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Resources: Record Stores

(Please note: The record stores listed on the Vinyl Lives website (and included all of the Vinyl Lives books) are intended as examples. The following lists aren't intended as "Best Of" listings, nor are they included as endorsements or to suggest any personal or business affiliations--or favoritism.)

Stores Featured in Vinyl Lives (2010)

Stores Featured in Vinyl Lives II (2013)

  • Bull Moose Music
  • 151 Middle Street
  • Portland, ME 04101
  • www.bullmoose.com

  • Criminal Records
  • 1154-A Euclid Avenue
  • Atlanta, GA 30307
  • (404) 215-9511
  • www.criminalatl.com

  • Dimple Records
  • 2433 Arden Way
  • Sacramento, CA 95824
  • (916) 925-2600
  • 1-888-3-DIMPLE (888-334-6753)
  • dimplerecords@dimple.com

  • Dusty Groove
  • 1120 North Ashland
  • Chicago, IL 60622
  • (773) 342-5800
  • www.dustygroove.com

  • Electric Fetus
  • 2000 4th Avenue South
  • Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • (612) 870-9300
  • www.electricfetus.com

  • Jerry's Records
  • 2136 Murray Avenue, 2nd Floor
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • (412) 421-2728
  • www.jerrysrecords.com

  • The Long Ear
  • 2400 North 4th Street
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
  • (208) 765-3472
  • www.thelongear.com

  • Love Garden
  • 822 Massachusetts Street
  • Lawrence, KS 66044
  • (785) 843-1551
  • www.lovegardensounds.com
  • lovegardensounds@gmail.com

  • Nob Hill Music
  • 3419 Central NE Avenue
  • Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • (505) 266-4200
  • nobhillmusic.com

  • Record Museum
  • (closed, see www.oldies.com)

  • Record Town
  • 3025 South University Drive
  • Fort Worth, TX 76109
  • (817) 926-1331

  • Val Shively R&B Records
  • Mailing Address:
  • Box "B"
  • Havertown, PA 1083
  • Warehouse:
  • 49 Garrett Road
  • Upper Darby, PA 19082
  • Warehouse Hours:
  • 12-6pm, M-Sat. (no Sunday)
  • (610) 352-2320
  • Fax: (610 352-8199

  • Stinkweeds
  • 12 West Camelback Road
  • Phoenix, AZ 85013
  • (602) 248-9461
  • kimber@stinkweeds.com

  • Sweat Records
  • 5505 Northeast 2nd Avenue
  • Miami,. FL 33137
  • (786) 693-9309
  • www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

  • Zzz Records
  • 2200 Ingersoll Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • (515) 284-1401
  • www.zzzrecords.com

Stores Featured in Vinyl Lives On (2014)

  • Aquarius Records
  • 1055 Valencia Street
  • San Francisco, California 94110
  • (415) 647-2272
  • www.aquariusrecords.org

  • Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art
  • 252 Delta Avenue
  • Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
  • (662) 624-5992
  • www.cathead.biz

  • Encore Records
  • 417 East Liberty Street
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
  • (734) 662-6776
  • www.encorerecordsa2.com

  • Exile on Main Street
  • 94 North Main Street
  • Barre, Vermont 05641
  • (802) 479-3107
  • www.exileonmainstreet.com

  • Forever Young
  • 2955 South Highway 360
  • Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
  • (972) 352-6299
  • www.foreveryoungrecords.com

  • Grimey's New and Preloved Music
  • 1604 8th Avenue South
  • Nashville, Tennessee 37203
  • (615) 254-4801
  • www.grimeys.com

  • High-Fidelity Music
  • 1956 Hillhurst Avenue
  • Los Feliz, California 90027
  • (323) 662-2000
  • www.highfidelityla.com

  • Johnny's Records
  • 45 Tokeneke Road
  • Darien, Connecticut 06820
  • (203) 655-0157
  • www.johnnysrecords.com

  • MadCity Music Exchange
  • 600 Williamson Street
  • Madison, Wisconsin 53703
  • (608) 251-8558
  • www.madcitymusic.net

  • Mississippi Records
  • 5202 North Albina Avenue
  • Portland, Oregon 97217
  • (503) 282-2990

