Record Store Day 2015 – Embracing The Future And Honoring The Past

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.

RIP John.

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