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Vinyl is back, at least when it comes to phonograph records

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Vinyl records on display at a music store in New York City. (Photo by Cassandra Lizaire)


Sikhulu Shange at his business of 36 years, the Harlem Record Shack in New York City. (Photo by Cassandra Lizaire)


Sarah Chrosniak, alias DJ Eticut, spins vinyl at a hip hop show in Nashville, Tenn. (Courtesy of Sarah Chrosniak) (Sarah Chrosniak)

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Record shops are dying out and CD purchases are dwindling, but the love for old-fashioned records is still alive--and the market is thriving. The business of buying and selling vinyl, even making new records, appeals to a select but growing group of audiophiles.