My dad owned a record store here in Raleigh called Treasure Chest Records. Specializing in a regional genre called Beach Music. No, it has NOTHING to do with the Beach Boys or surf music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_music
He had the killer selection of 50′s R&B, soul and other coolness. All 45′s, no filler.
The Federal, Chess & King stuff alone was mind numbing. Three blocks from Peace college and, oh, I got to work there on Saturdays when he went to the State game.
If you are from Raleigh and of a certain age you might remember The Record Hole. John Swain and my dad had a space together at the flea market before they each opened their own stores. I bought a mountain of lp’s from John.
John was quite the character, you just had to know him. Here is a clip of John in action.