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 9, 2012

In Your Ear Cambridge Massachusetts

In Your Ear - 72 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

In Your Ear has three locations - one in Boston, one in Providence (Rhode Island) and the third, the store pictured below, in Cambridge.  First visited it when I was in college, visiting a friend who was going to Harvard.  Came back recently on a trip to Boston, and nothing had really changed.  Still down in the basement, with records of all genres everywhere.  Gentlemen, start your diggin'.
Consistently rated as one of the best record stores in Boston, and made Thrillist's February 2015 list of the 21 best record stores in the United States.

Here's an article by Laura Hatt that appeared in the Harvard Crimson in February 2016 Out of Sight, In Your Ear interviewing one of the store's owners, Mark Henderson, about the stores and their history.  When he says he buys everything, he isn't kidding.

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