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, November 30, 2013

Flea Markets

Flea Markets

Every record collector hopes to find the 'big one' for a buck lying in a crate somewhere where no one else has looked.  Often that takes you to a flea market, in the hopes that amid the Barbara Streisand, Herb Albert and Ferante and Teicher you'll find that great record you're looking for.

Here are some photos of three flea markets I visited in the quest - one of which actually produced the record shown below.  Make sure you bring the tool of the trade - your battery powered portable record player.

Somewhere in Maine on Rte. 1.  He'll be happy to play it for you.

Here's another one in Brooklyn - the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene (sorry there were no naked girls)

And elsewhere on the stoops of Brooklyn

And here's the find - would you have picked it up?

Tools of the trade

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