to have even more events in the coming months.
Original Vinyl Records is located at 314 State Route 94 South #7, Warwick Crossing, Warwick, NY 10990-3380. It is open full-time on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and any other time by appointment only.