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Jon Norton visits with area record store owners to learn what they have in heavy rotation.

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Fans of Prince are mourning his death in many ways.   Some are reminiscing and sharing stories on social media.  Musicians are paying homage by opening their shows with "Purple Rain" and other Prince staples.   At Reverberation Vinyl in Bloomington, owner and founder John Anderson had Prince on the turntable when WGLT's Jon Norton stopped by for an edition of "What's On Your Turntable?"

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One of Jon Norton's favorite assignments is dropping by local record stores to hear what's playing on the turntable while customers browse the bins.  Norton recently stopped by Waiting Room Records in Uptown Normal, where owner Jared Alcorn explained the virtues of a new synth-pop release that has his fancy.

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Local record stores occasionally get a visit from WGLT's Jon Norton, who likes to stop in to hear what's playing on the turntable as customers browse the bins.   A relatively obscure album from a few decades ago was spinning at North Street Records in Uptown Normal when Norton checked in recently with owner Jeff Wilson.

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Occasionally we send Jon Norton out to local record stores to hear what's playing on the turntable while customers browse the bins.  This week Norton dropped in on Reverberation Vinyl  on Main Street in Bloomington where he heard a new release of a long buried 1970's Memphis gem.

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Shopping is a London based trio that contrasts its extremely danceable post punk rhythms with sharp commentary on consumerism, and the omnipresent electronic devices we use to interact with other humans.  Trevor Basham of Waiting Room Records (pictured) says the catchy "Why Choose" is one of his favorite albums of the last six months.  On this edition of "What's On Your Turntable," Basham gives a sample of what he calls a "must listen" album.

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Even if you weren't aware of Motörhead leader Lemmy, you might have become aware of him on social media after his recent death.  GLT's Jon Norton occasionally visits local record stores to hear what's playing on the turntable while customers browse the bins and recently learned more about Lemmy.

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Every so often we send WGLT's Jon Norton out to local record stores to hear what's playing on the Turntable while customers browse the bins.  This week Norton stopped in at North Street Records in uptown Normal.  With Christmas barely a week away, guess what kind of music was playing on the turntable.

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Occasionally we send Jon Norton out to local record stores to hear what's playing on their turntable while customers browse the bins.  Recently Norton caught a whiff of an album reminiscent of something from two decades prior.

Occasionally GLT's Jon Norton stops by area record stores to hear what's playing on the turntable while customers browse the bins.  On the turntable at Reverberation Vinyl was the soundtrack to a classic German horror film.  Store owner John Anderson took Norton through some of the intricacies of the album, and the man behind the music of Popol Vuh.

Occasionally we send Jon Norton out to local record stores to listen to what customers are hearing as they browse the bins.  Norton's trip to Uptown Normal this week pumped some new heavy metal in his hear holes.

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