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, October 23, 2014

Song of the Day

Three Dog Night - One

Today's Song of the Day is Three Dog Night - One.  From 1969's Suitable for Framing, Three Dog Night is a dirty pleasure - disrespected when I was growing up because they didn't write their own songs, they featured three lead singers, each of whom lead the band with a number one hit.  Here, they cover Harry Nilsson's One, with Chuck Negron taking the lead.  They had a knack for finding excellent material by others, and producing chart topping versions.

This song has also been covered more recently by Aimee Mann, who's version appears in the Soundtrack for the movie Magnolia.  The song begins with Harry Nilsson saying ok Mr. Mix, from another song he wrote.

And of course, Harry Nilsson's version, for fun.

All versions are provided, below.  Which is better?  You be the judge.






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