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, March 22, 2014

Paul McCartney - Dear Boy

Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day is Paul McCartney - Dear Boy.  From Ram in 1971, this is piano pop that sounds almost like choral music, with soaring harmonies, and a coda that sounds like classical music.  I remember when Ram came out how disappointed I was.  I wanted another Beatles' album, and this was not what I was looking for.  Over the years, however, as I gave it a fresh listen, without my expectations, I came to realize just how good it was.  This is one of my favorite cuts.  I'll leave to others to interpret the lyrics, and their meaning - praise for Linda or an attack on John.  You be the judge.  But to do so you'll have to listen for yourself.

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