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 8, 2014

Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs - Lil' Red Riding Hood

Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day is by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs - Lil' Red Riding Hood.  Led by Domingo "Sam the Sham" Samudio, the song rose to No. 2 in August 1966.  The group reputedly took its name from a joke about Domingo's singing ability - ie Sam the Sham.  But to sing this song, all you need to know is how to howl.  You know how to howl, don't you?

For fun, here too is Foul Owl On The Prowl by Boomer and Travis.  Apparently, for the great movie In the Heat of the Night they wanted to license Sam the Sham's song, but couldn't.  Failing that, they substituted Foul Owl On the Prowl.  You decide, which is better?

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