Best of the Bronx: Musician Ortelio Bello reunited with record collection

A Bronx musician says he's very happy to be reunited with part of a record collection he thought he had lost forever. Ortelio Bello thought

Ortelio Bello thought he lost his massive record collection in a fire.

Ortelio Bello thought he lost his massive record collection in a fire. (3/16/14)

THE BRONX - A Bronx musician says he's very happy to be reunited with part of a record collection he thought he had lost forever.

Puerto Rican-born Ortelio Bello, started playing the piano at 5 years old and has been teaching piano for 50 years. While traveling the world as a professional musician, he picked up a hobby of collecting records.

Bello says his collection eventually grew into the thousands, but a fire in his attic destroyed what he thought was his entire collection of vinyls. Last week, he got a big surprise when he discovered an old box in his basement that contained some of his records.

Bello says he's reconnected with his old albums and is planning on buying a new record player.

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