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.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Best of Lists

Best Of Lists

If you've found this site, you are into exploring.  You go to record stores not knowing what you're going to buy, but to see what is interesting, what you might discover that you haven't heard before.

If you've come this far, care to go a little farther?

In addition to the various books (quite good) listed on my Record Reviews post, another way is to explore 'best of' lists - and particularly best of lists by a genre you want to explore.

In my never ending quest for new music, here are some best of lists I have found in my travels - happy hunting.

100 Greatest Blues Albums from Digital Dream Door

List Combining 10 Best of The Blues Lists

Top 25 Jazz Albums of All Time from the Jazz Resource.com

500 Greatest Albums of All Time from Rolling Stone Magazine

Best Tropicalia Albums from Sounds and Colours

Best 40 Psychedelic Albums from the Active Listener

Nick Wall's 66 Greatest Rough Raw Garage Rock Tunes of All Times
  even the comments have good tunes!

Best Songs of the 1930s from Digital Dream Door

100 Greatest One Hit Wonders from VH1

50 Greatest One Hit Wonders from Oddee.com

A Compilation of All Music's 5 Star Albums of the 2000s from the Attack Zone

Q Magazine's 100 Greatest Albums Ever  (a list that moves past the 60s)

100 Best New Wave Songs from Digital Dream Door

More to come.

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