The Record Store Book

Fifty of Southern California's Most Iconic and Legendary Record Stores

Photography by Mike Spitz * Interviews by Rebecca Villaneda

The book

MUSIC MAN MURRAY DIED

Posted on 04 Sep 2013 in The book | 0 comments

Murray Gershenz – “Music Man Murray’ – died of a heart attack at 91 years old on August 28th. He was the oldest record store owner in Los Angeles, opening up his store in 1962 on the corners of Western Avenue and Santa Monica Avenue. He had been trying to sell his store and record collection for years, […]

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Shooting on Film

Posted on 04 Sep 2013 in The book | 0 comments

Writer Rebecca Villaneda is finishing up her interviews with store owners, and I am working on layout designs for the book with designer and bookmaker Carlos Benitez from Global Media Network. We are designing a prototype that can be shown to publishers, or that we can use if we choose to self-publish. The design process […]

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Facebook

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 in The book | 0 comments

Hello – we just posted a notice about our blog on Facebook so please drop us a line, write something here and tell us about yourself, about your favorite record store, an experience you had in a record store, anything memorable related to record stores. Tell us if you are interested in the book and […]

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There Are Still Record Stores Around?

Posted on 21 Aug 2013 in The book | 2 comments

YES. There are still record stores around, and in abundance. The number is growing. In Los Angeles alone, there are almost thirty record stores, and some of these are new stores that opened up during the shooting of this project. The oldest existing record store in the Los Angeles area is Canterbury Records in Pasadena, […]

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IMAGES FROM THE BOOK

Posted on 20 Aug 2013 in The book | 0 comments

                   

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