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.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Earwax, Brooklyn (Williamsburg) New York

Earwax, Brooklyn, New York

Open - 167 North 9th Street Brooklyn New York  11211

Next up on my Brooklyn record store day is Earwax.  A long time denizen of Williamsburg, this small(ish) shop was here long before the hipsters who now come to buy its records.   They were playing a cool Isley Brothers record I hadn't heard before (no, not Shout), 1971's Givin It Back, with the Isley's take on a number of songs by Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix among others.  Got a cheap copy of a Black Uhuru record I was always looking for, Red.

Earwax Record Store Willamsburg Brooklyn New York - Store Front

Here's a link to a video interview of the store's co-owner Fabio Roberti, describing his store, its history, and that of Williamsburg.

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