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BEST PLACE TO SELL YOUR MUSIC: Amoeba Music Hollywood. This is the best place to sell or trade in your CDs, LPs, TAPEs, and DVDs.

BEST LISTENING ROOM: The record store that has the best "listening station" is HI-FI Haven in Whittier. They have a small selection of classical CDs, but they have two large listening rooms with expensive McIntosh HiFi systems. Take a stack of your favorite CDs to audition them on their very expensive equipment. See below for address and phone number.

BEST RECORD SWAP: On the first Sunday of each month there is a record swap meet at Pasadena City College. On the last Sunday of each month there is a swap meet in Orange. Record Surplus and Rockaway have parking lot sales quarterly. See below for links to these stores and call them. Check out my audio hifi webpage for recommendations on the best equipment to hear your music to it's fullest potential.

BEST CITIES: Three cities seem to have high concentrations of record stores: Hollywood, Whittier, and Santa Monica. Many of the record stores in these cities are clustered within a few blocks. Before you go to one record store in one city, see this website for record stores that are close by on the way.

BEST INTERNET DEALERS: Amoeba, Eastwind Import, Best Buy, Smoke CDs, Amazon, Half.com

Many of these are "specialty" record shops that sell releases by major labels, small independent labels, audiophile labels, used CDs/records/tapes, and otherwise hard to find records. The top section lists Southern California shops and the second section lists internet stores. Before you go to any store, call first to verify location, open hours, parking locations, and types of music they sell. Use Yahoo to create a map for you so you can locate them.

Be weary of Best Buy though; they are building up a monopoly - once they are a monopoly and have successfully driven chains like Tower Records out of business, you can sure bet they will raise their prices to list price. That's what monopolies do - underprice and drive out competition, then jack up the prices. You must remember that shipping can make the prices of internet ordering higher than buying from a store. Once one store dominates a market by underpricing and driving their competitors out of business, that one store will jack up their prices. Amoeba Music in Hollywood is a used CD superstore, but I've noticed they're already raising their prices. For the first month, Amoeba Music was charging $6-$7 for used CDs, now the prices have gradually creeped to $10+ for used CDs. Pay $1-2 more and support small business, mom & pop, local indie, community based stores. I do not want any one single store to dominate the entire market for indie music, used music, or mainstream pop music.

A lot of record labels are "remastering" their old catalog albums, repackaging them, and re-releasing them as if they were new albums at new full list prices. Their "remastering" does not usually mean the labels are using higher fidelity remastering technologies such as JVC-XRCD or HDCD, it usually means they are remastering their recordings to become "hotter" or sound louder. The "remastered" reissues sound louder, but they are more compressed and are decreased in dynamic range, as compared to the previous releases. It would be nice if the record labels would remaster their catalog releases with JVC-XRCD or HDCD technology, but right now they're ruining their catalogs by making them sound as "hot" as rap music albums. The labels are tricking their customers into re-buying albums by vaguely promising that the remastered reissues will have better sound quality. Read these articles: Is dynamic range compression destroying music? and Loudness war.



Los Angeles Record Stores: The Best Of The Best & Where To Go
FREE SOURCES OF VINYL LPS, CDS, TAPES, AND LASERDISCS:
Public Libraries
County of Los Angeles Public Library downloads - music, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies
Hoopla Streaming Videos, Music, Audiobooks
Zinio Magazine Collection
If you live in the Los Angeles, Southern California area and would like to check out vinyl LPs, Laserdiscs, CDs, and cassettes for free, check these out and consider donating albums there.

AIX Records
8455 Beverly Boulevard #500, West Hollywood, CA 90048, (323)655-4116
AIX Records is producing NEW recordings of world class musicians performing music in a variety of genres. Its the sound of acoustic instruments performing dynamic music as an ensemble that makes recordings done at 96 kHz/24 Bits worth the time, trouble and expense. These DVDs sound better than most of the major label releases because they were created specifcally for this format. Most DVD-Audio discs started life as low resolution analog or digital recordings and were only made into 96 kHz/24 Bits at the final stage of the production process. Check it out and see if you don't agree.

Akhtamar Records
616 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205, (818) 502-0220
Middle eastern.

Alexandria II Bookstore
170 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, (626)762-7885
new age store with a great selection of world beat and new age CDs and tapes.

Alpine Importers
833 W Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90502, (310)327-6985
Sylvia Hohm, located in the Alpine Village, this small shop carries a huge selection of imported German and Austrian pop music CDs, videotapes, books, and magazines. They sells CDs by German band "Modern Talking" which seems to be very popular with Asians - Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, and others.

Amoeba Music
Amoeba Music personal shopper
6400 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA, (323)245-6400
1855 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, (415) 831-1200
2455 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 549-1125
sells lots of used CDs, vinyl records, tapes, laserdiscs. This place might drive all other used record stores out of business.

Angel City Books & Records
218 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 399-8767
sells used CDs and books

As The Record Turns
6727 3/8 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 (213)466-8742
Kevin Donan sells new and used vinyl records, CDs, tapes

Atomic Records
3812 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505, (818)848-7090
sells new and used vinyl records, LPs, 45s, CDs, videos, organized catagories, alphabetical order, reasonable prices

Audio Element
117 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103, (626) 793-7229
Brian Berdan's hifi and record store

Audio Fidelity
79 East Daily Drive, #507, Camarillo, CA 93010, (805) 445-6464
Marshall Blonstein, former founder and president of DCC Compact Classics, has a new label. In late 2001, after fifteen years as the guiding force behind DCC's success, Blonstein resigned as President and Chairman of The Board of DCC Compact Classics to form AUDIO FIDELITY.
audiophile SACD, 180+ vinyl

Audio Video City
3201 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310)453-5355
tiny selection

Audiomax Ltd.
28281 Paseo Corrales, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, (949)363-6894
sells new audiophile vinyl LP records and CDs, hifi equipment

Backside Records
139 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA, (818)559-7573
Alex Aghababayans, manager, sells lots of colllectable LPs and DJ vinyl in a room in the back, used CDs

Bagatelle Records
260 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562)432-7534
sells lots of used vinyl LPs and 45s, specializes in pre-1969 vinyl
Steve Bagatelle is the owner and has been there for over 25 years, he has thousands of used lp's, 45s, and cd's from all genres. Steve hates the internet so be sure to mention to him that you found out about this store from this webpage and URL.

