Come on down this Sunday for our March 19th show!

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It was a great show last month as we celebrated the very special 25th anniversary of one of our beloved vendors, Jack Supplee. Along with some other longtime vendors, Janet brought out all the stops with cake and libations to share with everyone. We feared Jack would retire but he is not going anywhere. Though he will have less tables, we are delighted that he will continue to participate in the Arbutus Record Show!

After a late winter blast, we are back this Sunday, March 19 to the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options. Come by and say hello to Jack and all the other great people at the show!

Spring in February! Join us this Sunday, February 19 for a great show and a special anniversary!



Above: Our beloved Jack with one of our fearless leaders of the record show, Janet!

Can it really be February! Enjoy this warm weather and come out this Sunday, February 19 to the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options.

We are also celebrating a very special anniversary of one of our beloved vendors. Jack Supplee has been participating in the Arbutus Record Show for 25 years, bringing every kind of music you can think of including the unusual and hard to find – and at reasonable prices. In 25 years he missed only one show. Amazing! Rumor has it he could be retiring – say it isn’t so Jack! So come by to say hello to Jack – and for a big surprise!



Join us for our first show of the New Year – this Sunday, January 15!


Start the new year with music! 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. Our great vendors return this Sunday, January 15 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm and admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options.

2017 promises to be another wonderful year for the Arbutus Record and CD show! There are so many fabulous music-related items to be found – books, ephemera, posters, buttons, trading cards, T-shirts, DVDs and more! Here is another reminder of all the  shows coming up in 2017! This year we have TWO shows on the 4th Sunday of the month, April and May, so make note of that on your calendars.

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Since our February show will be after Valentine’s Day, it is not to early to think about something special for your sweetheart. Love songs are the basis of most of our music history. What is your favorite love song? In honor of the great Tony Bennett who just celebrated his 90th birthday and still has the pipes, here is a classic, “The Shadow of Your Smile:” 

Ho! Ho! Ho! Join us for the last show of 2016 and come by this Sunday, December 18 and shop for those last minute gifts!

In honor of a great music legend, David Bowie, who we lost too soon this past year, among so many, we thought this would be fitting for the season. Two great music legends on opposite sides of the music spectrum performed this memorable duet in 1977. Bing Crosby & David Bowie – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy. 

Hard to believe another holiday season is upon us! Shake the cold and join us this Sunday, December 20 for our last show of 2016!  This is the final chance to get that special gift for your favorite music-lover – or even a special something for yourself.  You can find great bargains and treasures from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is always free and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase.

Thank you and blessings from our family to all of our vendors and buyers this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

We scoped out some pretty cool Christmas-themed music items last month and we are sure there will be tons more this Sunday! Here is just a sampling:

A nip is in the air and the leaves are changing. Scare up some great deals this Sunday at the October 16 show!

Fall, fleet week, and football are here! Before you go, join us Sunday, October 16! Admission is FREE and we are here from 9 am – 3 pm. There is wonderful food to purchase for  breakfast and lunch.  Last month, there were a wide range of cool items at the show and all of our fantastic vendors are back with more. We found an album by Star Trek’s legendary Mr. Spock – Leonard Nimoy (September marked the 50 anniversary of that iconic series), a Beatle, lots of Elvis sightings and black light posters, perfect for Halloween! Come and scare up some great deals and steals this Sunday!







Fall is finally here! Join us for our next show this Sunday, September 20!

Record Display

Record Display

Our first fall show is coming up this Sunday, September 20 and we look forward to seeing you there. It’s always FREE and we are open 9 am – 3pm! We had a great show in August after the summer July hiatus – lots of goodies and new items from our vendors and a great turnout by music lovers.

One cannot help but notice the artistry that is rarely found these days. First some fun. Remember the campy and fun TV series in the 60s – Batman and Robin? They made a record soundtrack and it is a rarity.

Batman and Robin Record

Batman and Robin Soundtrack Record

Below is a gorgeous poster for the band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, by the famous rock poster artist, Dail W. Beeghly, done in the 1960s.

creedence clearwater revival poster

Creedence Clearwater Revival Poster

We also found some great sheet music from more 60s bands including The Monkees, The Mamas and the Papas, The Rolling Stones, and The Royal Guardsmen.
60s sheet music

Our own Frank Ruehl had a another great treasure – four prints of The Beatles, illustrated by the distinguished artist, Nicholas Volpe. He painted portraits of many famous celebrities and world leaders. He won a Golden Grammy in 1958 for Best Album Design for Frank Sinatra’s record “Only the Lonely” and had a lifetime contract to do the portraits of the actors and actresses who won Oscars for Best Performance each year. Volpe also completed portrait commissions of President John F. Kennedy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and President Ronald Reagan.
beatles john lennon
beatles paul mccartney

These drawings were originally done in pastel on black paper. There are also notable because the first sitting for these drawings was done shortly after the band had come to New York City in 1964 for their historic performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The final sitting took place in Las Vegas. Capitol Records created posters from the final illustrations.
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beatles ringo starr

Love is all around! Join us Valentine’s Weekend, February 15 for our next show!

