Winter has made its mark and Thanksgiving is almost here. Join us this Sunday, November 18th and get a jump on your music gift shopping!

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It is hard to believe we have had our first snow of the season and Turkey day is fast approaching. That means family, friends, football and most important, being thankful. Time flies and there are only two more shows for 2018 which means only two more chances to to shop for music gifts for your family and friends! Join us this Sunday, November 19 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department and get your jingle on!

Admission is always FREE and we are here from 9 am – 3 pm. There is breakfast and lunch for purchase while you are shopping. Our vendors have tons of unique and special gifts for those special someones in your life this holiday season.

We are thankful for all our wonderful vendors and for Frank and Janet for keeping this fantastic show running so successfully! We are also thankful for our shoppers, the old and the new. The show is always a warm and fun atmosphere and you can’t beat the great music and finds. We look forward to seeing you! Here are some treasures for kids of all ages that we have spotted at the show – T-shirts, posters, magazines. picture disks, and even a stained glass piece of art – recognize the album cover and group?

With the success of A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965 and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in 1966, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was the third holiday special which aired on CBS in 1973. It even won an Emmy Award the following year. What added to the charm of these specials, besides the beloved characters and scripts by Charles M. Schulz, was the brilliance of the soundtrack, composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi and his musicians. The music set the mood and was very sophisticated for a cartoon. Here is just a sampling:

Fall is here! Time for football and “boo-tiful” music! See you Sunday, October 20th for our next show!

There’s a nip in the air. It’s football season and Halloween will soon be upon us. Before the game, stop by the show at the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE and we have our great food service for breakfast and lunch.

Only THREE more shows left in 2018 – time flies! So mark you calendar ahead for November 18th and December 16th! It’s never to early to start your music holiday shopping for family and friends! We found this special album last sale and many  more
that we will share with you in upcoming posts.

 

Here is a Halloween-themed song to enjoy – an 80s classic and groundbreaking video “Thriller” – more of a mini- movie – from the legendary Michael Jackson!

And from Lady Gaga, continuing to make her mark in the current remake of “A Star is Born, ” the classic “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.”

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.

Come celebrate Father’s Day with us – this Sunday, June 17!

This Sunday, June 17, come celebrate Father’s Day with us at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options. Time to show your dad some music love with some great gifts!

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We also welcome relatively new vendors, Michael and Michelle! They had a wonderful selection of Beatles memorabilia at their table last month and they like to bring different things for each show. Michael was a DJ at WRNR in Annapolis for 10 years before it was taken over by a big corporation. He bought his first record when he was seven years old and also has a huge CD collection. Come by their table and say hello. You never know what music treasure they might bring with them!

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Another great find at the show was a replica of the cover of THE WALL album by Pink Floyd (see below). Our own resident dad, Frank Ruehl, found that gem and he thinks it was handmade  –  really a fantastic job!

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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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Our show on April 15 was showered with fabulous people and cool finds!

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With spring on it’s way, we had a wonderful show on April 15! Attendance was in full force! Janet took some great early morning photos  – Gary and his helper Todd and first time vendors Matthew, Jim and Mike.

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Later we came upon some groovy, psychedelic and funky finds! See below.

 

We have a HUGE surprise coming up in MAY! Arbutus Record Show has hit the big time! Stayed tuned! Mark your calendars for a special 4th Sunday show – May 27th!