My father owned a record store here in Raleigh called Treasure Chest Records that specialized in a hyper-local genre called Beach Music. It has nothing to do with the Beach Boys or surf music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_music
Dad also had the killer selection of 50’s R&B, soul and other coolness. All 45’s and no filler.
The Federal, Chess & King stuff alone was mind numbing.
If you are from Raleigh and of a certain age you might remember Record Hole. John Swain and my dad had a space together at the N.C Fairgrounds Flea Market before they each opened their own stores. I bought a mountain of LPs from John.
John was quite the character you just had to know him. Here is a clip of John in action.
Herman’s Hermits ” Blaze ” was last LP with the original lineup and released in October, 1967. The Record Store Day exclusive release is a re-press on 180 gram vinyl.
In The Groove Records will have a Record Store Day exclusive that will take it to a more genuine level. A box of still sealed first pressing copies of Blaze. Cheaper than the re-press too.