Fall is here! Come to our “Spooktacular” show on Sunday, October 17 and scare up some great music deals!

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Soon Halloween will be upon us and so will our next show coming up on October 17 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! We have our wonderful vendors with some scary, great music treats. Masks are suggested.

It’s also not too early to mark your calendars for the NOVEMBER 21 and DECEMBER 19 shows!

There were some fun goings-on at our September show! First we had a new vendor, designer Stephanie Diederich, trying out her record-themed wares, including bags and Ts. Janet was wearing one of her cool, limited edition T-shirts! We wish Stephanie great success!

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We gave Mr. Jack a birthday salute! He turned 91 years young in September! We think it’s the music and the fact that he is still a vendor at our show that keeps him young and full of life 🙂

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And even Mighty Mouse made an appearance!

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More goodies! 

“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.”
                                                                                    – Director, Ryan White

For more information, go to goodolfreda.com

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It’s going to be a “cool” Sunday so join us Sunday, August 15 for a great show!

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Come on down to this month’s show, Sunday, August 15, 9 am -3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department just outside beautiful downtown Arbutus. Always free admission and parking! Masks are recommended and bring food and drink for a lovely day at the record show.

Last month’s show was amazing for many reasons! It was busy all through the day, BIG news that we will be having a show every July and, finally, the show was visited by two gentlemen, Mike Klein and Stephen Dransfield, from Anthony Avenue Records who were filming, taking pictures, and interviewing our very knowledgeable vendors for about four hours. The two are doing a podcast and eventually a documentary tentatively entitled “Music Wizard” about the life and career of, Allan Mason, a Baltimore boy who made good in Hollywood as an A& R man at Janus and A&M Records and music producer for over two dozen films, notably with Baltimore’s own favorite director, Barry Levinson. Allan’s passion for music came from his father’s Baltimore jukebox business. He started collecting records when he was eight and eventually collected over 100,000 records and 45s! He is still going strong as his work will be heard in Barry Levinson’s next film, “The Survivor.”

Mike is also from Baltimore, a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Art in guitar, who also made his way out to California and was mentored by Allan Mason and is making this documentary to honor his mentor. The Arbutus Record show was one of many shows they will visit around the country to film the documentary.

A display was put up about Allan and music items to highlight many of the projects he was involved in during his long and successful career. Below is a summary of his work that was part of the display.

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Filming as people look at a display of some of Allan’s music accomplishments.

Just a sample of the many projects Allan was involved with as A&R man for record companies and as a music producer for films.

Beat the heat and summer storms and come to our special July show on Sunday the 18th!

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We are BACK with a very special JULY SHOW — Sunday, July 18th! Cool down and look for fun, summer tunes to rock your next barbecue or vacation! The show runs 9 am – 3 pm, and always FREE Admission with FREE and ample parking. It was great to see our fearless leader, Frank, last month, thankfully on his way to recovering from Covid. 

Returning from last month’s show is Howard Dinkel and his fabulous tie-dyed T-shirts, scarves, and shirts!

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We have it all!  See below some of the things you may find this weekend. See you there!

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Join us for a very special Father’s Day show, Sunday, June 20th! See you there!

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This year, we get to share some of Father’s Day with you for our June 20th show. It is extra special because our favorite dad and the man responsible (along with his better half, Janet) for our great show, Frank, will be making a brief appearance after beating back Covid! We had a great show last month, but we missed Frank and his great tables of music —along with his expertise. Thanks to great doctors and lots of prayers and good wishes from our record show family, he is home and on the mend! We look forward to seeing him  and he will be happy to see all of you! Masks are highly recommended for the safety of our dealers and customers.

The show runs 9 am – 3 pm, always FREE and always FREE and ample parking. We have to wear our masks for a bit longer but July will be coming and we will have a special show! Stayed tuned!

Summer and the cicadas are here! Join us at our special 4th Sunday show, May 23, ahead of Memorial Weekend!

