Great Jazz and World record shop which was located on Three Shires Oak Rd, Bearwood.
Karen Lloyd and Charli Blighton have created this wonderful piece about the current remaining independent record shops in Birmingham talking to the owners about why and how they keep their shops open in the face of the recession and more people buying either online or opting for MP3’s instead of physical artefacts. The owners also fondly reminisce and recall their record buying days in Birmingham when there were plentiful shops to purchase your vinyl treasures.
Great record shop that was based in Fletchers Walk, Paradise Circus and was the major shop for all things Americana (before it was really called that) and Power Pop.
Owner Martin was in revered Brum band The Great Outdoors and has sent a couple of photos of the shop in to the archive, including the day legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke dropped by.
Not much known about this shop but it was based on the Dudley Rd.
Keeping the flag flying for the independent record shop in Birmingham at Popular Rd, Kings Heath.
Jazz shop based in Handsworth at Rookery Rd.
More of the Soul shops in the city, this timed based in the Oasis Market in the city centre.
Another of the Reggae and Soul record shops that the city was famed for, this one was located at 330 Dudley Rd, Winson Green, close to where Summit is now based.
In the basement of the Lewiss Ltd store on Bull St, the record department offered an eclectic mix of music which you could listen to in the famous music booths. A touch of Americana in Brum!