My Record Store Adventures!

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My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 24 Mar 2018 20:29

Hey there, guys! I thought I would start up a new thread here...I have made it a goal on my bucket list this year to check out all the cool record stores and thrift shops in my area around Detroit that I have NOT been to yet and document my findings here on VE...Last year, I went to one of them, UHF in Royal Oak for Record Store Day 2017...

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I had so much fun revisiting with old friends and seeing what the place had to offer, I thought that I needed to check these places out more often...Our record stores have become vanishing treasures in recent years, so I thought I would spotlight the good ones out there still hawking vinyl and spreading the love of the flat, black & circular, and spread a little love back their way! At any rate, I had a chance Friday to go look at a couple more places on my wish list, so come along with me and check 'em out! :D

By the way, if any of you guys want to share your own pics and record store adventures here, by all means, feel free...

Anyway, here goes...

The locale for Friday's adventure was the borough of Birmingham, Michigan...The weather was nice...Blue sky...Clouds...No rain...

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And what a nice way to start our adventures off!

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Words to live by, my friends! :D

And talk about vintage! Any of you guys have an old-fashioned burger joint like this place??? This is The Hunter House on Woodward, a place that has been here for years...

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Reminds me of Tel-Way on Telegraph and Bray's on 9 Mile in Hazel Park...Thinking about one of their "Belly Busters" right now...I had to stay focused, though...The smell coming out of that joint was just too heavenly, but if I spent time eating, I would miss out on all the crate-digging, so on we go a little further up the road, and this time, the place on my radar was the lovely locale of downtown Ferndale!

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...First up is a place told to me about by one of my co-workers...Ladies and gentlemen...The Rust Belt Market!

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Care to come inside?

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Now, the Rust Belt Market is like an indoor flea market/artisan community with many dealers selling Detroit-based merchandise and lots of cool, eclectic merchandise and collectibles...For instance, you can buy a baby doll under glass...

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Decals, buttons, t-shirts, stickers...

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EVEN keychains!

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All kinds of unique items and handmade crafts and baked goods, too!

What I was after was some slabs o' wax and I'd heard about a booth there, full of goodies to satisfy my soul, funk and jazz dreams! And here it is...The Stay Pressed Record Booth!

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They had albums on display!

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Even some vintage audio equipment for anyone interested...

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The only thing I saw there that might have interested me was a Marantz cassette deck and even that was a little over my budget this time, but cool anyway...The records were what I was after because I was planning on getting dusty and doing some heavy crate-digging! =D>

They even had a turntable set up for anyone who wanted to preview their vinyl...

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So, I started looking through the bins and checked off a few more off the want list! Here are a few of the albums I found...

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At my "other" favorite record store, the 2nd & Charles here, I found Rare Silk's "New Weave"...Since I am a Manhattan Transfer fan, I was instantly attracted to their vocal versions of Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Turrentine tunes, so I had to pick up their 3rd album...What I'd like to find is their 2nd one, "American Eyes"...It's pretty deep, but quite rare!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZESJ2Pga8

I found lots more great jazz, funk and soul and found out that the owner has a storage unit full of great vinyl and when he cleans out some records, he goes back and puts more out! A good reason to come back anyway! :-k :D

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Here's an interesting rock-funk-blues LP from the long-time frontman of The Grass Roots...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScgJanfAb4c

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On one of the threads here, there was a mention of Holly Knight & her band Spider, which featured Anton Fig of David Letterman's band...Holly wrote many big hits for people like Pat Benatar ("Love Is A Battlefield") and Tina Turner ("Better Be Good To Me"), among others. She also was in another band called Device and had a minor hit with "Hanging On A Heart Attack"...I couldn't resist when I saw the extended version on a 12-inch single!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU_yuBnDeGU

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Another single I found was this one for the B-52's frontman when he went solo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcFoUc_PtiQ

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I recently found a copy of this album at one of my local thrift stores, but I didn't have the cover, so I thought I would pick up an extra copy and keep the thrift store copy in with it...Behind the cover, of course...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_jlonqBk3E

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I have this album on 8-track, but wanted to get a nice clean copy of the vinyl...It has one of my favorite funky tracks on it, Mandrill's "Fencewalk"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv1_Vqnjs-0

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This is an interesting disco-funk record that features the talents of Jay Graydon and David Foster, two session guys and producers all of you should know if you read your liner notes religiously like I do! :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNOP1C7H640