Bangle Bazaar & Music Warehouse
18624 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701, (562) 402-4890
Indian and Pakistani music and videos, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, the only Indian music store chain in the USA. The entire street block of Pioneer Blvd where there store is located is an Indian community with many stores, restaurants, clothing stores, markets, and boutiques

Basha Market
20802 E Arrow Hwy, Covina, CA 91724, (626) 332-3737
Arab music CDs are sold in a small section of the market; bakery market, sells Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food

Bayon Market
1181 E 10th St, Long Beach, CA 90813, (562)599-3120
Cambodian recordings, videos, books.

Beat City Records
2090 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, (805)653-5545
sells vinyl LPs and singles, new and used, rock posters

Better Records
Better Records
1791 Bates Ct., Thousand Oaks CA 91362-2302, (805)494-1710
Tom Port sells LPs of classic rock, pop, rare country, jazz, oldies 45's, 78's with bargain bins, Better Records

BGC Entertainment
12300 E Washington Blvd #K, Whittier, CA 90606, (562)320-0286
Trepop Pidech's Thai and Lao music store sells many CD-V, VCD, Karaoke, CDs, and players and karaoke equipment for DVD, VCD, satellite

Bionic Records
6012 Ball Rd, Buena Park, CA 90620, (714) 828-4225
sells vinyl LPs and singles, new and used, rock posters

BKT Entertainment - Top CD Thai
BKT Entertainment - Top CD Thai
5265 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 90027, (323)464-5104
8402 Alondra Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723, (562)633-2799
12714 Sherman Way, N. Hollywood, CA 91605, (818)255-335
THAI, Thai music store sells and rents many CDs, DVDs, CD-Vs, VDOs.

Black Hole Records
Black Hole Records
108 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832, (714)449-1788
specializes in British pop, rockabilly, psychobilly and punk rock.

Blue Bag Records Blue Bag Records
2149 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, (213)413-0690
lots of original reggae and ska vinyl

Boobys Cassettes
10401 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680, (714) 816-1733

Book Off
see website for locations
sells used CDs and books

Boulevard Music
4316 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230, (310) 398-2583
sells a small selection of local acoustic guitarists

Brand Books
231 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
used, out of print, rare vinyl records and CDs.

Brooks Berdan Records
110 W Olive Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626)359-9131
Berdan sells brand new and used audiophile vinyl LP records, he's a really nice person to talk to. Ask him to play your recently purchased records on his awesome stereo systems.

Bun-Ka Do, Inc
340 E First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3902, (213)625-0123
Japanese music store sells many cassettes and CDs of traditional Japanese music, all imports

Burger Records
645 S State College Blvd, Unit A, Fullerton, CA 92831, (714) 336-0561

California Albums
6159 Glen Oak St, Hollywood, CA 90078, (213)461-4862
sells lots of used LPs

Canterbury Records
805 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena (818)792-7184, (213)681-4922
this store has a great selection of Jazz, pop vocals, big band, classical, and used LPs.


Chabad on Fairfax, Atara's Judaica Store on Fairfax
369 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323)655-9282
Jewish store sells cassettes, CDs, and videos in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, Ladino

CD Trader
18926 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356, (818)705-3544
used CDs, sorted bins, CD Trader

China Modern Bookstore
8450 E Valley Blvd #104, Rosemead, CA 91770, (626)288-3274

Cinefile Video
11280 Santa Monica Blvd, West L.A. (310)312-8836
video rentals, huge selection of obscure movies

Classic Records aka TheMusic.com
1027 N Orange Dr, Hollywood, CA 90038
internet hi-fi dealer sells reissue vinyl records, amps, phono preamps. Visit by appointment only.

Coalition of Independent Music Stores
The Coalition of Independent Music Stores is a group of some of the best independent music stores in America. CIMS was founded in 1995 in response to the eroding attention given to owner-operated accounts by the music industry. Not only has CIMS created recognition for the efforts of independently-owned music stores, but CIMS has also stepped out on key artists to help build their careers.

Counterpoint Records & Books
5911 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)957-7965
sells lots of used vinyl LPs and 45s

Creme Tangerine Records
2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714)932-0552

Da Chan Video Da Chan Video
245 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755, (626)573-2089
rents Chinese, Vietnamese, and other Asian language laserdiscs, movies and Karaoke.

Dark Realm Records
8210 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, (562) 923-2599
underground heavy metal, death-metal, indie labels

Delicious Vinyl
6607 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028, (323)465.2700

Digital Video
10341 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733, (626)448-0227
Chinese, Laserdiscs, videotapes, CDs, cassettes

Dokya LA Thai
Dokya LA.1 @ Thailand Plaza, 5321 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 90027, (323)464-7178
Dokya LA.2 @ LAX-G Market, China Town, 1100 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (323)342-9982
Dokya LA.3 @ North Hollywood, 3034 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605, (818)255-5746
THAI, Thai music store sells many cassettes and CDs

Dr. Freecloud's Mixing Lab, Inc.
18960 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-7306
They have lots and lots of new and used DJ vinyl records.

Dreams of Tibet Imports
20 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103, (626) 585-8100
music of Tibet and Nepal, next door to a Tibet / Nepali restaurant; have lunch or dinner then buy the music!

DVD Planet formerly known as "Ken Crane's DVD and Laserdisc"
17822 Gillette Ave STE A, Irvine, CA 92614
Image Entertainment bought Ken Crane's and now runs the largest DVD and Laserdisc store in the world. DVDs are much better than videotapes and this place has a huge selection to choose from. They also sell DVDs, DVD-Audio, and SACDs.

Dyzzy on Vinyl
Dyzzy on Vinyl
Dyzzy on Vinyl
Dyzzy on Vinyl
3004 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90804, (562)438-8928
Kevin "Dyzzy" Diehm sells used, out of print, rare vinyl records and CDs. He can convert your LPs to CDs

Edgewise Media
1215 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038, (800)824-3130
Phillip Loving sells professional broadcast video tapes, film stock, and recording media, if you're interested in using the very best for your recordings. Also see Ametron.com a few blocks away for the same types of products.

Evolution Audio & Video
5341 Derry Ave, Unit "S", Agoura Hills, CA 91301, (818)879-1312
They sell DVDs, HDTVs, and the great Pioneer Elite Laserdisc/DVD players.

