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Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:36 pm
by Tune In 2
Record Shops Past & Present
Which shops did you/still buy you tunes from
(Please Add)

People's Sound Records (West London)
Massive International (North London)
Supertone Records (South London)
Regal Records (North London)
Reckless Records (North London)
Honest Jon's Records (West London)
Pecking’s (West London)
Arawak (North London)
Dub Vendor (West & South London)
Daddy Kool (West One London)
DEB Music (South West London)
Hawkeye Record Store North West London)
Body Music (North London)
Don Christie (Birmingham)
Summit (Birmingham)
Footprintz Records (North London)
Youth Sounds (North London)
Groove Records (West One London)

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:46 am
by drwatts53
Maroons Tunes (London W1)

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:23 pm
by swaby
Regal Records Clapton and my fave M+D Dalston Lane. Run by a guy called Lee who was always going to go home to Trelawny. Hope he made it.

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:28 pm
by jah_vaults
Tune In 2 wrote:Record Shops Past & Present
Which shops did you/still buy you tunes from
(Please Add)

People's Sound Records (West London)
Massive International (North London)
Supertone Records (South London)
Regal Records (North London)
Reckless Records (North London)
Honest Jon's Records (West London)
Pecking’s (West London)
Arawak (North London)
Dub Vendor (West & South London)
Daddy Kool (West One London)
DEB Music (South West London)
Hawkeye Record Store North West London)
Body Music (North London)
Don Christie (Birmingham)
Summit (Birmingham)
Footprintz Records (North London)
Youth Sounds (North London)
Groove Records (West One London)


Problem is with record shops lot of them not online and the record shops that are online do not put all their proper stock online so they want to make you visit the shop premises too.

This business way Is very clever :D :D :D :D

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:50 pm
by Tune In 2
jah_vaults wrote:
Problem is with record shops lot of them not online and the record shops that are online do not put all their proper stock online so they want to make you visit the shop premises too.

This business way Is very clever :D :D :D :D


That maybe correct and we could discus moving with the times, rent prices, taxes, business rates etc,
however, the post is more about a nostalgic look at record shops past and present.

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:51 pm
by Tune In 2
Round Beat (Camden NW London)

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:11 pm
by Tune In 2
swaby wrote:Regal Records Clapton and my fave M+D Dalston Lane. Run by a guy called Lee who was always going to go home to Trelawny. Hope he made it.

Oh yes i totally forgot about M+D's then it was a quick step to Hy Tek to drool over their electronics/sound gear then off to Johnson & Jones Second Hand and repair shop to see if there were any audio bargains

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:21 pm
by Living Bate
Peoples Sound - All Saints Road
Honest Johns - Portobello Road
Dub Vendor - Ladbroke Grove
Dub Vendor - Clapham Junction
Summit - Birms

I remember around 03 I went to Oceans in Hackney to pick up my tickets for the World Cup Clash....and driving back we went past a shop that apparently was regularly closed, but the owner just opened it as and when he felt to. It was open and so we went in, owned by a white bloke......very disorganised, just boxes and crates of 45's everywhere.....pretty dusty.

No idea what it was called.....if anyones got any idea i'd love to know...

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:40 pm
by Living Bate
Just text one of my mates I was with and he thinks it might have been called Reggae Revive

And that it closed not long after that...

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:44 pm
by drwatts53
From an earlier thread on the subject: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12327 .

Reggae Shops / stockists -

Blacka Dread Records (Brixton) 020 7274 5095

Body Music 261 Tottenham High Road
020 8802 0146 Seven Sisters Underground - 2 minute walk to the South West


Body Music 3 Library Parade, London, NW10 8SG
020 8965 0462

Body Music 71 Queens Market, Green Street, London, E13 9BA
020 8470 7328

Body Music 494 New Cross Road, Deptford, London, SE14 6TJ
Tel: 020 8691 6765

Direct Impact Music 158 Hoe Street,Walthamstow E17 4QH
Tel. 07939 315 928
Wayne previously worked at Daddy Kools and has established his own black music emporium in the heart of Walthamstow. Stocked with Vinyl, CD, DVD as well as books and magazines.

Dub Vendor 274 Lavendor Hill, Battersea
0207 223 3757 Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat 9.30am-7.00pm,Thur 9.30pm-7.30pm

Dub Vendor 150 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5NE
020 8969 3375

Hawkeye Record Store 2 Craven Park Road NW10 4AB
Phone:020 8961 0866

Klassique Records Unit 13 Wembley Market, Lancelot Road, Wembley
020 89000160

Music Specialists 6 Hildreth Street, London, SW12 9RQ 020 8772 9700
Shop 31, Broadway Market, Tooting Broadway, London, SW17 0RJ
One shop in Balham Market and one in Tooting Market, South London
Two small market shops selling reggae, gospel, ragga. Stocks a few of the latest pres and some reissued revives

Peckings 142 Askew Rd, Shepherds Bush, London, W12
Specialises in Coxsone and Studio One LPs and CDs, pre & re-issued records.

Regal Records 92 Lower Clapton Rd
020 8986 5212 Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

Selectors Emporium 100b Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2
Very good record shop with large stock of reggae, soul, and rare groove. Some rarities in store and downstairs has 3 turntables for listening to records.

Supertone Records 110 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2
Tel : 020 77377761
Good stock of latest JA pres and revive 7". Good for Roots Reggae also stocks some Soca and has a good selection of reissued LPs and CDs

Vinyl Gems New Park Road, Brixton Hill, London SW2
Long running shop selling Reggae, Soul and some Jazz. Mostly LPs, but some CDs. Has the latest reissued revives & reissued LPs along with some originals. Distributor of 'Sunshot' and 'Treasure Isle' revives.

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:49 am
by Tune In 2
Randy's Record Mart (Kingston, Jamaica)

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 am
by drwatts53
@ Livingbate
Reggae Revive was (in one of its incarnations) in Chamberlayne Rd in Kensal Rise. I wonder what Bob Brooks is doing now.

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:39 am
by Dread Archive
M&D Records [Dalston]
Ariwa Records [Finsbury Park]
George # Back of a hardware shop [Chalk Farm Road 1984 - 1986] then moved to [Kentish Town Road 1987 - 1990]

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:50 pm
by jb welda
Does Rough Trade's one time suburban outlet in downtown San Francisco count? Used to be the place to buy reggae along with Rasputins and Leopolds (before Amoeba).

Been to Peckings shop in London and always wanted to get to Daddy Kools if only to be sneered at by the proprietor, according to legend anyway.

Went around with Jah Reel to a couple of other shops but they mostly were closed. Blacka Dreads place was one of them I think.

one love
jb

Re: Record Shops Past & Present

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:37 pm
by Tune In 2
jb welda wrote:Does Rough Trade's one time suburban outlet in downtown San Francisco count? Used to be the place to buy reggae along with Rasputins and Leopolds (before Amoeba).

one love
jb

Yes of course it does, if it sold reggae it counts
i think they are/were connected to the ones in the uk {East London, Bristol, Nottingham ,West London) and had/have various stores around the world