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, April 8, 2014

Song of the Day

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It Thru The Grapevine


Today's song of the day is one of my favorite Soul songs, Heard it Thru the Grapevine.  Here, we feature the version by Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It Thru The Grapevine  This is an abbreviated version of what appears on the album Cosmo's Factory (1970), where the song clocks in at a full 11 minutes.  But this is a nice video, featuring the band and enough of the Fogerty's excellent guitar solo so you get the idea of what he was going for.



Of course, there are many excellent versions of this song from the Motown factory, including versions both by Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight and the Pips.



Gladys Knight and the Pips



Marvin Gaye

Can't go wrong with any of them.  And to think, when they originally penned this song, the boys at Motown didn't hear a No. 1.

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