Going to NYC and buy LPs

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  1. fricadelle

    fricadelle Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    France
    Hello

    I am from Europe (France) and going to NYC in a couple of days and was wondering if there were any great places to buy LPs over there?

    More pragmatically, if you were coming from Europe and were to buy ~10 vinyls in the US what would these be? I'm looking for something that maybe would be rare in Europe due to lack of availability/high prices.

    I'm quite fond of rock, blues, funk, soul but I figured that NYC could be a great place to get some Jazz records! I obviously own Kind of Blue, Time Out (maybe not the best copies I'll admit). I have a Nat King Cole and a Wes Montgomery both from Analogue Productions that sound great, and that's pretty much it. Knowing not much in Jazz and being a guitarist what I seem to like for now is Guitar - Vocal duo ala Julie London and Barney Kessel or Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass. I like also music that has some kind of latin mood to it. But I'm really open to any suggestions; Remasters, originals I don't really mind.

    So thanks in advance for the ideas and the opportunity to broaden my musical spectrum as well as having wonderful souvenirs spinning on my turntable.
     
  2. Bryce

    Bryce I drank what?

    Location:
    New York City
    My top 3 (in no particular order):

    Jazz Record Center - 236 W 26th St #804, New York, NY 10001

    Limited To One - 221 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

    Record Grouch - 986 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
     
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  3. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    Location:
    clifton park,ny
  4. fricadelle

    fricadelle Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    France
    great suggestions! thanks guys
     
  5. NapalmBrain

    NapalmBrain Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas City, KS
    went to several in brooklyn, can only remember Human Head but there were a couple others nearby with great selections as well. I think you can't miss in that city
     
  6. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    If you’re going to be in the US for a while, also consider ordering from Acoustic Sounds or its peers and have the purchase shipped to your hotel. Much cheaper than shipping overseas.
     
  7. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    Location:
    albany, ny
    See LIVE MUSIC and/or Broadway show(s). The best souvenirs are memories!
     
  8. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Location:
    Planet Earth
    What would you guys recommend for wave/ punk/ rock vinyl? Really liked Academy Records and Record Grouch. Is there more?
     
  9. Exit Flagger

    Exit Flagger Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    Academy is your best bet. Earwax is hit or miss. There was a decent selection at Captured Tracks when I went last fall.

    My favorite shop for new wave/punk/post-punk was Permanent Records but they only sell on Discogs now.
     
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  10. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Location:
    Planet Earth
    Thank you!
     
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