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.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Song of the Day

The La's - Liberty Ship

From the La's only LP, 1990's the La's, today's song of the day is The La's - Liberty Ship.  The La's were from Liverpool, and influenced by 60's beat groups.  The release of this lp was famously troubled, taking 4 years and numerous producers before the label collected its choice and released it over the band's objections.  The most well known song from the album is There She Goes, but it is accompanied by a number of other great songs, including Liberty Ship.  This one features a nice tune, great harmonies, and a propelling rhythm of bass and answering guitars.  The album is highly recommended.


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