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, December 9, 2014

Song of the Day

Howard Tate - Ain't Nobody Home

Today's Song of the Day features a trio of tunes from Howard Tate.  The first two, Ain't Nobody Home and Get It While You Can, are from his 1966 album Get It While You Can.  The third, 8 Days On The Road, is from 1972's Howard Tate.

Soul, sounding a lot like Otis Redding. Howard Tate shows just how hard the music business is.  His first album in particular, where he teamed with writer/producer Jerry Ragovoy (he wrote Time Is On My Side by the Rolling Stones), is chock full of great soul that should have launched a long and successful career.  Ain't Nobody Home was a minor Rnb hit, but the album went nowhere, as did two subsequent attempts.

But its here for you now.  If you like soul, these are damn fine records, and there is more where that came from.











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