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 24, 2013

Tropicalia - More Information About The Music and the Movement

Tropicalia Links

Here are some cool links to things Tropicalia.

The first is to a promo video on YouTube for the compilation Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas a cool compilation of obscure Brazilian Psych 45s from the late 60s and early 70s.  Sure does make you want to buy the cd!  Of course, the principal figure in the creation of this album, and the video, was the owner/operator of Tropicalia in Furs. published A Guide To Brazilian Music  The linked page takes you to the Tropicalia section of their site, which contains recommendations and excellent reviews of numerous Tropicalia albums.  A great guide for the explorer.  Don't forget to read their more detailed reviews of various particular artists, like Os Mutantes. Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, among others.

Here's a link to an article titled Once Upon A Time, Brasil Protested With Psychedelic Rock 'n Roll appearing on the website Vice.

A link to a BBC documentary Brasil Brasil - Tropicalia Revolution  Its in 6 parts, so if the rest doesn't play after part one, go to the YouTube playlist and play the rest!  Great footage, interviews, and music.

And another link to the official trailer of Tropicalia by Marcelo Machado which contains about 2 mins of clips of artists performing Tropicalia, intercut with others of the time in which the music was made.

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