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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Record Mart Times Square Subway Station New York City

Record Mart Times Square Subway Station New York City

  Open -  featuring Latin and Jazz CDs, including Salsa.  So I ran down the steps to the 7, the doors open and jump into the train - only to find that it isn't going to go anywhere due to signal problems.  Off the train, up the steps, I get onto the Shuttle instead to Times Square - which I never do.  Get out, head for the 1 and what do I see?  Yup, the Record Mart - underground in Times Square Subway Station.  Salsa blaring on the video screen.  CDs only, but a nice collection if you like Latin or Jazz.  Happy hunting.

Here's a story that appeared in the New York Times titled Beneath the Roar of the Subway an Old Familiar Rhythm Return on December 19, 2007 about Record Mart and its reopening.

Want to see something else?  I've put together a list of the Top 110 Songs of the 1960s complete with You Tube videos so you can give a listen.  Are your favorites on the list?


  1. Hello,

    They actually have a small vinyl collection - maybe 150/200 - in the back.


  2. this place have a great salsa vinyl collection !!!


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