My Record Store Adventures!

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by DasherF » 17 Jun 2019 12:07

I think they are...got a couple "reruns" that I spoke of based on condition.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 07 Jul 2019 06:56

OK, guys...Just for fun, I thought I would show you some pics of (and share an ode to) my absolute FAVORITE record store EVER! The ONE that started my obsession with cheap vinyl!! It is now sadly defunct and no longer in business, but it was run by my favorite guy seen here, Mr. Bill O'Keefe!

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The store where Scotty would give me lots of great discounts on vinyl (I bought in bulk! :wink:) and even throw in some freebies and promos on occasion! The store where I learned about Duals for the first time! The store that had me sprawled on the floor looking through boxes of old 45's in search of rare gold! The store where I went in on a Wednesday afternoon and just sat in the back all day on the faded leather couch watching Neil Young's "Greendale" on the big screen (Or was it a Jimi Hendrix concert? :-k)! The store that I would stay in the back crate-digging until it was almost time to close and Scotty or Sean would have to kick me out because I didn't realize it was 8 PM already! Them's were the days, my friends! :cry:

In any case, check out some pics I found online of the place...I only wish I had taken these myself, but you'll get the gist of the place...Not big, but awesome nonetheless! :D

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Here is a write-up they did on the place from way back when, too!

https://patch.com/michigan/shelby-utica ... 91a874578c

Although I have gone to many other record stores in my time, Rock-A-Billy's will always be my first true vinyl love! :mrgreen:

And if you guys have any memories of record stores you'd visited growing up, feel free to share those here, too! =D>

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 23 Jul 2019 00:19

vinyl master wrote:
25 Mar 2018 11:48
Tinkaroo wrote:
Have you ever left a store like that and wished you had taken a chance on a certain record or had more time to check out the bins?
Yeah, I actually I have done that, Tink...I'll discover an artist later sometimes and then think, I saw that artist's album a few months back at the (insert name here) record store, but by the time I get back there to check it out, I find it had already been sold...And it's usually something that was at a good price, too! Oh well... :roll: We live and we learn! But, once I start digging an album or an artist, they go right on the want lists, both the "mental" one and a physical one! :wink:

If I miss out on buying a particular album, I can only hope that somewhere down the line, I see another copy of it! OTOH, sometimes, you just have to buy while you're there and the copy is decent, for you never know if you'll find said album in the condition it's in and the price they're asking ever again... :-k
Vinyl Master,
I don't know if you would be up for really far traveling for record store day 2019, but come to Williamsburg Virginia to come to Retro Daddy 'os!
It's very small, with all the vinyl being used. They don't just sell vinyl. They sell tv show fandom related things, as well as things made from vinyl. I go there all the time.
It's really the only record store that I think there is here.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 23 Jul 2019 01:09

Mrs Ritchie Valens wrote:
23 Jul 2019 00:19
vinyl master wrote:
25 Mar 2018 11:48
Tinkaroo wrote:
Have you ever left a store like that and wished you had taken a chance on a certain record or had more time to check out the bins?
Yeah, I actually I have done that, Tink...I'll discover an artist later sometimes and then think, I saw that artist's album a few months back at the (insert name here) record store, but by the time I get back there to check it out, I find it had already been sold...And it's usually something that was at a good price, too! Oh well... :roll: We live and we learn! But, once I start digging an album or an artist, they go right on the want lists, both the "mental" one and a physical one! :wink:

If I miss out on buying a particular album, I can only hope that somewhere down the line, I see another copy of it! OTOH, sometimes, you just have to buy while you're there and the copy is decent, for you never know if you'll find said album in the condition it's in and the price they're asking ever again... :-k
Vinyl Master,
I don't know if you would be up for really far traveling for record store day 2019, but come to Williamsburg Virginia to come to Retro Daddy 'os!
It's very small, with all the vinyl being used. They don't just sell vinyl. They sell tv show fandom related things, as well as things made from vinyl. I go there all the time.
It's really the only record store that I think there is here.
Hey, Mrs Ritchie Valens...Your post has me wondering...Since you go there all the time, I wonder if next time you're in, you could take a few pictures of the place while you're there and share them with us! :wink: Pleeeeeease!! :mrgreen: =D>

By the way, since you mention Williamsburg, Virginia, have you ever been to this place near Newport News??? :-k

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanOldiesRecords/

In Richmond, about an hour away, there is Steady Sounds...

https://steadysounds.tumblr.com/

...Vinyl Conflict...

http://vinylconflict.com/site/

...Plan 9 (which is another great one I forgot to mention!)...

https://plan9music.com/

...Deep Groove...

http://deepgroovevinyl.com/

...Wax Moon...

https://waxmoonrecords.com/

...Barky's...

http://richmondfreepress.com/news/2015/ ... ged-times/

...6131...

http://6131records.com/site/rva/

...Records & Relics, where they just got some 45 rpm cases in...

https://www.facebook.com/recordsandrelicsrva

...Memory Lane, of course...

http://www.vamemorylane.com/

...and a place you should really check out...Your local Richmond 2nd & Charles in Tuckernuck Square! :D

The vinyl section at MY local 2nd & Charles makes it WELL-WORTH the visit, along with books and many other collectibles!

https://www.2ndandcharles.com/

Maybe one day, if you visit any of these, you can document your own local shops and give us a flavor of your home state! :D I know there are more shops on my wish list that I want to visit here, so stay tuned! 8)

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 23 Jul 2019 01:42

Well, you should come and see it, it's cooool!!
There used to be a plan 9 here, but there isn't anymore.
I have heard of American oldies, but haven't gone there.

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