Monday, April 19, 2010
A belated Record Shop Day to you too!
I was reading some of the readers comments to the Guardian article on Record Shop Day and I thought I'd finally post a short video I made from a record dig back in 2008 in Jo'burg. I'd originally intended to write a story about Hillbrow Records but if you check the link most of the history is there. It doesn't mention the help Leonard got from Rashid Vally early on when the record companies refused to sell Leonard records because they were being shared in the record club.
Some of my record shop favourites through the years:
Lord John (Pietermaritzburg), Manhattan (Durban), Ragtime (Cape Town), Hillbrow (Joburg), Kohinoor (Joburg), Red Records, Sterns, Honest Jons (London), Red Eye, Egg and Mojo (Sydney)
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