Tabula Rasa has a beautiful post about his father's music collection (and the hardware it was played on.)
It's a fine, nostalgic piece and it immediately had me thinking about the music collection I grew up with as a child. All those Hindustani music records (remember those far out, groovy Ravi Shankar-via-Rubber Soul record covers?), old jazz albums, film soundtracks (could any household be complete without "Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady"?) and of course, the early Beatles.
As Hendrix put it, that really was "music, sweet music".