Whether you prefer the "warm" sound that only comes from a vinyl record, or the crisp perfection of an "album" on compact disc, this is the day for you! I'm talking "9th Annual National Record Store Appreciation Day." RIGHT NOW!

Its a celebration of everything that surrounds the more than 700 independently owned record stores in the United States (and many more taking part around the world).

For the official National Record Store Homepage, click here!

The day (always the third Saturday in April) can feature live music, also official record store day promotional giveaways, and record deals that can only be found in the indie stores!

HUNDREDS of limited edition albums are being featured, including singles from "Jersey's Favorite Artists" including David Bowie, Joan Jett, Madonna, and The Doors!

Some of the official offerings today that appeal to us fans of "Jersey's Favorite Hits" include:

A-Ha "Hits South America" 12 inch

Bee Gees "I Started A Joke" 7 inch colored vinyl

David Bowie "I Dig Everything-The Pye Singles 1966" 12 inch vinyl

David Bowie "The Man Who Sold The World" 12 inch picture disc

David Bowie "TVC 15" 7 inch picture disc

Cheap Trick "Found New Parts" 10 inch vinyl

Doors "Roadhouse Blues (LIVE)/A Feast Of Friends" 7 inch colored vinyl

Doors "Live At The Aquarius: The First Performance" 3 LP

Fleetwood Mac "The Alternate Tusk" 2 LP

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts "Sinner LP" LP

Kinks "Mister Pleasant" 7 inch vinyl

Kinks "Dave Davies Hits" 7 inch vinyl

Madonna "Like A Virgin & Other Hits" 12 inch colored vinyl

Monkees "Classic Album Collection" Vinyl Box Set

Monkees "Saturday's Child/You Just May Be The One" 7 inch picture disc

Moody Blues "Moody Blues #1" LP

Simple Minds "Big Music Tour 2015" 2 LP

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Kiss My Amps II" LP

Warren Zevon "Werewolves Of London" 7 inch picture disc

How did this COOL/SPECIAL Falco disc not sell LAST YEAR? (Craig Allen photo).

For a complete list of official record store day offerings, by artist, click here!

Independent Record Stores (44) around New Jersey are participating, in cities including: Asbury Park, Bayonne, Bordentown, Fords, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ocean City, Princeton, Red Bank, Trenton, Union and Wayne.

For the complete list of New Jersey stores, and links to their websites, click here!

As Big Joe always says: "Go out and support your local, New Jersey musicians!" To this,  I would add: Show appreciation and support for your local, New Jersey record store!

Click the link above, and check out the independent record store in your town!

Enjoy the camaraderie...and the special deals, too!

And...HURRY...supplies vary by store, and are extremely LIMITED!

GOOD LUCK...and have FUN!