School is back, fall is almost here, and so is our next show on Sunday, September 18!

IMG_7685We are back with our show on Sunday, SEPTEMBER 18! Join us at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! Last month’s show was amazing and the most vendors since the pandemic. (A little secret is that you can come as early as 7:30 am and perhaps snag some super special finds -sshhh).

Sadly we just lost one of greats— jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, 87, who successfully crossed over to pop success with “The In Crowd” which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. A fabulous live recording was done locally in DC at the Bohemian Caverns. He received the 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award. Lewis was also a mentor to Maurice White who was in Lewis’ trio. He would later go out on his own to form another legendary band, Earth, Wind, and Fire, which clearly had a jazz influence in their music and made them one of the most successful bands ever.

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On a lighter note, yours truly had the great opportunity of seeing a legendary band in concert this summer—British new wave rockers Duran Duran. On their 40th Anniversary Tour, they made a stop at Merriweather and put on a fabulous show with the uber-talented Nile Rodgers and Chic opening for them (Rodgers produced their album “Notorious.”) Thanks to the fans, Duran will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November in Los Angeles.

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Below are some of the great finds to be had at the show!

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Summer’s not over yet! Come on down to our next show, August 21 for some great music finds!

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Summer is not over yet, so get some cool deals at our next show, Sunday, August 21, 9 am -3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department in Arbutus. Always free admission and plenty of free parking! 

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Boy, there were there so many different and interesting finds at last month’s show! First up since our wonderful, young Orioles team is doing so well, we came across some cool albums, immortalizing the 1964 pennant race, “Pennant Fever,” an album about the “Earl of Baltimore,” Earl Weaver, and “1970: Year of the Birds,” exciting play-by-play action of the Orioles flight to the World Championship.

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Keeping with the sports theme, we found a set of albums about famous Formula One race car drivers of the past, including legendary British driver (Sir) Stirling Moss, American champion Phil Hill, American designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby (you can learn more about him and his challenge (as a Ford man) to Ferrari in the film, “Ford vs. Ferrari”), and the colorful Spaniard who drove for Ferrari, The Marquis de Portago.

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The debut album by The Runaways in 1976. Joan Jett is on the cover and she was only 16 years old! A steal at $50!

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Finally, one of the very few, perhaps the biggest, group to challenge the nearly total dominance of The Beatles in the 1960s, America’s own, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This rare album (for $400!) pits them in “The International Battle of the Century,” put out by Vee-Jay Records. They were both legendary in their own way!

Mr. Groundhog was mistaken! Looks like Spring is already here. It’s a good time to visit our next show, Sunday, March 20!

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Janet with Anderson Branch.

Spring is just around the corner and so is our March show! Come by Sunday, March 20 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! Remember to bring your own food and drink and don’t forget the green. St. Patty’s Day comes before the show but there is still plenty of “gold-en” music to uncover. We will have lots of great vendors and music treasures.

It was a great show in February! You may have noticed a young man taking photos and filming. His name is Anderson Branch. A young Navy man, he made the Arbutus Record show the subject an an assignment for his Photojournalism class at the Defensive Information School, Ft. Meade. You can see his wonderful little film by clicking here! Thank you Anderson!

More to come…

 

Celebrating love, presidents, black history, and MUSIC! Join us Sunday, February 20th at the Arbutus Record Show!

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We can’t wait to see you back Sunday, February 20 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission and parking are ALWAYS FREE!  Our first show of the new year in January was a success, just beating the snow! Even though it’s past, any time is a good time to get something for your special Valentine. You can also celebrate Black History month with the great legacy of Black musicians. Since it’s a holiday weekend before Presidents’ Day, come spend those “presidents!” 

There has been much debate about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations this year but they cover all genres and there is something for everybody, just like our show! We have it all from records, tapes, CDs, DVDs to books, posters, T-shirts, figurines, buttons and so much more for every musical taste! Here are some samples of what you could find at the show:

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Our final show of 2021! Come shop for wonderful music gifts on Sunday, December 19th and celebrate the season with us!

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We had a really great show last month! Can’t believe it is our final show of 2021 on Sunday, December 19 —just in time for holiday shopping! Celebrate the season with us while looking for wonderful music gifts! We have it all for the music lover – DVDs, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, T-shirts, picture discs, magazines, and much more! We are open from 9 am to 3 pm and admission and parking are always FREE!  And don’t worry we have already planned our 2022 season! (New schedule posted soon but you can pick up the new flyer at the show!)

We wish all the best of things this holiday season!

See below all the wonderful things you might find at the show!

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Baltimore’s own The Peppermint Rainbow, from the 60s with hits as “Will You Be Staying After Sunday” and “Don’t Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael.”

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Need storage for all your 45s?

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“See you in September!” School is back, fall is almost here, & our next show is September 19!


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with our record show on Sunday, September 19! Join us at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. As always, NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! There is still no food available yet at the hall, so please remember to bring your own food and drinks. Masking is recommended.

