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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bull City Records, Durham, North Carolina

Bull City Records, Durham, North Carolina
    Open - 2600 Hillsborough Rd., Durham NC 27705 

A long time ago and many moons I went to Duke.  This store was not there then, but it is now (along with my son who's also going to Duke) so we stole a few moments.  A good selection with a lot of newer vinyl.  Picked up some good stuff and heard about some more.  Highlights included the New Pornographers - Mass Romantic, Muck and Mires - A Cellarful of Muck (garage revival), Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Rights Words Right Action and Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing.  Worthy of a visit.

Bull City Records - Durham North Carolina - Store Front

Here's an article that appeared in Indy Week in August 2016 A Decade In Bull City Records Keeps Booming interviewing the owner of the store Chaz Martenstein, about his store and its history.

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