Mark your calendars for our special 4th Sunday show, May 27 – and we have some big news…!

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First, mark your calendars for a special 4th Sunday show this month, May 27 at the Arbutus Fire Hall! It’s 9am – 3pm and always FREE! The gals in the kitchen will be looking up some great food for breakfast and lunch!

Now for the REALLY BIG NEWS! Finally people are discovering what we knew all along. Vinyl never went away and it is coming back strong! You might have seen Janet’s post on Facebook – she was just too excited to keep a secret for too long. Arbutus Record Show is featured in the May issue of Baltimore Magazine all about the Baltimore music scene. First the cover! “Vinyl Mania: The Record Plays On” refers to our article called “For the Record,” written by John Lewis with photography by Matt Roth. It runs on pages 108-111 and concludes on page 159. We thank John and Matt for such a great article!

We are posting each page of the article so you can read it here but you still have time to run out and get a souvenir copy of your own. We are so proud and honored to be recognized in Baltimore Magazine! 

Vendor Chris Armbruster is featured as well as our beloved Miss Freddie and dealers Catherine Bailey and Jack Skutnick. Joe Vaccarino, the expert on Baltimore music, gets a shout out too. Even some of our great customers are interviewed. Patty Reuhl has a mention selling her “snappy T-shirts.”

Our own Frank Reuhl has his quote featured and we think he sums it up pretty well:

“It’s all about the hunt,
discovering the music, and
meeting good people.”

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Another great show on March 18th show – and we were still celebrating St. Patty’s Day!

We had another great show at the Arbutus Fire Hall on March 18th! Janet and Derek were all decked out in their green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the ladies in the kitchen served up delicious corned beef and cabbage while the hall was filled with vendors and shoppers hunting for special treasures!

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We experienced a great moment that proves you are never too young to start collecting! We was so thrilled to meet Jacob who came to the show with his dad. At eight years old, he acquired his love for the The Beatles through his mom. He was so proud to pose with his two record album finds which are unquestionably classics – Hey Jude and Abbey Road!  We look forward to seeing more of Jacob (below) at our upcoming shows!

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Sam Locke from the Record Exchange also set up a booth (below) with great music selections! Welcome Sam!

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Don’t forget to come back to see photos and finds from our April 15th show!

Bring your “Presidents” to our Sunday, February 18th show and get some great music deals!

Join us this Sunday, February 18 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE! We also have great food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch! Fabulous deals and a wonderful variety of music-related items to be found!

We had a great turnout at our first show of 2018 in January! Janet was seen sporting the new Arbutus Record Show T-shirt (which you can purchase at the show) and her groovy record earrings. Janet and Frank also showed us that they are our favorite sweethearts, doing a little dancing to some tunes provided by our announcer extraordinaire, Derek Shaw.

February means love, celebrating our past presidents and it is also Black History Month. We found some wonderful music that celebrates the great contributions of African Americans to American music history – jazz, soul, blues and pop!  Represented are the great ladies of song, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horn and Billie Holiday; The Story of Jazz as written and narrated by celebrated author, Langston Hughes; albums by Sam Cooke, Etta James, and jazz greats Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie; 60s supergroup Sly and The Family Stone; and pop all-stars like Prince and the Jacksons on picture discs! Even a fun album by the “greatest” – boxer Cassisus Clay –  soon to be known as Muhammad Ali! So come on down and get your groove on this Sunday! See you there!

Happy New Year, music lovers! Join us Sunday, January 21 for our first show of 2018!

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Happy New Year! We hope you had a great holiday season! December show was a great success as people found treasures and gifts for their favorite music lovers. We return this Sunday, January 21 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm where admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options.

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Last year we had a chance to talk to two of our great vendors who work together as a team  – Bob (left) and Evan (right). They joined forces about two years ago when Evan found a treasure trove of albums – almost 11,000 records! – from one collector and they decided to purchase the whole lot. We discovered that Evan is a contemporary jazz lover (like Paul Hardcastle and Pat Metheny) and Bob is a HUGE Beatles fan. As they said, you never know what you are going to find [at the Arbutus Record Show] or who you are going to meet. These two are great guys – always cheerful and friendly, and they come to the show with wonderful music finds! So stop by their booth this Sunday and say “hi” while looking through their selection of albums and other goodies.

We thank our wonderful vendors, like Bob and Evan, and our patrons. Looks like it’s going to be another great year in 2018! See you this Sunday!

Some of their treasures:
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PS: Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is coming up and our February show is on the 18th, so January is a perfect time to get a jump on a special gift for your special sweetheart!

It’s today, October 15! Before the game, stop by the show for some great music deals!

We love our football and we love our music even more! Before the game stop by the show at our home in the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE and we have our 50/50 raffle with a drawing at 12 noon. Remember our great food service for breakfast and lunch. You might even spot some fun Halloween-themed music or unearth some Grateful Dead! Boo!

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Football, fall (almost) and our next show has arrived – Sunday, September 17th!

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We had a great turnout last month at the show after our July summer break! Our great vendors returned (and some new ones as well!) and buyers filled the hall. We are back again this Sunday, September 17th! Admission is always FREE and we are at the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. We also have food service for breakfast and lunch. Remember our very successful 50/50 raffle with a drawing at 12 noon. If you win, you can spend more on your favorite music items! Look at all the cool things we found last month!

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A hard-to-find, original Wonder Woman doll!

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We also have a lovely new vendor who debuted last month and will return this Sunday! Kara Partyka has a beautiful booth full of the artwork of many talented artists who have done portraits and interpretations of iconic musicians. She even makes her own original rock and roll themed greeting cards. Hidden among Kara’s treasures are hard to find dolls of performers such as Debbie Harry aka Blondie and the late Joey Ramone, lead singer of the New York City punk band, the Ramones. We are sure she will bringing more of her cool finds this Sunday so stop by and say hello!

 

Find that rare treasure for your favorite dad on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 18th!

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This Sunday, June 18, come celebrate part of Father’s Day with us at Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options. Search for some special music gifts for your favorite dad! One of our favorite dads is Frank Ruehl who runs this great show with his better half, Janet. Also one or the other of Frank’s daughters and his son-in-law also help out with the shows. Show your dad some music love with some great gifts!

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This is a rare treasure found at the show last month by one of our buyers – a lithograph, titled “Frank Zappa (1940-1993) Only In It For The Music” (possibly a reference and homage to Zappa and one of his first albums We’re Only in It for the Money). It was created and hand signed by Cal Schenkel  – only one of 1000 printed! This artist specializes in album cover design and became the main visual artist for Baltimore native Frank Zappa when they met in 1967. The albums included We’re Only in it for the Money, The Grand Wazoo, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Just another Band from L.A and One Size Fits All to name to name a few. Some say he was the precursor to the era of punk and new wave art. He appeared in two of Zappa’s films and even did a few vocals on Lumpy Gravy. Schenkel also designed album covers for such artists as comic Lenny Bruce and Tom Waits.

A few other treasures found last month –  a Beatles banner, a Mick Jagger poster (front and back) and a collection of rare Elvis records.

 

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