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.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Finyl Vinyl

Finyl Vinyl -89 2d Ave. East Village NY  10003
sadly no longer with us.  East Village NYC




Here's an article from the Village Voice in 2007 Requiem For A Record Store about the store after it closed on 6th Street.  I used to go when it was on 2d Avenue.  The owner, Robert Cohen, always had a good recommendation of excellent tunes you hadn't heard before.  Bought some great records there over the years, particularly comps of very obscure stuff.  One - Kent Stop Dancing, The Sequel, is still in my regular rotation.  - Joe Arnold - Cooking Gear or the Knickerbockers - Can You Help Me.  Always loved going there to talk about music.

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