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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 11:37 AM
I used to buy all my 8-Tracks and later cassettes at Record Bar at the mall and also Turtle's. I think Turtles became Warehouse Music or Blockbuster music..which shut down also.

Tower Records is still around, although I have not been there in years.

Wax n Facts Records in Little Five Points has been a fave of mine for over 33 years. Criminal Records in Five Points is still around also.

We have one at the mall called FMV or something like that, they charge $ 19.99 for just a regular CD if it's not on sale. No wonder I can't remember the name.

I get most of my music at Best Buys, good prices...but lately they don't order the good stuff anymore. The Rap and Pop music has taken over. There was a Metal Head that ran the Music Dept a couple of years ago...he always ordered the good stuff..probably why he got fired.

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 11:55 AM
One of my favs that I spent hours on the weekend was Tower records at the end of Newbury Street in Boston. This is where I learned Jerry Garcia had left us. Now this is a FYE (for your entertainment)

# 2 was Coconuts music in Natick, a bit pricy but they carried everything. They carried cd's, tapes, records, 45's, artwork.

Strawberries music always pricey but a great place to get tickets for shows.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:01 PM
I used to go to Tower Records, too. Now I buy mostly online from Barnes & Noble using a member discount and coupons they email. They have a really great selection of blues. I also buy directly from the artists websites.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:02 PM
Peaches on Peachtree (right down the street from my dorm) was my favorite while going to college in Atlanta. New albums were $3.99, really built up my collection back then, you could buy the peaches crates and put them together to hold your albums. I discovered jazz music there. I used to love to go down there when they had an artist there who would be playing in concert that night. The big ones would put their hands in cement on the sidewalk, lots of them there. You could go up and talk to them, get an autograph on your album and have your picture taken with them, trying to remember everyone I saw there, Sea Level, Beach Boys, Charlie Daniels, Bob Seger, Steve Miller, Steve Martin, Hall & Oates, Dolly Parton, lots more. Always wondered what happened to all of the cement hand impressions when they were sold.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:06 PM
We used to have Home Folks stores in the Augusta area that sold records, magazines and newspapers before the big chain stores came in and drove them out of business.

When I lived in Indy, I used to adore Karma Records. They had lots of nice paraphernalia, too. They still around?

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:07 PM
Record Bar in the old mall...


The only vintage place I goto now is Manifest Discs. But usually I buy from iTunes.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:08 PM
Kaper's Korner in Kansas.
LUV Records
Peaches

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:10 PM
Darn Wayne, I forgot about Peaches..that was a good store.

FYE is the one I was trying to say above, very expensive around here..unless it's a sale item.

I think we had Coconuts in Atlanta too.

Barnes and Noble has a good selection...but you better have a coupon. Same goes for Border's Book store...good selection..but pricey.


Remember Turtles had a stamp book, that when you filled it up you got a free regular priced CD.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:11 PM
If they are still there then take a picture because they won't be for long. Even the huge chains are in trouble. HMV looks more like a movie/video game store now.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:12 PM
Record Bar.............

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:13 PM
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Remember you got that little guarantee sticker..if the tape broke or was eaten up..you got another one for free.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:15 PM
Revive the economy, bring back vinyl.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:24 PM
Boogie Records, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

You could get music, bongs and waterbeds there.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:26 PM
Sam Goody's
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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:27 PM
Ronny's Records in Port Jeff Long Island. When Foghat owned the Boogie Motel Roger Earl would come in occasionally.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:48 PM
Jerry's Records, 10th & Market, Philadelphia. Every 2 weeks(payday in the military) I'd go and get 3 albums for $10. This was 1970/71. I built up quite a collection of vinyl, which a few years later became a bunch of smash hits...sailing them out the window onto the driveway out back
 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:49 PM
I spent alot of time in the Peaches store in Atlanta during the 70's. Also, across from Phipps Plaza was Oz, as in Wizard of. I called it "Oh Z", because before we arrived, well...