I picked up a wide assortment of funk and soul albums, including these...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQpfRpM3T3o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wHNMdR5wMg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip3KohWhDFo

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This one's cool, because it has a funky jazz version of Stevie Wonder's "Tuesday Heartbreak" on it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyhPU9AN3vQ

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There were some psychedelic 60's albums, too, and I always manage to find one out-there poppy thing to satisfy my desires...You might recognize the Neon Philharmonic for their one and only hit, "Morning Girl", but it's still nice to have the album, since I love exploring the album cuts on LP's like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2IH2VGUANA

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I'll admit...I bought this one for the cover, but it has the infamous "Nadia's Theme" on it...A really interesting album, though..beautiful, but it has it's spacey moments on it like the track "Lady Ice"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pmdthBgY_s

This is the one you probably know...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVyczvnM1VY

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Now, here's one I've really wanted, but the price and rarity has kept me from it...Saw a copy today and couldn't resist...Rare smooth soul at it's finest...
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And it's STILL SEALED! :shock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBZF51onkOM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk64Y3miA_c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcMQmzpBIJk

Of course, I had to raid the dollar racks, too, and whaddya know...There were some goodies here for my perusal, too...

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Some of the finds here...I didn't have these, so I couldn't refuse some playable copies at cheap prices! 8) Good reasons to take a chance on some things, too...

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Not a bad haul, but I thought I'd take a little stroll further down the street, as one of the area's favorite local record stores is just down the block...

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you...Found Sound in the heart of Ferndale!

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Let's go look inside, eh? :-k

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Check out the goodies they keep in their display windows out front...A wide variety of interesting audio ephemera from years gone by...And Friday is "New Release Day", so I picked a perfect time to go! :D

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If you like CD's, they have some 2 for $1.00 specials...All assorted stuff!

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But, the inside is even more impressive!

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I picked up a few more great titles here, too...I felt like a kid in a candy store with all this stuff! There were boxes and boxes of records under the bins, too! I literally could not check them all out in one sitting! :shock:

There were boxes of 45's, local records, and even a wall of stereo equipment in the back and assorted merchandise (stickers, t-shirts and other goodies)...I may have to check out some of that stuff again! :-k

Anyway, here are a few more albums checked off the wishlist...

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This one looked interesting, especially because of the "Abbey Road"-inspired cover! Fortunately, the music is very good, too! :wink: It was the follow-up to their big hit, "I'm Doing Fine Now"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzpgm0rDVfU

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I bought those albums by Tierra and Melissa Manchester at the market, so when I saw these cheap ($2.00 each), I thought I would add them, since I don't have them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOpJOlVWhrk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukIJBqJUa9s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMnnzTzLJRg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzNAyO3ZzU8

Sweet soulful sounds and funky pop!

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This is a pre-cursor to Daft Punk...Very spacey, robotic funk! It was certainly on my wish list this year! Andre and Maxayn Lewis were in the band Maxayn (I have their album...)...That group showcased their more soulful side, whereas this one showcased their experimental disco sound!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNsiP8dZYg8

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I have the late (R.I.P.) Al Jarreau's "Heart's Horizon" on CD, but thought it time to get the LP and hear the sound quality...I'll admit that I've never been underwhelmed by any of his albums...Always top-notch funk and soul! D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjXTH7_Ucvw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkrXEJugVug

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I have Change's first two LP's, but their later output has eluded me...This is their 3rd album and although Luther is not on this, still another winner!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SlkRMkCpS4

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I went for a traditional jazz offering, too, and I was attracted to cover of this one...Some nice West Coast jazz sounds here, and it helps that the title is a Beatles cover!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dOx8Jlm59c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-yRMPH_qRs

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I thought I'd take a chance on this one, as legendary producers Steve Barri and Roger Nichols are on it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig06e6l-5-E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC-WMZdMOrk

Reminds me a little of Atlanta Rhythm Section...

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This is a guy who I discovered on a compilation LP from Elektra, "Garden Of Earthly Delights"...I highly recommend that comp, by the way...Lonnie Mack did a version of Don's "Three Angels" that I liked, so I thought this one would be a good listen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3YmJ2egL6c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Oig49ztX8E

A little bit of Southern roots rock and gospel in there...

