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, July 18, 2016

Vinyl Bay 777

Vinyl Bay 777 Plainview Long Island
    Open - 101 Dupont St. #14, Plainview New York 11803

Who says vinyl is dead!  Vinyl Bay 777 is a new(ish) record store buried in an industrial park just north of the service road of the LIE.  Opened approximately a year ago, it is well stocked with used (and some new) albums of all genres, as well as an ample collection of 45s.  Found the records fairly priced and happily scored some nice tunes (see below).  Probably shouldn't tell you, because I'll be back, but hey, I'm a nice guy (and I can't buy everything).  Happy hunting (and here's hoping you're not looking for what I'm looking for :)

Vinyl Bay 777 Record Store Plainview Long Island

















Got these records - particularly happy about the Howard Tate - an underappreciated soul record from 1966 that should have done much better.



Here's an article from the Plainview Patch New Record Store Opens In Plainview with an interview of the store's owner describing the store.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great article on our store! I just saw this, next time share it with us so we can share it as well! So happy to see that people appreciate all of our hardwork. Be sure to stop back soon, we have added tons of new records (as we do daily), and also check our website. We add new products daily as well! www.vinylbay777.com

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