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!

Fall has arrived and so has our show, Sunday, October 20th! Come to find “spooktacular” music deals!

Fall has finally arrived! This means football, brisk days, turning leaves – and soon it will be Halloween! Come by the show at the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and the ladies serve great food options for breakfast and lunch.

One of our fearless leaders, Janet, looked so colorful at our September show. She and Frank always do such a great job to make this show THE BEST!

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I am sure our country music fans watched Ken Burn’s new series, Country Music. We found some albums by some of country music’s greatest that were featured in the documentary. There will be tons more country music treasures at our October show.

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Don’t forget Halloween is coming up and we spotted this gem to fill your house with spooky sounds of the season.

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Summer is still hanging on! The deals are “hot” so come by Sunday, September 15 for some “cool” music finds!

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It was SO great to see everyone at our show In August after our summer break! The place was packed! Don’t forget to join us September 15th from 9am-3pm at the air-conditioned Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. You can come earlier while the dealers are setting up and perhaps score a big deal before the crowd pours in. Admission is always FREE and the lovely ladies in the kitchen serve up tasty and very reasonably priced food for breakfast and lunch.

As we posted on our Facebook page, a recent article in Rolling Stone told us what we have known for some time – vinyl is making a BIG resurgence! It’s so incredible that “Vinyl Is Poised to Outsell CDs For the First Time Since 1986.” We love all of our music, no matter the format, but there is nothing like that rich, deep sound of vinyl – imperfections and all. You can go to our Facebook page for the link to the full article.

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It was so good to see familiar faces and we are also noticing that more ladies and families are coming to our shows which is amazing. And let’s not forget, August marked  the 50th Anniversary of WOODSTOCK. Our own Merriweather Post Pavilion ALMOST became the site of the celebration. Some things you just can’t recreate. And we never forget the anniversary of the passing in August of a giant, Elvis Presley.

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We found lots of goodies along with some favorite regular vendors and buyers.

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Vendor Bill Cox and his “Crabby” hat!

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 Mega collector John was so excited about the new bag he got from Derek, our wonderful announcer! And John loves our website!

The ladies of all ages are representing!

More goodies below!

 

We are back from summer break and ready to rock! Join us Sunday, August 18th!

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We hope you are having a great summer and took advantage of the July break with some fun in the sun – beach, barbecues and baseball! The Arbutus Record Show is back and ready to rock with the return of our fabulous vendors and stacks of great, new items. Join us Sunday, August 18 for great deals on all your favorite music items. The show is open from 9 am – 3 pm and is always FREE! The fire hall is air-conditioned and our food ladies will be there with great breakfast and lunch options as well.

When you think of summer, you can’t help but think of the beach and surfing. This year, we lost a music icon in Dick Dale (born Richard Monsour), known as “The King of Surf Guitar.” He learned to play many musical instruments as a child and then picked up the guitar. Dale learned to surf after his family moved to California when he was a senior in high school. His performances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California in 1961 spawned the surf music phenomenon. Dale’s unique sound was influenced by his heritage as a Lebanese- American his interest in Arabic music.

The British Invasion, lead by The Beatles in 1964, was a huge hit to surf rock – as well other music genres at the time – and its national success was short-lived. However, Dale’s career had a rebirth in the 80s when he was nominated in 1987 for “Pipeline” with Stevie Ray Vaughn from the Back to the Beach – a film in which he also appeared. When Quentin Tarantino used Dale’s signature “Misirlou” in his movie classic Pulp Fiction in 1994, Dale’s music reached a whole new audience and rebooted his career again.

Dale was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2009 and  the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California in 2011. Due to a multitude of serious health issues, Dale had to tour to pay the bills and was booked through November of this year. Sadly he succumbed to his illnesses on March 16.

Dale was not only a pioneer in developing his own unique music form and a killer guitar player, utilizing reverb, he also contributed to the development of music equipment. He worked with Fender to create the first 85-watt transformer and then they teamed with the Triad Company to produce a 100-watt version, known as the Dual Showman. He also is considered by some to be the father of heavy metal, influencing such artists as Eddie Van Halen.

When you think summer, you think beach and you can’t help but think of Dick Dale’s unique sound!

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16 at the Arbutus Record Show!

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Spend part of your Father’s Day with us this Sunday, June 16 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We have the ladies serving great breakfast and lunch options as always. It’s a perfect time to show your dad some music love with fabulous gifts!

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May’s show was hopping and made even more special by the appearance of one of our favorite people and former vendor, Al Ercolani, Jr!  He came with his lovely daughter, Jill, and everyone was so thrilled to see him! We are hoping maybe he might consider coming back once and awhile. He is so knowledgeable and kind and we wish him well.

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Janet was at the mic making a special announcement during the show. She and her wonderful husband (and dad), Frank, always do a great job!

There were tons of booths with beautiful displays of a wide variety of music deals last month. All our great vendors will be back this Sunday to help you find something special to celebrate dad. See you there!

Don’t forget! There is no show in July, so enjoy your summer! We will see you back August 18!

 

It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Visit us on Sunday, May 26 and start your summer with great music!

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Hard to believe summer is finally HERE! Don’t forget to make some time in between family celebrations and honoring our military heroes and visit us this Sunday, May 26 for some great summer music finds! Come to our home at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9am – 3pm and remember, it’s always FREE!

We will have the full complement of our great dealers who promise to bring loads of fabulous music items. The gals in the kitchen will be cooking up some great food for breakfast and lunch.

April’s show was another success and we found some really interesting items including some rare Beatles items, Star Trek Book and Record sets, a guitar, and so much more!

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Celebrate a month of holidays this Sunday, February 17th at the Arbutus Record Show!

Join us this Sunday, February 17 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE! We also have great food great breakfast and lunch options. Wonderful deals and a great mix of music-related items are available from our fabulous vendors. It’s alway a good time hunt for romantic finds for your special Valentine! Celebrate Black History Month with the great musical contributions of African American artists and don’t forget to bring your “Presidents!”

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Derek, our great announcer at the helm. If you are looking for something special or anything at all, let him know and he will let our vendors know!

We kicked off our first show of 2019 in grand style with a big show in January. Here are some of the great variety of wonderful musical items that we found including, books, buttons, lunch boxes and of course, great vinyl!

 

Some great vintage lunch boxes, including rare Beatles!

 

Some vintage equipment and ton of books on the Rolling Stones. Wonderful displays by our vendors, showcasing their offers!

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Fun, music-themed buttons!

 

Some romantic Miles and a “Heartbreaker!”