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, August 6, 2012

Sounds St. Marks Place Greenwich Village New York City

Sounds  20 St. Marks Place Greenwich Village New York City

When I went there in August 2012, when I originally wrote this post, it was but a shell of its old self, It had mostly cds and just a few records in the back.

But now, even that is gone.  Here's a Sept. 21, 2015 in the blog EV Grieve The Last Record Store On St. Marks Place Is Closing announcing its sad departure.

But back in the day, it was filled with used records everywhere.  I bought so many records there, I could even begin to name them all.  One of my personal favorites was by Earl Hooker - There's a Fungus Amung us - a great blues record from 1972 that sounds a lot like Booker T.

This was all that remained of their record collection in 2012.

Ah, dig the purple Sounds price tag.  How many records do I have the bear that?

Here's a link to a story by Binky Phillips titled Stars In A Record Store that recently appeared in the Huffington Post about various stars who visited Sounds back in the day.  Hey, how come he didn't mention me?

And here's a picture of the Sound's bag.

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