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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beck - Where Its At

Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day is from Beck's 1996 masterpiece Odelay.  Where Its At mixes rap with lounge jazz with the able help of the Dust Brothers.  It contains many vocal samples, including two turntables and a microphone, from Mantronix, and others from a sex education album Sex for Teens (Where Its At).  And it won a Grammy to boot, in addition to many other accolades.  But what is better than being called Song of the Day?

And why may you ask do we feature it here?  Because I finally got a vinyl copy of Odelay this weekend.

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