Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Amoeba Music Record Store Los Angeles Ca

Amoeba Music Los Angeles - 6400 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles (Hollywood)  Ca.  90028

So big you can't see it all in one day.  Indeed, it also has its own underground parking garage!

The store has consistently been named one of the best record stores in the country and indeed it is. But you better make your trip there soon.   Fox 11 LA reported in September 2016 that Amoeba Records Sells Building, Not Closing Yet  advising that the store would stay open through the duration of its lease, which has several years to run.

It too, like Princeton, has its own wikipedia page titled Amoeba Music.  Amoeba has three locations, with the Hollywood store opened in 2001.

A video of Amoeba on Record Store Day in 2008 complete with in-store performance.  Anyone know who the band is?  Its a nice tune.

And here's another video tour of Amoeba Records in Hollywood  from the Vinyl Guide published in November 2016.

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