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I have a compilation CD with some of Alicia Myers' work on it, but I thought I'd pick these up on vinyl at cheap prices...She was in the group One Way, by the way...Really funky stuff! 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9wGnnwBc9M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt7O-rM3xh4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STrasQ7od-Q

They even had an "El Cheapo" rack in the back!

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5 LP's for $1.00, too! As much as wanted to load up on the Ray Conniff stuff, I had a lot of those albums already, but I found a gold record in the bunch... :wink: :lol:

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Well, gold-embossed anyway... 8-[ Still, one of my all-time favorite groups with some of their earlier stuff, and who can argue with a couple of dimes for some good funk!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3lknC5c3kQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4bC0jXa3Y0

Talk about a record store with vintage atmosphere! They even had this guy tucked in the back of the shop!

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Gotta love the vibe in that place!

Anyway, there will be more of these adventures, I'm sure, as weather, time and funds permit!

If any of guys want to share some pics of your own adventures, why not go out to a local record store (Remember, this doesn't have be on Record Store Day only... :? ) and do a little crate-digging yourself?! Good records can be had at any price point, as I have proven time and time again! The LP's I bought were anywhere from $1.00 to the $20.00 sealed copy of Jaisun's LP...And I was in the mood to buy! :mrgreen:

I even talked up Vinyl Engine with a few patrons and clerks...One guy was wondering about the new Stevie Wonder reissues ("Songs In The Key of Life", "Musiquarium", etc.)...I really like the originals, but if any of you guys have any reissues on vinyl, I'd be curious to know what your thoughts are on them...All in all, a very satisfying day out in the sun! And it makes me hope for warmer weather soon...

Where will I go to next? Only time will tell, but I have some other destinations on my wish list, so we shall see! And RSD is just around the corner, guys... :-k

I must make plans now...

Stay tuned, folks! 8)

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by Tinkaroo » 25 Mar 2018 09:49

That looks like a lot of fun and some great finds too! 8)

It is great to have some different stores you can check out every once in a while for new treasures and great bargains too!

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?

That burger place looks mighty tempting too! :mrgreen:

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 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

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 27 Jun 2018 03:42

Well, guys...I thought I would fill you in...I decided to take my adventures on the road for a bit...Had a chance to visit and stay with an uncle of mine who lives near Charlevoix, which is up in Northern Michigan...It is beautiful there this time of year! Of course, finding record shops up north is like finding a needle in a haystack, but I thought I would clue you guys in to a little shop I found along the way...It is called Chill Retro...

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The place doesn't look like much from the outside...

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...but it has some treasures within...

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Lots of really cool stuff for sale! I didn't see much audio equipment for sale, although they did have a Realistic Lab 395 for $30, which I didn't buy...They DO have a lot of records, though! Behind the counter (not for sale) were a Pioneer PL-12D, a Technics SL-Q200 and Denon DP-7F to play records on and even a couple of Aiwa reel to reel decks! Very cool! 8) Of course, when one walks into a "retro" themed shop such as this, you're liable to find a lot of other items, too...For instance...

I found this retro 45' disk-go-case to add to my collection...Good for the beater 45's...

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Then, I've also gotten into collecting unusual clocks and nautical-themed items...This odd clock seemed to fit the bill...For $5.00, not a bad deal!

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I also found this mini-rack...Good for mail, but also just big enough to fit a few 45's for play!

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And last, but not least, saving money never goes out of style...And neither have emojis...So, since I bought my nephew a kite on this trip, I thought I would be equally fair to my niece, so I got her this cool retro bank!

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Trust me, she will learn that saving up for things really is good in the long run!

Which is what I did ahead of time, should I find any neat souvenirs on the road...Here are a few pins I found to add to my pin collection...I guess I could be called a "pinhead" for my obsession! :lol:

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But, what I REALLY wanted to do is bring home a few vinyl records from their nicely curated collection, which is ALSO what I did...Here's one from the Chicago Jazz Exchange...

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Don't know much about them, but I thought I'd take a risk on an unknown...I also found a nice copy of Nigel Olsson's second album...For those who don't know, he played drums for Elton John, before going solo...

