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, September 30, 2016

Joe's Record Paradise

Joe's Record Paradise

Open -  8700 Georgia Ave., Silver Springs Md  20910
(just outside of Washington D.C., which you can reach by Metro)

On a recent trip to Washington D.C., I payed a visit to the new home of Joe's Record Paradise.
The store recently reopened in the basement of an office building at 8700 Georgia Ave., and as you can see from the pictures below, is full of used records of all genres.  They were sampling some tasty old soul/blues while I was there.
















Here are some photos of their prior location, which (on the inside) was painted a lovely fuscia.




Here's a recent article from the Washington Post At Joe's Record Paradise The Music Goes Round and Round that describes the store's latest move.  It features a picture of the store's current owner, Johnson Lee, son of the original Joe, Joe Lee.

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