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.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Breakdown Records Bayside Queens New York

Breakdown Records - Bayside Queens NY
  Closed.  48-09 Bell Blvd.  Queens
Dig the Elvis poster.  My wife (and my mother in law) are from Bayside.  When I was young, we'd visit my mother in law.  Or I should say, my wife would visit her mother, and I'd stop off at Breakdown. And then I'd visit.

Breakdown Records Record Store Bayside Queens New York Store Front

Here's an article interviewing one of the store's owners Meet The Owner Anthony Cascella of Breakdown Records that appeared in the Bayside Patch in 2012.

Here's a link to a You Tube video titled Record Store Showcase 18 - Breakdown Records which gives you a tour inside Breakdown Records of Bayside.

When I originally posted this, Breakdown was open.  Alas, the store has now closed for good.

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