Then there was Odesey (all LPs $3.99) and Wuxty in Athens, GA. Pete Buck of REM worked at the latter.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 12:51 PM
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Boogie Records, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

You could get music, bongs and waterbeds there.


What more could you need?

Well something to put in the bong I guess.

 

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Peaches on Peachtree (right down the street from my dorm) was my favorite while going to college in Atlanta. New albums were $3.99, really built up my collection back then, you could buy the peaches crates and put them together to hold your albums. I discovered jazz music there. I used to love to go down there when they had an artist there who would be playing in concert that night. The big ones would put their hands in cement on the sidewalk, lots of them there. You could go up and talk to them, get an autograph on your album and have your picture taken with them, trying to remember everyone I saw there, Sea Level, Beach Boys, Charlie Daniels, Bob Seger, Steve Miller, Steve Martin, Hall & Oates, Dolly Parton, lots more. Always wondered what happened to all of the cement hand impressions when they were sold.


My dad had a bunch of those wooden crates that held all of this 8 tracks . I remember the Peaches labels that were glued on to each end . Thanks for the memory Wayne .

 

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  posted on 3/17/2008 at 01:10 PM
Jack's In Red Bank, NJ has just about anything yo would want musically.

 

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I used to buy all my 8-Tracks and later cassettes at Record Bar at the mall and also Turtle's. I think Turtles became Warehouse Music or Blockbuster music..which shut down also.

Tower Records is still around, although I have not been there in years.

Wax n Facts Records in Little Five Points has been a fave of mine for over 33 years. Criminal Records in Five Points is still around also.

We have one at the mall called FMV or something like that, they charge $ 19.99 for just a regular CD if it's not on sale. No wonder I can't remember the name.

I get most of my music at Best Buys, good prices...but lately they don't order the good stuff anymore. The Rap and Pop music has taken over. There was a Metal Head that ran the Music Dept a couple of years ago...he always ordered the good stuff..probably why he got fired.

[Edited on 3/17/2008 by OldDirtRoad]


Actually Tower Records is not still around. I posted in a different thread that I was a manager for them for 5 years. I left around 2000-2001 because things were getting back, they in fact closed all their stores worldwide in 2006 (i believe it was 06). All that is left is towerrecords.com

It's sad. I liked ALL record stores. Now there aren't any, except indi shops in the city. (Too inconvienient for me to get to very often). And department stores that sell cd's.

 

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Specs Records in Lakeland , Florida was the place to be in my junior high and high school days . I remember standing in line there to buy Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction . They were also a TicketMaster vendor and had a little box office booth in the back of the store . It smelled so damned good in that place ( like that carbon smell of liner notes from a cassette ) . The neatest thing about the place was on it's exterior facade , it would have different album cover art that appeared to be painted of halves of 4x8 sheets of plywood . There were usually 4 album covers at the time displayed , and they would change them every few months .
 

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Gold Million Records in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Excellent selection.
 

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Sam the Record Man. An institution in downtown Toronto for over 40 years closed last fall. They had everything you could imagine. Bands used to go there for signings, they sold concert tickets before TM wrecked that - rmemeber lining up over night to get those tix! My buddy and I used to go down there in the early 70's for the afternoon and just browse for hours. A great era gone......

 

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Sam the Record Man. An institution in downtown Toronto for over 40 years closed last fall. They had everything you could imagine. Bands used to go there for signings, they sold concert tickets before TM wrecked that - rmemeber lining up over night to get those tix! My buddy and I used to go down there in the early 70's for the afternoon and just browse for hours. A great era gone......


Beat me to it !!!
I miss CHEAPIES as well....they used to stock the entire catelogue for almost all artists. These days quite a few places do not have a single Gov't Mule, DTB, ABB CD in stock !!
In Toronto, I have yet to find a copy of Oteil and the Peacemakers Believer CD at any store.


[Edited on 3/17/2008 by sole]

 
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