Start the fall season hunting for great music treasures at our show this Sunday, September 16!

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“Records Say It Best!”

It was so fantastic seeing our wonderful vendors and customers at the August show after the July summer break! The hall was packed with many old friends and new customers too. Since the Ravens aren’t playing this Sunday, it’s a great day to come see us at our September 16 show at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. As always, admission is FREE! Our hours are 9 am – 3 pm (but we know some of the best deals can be made a little before then!) The lovely ladies will be serving breakfast and lunch in the kitchen. The food is great and the prices so reasonable!

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We really enjoyed meeting Tim who found this sweet T-shirt in a small record shop during his many travels. VINYL IS FOREVER! So true!

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Our own Janet always loves to “cut a rug” when the opportunity arises, showing her joy for music and dancing!

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Record hunting is a wonderful thing for couples to share together!

And of course there were may Elvis and Aretha and sitings. Long live the King and Queen! And yes, Aretha sure had “Moxie!”

Summer is still here and so are we! Join us this Sunday, August 19th!

 

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The “King” of Rock and the “Queen” of Soul.

Arbutus Record Show is ready to rock and roll with a SOLD OUT Sunday show and the return of our wonderful vendors with fabulous new items! Join us Sunday, August 19 for some great deals on all your favorite music items. The show is open from 9 am – 3 pm and always FREE! Bring your family, neighbors and friends – air-conditioned with great breakfast and lunch options as well.

We also take note of a sad passing this week – all too soon –  of a music icon, the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha was one of the greatest voices of all time. She died on August 16 at the age of 76 of pancreatic cancer.  There is another important loss to the music world on that date. It seems fitting that the Queen of Soul passed on the same day, 41 years later, when the King of Rock, Elvis Presley died. One could say that there were never two more influential singers in the history of American music and they are sorely missed. We know many of our vendors are fans so look for Elvis or Aretha music that is special to you.

We imagine they are in the heavenly choir together with the angels! Here is Aretha singing “Say a Little Prayer,” just one of her countless hits. RESPECT.

And a great one from the KING. Much needed these days. “If I Can Dream” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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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