Factory Records Shop
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Far West Record Supply
P.O. Box 3027, San Dimas, CA 91773, (626)335-5544
Marsh Weeks sells paper & poly sleeves for LPs, 45s, 78s, Japanese resealable sleeves for 7-10-12 inch records & CDs, steel needles for wind-up phonographs, Japanese record sleeves, has monthly booths at the Pasadena City Collge Flea Market Record Swap Meet section and at the Orange County Monthly Record Shows (see below)

Fat Beats
7600 Melrose Ave. Suite J 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323)655-8997
1722 N Vermont Ave, Los Feliz/Los Angeles, CA (323)663-3717
an entire store of vinyl LPs of funk music, new and reissue, plus a few CDs. This store is part of a chain of stores with locations in New York City and Amsterdam in Europe - so they have national and international connections to the best funk, soul, hip-hop, dance, etc.,

Fingerprints
4612 E 2nd St, Ste B, Long Beach, CA 90803, (562)433-4996
Rand Foster has a great selection of current indie albums on vinyl, CD, and singles, majors labels & indies, because it's in an affluent neighborhood, they always have lots of free promo CDs and tapes to give away there. Frequent instores, call them to ask about them. Fingerprints CIMS, Fingerprints IndieRecordShop.com, Fingerprints CIMS, Fingerprints emailing list

Five Star Laser
1045 E. Valley Blvd #A113, San Gabriel, CA 91776, (626) 281-7676
Asian videos from Hong Kong

Foothill Records
1043 Foothill Blvd, La Caņada-Flintridge, CA, (818) 952-1282,
where the 2 (Glendale Fwy) and the 210 Freeways meet. Easy to find and only minutes from downtown L.A., Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena
LP's, 45's, 78's, Sheet Music, Memorabilia

FOT Records
16126 Canlay St., Van Nuys, CA 91406, (818) 787-2070
has a great selection of used promo CDs, lots of classical CDs, used vinyl LPs, used Laserdiscs, and the lowest prices ever of brand new CDs.

Freakbeat Records
13616 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, (818)995-7603
new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs

Framed Music
18543 Devonshire St #325, Northridge, CA 91324, (818)825-7704
John Harkless sells display frames for albums

Fret House Guitar Shop
309 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723
has a tiny selection of acoustic guitar cassettes and CDs on indie labels

FYE - Wherehouse
see website for locations
high prices, but sometimes the only record stores in town

Glass House Record Store
Glass House Record Store
248 W Second St., Pomona, CA 91766, (909)865-3802

Golden Apple
7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, (323)658-6047
8967 Reseda Blvd. (S. of Nordhoff near CSUN), Northridge, CA 91324(818)993-7804
doo-wop 45s, LPs, CDs

Grady's Record Refuge
Grady's Record Refuge
Grady's Record Refuge
2546 E Main St, Ventura, CA, (805)648-5565
old used CDs, LPs, DVDs, 45s, 78s, 8-tracks, phono needles, cassettes

Groove Riders
14566 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818)981-3366
DJ oriented, specializing in 12" vinyl, lots of oldies, mixed CDs and cassettes; this place is very popular with Los Angeles club DJs

Groovers
Riverside, CA
Asian videos from Hong Kong


Hatikvah aka Hataklit, open until Jan '06
436 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323)655-7083
Jewish store sells cassettes, CDs, and videos in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, Ladino

Headline Records
7708 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (323)655-2125
this places specializes in punk rock and indie label vinyl records, LPs, 45s, CDs, and cassettes, review

HI-FI Haven
7650 S Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602, (562)698-6103
there is a small selection of classical CDs in a glass case at the entrance. This is a McIntosh HiFi Dealer so you can listen to your CDs on very expensive stereos. Take a stack of your favorite CDs and audition them on their stereos.

High Fidelity
1956 Hillhurst, Los Feliz, CA 90027, (323) 662-2000

Kaos Records Covina
1044 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91722, (626)967-7802
sells used alternative & punk vinyl LPs and 45s, DVDs, imports, t-shirts, boooks, posters, international rock, video tapes. Kaos Records

India Emporium
23377 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765, (909)396-8070
Indian music on cassette, CD, DVD, imports; in an outdoor mall next door to India Sweets and near the Indian buffet Peacock Gardens.

India Music & Boutique
9443 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230, (310)837-5233
Indian and Pakistani music and videos, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi.


Jacknife Records & Tapes
3149 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, (323)661-4533

Jah Lambs & Lions
1030 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 931-2903
reggae, African music sold in "Little Ethiopia"

Katli Audio
13908 Ravenwood, Chino Hills, CA 91709, 909-465-0222
Audiophile CDs, By appointment only, Fred Kat sells "FIM"- FIRST IMPRESSION MUSIC, Various selections of XRCD-2, 24 Bit HDCD, 24k gold recordings

Ketab Bookstore
1419 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, (310)477-7176
Iranian music, Persian music on cassette and CD, down the street from Music Box

King Video
208 E Valley, Rosemead, CA
rents Chinese, Vietnamese, and other Asian language laserdiscs, movies and Karaoke.

Kokos Greek Musicland
633 S Hill St #103, Los Angeles, CA 90014, (213)622-3323
Greek, Armenian, Arabic, French, Italian, music on cassette, CD, video, owned by Koko Miloyan, music producer and distributor

La Canada Video
520 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, CA 91011, (818) 790-4050
video rentals, huge selection of obscure movies, lots of foreign films from UK, Japan, Canada

Laser Blazer
10587 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310)475-4788
Laserdics/DVDs are much better than videotapes and this place has a huge selection to choose from to buy or rent. They have over 12,000 laserdisc rentals, over 3,000 DVD rentals, and sell Pioneer DVD players and KEF speakers.

Laser D Entertainment
1864 N Tustin, Orange, CA 92865, (714)921-2800
Von Maughan's's biggest Karaoke Laserdisc and DVD shop in Orange County. Video Game Sales & Rental, Home Theaters & Entertainment Centers, Karaoke Machine Sales Service & Rental, Helicopter Charter Rental & Leasing

Laser Library
P.O. Box 1911, Hollywood, CA 90078
Laserdics/DVDs are much better than videotapes and this place has a huge selection to choose from to buy or rent. They also sell DVDs, MPEG-1 discs, Sony Playstation, Nintendo 64, and PC video games. You can even rent a Pioneer LaserDisc player.

