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Medvedev goes for the record: Jazz and rock music, that is

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the White House on Thursday. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

While Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was in Washington with President Obama on official business, his staff went on a more personal quest: music for his vinyl collection.

Two Russian women who said they worked for Medvedev walked into Som Records on 14th Street Thursday looking for Duke Ellington, B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix recordings -- Medvedev, 44, is a big jazz and rock fan and collects rare records. Owner Neal Becton told us he was out of Ellington discs, but sold the women three Hendrix records, two by King, plus music by Gil Evans, Blossom Dearie and Mark Murphy. The women, who got instructions from someone via cellphone, paid the $150 tab in cash -- two $100 bills.

By The Reliable Source  |  June 28, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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Vinyl rules! Long live vinyl!

Posted by: deepgroove | June 28, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

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