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Hoping to have a sniff around for vinyl in central and south california nxt month. Any suggestions for 'well known or not so well known' stores worth checking out in the vicinity?

Anyone been round that area recently - places to avoid, rip off merchants etc?

Does anyone know of any record fairs happening in California next month or any Rare Soul related events?

Cheers,

Paul

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Goldmine magazine has a list of record stores in the US by State and also runs a list of record shows across the US.

Dont know how easy it is to find in the UK.

Plus a short list of stores in California

All Sales Are Vinyl

1308 East Cypress Ave. - Glendora, CA 91741

Phone: (626) 963-9717 Fax:

Website: www.asavinyl.com

E-mail: orders@asavinyl.com

Amoeba

2455 Telegraph Ave. - Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (510) 549-1125 Fax:

Website: www.amoebamusic.com

E-mail:

1855 Haight Street - San Francisco, CA

Phone: (415) 831-1200 Fax:

Website: www.amoebamusic.com

E-mail:

6400 Sunset Blvd. - Hollywood, CA

Phone: (323) 245-6400 Fax:

Website: www.amoebamusic.com

E-mail:

Armory Records

630 9th Ave. - San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 238-8151 Fax:

Website: www.ArmoryRecords.com

E-mail: IamCROS1@aol.com

Aron's Records

1150 N Highland Ave - Los Angeles, CA 90038

Phone: (213) 469-4700 Fax:

Website: www.aronsrecords.com

E-mail: info@aronsrecords.com

Atomic Records

3812 West Magnolia Blvd. - Burbank, CA 90026

Phone: (818) 848-7090 Fax: (818) 848-1969

Website:

E-mail: atomic1@flash.net

Beat City Records

2090 East Main Street - Venture, CA 93001

Phone: (805) 653-5545 Fax:

Website: www.beatcityrecords.com

E-mail: bcityrec@pacbell.net

The Beat Market

1606 North Cahuenga Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: (323) 466-6003 Fax: (323) 466-6043

Website: www.beatmarketla.com

E-mail: thebutcher@beatmarketla.com

CD Trader

18928 Ventura Blvd. - Tarzana, CA 91356

Phone: (818) 705-3544 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

DMC Records

7619 Melrose Ave. - Los Angeles, CA 90038

Toll free (877)362-3520

Phone: (323) 651-3520 Fax:

Website: www.dmcrecords.com

E-mail: sales@dmcrecords.com

Earth Wave Records

219B Southwest Blvd. - Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Phone: (707) 795-1660 Fax: (707) 795-1665

Website: www.earthwaverecords.com

E-mail: mallstaff@vintage.com

Funk Tone Records

44911 Beech Ave - Lancaster, CA 93535

Phone: (661) 940-8821 Fax:

Website: www.funktone.com

E-mail: sales@funktone.com

Goat Hills Records

1920 Harbor Blvd. - Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone: (949) 646-8551 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Groove Time

643 West Baseline - San Bernadino, CA 92410

Phone: (909) 884-0197 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Higher Source

9122 Adams Ave. - Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: (714) 965-5997 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

House of Records

3328 Pico Blvd. - Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: (310) 450-1222 Fax: (310) 450-4525

Website: www.houseofrecords.com

E-mail: info@houseofrecords.com

Imagine Music

2580 Fairoaks Blvd. #12 - Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 971-1188 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Just Play Music

619 State Street - Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: (805) 963-8677 Fax: (805) 963-4247

Website: www.justplaymusic.net

E-mail: jpmsb@silcom.com

The majesticstore

6404 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 505 - Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: (916) 971-1188 Fax:

Website: www.majesticstore.com

E-mail: mail@majesticstore.com

Maximum Records

1104 4th Street - San Rafael, CA 94901

Phone: (415) 454-9262 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Middle Earth

10357 Lakewood Blvd - Downey, CA 90241

Phone: (310) 869-2581 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Music Madness

1459 Freedom Blvd. - Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone: (831) 761-3278 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Music Revolution

11211 E, Washington Blvd. - Whittier, CA 90606

Phone: (562) 692-0281 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

The Musical Offering

2430 Bancroft Way - Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (510) 849-0211 Fax:

Website: www.musicaloffering.com

E-mail: wildboar@MusicalOffering.com

Open Mind Music

342 Divisadero St - San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 621-2244 Fax:

Website: www.openmindmusic.com

E-mail:

PM Sounds

1115 Sartori Avenue - Torrance, CA 90501

Phone: (310) 787-8200 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Pooh Bah Records

1101 East Walnut Street - Pasadena, CA

Phone: (626) 449-3359 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Primal Records

2420 Parker Street - Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (510) 548-8511 Fax:

Website: www.primalrecords.com

E-mail: info@primalrecords.com

Prime Cuts

8246 Santa Monica Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 654-8251 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Record City

3757 6th Avenue - San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: (619) 291-5313 Fax:

Website: home.earthlink.net/smartpatrol/index.html

E-mail: smartpatrol@earthlink.net

the Record Man

1322 El Camino Real - Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: (650) 368-9065 Fax: (650) 368-2968

Website: www.recordman.com

E-mail: archives@recordman.com

Record Outlet

2351 East Main Street - Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: (805) 648-5565 Fax:

Website: www.recordoutlet.com

E-mail:

1489 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.- Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Phone: (805) 371-0574 Fax:

Website: www.recordoutlet.com

E-mail:

Record Recycler

4659 Hollywood Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: (323) 666-7361 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Record Surplus

11609 Pico Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: (310) 478-4217 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Recordings Unlimited

9000 Foothill Blvd. #116 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone: (909) 466-7006 Fax: (909) 466-7008

Website: www.recunltd.com

E-mail:

Rhino Records

2028 Westwd Bl - Los Angeles, CA 90025

Toll Free: (800)555-8095

Phone: (310) 474-8685 Fax:

Website: www.rhinowestwood.com

E-mail: info@rhinowestwood.com

Rockaway Records

2395 Glendale Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90039

Phone: (323) 664-3232 Fax: (323) 664-0956

Website: www.rockaway.com

E-mail: sales@rockaway.com

Rock-It-Man

55635 29 Palms Hwy. - Yucca Valley, Ca. 92284

Phone: (760) 228-3304 Fax: (760) 228-3075

Website:

E-mail:

Saturn Records

5488 College Ave. - Oakland, CA 94618

Phone: (510) 654-0335 Fax: (510) 654-4386

Website: www.saturnrecords.com

E-mail: info@saturnrecords.com

Sea Level Records

1716 West Sunset Blvd - Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone: (213) 989-0146 Fax:

Website: www.sealevelrecords.com

E-mail: sealevelrecords@aol.com

Sound of Music

4956 E. Whittier Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90022

Phone: (323) 261-9224 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Soundsations

8734 South Sepulveda Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 641-8877 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Stacks The Vinyl Authority

18300 Gridley Road, Suite B - Artesia, CA 90701

Phone: (562) 809-8560 Fax: (309) 296-0149

Website: www.stacksvinyl.com

E-mail: mikejew@stacksvinyl.com

Street Sounds

7704 Melrose Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 651-0630 Fax: (323) 651-0631

Website: www.streetsounds.com

E-mail: sales@streetsounds.com

Streetlight Records

3979 24th. Street - San Francisco, CA 94114

Phone: (888) 682-3550 Fax: (415) 282-2090

2350 Market Street - San Francisco, CA 94114

Phone: (888) 396-2350 Fax: (415) 621-4075

980 South Bascom Ave. - San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: (888) 330-7776 Fax: (408) 293-8210

939 Pacific Ave - Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (888) 648-9201 Fax: (408) 421-9300

Website: www.streetlightrecords.com

E-mail: info@houseofrecords.com

UponShop

3910 Sunset Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90029

Phone: (323) 667-2011 Fax:

Website: www.uponshop.com

E-mail: info@uponshop.com

Vinyl Fetish

7305 Melrose Ave. - Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 935-1300 Fax:

Website: www.vinylfetishrecords.com

E-mail:

1614 Cahuenga Blvd. - Hollywood, CA 90028

Phone: (323) 957-2290 Fax:

Website: www.vinylfetishrecords.com

E-mail:

The Vinyl Solution

151 West 25th Ave - San Mateo, CA

Phone: (650) 571-0440 Fax:

Website:

E-mail:

Vinyl Vendors

1800 South Robertson Blvd #279 - Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone: (310) 275-1444 Fax: (310) 275-8444

Website: www.vinylvendors.com

E-mail: info@vinylvendors.com

Wax Records

7201 Melrose Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 932-6211 Fax:

Website: www.waxrecords.com

E-mail: wax@waxrecords.com

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Cheers newer.

Goldmine was the place I used to check dates, but trying to track down copies in UK is hit&miss.

Does anyone know if they still sell Goldmine in London West End HMV, Virgin? I tried their website but the last time I looked it didn't give out recent information (which is understandable)

That's a decent list of shops. Appreciate that. I have been to LA a couple of times before but it was a while ago. I often find that the shops are there one minute and gone the next. I also have an ancient guide (1990/91) to all record dealers in the US does anyone know if this was ever updated?

Assume everyone else is keeping quite about prefered shops??

Pau

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Cheers newer.

Goldmine was the place I used to check dates, but trying to track down copies in UK is hit&miss.

Does anyone know if they still sell Goldmine in London West End HMV, Virgin? I tried their website but the last time I looked it didn't give out recent information (which is understandable)

That's a decent list of shops. Appreciate that. I have been to LA a couple of times before but it was a while ago. I often find that the shops are there one minute and gone the next. I also have an ancient guide (1990/91) to all record dealers in the US does anyone know if this was ever updated?

Assume everyone else is keeping quite about prefered shops??

Pau

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If you wanna come hang out in Bakersfield, let me know. We have a burgeoning soul scene here, but it still needs some work. There are handful of us that are KTF %100. We'll give you the best record shopping tour you can find. If you want to DJ we have a place every weekend to spin at. Bakersfield is only 1 and 1/2 hours from L.A. so it's not that far. Just ask Ady Potts about Bakersfield and his record finds here. Let me know, you are more than welcome if you need accommidations....

-Mike

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If you wanna come hang out in Bakersfield, let me know. We have a burgeoning soul scene here, but it still needs some work. There are handful of us that are KTF %100. We'll give you the best record shopping tour you can find. If you want to DJ we have a place every weekend to spin at. Bakersfield is only 1 and 1/2 hours from L.A. so it's not that far. Just ask Ady Potts about Bakersfield and his record finds here. Let me know, you are more than welcome if you need accommidations....

                                      -Mike

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Bakersfield whistling.gif can´t believe it !thought thats where old people went to die,was there years ago(eighties) found nothing,only a dodgy disco!

On a buying point(if it is still there) Novotnoys antiques in Glendale,there used to be an upstairs room full of records,worth a try if only a phone call?

Steve

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Bakersfield whistling.gif can´t believe it !thought thats where old people went to die,was there years ago(eighties) found nothing,only a dodgy disco!

On a buying point(if it is still there) Novotnoys antiques in Glendale,there used to be an upstairs room full of records,worth a try if only a phone call?

Steve

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Thats how we get our records here...when the old people die! :unsure:

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Cheers mike, I'll try and give you another call/email when I touch down.

Is that the Mr Smith from Northampton way? Anyway thanks to you both.

Hope to report stories of good finds!

Paul

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