Laserdiscs - Asian Laserdiscs, Chinese Laserdiscs, Vietnamese Laserdiscs & DVDs
Bolsa Ave in Westminster, CA
Garvey Ave in the cities of Rosemead, Monterey Park, Alhambra, CA
Valley Blvd in the cities of Rosemead, Monterey Park, Alhambra, CA
In the city of Westminster, CA there are dozens of laserdiscs stores that sell movie and karaoke laserdiscs, DVDs, CD-Vs, cassettes, and music. There are too many to list here so go to Westminster, CA and start at where Bolsa Ave exit off the 405 Freeway and and drive slowly up and down the street to see them all. In the cities of Rosemead, Monterey Park, Alhambra, CA there are also many stores on Gavey Ave and Valley Blvd. Look for the signs that say "Laserdisc", "music", or have movie posters on their windows. Every music store and small market usually has a section of Asian music. Laserdiscs and cassettes are very popular in Asian communities. Usually these stores also sell DVD players that have been modified to be "code free" so customers can watch their Asian language DVDs.

Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles, CA
16,000 square feet of books and records, 10,000 45s singles

Latest Audio Video formerly Sing Young Music
1008 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Laserdiscs, DVDs, karaoke, many locations-check website and call for directions

Left of the Dial Records
320 French Street, Santa Ana, CA, (657)900-2275

Lovells Records & Tapes
6719 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601 (562)696-7616
sells lots of used CDs, vinyl records, and tapes, majors labels & indies. They also have a tiny selection of used Laserdiscs. This is best place to sell your used promo CDs and tapes for money or credit.

Magic Disc Music
659 E. University Dr., Carson, CA 90746, (310)329-9800

Magic Discs
20700 Avalon Blvd #765, Carson Mall, (310)329-9766
sells hip hop/rap vinyl records

Marconi Radio
8485 Glenoaks Blvd Unit #8, Sun Valley, CA 91352, (818) 240-1090
small store sells new and used Laserdiscs and DVDs and hi-end components

Martin's Records
5111 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323)924-5854
5751 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323)931-4233
sells new hip hop/rap vinyl records, most items only 99cents, vinyl, cassettes, CDs, videos, old Lps, 12" singles

Master Entertainment
9885 E Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706, (562)804-0377
THAI, Somnuk Ajjimanont's Thai and Lao music store sells many CD-V, VCD, Karaoke, CDs, and players and karaoke equipment for DVD, VCD, satellite

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica (310)828-4403
has a small selection of acoustic guitar cassettes and CDs on indie labels

Melrose Music
7714 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, (323)782-9320
this place sells lots of used major & indie label vinyl records, LPs, 45s, CDs, and cassettes

Memory Lanes Antique Mall - 3 Record Dealers, spaces 121, 161, 214, 235
20740 S Firueroa St, Carson
collectables and antiques dealers

Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant & Mkt
1036 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 935-1775
sells Ethiopian music

Midnight Records
2867 Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90034,(310)839-9455
sells hip hop/rap vinyl records


Mono Records
1805 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, (323) 928-2475

Motherland Music
601 N. Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302, (310) 673-8000
Africa music store that sells many CDs, videos, and books from Africa

Mount Analog
5906 1/2 N Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042, (323)474-6649

Mr. C's Rare Records
148 North Glassell, Orange, CA 92862, (714)639-6281
old used vinyl records only store, huge selection of used vinyl LPs and 45s


Musicall
517 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323)951-0111
Hanna Kario's Jewish music store that sells many cassettes, CDs, videos, and books from Israel

Music Box
1451 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, (310)473-3466
Iranian music, Persian music on cassette and CD, run by Abbas Chamanara, down the street from Ketab Bookstore

Music Obsession
1800 S Robertson Blvd #279, Los Angeles, CA 90035, (310)275-1444
Paul Bergquist, owner, sells lots of used LPs, 45's, CDs, videos, searchable inventory

Music Revolution
11133 E Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606, (562)692-0281
52 E Orangethorpe Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801, (714)447-9288
sells new and used CDs and new vinyl records, shirts, and paraphanalia.

National Compact Disc
2441 W Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631, (562)694-4104
mediocre selection of really used, bad condition, CDs, but they sell used DVDs

Natraj Music
18743 S Pioneer Blvd, Ste#104, Artesia, CA 90701, (562)924-1940
Indian and Pakistani music and videos, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi. The entire street block of Pioneer Blvd where there store is located is an Indian community with many stores, restaurants, clothing stores, markets, and boutiques

Nerd Boy Records Nerd Boy Records
11216 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, 90606, (562)692-3359
thousands of vinyl LPs and 12" singles; hip-hop, soul, jazz, funk, house, new wave, disco, etc.,

Nippon Book Company
327 E 2nd St #114, Los Angeles, CA 90012
114 Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213)617-1966
Japanese music store sells many Laserdiscs, DVDs, of music and anime, located in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, Kazuhiro Yoshizawa is the store manager

No Regrets
810 Long Beach Blvd, Ste A, Long Beach, CA 90813, (562) 901-1904
Punk/alternative rock store

Old Town Music Co.
42 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105, (626)793-4730, (323)681-2418
this is a musical instrument dealer which carries a small selection of classical CDs

Old Town Records
42012 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590, (951) 693-2004
Don and Kathy Weddle
sells used LPs

Orange County Monthly Record Show
Orange County Monthly Record Show
@ UFCW HALL
8530 Stanton Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
many dealers sell lots of used records, vinyl LPs and singles, and imports, majors labels & indies, posters, photos, tapes, supplies - record sleaves, their website is not updated

Origami Vinyl
1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, CA 90026, (213)413-3030

Pasadena City College Flea Market & Record Swap
Pasadena City College Flea Market & Record Swap
Pasadena, CA 91106, (626)585-7906
parking available at Hill and Del Mar Ave., on May 4, 2003, it will relocate to:
intersection of Green & Holliston, 1 block south of Colorado Blvd, 2 blocks north of Del Mar
happens the first Sunday of each month, call for info, dealers sell lots of used vinyl records, LPs, 45s, 78s, CDs, rare records. Aaron Schaefer organizes this event.

