Dayton, Ohio Record Stores

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by greelywinger, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Does anybody have any memories of record stores in the Dayton, Ohio?
    I only remember...
    Renaissance Music Media (next to the Dabel theater)
    Gem City
    Omega Music
    Dingleberry's (2 locations)
    I have a brief memory of a place called Goldenrod's on Main.

    Omega is the only one still open.

    Darryl
     
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Forum Resident

    I'm going to a concert in Kettering, OH just outside of Dayton in a couple weeks and was wondering if anyone could recommend some record stores.

    I'll have to check out Omega.

    Mark
     
  3. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    While you're at Omega, be sure to check out The Record Gallery.
    It's within walking distance (literally around the corner).
    It's run by the same people that used to run Gem City Records.

    http://www.recordgalleryofdayton.com/

    Darryl
     
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  4. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

    Location:
    Ohio USA
    I used to frequent all of them!
     
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Forum Resident

    Thanks for the info!

    Mark
     
  6. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
  7. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Just went to the Dayton, Ohio record show today.
    Nice small show put on by Alpha Records.
    Has anyone here been to one of their shows?
    They also do shows in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville & Nashville.

    Darryl
     
  8. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Location:
    Bi-Regional
    I've set up to sell at Alpha shows in Indianapolis and Louisville, and they are nice low-key affairs, but he's been working off the same dealer and buyer mailing list for 20+ years, they are not well promoted and there are few surprises for buyers or sellers (and when I go to one I am both). The Northside record show in Cincinnati (next one in November) is a better bet if you can make it.
     
  9. live evil

    live evil Well-Known Member

    Location:
    ohio
    Don't forget Second Time Around for cd's.
     
  10. DaleClark

    DaleClark Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bexley, Ohio
    I grew up in Dayton and remember Renaissance, peaches, golden Rod, bullfrog, dingleberries, second time around, warehouse records, spud city records, gem city records, and Philman's.

    Bullfrog records had a framed "my Bonnie" original 45 and several original Elvis Sn 45s

    Renaissance was the only game in town when CDs first came out. When a new album was released, the cd version came later. I purchased most of the German pressed Genesis cds ( PG era) ozzy era Sabbath and Rush cds ( all German). I still have the Genesis and Rush copies which sound, in some instances, superior to later versions. The very first cd I ever purchased, I still have, was Deep Purple's Perfect Strangers. It still plays great today.
     
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  11. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Do you remember that had a record shop on the corner of Wyoming St & Indiana Ave. (or was it Illinois ?)
    He would later move down to Brown St (near 2nd Time). Can't recall his name or the name of his store.

    Darryl
     
  12. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    I think it was called Trader Vic's.
    Found him on FB.
    The Trader Vic's Music Emporium Archives

    Darryl
     
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  13. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Recently got a turntable (first one in years) & I've been checking out which stores still sell used vinyl.
    I'm kind of limited to...
    2nd And Charles (a local used bookstore who's average price for a used LP is $2-$8)
    HPB (overpriced goodwill stuff)
    Omega Records (clean vinyl at fair prices).
    Picked up 3 LPs for my collection for $10
    John Denver - Some Days Are Diamonds... (w/original Inner)
    Bee Gees - To Whom It May Concern (ATCO)
    Rick Nelson - Garden Party (Decca)
    Nice clean vinyl

    Thinking of trying Toxic Beauty Records in Yellow Springs.

    Darryl
     
  14. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

    Location:
    Ohio USA
    Darryl. Toxic Beauty is a nice store and the guy who runs it seems pretty cool.
    Only visited once. Picked up a Small Faces lp at a reasonable price. The place is neat and clean and well organized. Only wish it was larger!
     
  15. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    There's a vintage clothing store in the Oregon Dist on 5th St. called Feathers.
    They have lots of $2 records.
    I'd call first because they have odd hours.

    Darryl
     
  16. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

    Location:
    Ohio USA
    Isn't that the place that has all the records up in the window that are melting in the sun?
     
  17. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    They only have a few covers. not sure if the records are even inside.

    Darryl
     
  18. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Just visited Toxic Beauty for the first time today.
    Don't know why I waited so long.
    Gonna have to make another trip soon.

    Darryl
     
  19. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
  20. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy Thread Starter

    Location:
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