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Larry Kessler of the underground psychedelic band GODZ

Join us for another great show during Valentine’s weekend for more musical deals on February 15. It’s never to late to find a gift for that special someone!

The first show of 2015 was a great success with many diverse vendors and collectors enjoying the day. Larry Kessler of the underground psychedelic rock band GODZ joined us for the first time (interview coming soon)Laura Kooyman of reinKarnations brought her clever, re-imagined vinyl and record creations back to the show and Jay Monroe of R&B Tees came with his wonderful T-shirt selection. He will be back for our February show! We also spotted some collectibles with great graphics. Did you know that Bing Crosby was the rock star of his day? And for a few hundred dollars, you can own a rare original Beatles’ Yellow Submarine lunchbox? See you February 15!

Laura Kooyman of reinKarnations with Janet.

Laura Kooyman of reinKarnations with Janet.

Jay Monroe of R&B Tees

Jay Monroe of R&B Tees

Rare Beatles's 'Yellow Submarine' Lunch Box

Rare Beatles’s ‘Yellow Submarine’ Lunch Box

A Bing Crosby collection album cover

A Bing Crosby collection album cover


vintage christmas album coversIt’s that time of year again! One more show left to get Christmas gifts for that special person or treat yourself to something special for the holidays. Come visit us for some holiday cheer on Sunday, December 15!

For the second year in a row we asked our vendors tell us their favorite Christmas song. Again, they were as diverse as the vendors themselves and we have so many more this year! From the traditional to the not so traditional, all mean something special to our vendors. Click on the song name and enjoy! Let us know what your favorites are!

Frank Ruehl: It’s Christmastime, The Five Keys
Al Ercolani: Frosty the Snowman, Leon Redbone
Gordon Soutar: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee
John Wood: Christmastime, Larry Norman
Dave Ray:  Merry Christmas Everybody, Slade
Mr. Smith: Away in a Manger
Chuck Breininger: Silent Night (editor pick: Manhattan Transfer)
Steve Yohe: Someday at Christmas Stevie Wonder
Todd Sampson: Holly Jolly Christmas, Burl Ives
Gary Levin: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Andy Williams
Jack Supplee: Silent Night, Bing Crosby
Roger House: Tinsel and Lights, Tracey Thorn
and this is fun too All I Want for Christmas is You, Vince Vance and the Valiants
Vince Anderson: So This is Christmas, John Lennon
Tom Rudzki: The Nutcracker Suite, Leonard Berstein
Jim Overly: Little Drummer Boy, from the TV classic
Will Williams: Merry Christmas, Darling, The Carpenters
Ike Jones: Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without the One You Love, O’Jays
Tom Roszak: Father Christmas, The Kinks
Mike Lambert: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, Elmo and Patsy
Jim Critzman, Trisha Rubin: Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses
Sean Lovelace: I Want a Hippopotamus For ChristmasGayla Peevey
Matt Gunby: Little Saint Nick, The Beach Boys
Craig Forrest: Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto, James Brown
John Horn: Dominick the Donkey, Lou Monte
Bob Thompson and Bob Becker: Christmas in Prison, John Prine
Barbara and Randy Lengel: Tennessee Christmas, Amy Grant
and Santa Claus in Coming to Town, Bruce Springsteen
Bill McMann: I’ll be Home For Christmas, Joe Williams. Sadly no link for that so another Joe Williams Let It Snow
Joe Zabel: Silent Night, Perry Como
Herv: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve, The Orioles
Joe Musgrove, Dennis West: The Christmas Song, Nat King Cole
Eric and Diane Lowe: Jingle Bell Rock, Barbara Mandrell and
Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Tennesee Ernie Ford
Bill McMahon: Let it Snow, Vaughn Monroe
Marty Metlee: Christmas (Baby please come home) Darlene Love
Ken Schreiber: Santa Town USA, Lonnie & the Crisis
Lara Ghelerter: Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt
Bill Cox: Oh Holy Night, Mahalia Jackson
B. Derek Shaw: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders
Dave Rubin: I Believe in Father Christmas, Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Skip Groff: Run Rudolph Run, Keith Richards
Chad: Christmas in Hollis, RUN-DMC
John and Tanya Hertzog: Christmas Canon, Trans Siberian Orchestra and Sleigh Ride, Andy Williams

There are so many beautiful songs and many different versions. Among my personal favorites are The Secret of Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson’s That’s What I Want for Christmas and Mary, Did You Know by Kenny Rogers and Wynnona Judd. Have a wonderful holiday season from all of us at the Arbutus Record Show! See you in 2014!

Join us for our next show on Sunday, October 20th!

Fall (and football) is here and the leaves are starting change. Our vendors are ready to present lots of great finds for the next show. So before the big game on Sunday come to the Arbutus Record Show and score some great music deals. Look what a Ned Boyle found last month from one of our fabulous vendors – The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl album!

Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl album

beatles poster

Mark your calendars for our next show! Sunday, September 15!

Last month’s show was a great success. It was nice to see all of our wonderful vendors and buyers after the July hiatus and we even stumbled on a love story – or two. But more about that later. Join us this Sunday, September 15 and hunt for music treasures across all genres and media. Here are some of the great finds from the August show!

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