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National Record Day April 19, 2016

Filed under: Bop Street Records,Music,Vinyl Records — Janet @ 3:07 pm

Vinyl record that is.  Last Saturday was National Record Day – I duly visited my local vinyl record store – Bop Street Records.  I went early – on the way I saw that the record store across the street had an amazing queue stretching round the corner.  Wow I thought better   hurry.  But when I got to Bop Street there was hardly anyone there.  What was going on?  I subsequently learned that the record store across the street sold NEW records and this was the day for some new releases.  Bop Street sells USED records – and what a collection it has.  HUGE.  I was told that only the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian have larger collections.

I was so dazzled and swamped by the range of choices at Bop Street I had no idea what I wanted.  But I wanted to honor the day and I finally settled on a record by Merle Haggard who I knew had died recently.  And I also bought a CD  of Richard and Mimi Farina.  So some new choices to add to my eclectic collection.  Pleasant listening.



Vinyl Records April 20, 2015

Filed under: Choral Music,Jazz,Music,Vinyl Records — Janet @ 6:59 pm

Did you know that last Saturday, April 18, was Record Store Day?  Seattle’s 10 best could hardly wait.  In the afternoon I managed to get to the best of the best – Bop Street Records on Market Street in Ballard.  There was a steady stream of customers and a vast array of records from which to choose.  I came away with two very different gems.vinyl records 003    a jazz album, Stan Getz and J. J. Johnson  at the Opera House          vinyl records 002  sacred music, the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge  singing compositions by Poulenc and Peeters.

A few years ago when Bop Street Records was in its old location on Ballard Way and I was exploring Ballard on my own, I used to go in there quite often.  Then the store moved up to Market Street and I faded away, not going in to browse so often.  But on Saturday I went in for  “old times sake”.  It was so nice to go there again – it was like a homecoming.  I’ll go again soon!