Penny Lane Records
1551 W. 13th St., Unit 107, Upland CA 91786, (909) 982-1212
has a large selection of new and used vinyl records, CDs, DVDs

Pepperland Music
850 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867 (714)639-0909
sells vinyl LPs and singles

Permanent Records LA
1583 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, (323) 739-6141

Planet Books
3917 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804, (562)985-3154
used LPs, EPs, singles

P.M. Sounds
1115 Satori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501, (310)787-8200
Erving Johnson sells used vinyl records, LPs, 45s, CDs, tapes, videos

Poo Bah Record Shop, Poo Bah Record Shop
2636 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107, (626)449-3359
Ron Stivers has a great selection of current albums on vinyl, CD, and singles, majors labels & indies. Other notable employees are radio personality Gary Nissley and session musician Andres Renteria

Porch Party Records
Long Beach, CA

Port Of Sound Record Shoppe
Costa Mesa, CA
John sells used vinyl records, LPs, 45s, CDs, tapes, videos

Punjab Grocery Store
1300 E Main St #101, Alhambra, CA 91801, (626)576-0749
Indian and Pakistani music and videos, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi. Indo-Pak groceries, calling cards, audio, video, DVDs, CDs, they do conversions between PAL and NTSC

Radiation Records
1501 N Raymond Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801, (714) 400-0019

Record Collector
Record Collector
7809 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90046, (323)655-6653
Sanders Chase's musty and dusty shop is stuffed with used, old, rare & unusual records. This is probably the biggest used vinyl LP store in Los Angeles.

Record Collector News
Jim
Jim runs a free bimonthly newspaper which lists upcoming record conventions.

Record Jungle
2461 West Whittier Boulevard, Montebello, CA 90640, (323)725-0940

Record Outlet
1489 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Suite A1, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360, (805)371-0574
2351 E Main, Ventura, CA 93003, (805)648-5565
sells vinyl LPs and singles, new and used, sell phonograph needles, repair turntables

Record Parlour
1343 N. McCadden Pl, Hollywood, CA 90028

Record Recycler
17312 S Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504, (310)767-7900
sells lots of used vinyl LPs

Records LA
5654 West Adams, Los Angeles, CA 90016, (213)399.9806

Record Store
1511 S La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90035, (310)652-6198
sells lots of used vinyl LPs and singles, used cassettes, lots of new and used Laserdiscs and DVDs

RecordStoreReview.com
directory of record stores.

Record Surplus
12436 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 979-4577
sells vinyl LPs and singles, and imports, majors labels & indies, lots of used records, used Laserdiscs, Record Surplus email

Records Unlimited
595 E Los Angeles St, Simi Valley, CA 93065, (805)579-9569
sells used vinyl LPs and singles, Records Unlimited

Resistor Records
511 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626)303-5623

Rhino Records Claremont and Mad Platter in Riverside
235 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, (909)626-7774
has a good selection of new and used vinyl, majors labels & indies, Adrienne Scherer - Rhino Records Claremont, Rhino Records Claremont, Rhino Records Claremont, Rhino Records Claremont

Rhythm
18630 S Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701, (562)924-1910
Indian and Pakistani music and videos, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi. The entire street block of Pioneer Blvd where there store is located is an Indian community with many stores, restaurants, clothing stores, markets, and boutiques

Rockaway Records
Wayne Johnson, Owner, has a good selection of new and used vinyl, new Reggae singles, and imports, majors labels & indies; also a good place to sell your used CDs here in Silverlake

Rocket Video
315 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
video rentals, huge selection of obscure movies

Salzer's Records
Ventura, CA

Sanseido Bookstore
665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 556-2200
Japanese music and book store, largest Japanese bookstore in Orange County

Second Spin
14564 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818)986-6866
1332 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, (310)395-4334
1781 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA, (949)650-8870
this is an entire store of used CDs and DVDs, good online prices for used CDs

Selection Music
9014 Garvey Ave #B, Rosemead, CA 91770 (626)573-5333
Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian music on CDs, Laserdisc, Karaoke, al imports.

Siam Books Center
5178 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood/Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323)665-4236 x 7
THAI, Thai music store sells many cassettes and CDs, next door to famous Thai restaurant, Sanamluang Cafe

Sing A Long Etc
1559 E Amar Rd #S, West Covina, CA 91792, (626)854-9889
Phillipino CDs and lots of tapes, Laserdiscs, Karaoke machines; this is a good example of how cassettes tapes are considered "serious" hi-fi in Asian and Pacific Island countries; there are a few Filipino restaurants in the same mini mall, so try some authentic Filipino food after you shop there

Solsounds
Sausalito, CA 94965, (415)383-2330

SoundCheck Hollywood
8872 Sunset Blvd.n West Hollywood, CA 90069

Soundsations Records
8701 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310)641-8877
Peter Grasso and Lee Wilson's small record store, indie rock to polka

Sound Spectrum
1264 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, (949)494-5959
Otto is a radio DJ for KSBR 88.5 FM

Street Sounds
7704 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (323)651-0630
7751 Melrose Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323)651-0630
sells vinyl LPs and 12" singles, indie imports, mostly hip hop, rap, house, and DJ mixes

Superco
221 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754, (626)289-9999
18714 S Gridly Rd, Cerritos, CA 90703, (562)653-9999
Chinese business has a small selection of Chinese Karaoke laserdiscs

THAI MUSIC AND VIDEO Directory in Thai Town Hollywood
THAI, directory of record stores.

Thai Book Stores
THAI, Thai music store sells many cassettes and CDs

Third Eye Records
2701 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, (714) 415-9814
Gary Farley specializes in vinyl. Offering a large selection of out of print and import punk, indie, garage, psych, experimental, gothic and new wave. We also sell unique collectibles, t-shirts, posters, buttons and vintage magazines and flyers

Tibetan Arts
Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310)458-6304
Sonam Tsomo Gottlieb sells the music of Tibet and Nepal

TKO Records
21405 Brookhurst St, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, (714) 962-0500

Top Video
927 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776, (626)287-4466
Laserdics for rental and sale.

Touch Vinyl
Los Angeles, CA

Uponshop
3910 W Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake/Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)667-2011
small store sells vinyl LP records of soul, rap, reggae

Vacation
3815 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, (323) 666-2111

Video & Audio Center
1426 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 451-6200
4401 Redondo Beach Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 (310)214-0081
this is the #1 Sony dealer in the USA! their website claims they sell Laserdisc/DVDs, but their stores don't have any products; call first for details. this place also sells high-grade blank videotapes for SVHS, VHS, 8MM, and others.

