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, February 25, 2014

Song of the Day

Louie Louie - Various Artists

Certain songs are covered over and over by different artists - some over different time periods and music genres.  Built to last, numerous artists try their hand, hoping to leave their mark.  One of those is the early rock n' roll classic Louie Louie.  Today, I thought I'd give you a series of videos by some of the many who have given it a go.  There's a garage rock version, a reggae version, a punk version, a doo-wopish version, a rap version, a version by a new wave band, a ballad version (with strings!) and several just plain rock n roll versions.  Let me know which is your favorite.

Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Richard Berry and the Pharaohs - Louie Louie
Toots and the Maytals - Louie Louie
The Clash - Louie Louie
Blondie - Louie Louie
Fat Boys - Louie Louie
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Louie Louie
Black Flag - Louie Louie
Rockin Robin Roberts - Louie Louie
Otis Day with the Dexter Lake Club Band - Louie Louie
Paul Revere and the Raiders - Louie Louie
Julie London - Louie Louie
























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