  • Other Music
  • 15 East 4th Street
  • New York, New York 10003
  • (212) 477-8150
  • www.othermusic.com

  • Park Ave. CDs
  • 2916 Corrine Drive
  • Orlando, Florida 32803
  • (407) 447-7275
  • www.parkavecds.com

  • Princeton Record Exchange
  • 20 South Tulane Street
  • Princeton, New Jersey 08542
  • (609) 924-3472
  • www.prex.com

  • Schoolkids Records
  • 2237 Avent Ferry Road #101
  • Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
  • (919) 821-7766
  • www.schoolkidsrecords.com

  • Val's halla Records
  • 239 Harrison Street
  • Oak Park, Illinois 60304
  • (708) 524-1004
  • www.valshallarecords.com

  • Whistlin' Willie's 78s
  • 2136 Murray Avenue
  • 2nd Floor
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
  • (412) 478-4023
  • www.whistlinwillies.com

More Friends of Vinyl Lives

For further reading:

  • Broven, John. Record Makers and Breakers. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2010
  • Calamar, Gary and Gallo, Phil. Record Store Days. New York: Sterling Publishing Group, 2009
  • Dannen, Fredric. Hit Men. New York: Random House, 1990
  • Feather, Leonard. The Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York: Horizon Press, 1955; and: The Encyclopedia of Jazz in The Seventies, ibid.(written with Ira Gitler), 1976
  • Graham, Bill and Greenwood, Robert. Bill Graham Presents. New York: Doubleday, 1992
  • Knopper, Steve. Appetite for Self-Destruction. New York: Free Press (Simon and Schuster), 2009
  • Koster, Rick. Louisiana Music. New York: De Capo Press, 2002
  • Massey, Howard. Behind the Glass. New York: Backbeat Books, 2000
  • Milano, Brett. Vinyl Junkies: New York: St. Martin's Press, 2003
  • Milner, Greg. Perfecting Sound Forever. London: Faber & Faber, 2010
  • Oldenburg, Ray. The Great, Good Place. Emeryville, CA.: Marlowe and Company, 1999
  • Pareles, Jon and Patricia Romanowski, eds. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. New York: Rolling Stone Press (Simon & Schuster), 1983
  • Podolsky, Rich. Don Kirshner. New York: Hal Leonard, 2012
  • Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who's Who. New York: Da Capo Press, (Plenum Publishing Corp.), 1979
  • Malone, Bill C. Country Music U.S.A. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1985
  • Milkowski, Bill. Swing it! An Annotated History of Jive. New York: Billboard Books (Watson-Guptill Publications), 2001
  • Spector, Robert. The Mom and Pop Store. New York: Walker and Company, 2009
  • Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. New York: Billboard Publications, Inc., 1996

Additional Record Store Contact Information (Florida)

  • Caroline's House of Records
  • 402 Brevard Avenue
  • Cocoa Village, Florida 32922
  • (321) 633-4600
  • carolinesrecords@yahoo.com
  • Owners: Caroline and Mike Lister

  • Daddy Kool Records
  • 666 Central Avenue
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • (727) 822-KOOL (5665)
  • www.daddykool.com
  • Owner: Gaetano Rifugiato

  • Park Ave. CDs
  • 2916 Corrine Drive
  • Orlando, Florida 32803
  • (407) 447-PARK (7275)
  • www.parkavecds.com
  • Owner: Sandy Bitman

  • The Record Rack
  • 2767 East Atlantic Avenue
  • Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
  • (954) 783-5004
  • therecordrack.blogspot.com
  • therecordrack@aol.com
  • Owner: Ritchie Siegrist

  • Rock and Roll Heaven
  • 1814 North Orange Avenue
  • Orlando, Florida 32804
  • (407) 896-1952
  • www.rock-n-rollheaven.com
  • Owner: Freddy and Ray Ehmen

  • Top Five Records
  • 10 South J Street
  • Lake Worth, Florida
  • (561) 313-9387
  • Owner: John O'Keefe

  • Yesterday and Today Records
  • 9274 Southwest 40th Street
  • Miami, Florida 33165
  • (305) 554-1020
  • www.vintagerecords.com
  • yandtrec@aol.com
  • Owner: Evan Chern

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