Video Paradise
321 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 625-2671
Japanese music store sells many Laserdiscs, DVDs, of music and anime, down the street from Tokyo Market listed above and across street from Bun-Ka Do listed above

VideoTheque
1005 Mission St., Suite B, South Pasadena, CA 91030, (626) 403-6621
video rentals, huge selection of Foreign, Classic, Independent, Alternative, Rare Cinema

Vidiots
302 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405m (310) 392-8508
video rentals, huge selection of obscure movies

Vietnamese - Trung Tam Bang Nhac, Bich Thu Linh
8150 E Garvey Ave #112, Rosemead, CA 91770, (626)288-4381
Diamond Square Plaza, 99-Ranch Market entrance
huge selection of Vietnamese and Chinese CDs, videodiscs, and laserdiscs

Vinylsaurs Records
138 1/2 First St., La Puente, CA 91746, (626) 806-2285

VIP Records
1020 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90806, (562)591-2349
sells hip hop/rap vinyl records

Wax Records
7201 Melrose Avenue Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90046, (323)932-6211
DJ dance records, every other Saturday night there is a DJ instore

Waves Video
10141 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA, (818)886-0707
Laserdics and DVD for rental and sale.

Whole Foods Market
see website for locations

Wombleton Records
5123 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, (213) 422-0069
UK records and imports

Yuri's Records
3801 Tweedy Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280, (323)566-1606

Ziba Music
11806 East 186th St, Artesia, CA 90701, (562)402 5194
Indian and Pakistani music and videos, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi. The entire street block of Pioneer Blvd where there store is located is an Indian community with many stores, restaurants, clothing stores, markets, and boutiques

Other Los Angeles Record Stores


RECORD SHOPS on INTERNET
These are internet stores. The stores listed above that have websites also sell through the internet.
A-1 Record Finders
sells vinyl LPs and singles, and indie imports

Acoustic Sounds
specializes in out of print Audiophile LPs and CDs. The owner has been involved in the "audiophile world" of MFSL LPs and CDs, Nautilus CBS half speeds, and Japanese LP and CD imports for the past twenty-two years.

Acoustic Music Resource
guitars, stringed instruments, acoustic music

Allegro Music

Amazon
has the one of the best selection selling CDs, vinyl, and DVDs over the internet.

American Pie Records
614 N Milpas, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, (805)965-2161
30 years experience in selling vinyl, no CDs or tapes

Analog Room
San Jose, CA
lots of vinyl

ARChive
America's only non-affiliated (University or Federal) broad based music archive

Arkiv Music
classical internet CD store

Around The World
PO Box 33101, Granada Hills, CA 91394, (818)366.1025
promotional, limited-edition & out-of-print CDs, rare records & music memorabilia

Asia Film
P.O. Box 293028, Lewisville, TX 75029
Asian laserdiscs, Video-CD, Chinese, Japanse, Hong Kong, anime

Audible.com
5716-B E. 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90803, (562)597-4237
books on MP3.

AudioMax
PO Box 7003, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-7003, (949)363-6894
is an audiophile vinyl and CD store over the internet

Audio Fidelity
870 E Front Street #4, Ventura, CA 93001, (866) 203-0647
Marshall Blonstein, former founder and president of DCC Compact Classics, has a new label. In late 2001, after fifteen years as the guiding force behind DCC's success, Blonstein resigned as President and Chairman of The Board of DCC Compact Classics to form AUDIO FIDELITY.
audiophile SACD, 180+ vinyl

Audiophile International, USA
PO Box 656, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, (916)990-9321
is an audiophile vinyl and CD store over the internet, sells VPI record cleaning machines

BAGS Unlimited
7 Canal St, Rochester, NY 14608-1910, (716) 436-9006
sells record sleeves

Berkshire Record Outlet
classical internet CD store

Best Buy
has the best prices selling CDs and DVDs over the internet, they actually sell a few vinyl LPs at their stores in their CD "Boxed Sets" section.

Boltz-USA pre-assembled storage racks for CDs, videotapes, DVDs, laserdiscs, vinyl records, these are great

CD Baby
online music store specializing in independent and unsigned artists

CD Wow
is an import CD store over the internet, good prices for imports

Cheap-CDs.com
has some of the best prices selling CDs over the internet.

Criterion Collection
15251 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683, (714)892-2283, (800)624-3078
Laserdics/DVDs are much better than videotapes and this place has a huge selection to choose from. This is a specialty DVD company that makes better DVDs with more features and extras at a much higher quality than the mass produced issues. See website for more details.

Daedalus Music
is an CD store over the internet, good prices

DiscoMusic.com
DiscoMusic.com is a resource for vinyl record collectors, DJs, dancers and fans of '70s and '80s dance music

DVD Planet
DVD and Laserdisc internet store

Eastwind Import
2477 Paseo Circulo, Tustin, CA 92782
Eastwind Import is an online shop based in California, USA, that specializes on jazz and classical CDs imported from Japan and Europe..

eil.com
yet another online internet record store, sells used, cutout, import & new - music & movies, rare UK promos

Elderly Instruments
thousands of hard-to-find recordings of the best in Blues, Singer-Songwriters, Bluegrass, Old-Time Country, Folk, Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic, International, Guitar Heroes, and lots more

Elusive Disc
is an audiophile vinyl and CD store over the internet

Filipino-Music.com
Reflections of Asia, 6301 Misty Wood Way, Citrus Heights, CA 95621, (916)723-8528
Philippine music, Philippine folkdance, Philippine musical instruments, Philippine movies

Gatefold Records
6014 Paseo La Vista, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818)888-4071
internet store of rare and promo CDs

GNP
Arcadia, CA
has a tiny selection of new and used audiophile vinyl records and gold CDs

Golden Oldies Records
201 N.E. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98105, (206)547-2260
Davis sells 45s, LPs, EPs, tapes, cassettes, reels, 8 track, CDs, t-shirts

GEMM - Global Electronic Music Marketplace
PO Box 2186, La Jolla, CA. 92038-2186
sells lots of vinyl LPs and singles, CDs, videos, and indie imports, claims to be the biggest

H&B Recordings Direct
classical internet CD store

Half.com
used CDs, the lowest prices ever, lower than any other internet webstore, ridiculously low prices, owned by Ebay.com

Hilo Hattie
Hawaiian music, contemporary and traditional music

Important Records
vinyl records, CDs

Metropolis Mailorder
specializes in rare esoteric, gothic, industrial, ambient, alternative rock CDs

Insound
dedicated to indie music selling CDs, vinyl, LPs, mp3s, band posters, band t-shirts and more

Isolation Tank
specializes in rare esoteric, gothic, industrial, ambient, alternative rock CDs

Interpunk Ultimate Punk Music Store
sells records, cassettes, CDs, punk, emo, ska, noise, patches, t-shirts, buttons, stickers, books, zines, news

J&R Music World
is yet another wholesale music store that is trying to sell CDs and DVDs over the internet.

