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, July 6, 2012

WFMU Record Fair Metropolitan Pavilion New York

WFMU Record Fair Metropolitan Pavilion NYC

When I originally wrote this post, the WFMU Record Fair was held in the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.  Twice a year it was simply the best place to get records, whatever you're looking for.  All price ranges were covered from the truly expensive collectible, to the cheap common everyday, and all points in between.  And of course you could buy merchandise from the station (and cheap records too) to help defray its operating costs .  The station had a DJ spinning live, and live bands also played.  Like all fairs there was also food and for this one beer too, if I remember correctly.

It is now held only once a year, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The pictures below were of a fair held at the old Metropolitan Pavilion site.

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