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

Bleecker Bob's

Bleecker Bob's -  118 W 3rd Street Greenwich Village NYC

Sad to report that Bleecker Bob's, long rumored to be closing, has in fact finally left us.  As recently reported by Mitch Meyers, in his article Bleecker Bobs New-Yorks Iconic Record Store Closes Bleecker Bob's closed on April 13, 2013.  The first time I heard rumors they would close, I went down for a last visit.  Didn't get there this time, but a look at the pictures posted here will give you an idea of what is was like.  Another icon sadly gone.

Here are some photos from happier times.

Bleecker Bob's - Greenwich Village NYC - Store Front

Something for everyone ....

or maybe some power pop ....  

Bob  -  can you show me the good stuff - your 60s garage box?

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