Saturday, May 5, 2012

Stairway to Record Heaven


It's a long way up but worth the climb.  At the top you'll find Charlemagne Records (since 1977).  Vintage records and tapes galore.  Last weekend I made my first visit with Cincinnati DJ and record enthusiast Jay Gilbert ( aka Uncle Jay Explains the News).  He had a great time flipping through the stacks while I took pictures.

Charlemagne Records
1924 1/2 11th Avenue South
Five Points South

10 comments:

jb said...

Tell Uncle Jay that I picked up a copy of Head, Hands and Feet's "Tracks" for a mere €50 yesterday

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This would be an enjoyable place to browse. To my wife's disappointment, I sometimes say that my musical tastes stopped developing after Woodstock.

Birdman said...

Looks like quite a place. I could spend some time here. Any 45s or just albums? Any Cliff Richard?

Virginia said...

Bird, I think there were 45's and tapes too. I don't know about CLiff!

JB,
you were robbed! :)

Dave, then you would have loved this place!

MadAboutParis said...

Virg...you are the primo BHM,AL ambassadress - we're big fans of Off the Beaten Path...the weirder the better!

SRQ said...

Looks like a classic place. I love that it's upstairs. Of course, the a.c. better be working overtime or there might be warped vinyl.

Ken Mac said...

All record stores deserve props!

Daryl Edelstein said...

What fun

TheChieftess said...

The stairway reminds me of an old vintage record store in Claremont, by the Claremont colleges...it was a cool place to browse...but I think it's long gone...
This is a great find V!!! Did you pick up any vinyl???

Jilly said...

Oh yeeees, love that first photo!