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 7, 2012

Long Island Music Lover's Faire

Long Island Music Lover's Faire - held at the American Legion Hall, 66 Veterans Blvd. Massapequa, Long Island
 - still active

   Here's another record show I went to over the years.  Bought many a record here, including the 13th Floor Elevators - Psychedelic Sounds album, first press, on IA .  In Massapequa.  As with all shows, the offerings run the gambit from the truly rare, to the common, and all points in between.  And as with all shows, haggling is expected.  How much, is up to you (and the seller) to decide.









Here's a website that will tell you about upcoming shows.  Follow the instructions and you can get a (small) discount on  (small) admission.

And here's a video by our good friend DJFunktual of a trip he took to one of the fairs in 2016.


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