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Here's a nice Bee Gee cover he did...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeycYqev7hc

And another one from The Rascals...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTwm0EYCMuc

Then, to add to my collection of Beatles covers, I have Vol. 1, but I needed Vol. 2!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j4WJhegFkE

I like radio station stuff, so I was stoked to see this one, too, from Orlando's WDIZ...Lots of unknown Florida classic rock! 8)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9IFD7dxuUw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_UZQo8w5l8

Here's another interesting guitar album I found...I liked the cover, but the music is decent, too! Nice country-folk, and perfect to listen to on a jaunt up North through the backcountry!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc2dkUyH8a8

An interesting fact that I didn't know until recently is that Marcel Dadi, the artist, died on TWA Flight 800 back in '96...RIP to him! :(

Speaking of interesting covers and country music, I found this one, too! I don't know who The Lonesome Valley Singers were, but they cover some Johnny Cash here...

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Here is a band from Britain...I don't know much about them, but it doesn't take a PH.D to figure out that the band was named for the members...Simon Phillips, Tony Hymas and Jim Diamond! They had a small British synth-pop hit in 1982 with "I Won't Let You Down"...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UHXEQSXaZ4

At least I was smart, and didn't pay much for it...Plus, I was attracted to the cover again...

Here's one from Shawn Phillips that I didn't have...Nice! 8)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfJHKEg-1x8

I also found this one full of great Southern Rock music...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg0BNTebcbY

Found this nice one from Al Caiola, too! Perfect for those late night car trips!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59gmovi37fE

Then, last but not least, who loves ya baby??? :lol:

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I do, that's who!! I couldn't leave without picking that one up, since I dig celebrity records for kicks! :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGccN9Uhmhc

Oh well...Let everyone else complain...I'll just be chillin' with Telly's music, but then I just roll that way! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVeLBUQ8wQk

Anyway, another mixed bag of goodies and a fun trip I'll remember for a while! =D>

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by rewfew » 27 Jun 2018 18:43

I don't hit the new record stores like I did when vinyl ruled. The selection in them seems limited compared to the old days. The internet makes up the difference now. I wax nostalgic with buddies of the great stores of the past. Some had some shady connections, such as Tiger Records did.
https://scontent.fmkc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5BE62451

Owner Anthony (Tiger) Cardarella was eventually convicted on federal charges of conspiracy to prevent a witness from testifying by whacking the witness, (murder).

Other, less notorious establishment's were Caper's Corner's who's owner Ben Asner was actor Ed Asner's older bro. Kind of a gruff old prick I thought, (like his brother's character). But he had a great selection of all kinds of music.
http://backtorockville.typepad.com/.a/6 ... 970c-400wi

The go to place by far was the Music Exchange. Where all the hipsters that worked there could track down any obscure artist you could throw at them. A veritable warehouse. The owner too had a bit of brush with the law, serving time for dealing some volume of herb.

https://i2.wp.com/www.synthtopia.com/wp ... .jpg?w=540

Yeah, them's were the good ole day's. Another fond memory was loosely related in that it involved records. A buddy and I use to mosey up to a neighborhood bar where assorted characters and regulars would get a unique bit of entertainment done on the cheap. A young married couple whom fit within the assorted character category would set up their old phono players on a couple of chair's and commence to play their wonderful 45 collection of r&b and ancient r&r on these old phono players. I couldn't help but think of the comedian Andy Kaufman and his gig playing Mighty Mouse on an old phono player.



Had they mimed to the music would have been priceless.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by noisefreq » 27 Jun 2018 22:09

Man rewfew, I miss the Music Exchange. Your photo bearly does justice. One of the best record stores I've ever been to.
I've been reading the coffee table book "DUST & GROOVES Adventures In Record Collecting" by Eilon Paz.
3/4 of the book are wonderful photographs of private record collections taken by the author.
The reason I mention this is because one of the interviews is with Dante Carfagna, an ex-employee of the Music Exchange. Reading his recollections about the Music Exchange brought back a ton of memories.
I also miss Dirt Cheap (later, Recycled Sounds). They took up the slack after the Music Exchange moved and eventually closed.
I have fond memories waiting outside of Tiger's for concert tickets.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by Tinkaroo » 28 Jun 2018 12:44

Some more great finds and a fun day out too, what's not to like! :mrgreen:

