New Orleans record stores

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by Tgreg, Dec 18, 2021.

  1. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Memphis, TN. USA
    Saw a thread but it is closed. Any recommendations?
     
  2. coniferouspine

    coniferouspine Forum Resident

    Louisiana Music Factory.
     
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  3. bad_penny

    bad_penny Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brooklyn
  4. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    Location:
    The ATX
    Euclid is a good one
     
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  5. Tyler Chastain

    Tyler Chastain Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Euclid Records is my go to around here. Best staff, decent prices and a great selection of used and new stuff.

    Louisiana Music Factory is decent if you're around the french quarter.

    Avoid Peaches at all costs. Very very overpriced tourist trap.

    Domino Sound is worth checking out if you're looking for local music.

    Sisters In Christ has a specific selection of punk/goth/metal/etc but is worth a visit as well
     
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  6. LitHum05

    LitHum05 El Disco es Cultura

    The best record store in NOLA was called “Disko Obscura.’ Unfortunately, it closed during Covid.
     
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  7. ROFLnaked

    ROFLnaked Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Is the Jim Russell fellow no longer there?
     
  8. Tyler Chastain

    Tyler Chastain Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Unfortunately they closed their doors 4 or 5 years ago, a few years before I moved here! Still hear great things from people I talk to. I heard the family is trying to open a new store, but I haven't heard anything about it in a while.
     
  9. ithinkyracontra

    ithinkyracontra Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York, New York
    When I visited, I went to Euclid, Peaches (do not recommend), Man Ray, Louisiana Music Factory, Sisters in Christ, Domino Sound Record Shack, and The White Roach.
     
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  10. I really like Euclid and visit every time in town. I've actually found a few good things at Peaches before but agree that it's often VERY overpriced. I've actually had some nice finds at Capital City up in Baton Rouge and also occasionally at "The Exchange." Nice guy working at The Exchange, who had a lot of knowledge of the 80s funk scene.
     
  11. audiotom

    audiotom You Suppose Correctly

    Location:
    New Orleans La USA
    I live in NOLA

    Euclid. - Lefty is great

    LA Music Factory for local artists

    I know the woman at Peaches
    Overpriced but RSD is great if you get there - they open 1 hour early
    I go because Nirvana, a nice Indian Restaurant with outdoor dining is 2 doors down


    Jim Russell was a complete nightmare
    Only time I ever raised my voice in front of my son in public

    Some smaller shops Domino (cash only), The White Roach
     
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  12. ROFLnaked

    ROFLnaked Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Sorry to hear that. What was the issue, if you don't mind me asking?

    I used to stop through NO quite often for work from the mid-90s through the mid-00s. The place was always disorganized, but a little bit of digging more often than not proved worthwhile. As I recall, the guy's wife usually worked the register and she seemed to undervalue the 78s I'd find with no prices on them. I have a copy of Professor Longhair's Hadacol Bounce in my 78 juke that I bought from Jim Russell some 20 years ago for less than $10.
     
  13. audiotom

    audiotom You Suppose Correctly

    Location:
    New Orleans La USA
    He would size you up to put an inflated price on the record

    I returned a nasty skipping Robert Palmer Sneeking Sally

    He put it on a turntable with tracking force of max
    And claimed it wasn’t skipping It was, just less audible

    I asked for my money back

    “No, you could have taped this”

    I raised my voice and all the customers and staff turned to listen

    I held up the record

    “You see this $12 record?
    It is the last one I will ever buy from you

    I refuse to be ripped off and I am never coming back here”

    I Forcefully laid it down on the counter and walked out without it
    Never to return
     
  14. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Shoulda given him a Yelp review.
     
  15. audiotom

    audiotom You Suppose Correctly

    Location:
    New Orleans La USA
    I don’t waste my time on social mdia

    But good idea
     
  16. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Yelp is great for bringing down the baddies...plumbing or anything.
     
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  17. YouCantWin

    YouCantWin Chief Groove Officer

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Completely agree and IME the staff is really knowledgeable about New Orleans and LA music.
     
  18. Daddy-O4

    Daddy-O4 Senior Member

    Location:
    United States
    Curious….. Would the store recommendations above be the same for a used CD collector? Which stores have the best used CD inventory? Thanks in advance!
     
  19. Tyler Chastain

    Tyler Chastain Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Euclid has a decent selection of CDs at good prices. Louisiana Music Factory does as well but mostly leans towards local music.

    2nd and Charles, a used book/DVD/music store on the other side of lake Pontchartrain tends to have a interesting selection of CDs. It's a lot like half price books in other parts of the country
     
  20. David Sonnier

    David Sonnier Forum Resident

    Location:
    Broussard LA
    Euclid is great. I’ve been there. White Roach is not very good.
     
  21. Daddy-O4

    Daddy-O4 Senior Member

    Location:
    United States
    Thanks so much
     

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