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.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mr. Cheapos Commack Long Island Record Store

Mr. Cheapos - Mayfair Shopping Center, 46 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, Long Island NY  11725

For me, this is the 'other' Mr. Cheapos, but if you live further out on the Island, this is 'your' Mr. Cheapos.  Currently he has two stores, one here and the other in Mineola.  While he has less records than he used to, its still happy hunting.  Had a good trip the last time I was there.  Good finds included a Feist record The Reminder, and a Janis Joplin bootleg.

Mr. Cheapos - Commack Long Island - Store Front

Here's a link to an article in Newsday Mr. Cheapo Record Store Franchise Turns 30 with an interview with its owner Stu Goldberg.

And another that appeared in the Commack Patch in June 2013 Vinyl Revived At Mr. Cheapo.

And here's an interview with Stu Goldberg about the stores and their history Music You Can Touch And Feel At Mr. Cheapo's CD And Records that appeared on My Long Island TV in June 2016.

Finally, a link to a You Tube video titled Record Store Showcase 16 which gives you a video tour of Mr. Cheapo's of Commack Long Island.

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