Happy New Year! It’s time for the first show of 2022 on Sunday, January 16th!

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We wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year and hope you had a great holiday season!  It’s time for first show of the year on Sunday, January 16! Our great vendors are returning and will be at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. AND admission AND parking are always FREE. Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions — Baltimore County is under an indoor mask mandate (covering the mouth AND nose) regardless of vaccine status. We still aren’t able to have food served for purchase yet, so remember to bring your own food and drinks.

Frank and Janet’s talented daughter, Patty has done another great job on this year’s flyer! Below is our schedule for 2022. You can always click on the ABOUT link in our website menu above for all the 2022 upcoming dates and click on our DIRECTIONS link on how to get there.

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We had a great show before Christmas! It was so great to see Butch and Linda at the show again. They always manage to hunt up some great finds. This time it was some great signage from back in the day – the Buddy Deane show on the  WITH radio station and a big sign for Buddy Deane’s Bandstand on WJZ-TV, 3-5 pm Monday -Friday! They also had a bumpersticker for WJZ and a whole bunch of super groovy radios called the Toot-a-Loop Radio by Panasonic, made in Japan in the early 1970s. It was designed to wrap around your wrist  – all great finds! 

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Our other vendors had some pretty cool stuff— Christmas-themed as well as music items for all year round!

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Our final show of 2021! Come shop for wonderful music gifts on Sunday, December 19th and celebrate the season with us!

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We had a really great show last month! Can’t believe it is our final show of 2021 on Sunday, December 19 —just in time for holiday shopping! Celebrate the season with us while looking for wonderful music gifts! We have it all for the music lover – DVDs, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, T-shirts, picture discs, magazines, and much more! We are open from 9 am to 3 pm and admission and parking are always FREE!  And don’t worry we have already planned our 2022 season! (New schedule posted soon but you can pick up the new flyer at the show!)

We wish all the best of things this holiday season!

See below all the wonderful things you might find at the show!

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Baltimore’s own The Peppermint Rainbow, from the 60s with hits as “Will You Be Staying After Sunday” and “Don’t Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael.”

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Need storage for all your 45s?

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Join us November 21st (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) and start your holiday shopping early!

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It’s hard to believe that there are only two more shows left in 2021! Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 21, from 9 am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department. Start your holiday shopping early for all your special music fans—and get a little present for yourself! Mark your calendars for DECEMBER 19, 2021 for our final show of the year! As always, NO admission and plenty of FREE parking!

Below is a small sampling of the great finds (and one snappy dresser) to be had, provided by our wonderful vendors! We have it all—from classical to jazz, country to soul, rockabilly to heavy metal, posters, T-shirts, magazines, DVDs, CDs, tapes, 45s, books, figurines, and VINYL which is making a huge comeback and outselling all other formats. 

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“See you in September!” School is back, fall is almost here, & our next show is September 19!


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with our record show on Sunday, September 19! Join us at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. As always, NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! There is still no food available yet at the hall, so please remember to bring your own food and drinks. Masking is recommended.

Last month’s show was amazing! We had a very special guest vendor, Kathy McCabe, the producer of an amazing award-winning 2013 documentary, Good Ol’ Freda about The Beatle’s devoted and loyal secretary, Freda Kelly who waited 50 years to talk about her experiences. It was also first independent film to have successfully licensed original Beatles recordings (4), including “I Will” and “I Saw Her Standing There.”

Kathy McCabe is an award-winning photographer and Beatles expert with widespread experience in the music industry. She has worked as a publicist and manager, a music video and album producer, and also a recording studio manager. She initiated and engineered the production of Good Ol’ Freda. Kathy was so lovely to talk to! Along with selling copies of the DVD, she was also selling a few gems from her own massive Beatles collection. We hope to see her again at another one of our record shows!

Kathy is actually a Baltimore girl from Catonsville who now lives in Alabama on the Gulf Coast. She met Freda in the 1970s and became a good friend. Forty years later at a family wedding, Freda decided to open up to Kathy about her experiences. She said she wanted her grandson Nile to know what she had done in her youth. Freda was also the president of The Beatles fan club and gave away all of her Beatle memorabilia after the group disbanded. Freda is currently involved with an upcoming film about Brian Epstein – she was also his secretary. The most important thing to her was meeting Beatles fans all over the world. Freda still lives outside of Liverpool and over the years, Kathy has visited her often.

