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Graham Nash performs Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classics in the latest installment of “In My Room,” a new IGTV series in which musicians perform from their homes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sitting at his piano from his apartment in New York City, Nash played three tracks from CSNY’s Déjà Vu, a record that turned 50 years of age this month. “I’d like to give a shout out to all the medical people, all the postmen and postwomen,” he told the camera prior to playing. “All the people that are risking their lives to make our lives better. And we need to help them, too…we need to stay home. We need to not spread this virus. Talking about being at home, why don’t I sing ‘Our House’ for you?”

He then dove into the track about domestic bliss, inspired by his famous Laurel Canyon home that lived in with Joni Mitchell in the late Sixties. He shifted to the acoustic guitar after that, for an intimate “4 + 20,” a song written by Stephen Stills that “completely amazed” Nash when he first heard it. He sings the lines that are eerily appropriate for the times: “Why am I so alone?/Where is my woman, can I bring her home?”, Nash ended with “Teach Your Children,” a song he usually closes with sets with at his solo concerts. “We’re all in this together,” he said. “We will make it together. Stay at home, wash your hands, don’t spread the virus.”

Nash’s “In My Room” segment follows Yola‘s, John Fogerty‘s, Brian Wilson‘s and others. To support musicians undergoing financial hardship, please consider giving to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund or MusiCares’

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Imagine owning the 500 greatest record albums of all time – as determined by Rolling Stone Magazine. Well, it is now possible thanks to the efforts of Cool Vinyl Records – a Louisiana-based record store with multiple locations and an online presence. They will be auctioning off this one-of-a-kind collection on EBay beginning November 9th, 2017 at 9AM (CST) – November 15th, 2017, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone Magazinewww.ebay.com/usr/coolvinylrecords.

In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. In 2009, a similar panel was asked to pick the best albums from the 2000’s. From those results, Rolling Stone created the current list of the greatest albums of all time.

38% of the record albums are 1st pressings, 20% of the albums are sealed (never opened), 20 of the records are audiophile quality (MFSL, Nautilus, CBS) and there are 15 bonus records! The collection is almost entirely vinyl record albums, unless the collection required compact discs. Also included is a collector magazine and poster featuring many of the stores where the records were sourced.

Cool Vinyl Records sourced the collection from both North America and a slew of other countries as far away as Asia and Europe. “Building this collection was truly a labor of love that took four years to complete,” notes Jackie Logan, Chief Vinyl Officer. “In the process, I’ve met some truly passionate, wonderful people from many countries with a zeal for music, and particularly vinyl records. My biggest takeaway was that music brings Joy to people of all walks of life.”

The collection is the only one of its kind known to exist and is compendium of who’s who: from #1 ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (Beatles – 1967) to #144 ‘Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A. – 1998) to #346 ‘At Newport 1960’ (Muddy Waters – 1960) to #500 ‘Aquemini’ (OutKast – 1998). Leading the pack is, of course, the Beatles with 14 albums combined from the four members of the group. Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, U2, Bob Marley, Talking Heads, Elvis Presley and Nirvana are just a small fraction of the artists included (this group accounts for 48 albums). Listening to the entire collection would take nearly 14 days – nonstop.

With more than 10,000 records in stock, Cool Vinyl Records distributes its albums online and through its four locations in Hammond, Covington, Denham Springs and Metairie, Louisiana. For more information, visit www.coolvinylrecords.net or contact Jackie Logan at (985) 778-9112; Email – jlogan@coolvinylrecords.net.