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.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Colony Music Times Square New York

Colony Music - 1619 Broadway, Times Square NYC  10019
Closed

Colony Music Record Store Times Square New York City
















Long a fixture in Times Square, the Colony has closed.  Here is a report of its eminent demise in the Times published on August 23, 2012 - Music Shop Recognizes Somber Tune: Its Final Coda . Here's another from the Village Voice Closing the Colony: A Visit to Times Squares Shuttering Sheet Music Outpost with the history of the Colony.  Unlike other record stores, this one also heavily featured sheet music and memorabilia.  And the jumping for joy record store girl. Came here during the odd lunch hour, when there were many more records, scads of shelves lined with them.  

Here's a photo of Colony from back in the day.

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