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, May 17, 2013

High Fidelity Amityville Long Island New York

High Fidelity - 59b Merrick Rd., Amityville, Long Island (New York)  11701
     Open - Record Store

On the recommendation of a couple of well-informed fellows, I took a trip to the South Shore to visit High Fidelity.  The trip was well worth it, as the store is well-stocked with vinyl of all genres.  Prices were reasonable, and the staff friendly.  Highly recommended for an excellent record shopping experience.

As I'm interested at present in buying records that have come out in the last 20 years that was my focus - I bought first presses of Neutral Milk Hotel's In An Aeroplane Over the Sea, Yo La Tengo's I  Can Hear The Heart Beat As One, Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls, and the Strokes Room On Fire.  Also got some old stuff, including a blues comp Copulatin Blues.  You'll find some pictures of the store  below, as well as of Mark the owner/manager. 

High Fidelity - Amityville Long Island - Store Front

And here's a link to a You Tube video tour of the store, so you can see more of what it has to offer.

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