Last month’s show was amazing! We had a very special guest vendor, Kathy McCabe, the producer of an amazing award-winning 2013 documentary, Good Ol’ Freda about The Beatle’s devoted and loyal secretary, Freda Kelly who waited 50 years to talk about her experiences. It was also first independent film to have successfully licensed original Beatles recordings (4), including “I Will” and “I Saw Her Standing There.”

Kathy McCabe is an award-winning photographer and Beatles expert with widespread experience in the music industry. She has worked as a publicist and manager, a music video and album producer, and also a recording studio manager. She initiated and engineered the production of Good Ol’ Freda. Kathy was so lovely to talk to! Along with selling copies of the DVD, she was also selling a few gems from her own massive Beatles collection. We hope to see her again at another one of our record shows!

Kathy is actually a Baltimore girl from Catonsville who now lives in Alabama on the Gulf Coast. She met Freda in the 1970s and became a good friend. Forty years later at a family wedding, Freda decided to open up to Kathy about her experiences. She said she wanted her grandson Nile to know what she had done in her youth. Freda was also the president of The Beatles fan club and gave away all of her Beatle memorabilia after the group disbanded. Freda is currently involved with an upcoming film about Brian Epstein – she was also his secretary. The most important thing to her was meeting Beatles fans all over the world. Freda still lives outside of Liverpool and over the years, Kathy has visited her often.

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“Freda had just graduated from school and was working her first job as a secretary, as a typist, at a food cannery; and two of the guys from upstairs, two of the accountants, took her to the Cavern during a lunchtime session. She’d never seen The Beatles or heard of The Beatles, and they used to play the lunchtime sessions every day in Liverpool. So they took her for her lunch break, and she fell in love right away, and started going every single day; I think she saw The Beatles like 180 times during their lunchtime sessions. So The Beatles became familiar with Freda always being in the audience, so when it became time to hire a secretary, they knew that there was this girl that was always there, and she got hired. She was 17 years old.”
                                                                                    – Director, Ryan White

For more information, go to goodolfreda.com

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Beat the heat and summer storms and come to our special July show on Sunday the 18th!

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We are BACK with a very special JULY SHOW — Sunday, July 18th! Cool down and look for fun, summer tunes to rock your next barbecue or vacation! The show runs 9 am – 3 pm, and always FREE Admission with FREE and ample parking. It was great to see our fearless leader, Frank, last month, thankfully on his way to recovering from Covid. 

Returning from last month’s show is Howard Dinkel and his fabulous tie-dyed T-shirts, scarves, and shirts!

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We have it all!  See below some of the things you may find this weekend. See you there!

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Summer and the cicadas are here! Join us at our special 4th Sunday show, May 23, ahead of Memorial Weekend!

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Beat the heat and get HOT music deals at the special 4th Sunday show, MAY 23! Hours are 9 am – 3 pm and ADMISSION is always FREE! Plenty of FREE parking at the COOL Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. Masks are still required. Bring your family and friends to pick up rockin’ tunes for your Memorial Day celebration! The Arbutus Record Show is held at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall located at 5200 Southwestern Boulevard in beautiful Arbutus, MD.

We had a wonderful show in April and Janet took some great photos of our visitors and vendors in their fun T-shirts. Do you have a favorite T-shirt from a concert back in the day that you still wear? We would love to see you in them on May 23!

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Spring has finally arrived! Hop on over to our show on April 18!

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Our fearless leaders, Janet and Frank!

Spring is finally here! Deals will be blooming at our next show, Sunday, April 18, at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! This is our normal third weekend of the month since the spring holidays were early this year. We still have to wear our masks in compliance with the state law and safety for everyone. Please continue to MASK UP,  socially distance, and bring your own food and drink. 

Last month’s show was AMAZING with such a great crowd all day long. It was also a wonderful opportunity to get some great photos as well of lots of the great finds at the show!
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We had the opportunity to meet Lou Vlangas, who partners with our wonderful announcer, Derek Shaw at the Keystone Record Collectors show, the Pennsylvania Music Expo, every month (usually the weekend before the Arbutus show). Lou is the show coordinator, announcer and does the table reservations. At our show in March he showed up with a gem! The first 45 record every pressed, recorded by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup – and it’s even color vinyl!

Lou, top left and his prize 45 record. A steal at $400!

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Lou’s partner in crime, Derek, at his usual spot at the entrance of the Arbutus Record show. Both are great guys!

 

 

 

 

SPRING IS COMING! So is our next show, Sunday, March 28!

Spring is just around the corner and so is our March show! This month it is the fourth Sunday! Come by Sunday, March 28 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! We had a great show in February but, alas, all the great photos taken were lost when the old phone just couldn’t go on. I have a new one and ready to shoot lots of great photos at the March show. Below are a couple of Janet’s great shots.

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Remember the days when you sat listening to your favorite song on the radio so you could tape it on your cassette player? Remember all those favorite mix tapes? We can thank Dutch inventor, Lou Ottens, who passed on March 6, 2021 at the age of 94. Not only did he invent the audio cassette, he also invented the CD player! The chart below, credit to Forbes India, illustrates his contributions. Where would music lovers be without him? We have lots of dealers who sell both cassettes and CDs.

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