I have the first volume of the LP South's Greatest Hits, so assume your second edition is probably a good one too.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by rewfew » 28 Jun 2018 16:38

noisefreq wrote:Man rewfew, I miss the Music Exchange.
You probably remember it's first location on Westport Rd. Much smaller, but the basement was like a labyrinth with floor to ceiling shelving. Like a library out of a Tolkien novel. Actually some of the older employees looked like they came out those books. I don't remember Dante Carfagna, probably saw him during the years before they closed up. I forgot, Pennylane, also located in Westport was another great platter perveyor.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 29 Jun 2018 01:35

rewfew wrote:You probably remember it's first location on Westport Rd. Much smaller, but the basement was like a labyrinth with floor to ceiling shelving. Like a library out of a Tolkien novel.
That would actually make my jaw drop, rewfew...Got any pictures of THAT monstrosity? What was your BEST find there??? :-k How about your MOST SURPRISING find? :-k

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 29 Jun 2018 01:41

Tinkaroo wrote:Some more great finds and a fun day out too, what's not to like! :mrgreen:

I have the first volume of the LP South's Greatest Hits, so assume your second edition is probably a good one too.
Yep, good stuff, Tink! It seems the farther you go back into the woods, though, the record stores are few and far between...But, never overlook the antique malls and shops, flea markets, yard sales, thrift shops, secondhand/used boutiques/outlets/shoppes, etc. Records ARE out there, even in the hinterlands! :D

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 29 Jun 2018 08:13

Well, I've been thinking about it more and thought that I shouldn't keep these pics to myself anymore...Record Store Day 2018 was a good one and a bad one at the same time...In case I didn't mention it, my dad passed away later in the day (after a lengthy four-year battle with cancer)...It was a rough day, to say the least, but the day started off really good...I was doing something that I love...Checking out the record stores, which I had planned to do for quite a while...And one of them was a new one on my list...Back in February, I met Jon here from Village Vinyl...

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Miranda, his helper, was helping out...

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I bought a few records from them, but I decided right there and then that I would go and see their shop when I had the chance and I thought RSD would be the perfect excuse to check it out and so I did! So, here are the pics I took from that day...Here is the little shop from the little burg of Warren, Michigan...

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They have lots of great memorabilia for sale...

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Even the walls are dotted with records galore!

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I even saw one of my favorite people there! This is Bill, who was the sole owner of my favorite record shop ever, a place called Rock-A-Billy's...He had to close down the place due to health reasons...He's been struggling with MS (multiple sclerosis) for many years, but that day he was helping Jon out and spreading the vinyl gospel to anyone who'd listen! :)

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I CANNOT tell you just how much vinyl I purchased from that man and his store over the years! I REALLY LOVED THAT PLACE! Until it closed, of course (sadly :( )...In any case, Village Vinyl may be another new favorite hangout, if I spend enough time there... :-k

Here is their soul/blues rack, complete with dollar bins underneath...

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Here's what I rescued from the dollar bins...

Lots of great funk, soul, jazz and pop, including the following...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSdwn8Y0SiM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha5T0wJPl8s

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kllcoQD0R2U

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-am-MaszS9o

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uBHwIF8M-I

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN5pWznp2ks

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--ldRS7Nlos

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITHjXOJCtq8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKm9QmSAp5Y

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDcFtIFL7QY

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FynjWJ-4a-4

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXvontWKNGw

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id7-_CiBQas

I even found this German 80's compilation...

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...A folkier album from Ronee Blakley...She was featured in the film, "Nashville" and one of the cuts here ("Bluebird") is a duet with Linda Ronstadt!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5tJyxbg4P0

And just for you, Tink, since you're such a "Mission: Impossible" fan, I bet you've never seen this one from series actor Greg Morris! 8)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIsh_YQW02U

I even dove into the 45' selection and pulled away with these!

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Here's a local record put out by The Detroit Zoo...Very interesting, as it features animal noises and sound effects! :-k

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And of course, since I have this record about antiquing ("The Antique Song")...

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...I needed one to cover the garage sales, too ("The Garage Sale Song")...

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On blue vinyl, as well!

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If any of you guys know of any good flea market- or thrift shop-related records (other than my favorite from Macklemore), I'm all ears! :D

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention my RSD "gets", which is one of the reasons I went there in the first place...

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I eventually found that Sugar Ray 7", too! In any case, I thought you guys would want to see a few more of my finds and check out another cool shop...These pics were just taking up space on the hard drive and I felt I needed to share them...You guys "get" this hobby aka obsession more than most and I am truly grateful to you all...I just can't imagine living my life without music...Or being happy without it...

