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, January 31, 2014

Song of the Day

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

Today's song of the day is one of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time - Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky  From 1969, the song features heavy fuzzed out guitar over a gospel ode to God.  According to Wikipedia, the lead on the original was not actually played by Greenbaum, but instead by Russell Dashiell, who came up with the interesting fade in/out sound by switching between his guitar's pickups, with one on and one off.  Recently feature in the movie The End. There is also a cool YouTube video that will teach you how to play the guitar parts, if you're so inclined.

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