KMart
internet CD store

L & L Collectibles
4201 Colling RD West, Bonita, CA 91902
collectibles from the 1950's, 60's & 70's, LP, 45 & 78 rpm Collectible Records, OUT-OF-PRINT Disney movies on VHS and Laserdisc, hard to find movies on VHS and Laserdisc plus lots of other goodies.

MC Productions
dedicated to preserving and making available the recordings of the 78 era,focussing on the Jazz Age(1925 - 1935).

Middle Pillar
specializes in rare esoteric, gothic, industrial, ambient, alternative rock CDs

Kreisel Sound Online Record / Music Store
Ken Kreisel's online store sells CDs, cassettes, and videos; specializes in their M&K Realtime and Perpetua Recordings, audiophile, big band, blues, classical, contemporary/dance, country, jazz, swing, and more.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
audiophile reissues

Music Direct
318 North Laflin Street, Chicago, IL 60607
internet analog hi-fi dealer, an audiophile vinyl and CD store over the internet

Music On Vinyl
vinyl store over the internet that sells all genres; rock, jazz, alternative, lounge & swing, reggae & ska, comedy & spoken word, soundtracks, rare & bizarre

Music Space
sells compilations advertised on tv infomercials

Music Stack
free community where people buy and sell each others music. You can post music that you would like to sell, list wants, and trades all in real-time! Individuals & record stores are welcome.

my Simon
Internet comparison shopping for CDs.
This is a internet search engine for locating sales on CDs, Vinyl, and cassettes at various online stores and auctions.

Music Yo/Hello Records Store
new vinyl and CD store over the internet

Needle Doctor
is an audiophile vinyl store over the internet

New Yorker Films
sells foreign and "art house" movies on video and DVD

Newbury Comics
New England, see website for location
vinyl records

OBILand
carry a large collection of rare and out-of print Japanese pressed albums, LPs, 45s, audiophile collectables, laserdiscs, DVDs, cassettes,

Oldies.com
Princeton Record Exchange
Buy and sell new and used CDs, used DVDs, and used Records at one of the largest new and used music CD stores, DVD stores and record stores on the East Coast.

Promo Only
Each month, Promo Only finds all of the hottest new songs, and puts them on a single digitally mastered cd. Our subscribers receive the new CD each month

Public Radio Music Source (PRMS)
Public Radio MusicSource is a nonprofit organization that provides valuable services for public radio listeners and stations alike. The Public Radio MusicSource was designed in response to a federal mandate that encouraged public broadcasting to find new sources of revenue. The Public Radio MusicSource generates revenue for the public radio system by paying a royalty to participating public radio affiliates based on the amount of sales of musical recordings generated from their listening area.

RasputinMusic

Record Finders
internet used "vintage" records

Records International
classical internet CD store

RecordStores.com
Internet comparison shopping for CDs
shop 100+ CD and vinyl record stores at once

Records Unlimited
a resource to help locate those hard to find PHONOGRAPH RECORDS of Classical, Folk, Jazz, Country, or Pop music. Records Unlimited is committed to preserving the recorded legacy of great artists in all genres of music, past to present.

Rhino
Rhino Handmade
Rhino UK
They create and release limited editions of otherwise unavailable audio and video goodies from the vast Rhino Archives for sale on the Internet. They also offer other non-limited-edition products which we believe will be of interest to collectors. Rhino Handmade titles will be manufactured in pressings of as little as one thousand copies. And each individually numbered limited edition title will be deleted once its announced pressing limit has been sold out.

Rock'n Records, Ronny Forslund
Sweden
internet store of vinyl

Rough Trade
UK

Savant Audio & Video, Inc.
PO Box 7454, Princeton, NJ 08543-7454 (609) 799-9664
is an audiophile vinyl and CD store over the internet

Sister Ray
UK

Simply Vinyl UK
is an audiophile vinyl and CD store over the internet

Sleeve City
sleeves and cases for LPs, CDs, etc.,

Smoke CDs
New Zealand
internet store sells new CDs at incredibly low prices, shipping isn't expensive

Southland CD
P.O. Box 3005, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310)379-6300
internet store of rare and promo CDs

Sony Music's Store
you can buy direct from Sony Music new vinyl, CDs, Laserdiscs, DVDs online

Turntable U

Streetlight Records
based in an Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, they buy and trade CD's, LP's, 45's, cassettes, DVD's, video cassettes, and video disks.

Tefteller's World's Rarest Blues Records

TheMusic.com
Classic Records, 1027 N Orange Dr, Hollywood, CA 90038
internet hi-fi dealer sells amps, phono preamps, and LPs

Valley Entertainment
sells DTS CDs, 5.1 music CDs, DVD-Audio, audiophile CDs; website doesn't make sense

Village Music
9 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941, (415) 388-7400
great record store

Vintage Vinyl
Fords, NJ
great record store

Vinyl Frontier
263 W Olive, Burbank, CA 91502, (818)848-6880
sells lots of new and used LPs, CDs, videos, store by appointment only, internet and mail order mostly

Vivante Music UK
is an audiophile vinyl and CD store over the internet

Vp Records
Jamaica, NY
is an reggae music store over the internet

Waterloo Records
600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703, (512) 474-2500
great record store

Wax Trax Records
2909 S Decatur, Las Vegas, NV 89102, (702) 362-4300
r&b, soul, doowop, 45s, LPs, 78s

Wing Records
specializes in rare vinyl classical LPs, 78s, reel-to-reels, books


DOWNLOAD Music Websites
These are internet stores. The stores listed above that have websites also sell through the internet.