It is just so integral to my life!! =D>

I will probably be posting more of my various adventures in the future, so watch this channel for further details! :wink:

In the meantime, if any of you want to add your own adventures, highlight a favorite record store (please show some pics!) or show off your latest "gets" from your favorite record haunts, by all means, feel free! Stay tuned, my friends! 8)

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by noisefreq » 29 Jun 2018 15:09

vinyl master wrote:
rewfew wrote:You probably remember it's first location on Westport Rd. Much smaller, but the basement was like a labyrinth with floor to ceiling shelving. Like a library out of a Tolkien novel.
That would actually make my jaw drop, rewfew...Got any pictures of THAT monstrosity? What was your BEST find there??? :-k How about your MOST SURPRISING find? :-k

Bought my first Sun Ra record there. My first Amon Düül II, Pere Ubu, Whitehouse...in fact a ton of post punk and Krautrock, to numerous to mention.
The place just had a great slection, great condition and reasonable prices.

You mentioned Pennylane, howabout Streetside, Enormous Housepower, AllyCat, The Record Cabinet, Love Records, 7th Heaven!?

By 2006 everybody was gone except Zabbadee's.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by rewfew » 29 Jun 2018 16:24

vinyl master wrote:That would actually make my jaw drop, rewfew...Got any pictures of THAT monstrosity? What was your BEST find there??? How about your MOST SURPRISING find?
First off V.M. I'm sorry for your papa. That's a hard part of life, loosing loved ones. It's good solace to have your passion with music. It'll always be there for you. P.S., where do you keep all this stuff you collect? You must have a labyrinth of your own. Wish I had some pics of the place I described. It's part of the local lore of that special era now. The original place was actually smaller then it's successor, but it had that Tolkien aspect to it that was unique. One of my most used I guess finds at the place was a tip from a hip cat that later became the curator of the Marr Sound Archives at a local university. https://library2.umkc.edu/marr Chuck Haddix also has done a radio show called The Fish Fry for over 30 years. He hipped me to Eddie C. Campbell. A fine and sort of obscure blues guitarist. Got to see him perform a couple time before his passing.

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by IndigoRock2001 » 03 Jul 2018 08:25

Your adventure was extremely enjoyable, really! Felt like I was there with you on the sunny day scoping out the places you went. I liked all of the photos. You are also very knowledgable about the music you like. It's midnight here and I'm feeling a bit paranoid for some reason so it was a real pleasure to chill out and go with you on your record hunting trip. Thanks for it. Hope you make some more illustrated adventures for us to enjoy.
Indi
ps By far the best find I ever made in a used record store was "Kookie" featuring Ed Burnes of 77 sunset strip fame. This record is as if Jethro Bodine of Beverly Hillbillies fame made a Hipster record featuring hillbilly hipster lyrics. If it werent real I'd think it couldn't be real. This is a bit before my time but apart from never-popular 'slang' featured in all the songs, they were appearantly trying to make the word "Ginchy" popular. It doesn't seem to have caught on, but whenever possible I try to insert into conversation, "Dad, that's the ginchyest!"
Happy hunting

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Re: My Record Store Adventures!

Post by vinyl master » 04 Jul 2018 04:00

IndigoRock2001 wrote:Your adventure was extremely enjoyable, really! Felt like I was there with you on the sunny day scoping out the places you went. I liked all of the photos. You are also very knowledgable about the music you like. It's midnight here and I'm feeling a bit paranoid for some reason so it was a real pleasure to chill out and go with you on your record hunting trip. Thanks for it. Hope you make some more illustrated adventures for us to enjoy.
Indi
ps By far the best find I ever made in a used record store was "Kookie" featuring Ed Burnes of 77 sunset strip fame. This record is as if Jethro Bodine of Beverly Hillbillies fame made a Hipster record featuring hillbilly hipster lyrics. If it werent real I'd think it couldn't be real. This is a bit before my time but apart from never-popular 'slang' featured in all the songs, they were appearantly trying to make the word "Ginchy" popular. It doesn't seem to have caught on, but whenever possible I try to insert into conversation, "Dad, that's the ginchyest!"
Happy hunting
Your post made me laugh and be happy at the same time, Indigo... :D Glad I could be of help, too...By all means, if you can't go out to any of your own record shops, feel free to live vicariously through me! :lol: Rest assured, though, my friend...There are bound to be more "ginchy" adventures before the year is over, so stay tuned! :wink: 8)

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