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Beat the heat and get HOT music deals at the special 4th Sunday show, MAY 23! Hours are 9 am – 3 pm and ADMISSION is always FREE! Plenty of FREE parking at the COOL Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. Masks are still required. Bring your family and friends to pick up rockin’ tunes for your Memorial Day celebration! The Arbutus Record Show is held at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall located at 5200 Southwestern Boulevard in beautiful Arbutus, MD.

We had a wonderful show in April and Janet took some great photos of our visitors and vendors in their fun T-shirts. Do you have a favorite T-shirt from a concert back in the day that you still wear? We would love to see you in them on May 23!

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Spring has finally arrived! Hop on over to our show on April 18!

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Our fearless leaders, Janet and Frank!

Spring is finally here! Deals will be blooming at our next show, Sunday, April 18, at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! This is our normal third weekend of the month since the spring holidays were early this year. We still have to wear our masks in compliance with the state law and safety for everyone. Please continue to MASK UP,  socially distance, and bring your own food and drink. 

Last month’s show was AMAZING with such a great crowd all day long. It was also a wonderful opportunity to get some great photos as well of lots of the great finds at the show!
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We had the opportunity to meet Lou Vlangas, who partners with our wonderful announcer, Derek Shaw at the Keystone Record Collectors show, the Pennsylvania Music Expo, every month (usually the weekend before the Arbutus show). Lou is the show coordinator, announcer and does the table reservations. At our show in March he showed up with a gem! The first 45 record every pressed, recorded by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup – and it’s even color vinyl!

Lou, top left and his prize 45 record. A steal at $400!

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Lou’s partner in crime, Derek, at his usual spot at the entrance of the Arbutus Record show. Both are great guys!

 

 

 

 

SPRING IS COMING! So is our next show, Sunday, March 28!

Spring is just around the corner and so is our March show! This month it is the fourth Sunday! Come by Sunday, March 28 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! We had a great show in February but, alas, all the great photos taken were lost when the old phone just couldn’t go on. I have a new one and ready to shoot lots of great photos at the March show. Below are a couple of Janet’s great shots.

Even though we hope many of of you have or will be getting vaccines, we still have to wear our masks in compliance with the state law. Continue to MASK UP,  socially distance, and bring your own food and drink. We will have lots of great vendors and music treasures.152840648_1859350910884052_6654647884053247190_n

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Remember the days when you sat listening to your favorite song on the radio so you could tape it on your cassette player? Remember all those favorite mix tapes? We can thank Dutch inventor, Lou Ottens, who passed on March 6, 2021 at the age of 94. Not only did he invent the audio cassette, he also invented the CD player! The chart below, credit to Forbes India, illustrates his contributions. Where would music lovers be without him? We have lots of dealers who sell both cassettes and CDs.

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Happy New Year! Join us for the first show of 2021 on Sunday, January 17th.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year! It was a challenging one. We had to cancel a few shows but there were great shows towards the end of 2020 — and respectful of Covid safety. Thank you all — vendors, customers and followers — for your continuing support! 

We are looking forward to a year of great shows in 2021 but let’s start with our first show of the year on Sunday, January 17th! Great vendors will be at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm where admission AND parking is always FREE. Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions — wear your mask at all times (covering the mouth AND nose) and socially-distance. We aren’t able to have food served for purchase yet, so remember to bring your own food and drinks.

 We sadly lost so many great musicians last year, and most recently Gerry Marsden of the great British band of the Beatles era —also from Liverpool and also managed by Brian Epstein — Gerry and the Pacemakers. Legend has it that he wrote “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” for his girlfriend at the time because they had broken up — and she became his wife! We will miss that golden voice. We lost so many from all over the music spectrum — Little Richard, Eddie Van Halen, Bill Withers, Kenny Rogers, John Prine, Helen Reddy, Mac Davis, Charlie Daniels, and so many, many more. Thankfully we will always have their great music and it is one heck of a band upstairs!

Reposting our new flyer for the year so mark your calendars and see you Sunday!

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!