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“Freda had just graduated from school and was working her first job as a secretary, as a typist, at a food cannery; and two of the guys from upstairs, two of the accountants, took her to the Cavern during a lunchtime session. She’d never seen The Beatles or heard of The Beatles, and they used to play the lunchtime sessions every day in Liverpool. So they took her for her lunch break, and she fell in love right away, and started going every single day; I think she saw The Beatles like 180 times during their lunchtime sessions. So The Beatles became familiar with Freda always being in the audience, so when it became time to hire a secretary, they knew that there was this girl that was always there, and she got hired. She was 17 years old.”
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For more information, go to goodolfreda.com

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Come shop for wonderful music gifts at our show on December 20th and celebrate the season! It’s been a challenging year but we have hope for 2021!

We had a great show last month! It has been a challenging year but we were able to resume our shows and this is the last for 2020 – Sunday, December 20 —just in time for the holidays! Celebrate the season while looking for wonderful music gifts – DVDs, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, T-shirts, picture discs, and much more! We are open from 9 am to 3 pm and admission and parking are always FREE!  Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions and wear your mask at all times (which means covering the mouth AND nose) and socially-distance. This is particularly important at this time.

Sadly we lost another great one, country music singer Charley Pride. He was a pioneer with a golden voice. Could be you can find some of his wonderful Christmas albums at the show.

Here are some other Christmas goodies to hunt for!

Our NEW 2021 schedule is posted in our ABOUT section of the website. A new flyer with the upcoming dates will be available at the show. Wishing you all a blessed and safe holiday and a happy New Year!

Thanksgiving is around the corner so it’s time to start shopping for the holidays! Join us on Sunday, November 15th!

We are keeping in touch with our host, the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, and at this point, we are having our November show! Come visit us from 9 am – 3 pm. NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions and wear your mask at all times (which means covering the mouth AND nose) and socially-distance. This is particularly important at this time.

Please put DECEMBER 20 on your calendar as we hope to finish the year with our last show before Christmas!

After celebrating Mr. Jack‘s 90th birthday in September, we had quite a scare with him at last month’s show. This post from our “sister” show Pennsylvania Music Expo sums up the day and how the Arbutus Record Show family showed what a wonderful village we are.

“Long time Pennsylvania Music Expo vendor and good friend, Jack Supplee, wasn’t feeling well. He was set up next to Lou Vlangas. Lou turned to see Jack on the floor (relax he’s okay.) A number of us rushed to his side, got the paramedics, and off to the hospital he went. Lou and Sarah Malloy kept his tables going for him through the day. To our surprise, Jack was discharged and returned late afternoon. At 90 years old, we have to consider, maybe he really is Superman. The best part is the end of the day. When it was time to load out, we told Jack we would help him. In one of the best acts of kindness we’ve ever seen, lined up at his table to help him load was: Billy Martin with his cart, Lou Vlangas with his cart, Derek Shaw with his cart, Will Williams with his cart and John Hertzog with his cart. It was an act of kindness that brought tears to Jack’s eyes as well as others. Jack words, while in tears, were ‘It’s wonderful to have such good friends.’….IT WAS PRICLESS. As they say, it takes a village.”

More photos of great gift ideas posted soon.

It’s no “trick” but a great “treat” to present our show on Sunday, October 18th! Mark your calendars for the November 15 and December 20 shows!

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Fall is here and soon Halloween will be upon us! Come by the show at the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! We have our wonderful vendors  back and continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions. Please wear your mask at all times (which means covering the mouth AND nose) and remember to socially-distance. The tables are socially-distanced in the hall for your safety too. 

We look forward to doing all our remaining shows this year. So it’s not too early to mark your calendars for the NOVEMBER 15 and DECEMBER 20 shows!

Last month, along with our great finds, we celebrated Mr. Jack’s 90th birthday a few days early! We remember when we had a party because he said he was retiring. But you can’t keep a good man down. He’s has more energy than most people half his age!

On a sadder note, we lost guitarist extraordinaire, Eddie Van Halen early in October. Another giant of the music world gone too soon at 65 from cancer. The legendary guitarist, songwriter,  and co-founder of the 80s rock group, Van Halen, he is considered one of the most talented and ground-breaking guitarists of all time. With hit after hit, including “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Hot for Teacher” to name a few, the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Fun fact: Van Halen contributed the guitar solo in Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” from Jackson’s monster hit album, “Thriller.”

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Below are more of the great photos and finds from September’s show. See you at the show!

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We LOVE Derek’s record mask!

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The holidays are coming up fast and so is the last show of 2019! Celebrate the season with us, Sunday, December 15 and shop for wonderful music gifts!

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With this year’s calendar, Christmas is coming up fast! Time flies and it is our last show of 2019 on Sunday, December 15. Bring the whole family and celebrate the season with us while looking for wonderful music gifts for that special someone (and treat yourself, too) – DVDs, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, T-shirts, picture discs, and much more! The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm and admission is always FREE. Breakfast and lunch are also available for purchase from the lovely ladies in the kitchen.  Also take some time to check out the FREE Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Old Fashioned Christmas Garden, now in its 26th year and closes January 1, 2020.

Last month we had a great crowd with vendors from all over – Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and even Florida. We are so appreciative of our wonderful vendors and customers and want to wish them all the best during this holiday season!

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On our hunt for Christmas and unusual finds, we had some fun with some of our great vendors. Can you guess who these gentlemen are below? That’s Will behind a very rare jazz album, The Brothers, Dave with a special edition Charlie Brown Christmas CD, and Andy with a Tubes album with very cool cover art.

Bob showed off a couple of his fun Christmas comedy albums, It’s a Spike Jones Christmas and the Joe Dolce Christmas Album, produced by none other than singer/producer Steve Tyrell who is doing his annual Christmas residency in New York City at the swanky Cafe Carlyle!

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We found scores of Christmas themed gifts that will be available at our December show and some unusual items as well. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our first show in 2020 is Sunday, January 19. We will be posting the whole schedule next month. Have a great holiday season!

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Hard to believe Thanksgiving is around the corner! It’s never to early to start shopping for the holidays. Join us Sunday, November 17th!

 

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Time flies! One minute it is summer and the next, a deep freeze indicating that winter is not far behind. There are only two more shows left in 2019 so that means there are only two more chances to to shop for music gifts for your family and friends! Join us this Sunday, November 17 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department! A little bird (Janet) posted that for this show, all the tables are booked – a sold out show with 55  dealers from several states with tons of incredible music deals! This is a show not to be missed!

Admission is FREE  and breakfast and lunch are available as you shop for those unique and special gifts for those special people in your life this holiday season.

We are so thankful for Frank and Janet who works so hard to keep the amazing show running. It just gets better and better every year and there many more to come. It also wouldn’t be the great show it is without the wonderful vendors and patrons who make it so special.

October’s show was “SPOOKTACULAR” and here are some of the fun finds!

We also found more great  (some rare) country music for any of you love the genre and who saw the wonderful Ken Burn’s documentary this fall, Country Music.

There are many interesting and unusual items to be found. A theme was the stars of TV and films, some very unexpected who made albums or who graced album covers. Do you recognize these lovely ladies?

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Did you know before he was a huge star on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Tim Conway did a couple of comedy albums with his friend, Ernie Anderson (much like the partnership of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner). This album cover from 1967 likely took its concept from Herb Alpert’s hugely popular albums of the time that started with “The Lonely Bull.”

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A wonderfully politically incorrect album we found was from the legendary actor Robert Mitchum who was legitimately a good singer and musician. In the great film, “Rachel and the Stranger” with Loretta Young and William Holden, he sings and plays the guitar.

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It seems that anybody and everybody on TV in the 60s made albums. We know about William Shatner who was able to laugh at his own questionable “singing” talents but his TV partner and friend, Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, also released a few albums and we spotted this one.

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Then there was this gem! Elvis Presley Speaks – In Person! A rare 78 rpm, original 1956 Flexi-Disc. The playing surface was on a cardboard and fabric/silk material which was very unique for its time.

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These are just a few of the amazing and fascinating items you can find at the show! We look forward to seeing you!

Join us for our last show of 2018 this Sunday, December 16! Celebrate the season and find tons of great holiday gifts for that special music lover!

 

IMG_0736 charlie brown xmas read alongChristmas is just around the corner! It is hard to believe our last show of 2018 is coming up this Sunday, December 16. Come and find wonderful music gifts for that special person – DVDs, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, T-shirts and more! The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm and admission is always FREE. Breakfast and lunch are also available for purchase.

Bring the kids and stop by the 25th Anniversary AVFD Old Fashioned Christmas (train) Garden!

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A great big THANK YOU from our family to all of our vendors and buyers this holiday season making 2018 another great year!  And a HUGE thanks to our fearless leaders, Janet (pretty in purple) and and Frank (working in the background).

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Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first show of 2019 on January 20th!