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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Paragons - Got To Get Away

Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day is one of my all-time favorite reggae/rocksteady songs, the Paragons - Got To Get Away aka Man Next Door.  From 1968, this is not Bob Marley reggae, but slightly earlier, with tight harmonies, and a great melody over a grooving bottom bass line.  This is also the band that gave you the original Tide is High, long before it became at hit with Blondie.  This song too has been covered to great effect by others.

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