It Sounds Better With The Sticker

Today is Record Store Day. Come check us out.
At some point, I hope to make a run up Hillsborough Street.

The following was my second post……………….

Embracing The Future And Honoring The Past

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.

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 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.

RIP John.

This sticker sums it up.
Buy a record for someone close to you.
Buy a record for a stranger.

gift sticker


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: