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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ranch Records, Salem Oregon

Ranch Records, Salem Oregon
Open - 237 High Street N.E. Salem Oregon  97301

A long time favorite of Salem, it had a really cool display of old Beatles records and memorabilia, in addition to a large selection of new and used records.  There are also loads of posters from the 60s adorning the walls,  Worthy of a visit when you're in town.

Ranch Records Record Store Salem Oregon Store Front

Here's an article that appeared in the Statesman Journal  Ranch Records of Salem A World of Musical Wonderment  that interviews the store's owner about his shop.

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