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, January 19, 2013

Gimme Gimme

Gimme Gimme - East Village New York City 
Closed - 325 E. 5th, East Village New York  10003

When I originally went there in August 2012, it was a nice small used record store.  I wrote this post to describe my visit.    

Recently went to Gimme Gimme, a real record store featuring plenty of vinyl, both lps and 45s.  The store has a turntable so you can listen to your selections before you buy, and a lot of $1 records if you feel like hunting for a bargin.  And plenty of well organized records too, by genre.  Will go back.

Gimme Gimme Record Store East Village New York City

Unfortunately, when I went to the Village in January 2013 for some record shopping, I had hoped to pay a return visit to Gimme Gimme.  Unfortunately, Gimme Gimme has closed its doors in the East Village.  An article on the closing can be found in the blog EV Grieve, titled Gimme Gimme Records Is Closing After Sunday.

The store is opening anew in LA.  An article on the new store can be found in The Eastsider LA.  The new store was located at 4628 York Blvd.  in LA.  It's now located at 5810 N. Figueroa, Los Angeles Ca.  90042

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