Help me find these CDs:

Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette (1958)
Chico Hamilton - drums
Buddy Collette - flute/clarinet/tenor and alto sax
Jim Hall - guitar
Fred Katz - cello
Carson Smith - bass
out of print

Various Artists
"Blue Guitar"
Jazz instrumental dept
out of print
Blue Note Records
96581

Marin Marais
"The Bells Of St, Genevieve And Other Baroque Delights"
Les Concerts du Monde / Keith Clark
another great album, everybody should listen to this
Telarc Records

Jennifer Warnes
"The Hunter" 1992
Elliot Scheiner was nominated for a Grammy award for "Best Engineering."
great album, great songs, great voice, great production values, one of the most popular amoung audiophiles
out of print, a must have for any collection
Jennifer Warnes - Vocals, Producer; Elliot Scheiner - Producer, Engineer, Mixing; Jorge Calderon - producer; Tom Winslow - Assistant Engineer; Rob Meurer - Producer; Stephen Barber - Arranger; C. Roscoe Beck - Arranger, Producer; Joel Derouin - String Arrangements; Paul Dieter - Assistant Engineer; David Michael Dill - Assistant Engineer; Steve Forman - Rhythm Arrangements; Mark Harder - Assistant Engineer; Chet Himes - Engineer; Sarah Jarman - Assistant Engineer; Walter New - Associate Producer; Charles Paakkari - Assistant Engineer; Novi Novog - String Arrangements; Suzie Katayama - String Arrangements; Steven Strassman - Engineer; Chris Bellman - Digital Editing
Private Music

Jennifer Warnes
"Famous Blue Raincoat"
another great album
out of print
ONE OF LAST LAST RECORDINGS WITH STEVIE RAY VAUGHN.
Private Music

Repercussion Unit
"In Need Again"
another great album
hard to find
John Bergamo and Ed Mann make amazing percussion music.
CMP Records

Pet Sounds Sucks: The Story vs. The Songs
by: Michael Barclay


POSSIBLY CLOSED, HAVEN'T VERIFIED YET:

Ear Candy Collectables
6265 Sepulveda Blvd #11, Van Nuys, CA 91411 (818)787-7578
Kip Brown, owner, sells lots of used vinyl LPs and cassettes

Feedback Records
143 E Rowland, Covina, CA 91723, (626)966-9113, (626)915-3888
Feedback Records email1
Feedback Records email2
sells vinyl LPs, 45s, rock, pop, punk, metal, new wave, jazz, blues, classical, country, comedy, 50's & 60's crooners, new and used CDs, imports, singles, memorabilia

Goat Hill Records
1920 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949)646-8551
this place sells lots of used vinyl records, LPs, 45s, 78s, CDs, and cassettes

Orphaned CDs
(Next to Guitar Center Hollywood), 7401 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90046, (323) 874-0198
Orphaned CDs
Over 20,000 preowned CD's at deeply discounted prices. New arrivals daily.

Plastic Fantastic Records
3229 Sunset Blvd, Silverlake, (323)668-2448
Rodney Klein sells used lots of vinyl records, LPs, 45s, CDs, tapes, videos

R&M Music & Video
133 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204, (818)291-0375, (818)291-0377
CDs, LPs, tapes, videos, DVDs, 45s, posters

Record Recycler
4659 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 90027
sells lots of used vinyl LPs

Record Rover
12204 Venice Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA (310)390-3132
sells lots of used vinyl LPs

Record Trader
7321 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335, (818) 708-0632

Sunset Records
7509 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, (323)874-5212
sells used CDs, LPs, cassettes, videos, posters, books

Super Pops Record Detective
1242 3rd Street Promenade #1, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310)395-1344, (818)730-5505
unusual store, unusual location, unusual hours, unusual selection, call for info or email John Dancer



CLOSED RECORD STORES:

RIP: Beats Vinyl & Life Beats Vinyl & Life
918 W Lincoln Ave #3, Anaheim, CA 92805 (BETWEEN HARBOR AND THE 5 FREEWAY- GRAY 2 STORY BUILDING), (714)774-7780 Orange County's only record store catering to Hip-Hop and Reggae. New and used Independent/ Major label Hip-Hop (12", EP's, LP's), Dancehall-Reggae 7", Comps, CD's, DVD's, Clothing, Accessories. Beats Vinyl & Life

RIP: Vinyl Fetish, Vinyl Fetish, 7305 Melrose, Hollywood, (213)935-1300

RIP: Music Man Murray, 5055 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016, (323)734-9146, Murray Gershenz passed away on August 29, 2013, he sold his massive collection before then

RIP: Exodus Records & Compact Discs, 8163 Arroyo Dr, Rosemead, CA 91770, (626)573-8818

RIP: Don's Music, 4873 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041, (323)255-3551

RIP: 2 Catz Clothing, 337 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA, 90731, (310)521-9965

RIP: 40 Sad Portraits Of Closed Record Stores

RIP: Music Baron, 1244 S Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804, (714)527-7770

RIP: Auditory Odyssey., 6338 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606, (818)762-0266

RIP: Ken Crane's

RIP: Sea Level Records, 1716 W Sunset Blvd, Echo Park/Los Angeles, CA

RIP: Virgin Megastores

RIP: Hear Music, 1429 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310)319-9527

RIP: Circuit City

RIP: Amp Records, 6747 Greenleaf Ave # A, Whittier, CA 90601, (562) 464-0271

RIP: Tower Records/Classical/Video, 12/22/06

RIP: Aron's Records, 4/8/06

RIP: Rhino Records Westwood, last sale: 1/21-1/22/06

RIP: Wenzel's Music Town, 13117 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242, (562)634-2928, went out of business and closed on September 16'th. This place had lots of rare vinyl.

RIP: Joey Jetson Music, went out of business in 2001

RIP: Starlight Roof John Cooper's obscure video store went out of business at end of August 2001

RIP: Opus Music, closed 7/01, founded by Japanese entrepreneur Tatsuya Hayashi. Tatsuya also had a massive JBL Paragon speaker he bought in Japan, ask for a demo.

RIP: Dave's Video, closed 12/02, 12144 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (818)760-3472, this place had a huge selection to choose from.

RIP: DB Coopers
, closed 3/24/06 DB Coopers
DB Coopers

RIP: Destroy All Music, 3818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, (213)663-9300

RIP: JDC's Record Shop - The Music Stop, 440 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, (310)937-4455

RIP: GoBoy Records - 12/26/06, 1310 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach , CA 90277, (310)316.1957

RIP: Benway Records - 9/1/07, 306 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310)396-8898

Animania Laserdiscs
2570 Ocean Avenue, Suite 282, San Francisco, CA 94132
Asian laserdiscs, Video-CD, Chinese, Japanse, Hong Kong, anime, manga


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