It’s Father’s Day show again this year – Sunday, June 19th! Celebrate Dad with us!

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Again this year our show falls on Father’s Day on June 19! Come celebrate all dads with us and maybe find a special give for your dad at the show! The show runs 9 am – 3 pm,  with plenty of FREE parking and never an admission fee. Join us in the cool air-conditioned Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall in beautiful Arbutus. If you ever need to know how to find us, click the DIRECTIONS tab on our web homepage.

Sir Paul McCartney returned to Baltimore for a concert. and there is always tons of Beatles items at the show. 

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Also the new ELVIS film is coming out on June 24 and, as you can see at the top of the post, we had a vendor with a great collection of Elvis memorabilia! We are pretty sure they will be back this month. Also spotted were some great posters and books. Below are some more great finds!

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It’s almost summer! Join us for the fourth Sunday show, May 22!

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Time to get some cool tunes and music deals for hot, summer days! It’s a 4th Sunday show, MAY 22! It’s right before the start of summer, Memorial weekend. The hours are 9 am – 3 pm and ADMISSION is always FREE! Plenty of FREE parking! Bring family and tell your friends! 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, very busy all through the day and we also had some fun buyers! Carl is a drummer and teacher in the county and told us a great story about Jim Chapin who was Harry Chapin‘s father but also a great musician in his own right! He was a jazz drummer, the author of books about jazz drumming and was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2011. He played with some of the great bands led by Woody Herman and Tommy Dorsey. Carl met Jim who offered to mentor one of his students for two hours at his studio on Long Island—and he himself also learned so much from him! 

 

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Carl, drummer and teacher, with one of his finds!

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Here’s another fun buyer who let us take a photo of his fun T-shirt!

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We had a great crowd! See all the great things below we found last month at the show and there will be more at this month’s show.

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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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Happy New Year! It’s time for the first show of 2022 on Sunday, January 16th!

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We wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year and hope you had a great holiday season!  It’s time for first show of the year on Sunday, January 16! Our great vendors are returning and will be at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. AND admission AND parking are always FREE. Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions — Baltimore County is under an indoor mask mandate (covering the mouth AND nose) regardless of vaccine status. We still aren’t able to have food served for purchase yet, so remember to bring your own food and drinks.

Frank and Janet’s talented daughter, Patty has done another great job on this year’s flyer! Below is our schedule for 2022. You can always click on the ABOUT link in our website menu above for all the 2022 upcoming dates and click on our DIRECTIONS link on how to get there.

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We had a great show before Christmas! It was so great to see Butch and Linda at the show again. They always manage to hunt up some great finds. This time it was some great signage from back in the day – the Buddy Deane show on the  WITH radio station and a big sign for Buddy Deane’s Bandstand on WJZ-TV, 3-5 pm Monday -Friday! They also had a bumpersticker for WJZ and a whole bunch of super groovy radios called the Toot-a-Loop Radio by Panasonic, made in Japan in the early 1970s. It was designed to wrap around your wrist  – all great finds! 

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Our other vendors had some pretty cool stuff— Christmas-themed as well as music items for all year round!

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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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Join us November 21st (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) and start your holiday shopping early!

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It’s hard to believe that there are only two more shows left in 2021! Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 21, from 9 am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department. Start your holiday shopping early for all your special music fans—and get a little present for yourself! Mark your calendars for DECEMBER 19, 2021 for our final show of the year! As always, NO admission and plenty of FREE parking!

Below is a small sampling of the great finds (and one snappy dresser) to be had, provided by our wonderful vendors! We have it all—from classical to jazz, country to soul, rockabilly to heavy metal, posters, T-shirts, magazines, DVDs, CDs, tapes, 45s, books, figurines, and VINYL which is making a huge comeback and outselling all other formats. 

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Fall is here! Come to our “Spooktacular” show on Sunday, October 17 and scare up some great music deals!

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Soon Halloween will be upon us and so will our next show coming up on October 17 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! We have our wonderful vendors with some scary, great music treats. Masks are suggested.

It’s also not too early to mark your calendars for the NOVEMBER 21 and DECEMBER 19 shows!

There were some fun goings-on at our September show! First we had a new vendor, designer Stephanie Diederich, trying out her record-themed wares, including bags and Ts. Janet was wearing one of her cool, limited edition T-shirts! We wish Stephanie great success!

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We gave Mr. Jack a birthday salute! He turned 91 years young in September! We think it’s the music and the fact that he is still a vendor at our show that keeps him young and full of life 🙂

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And even Mighty Mouse made an appearance!

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More goodies! 

“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.”
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For more information, go to goodolfreda.com

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It’s going to be a “cool” Sunday so join us Sunday, August 15 for a great show!

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Mike, Stephen and Janet.


Come on down to this month’s show, Sunday, August 15, 9 am -3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department just outside beautiful downtown Arbutus. Always free admission and parking! Masks are recommended and bring food and drink for a lovely day at the record show.

Last month’s show was amazing for many reasons! It was busy all through the day, BIG news that we will be having a show every July and, finally, the show was visited by two gentlemen, Mike Klein and Stephen Dransfield, from Anthony Avenue Records who were filming, taking pictures, and interviewing our very knowledgeable vendors for about four hours. The two are doing a podcast and eventually a documentary tentatively entitled “Music Wizard” about the life and career of, Allan Mason, a Baltimore boy who made good in Hollywood as an A& R man at Janus and A&M Records and music producer for over two dozen films, notably with Baltimore’s own favorite director, Barry Levinson. Allan’s passion for music came from his father’s Baltimore jukebox business. He started collecting records when he was eight and eventually collected over 100,000 records and 45s! He is still going strong as his work will be heard in Barry Levinson’s next film, “The Survivor.”

Mike is also from Baltimore, a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Art in guitar, who also made his way out to California and was mentored by Allan Mason and is making this documentary to honor his mentor. The Arbutus Record show was one of many shows they will visit around the country to film the documentary.

A display was put up about Allan and music items to highlight many of the projects he was involved in during his long and successful career. Below is a summary of his work that was part of the display.

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Filming as people look at a display of some of Allan’s music accomplishments.

Just a sample of the many projects Allan was involved with as A&R man for record companies and as a music producer for films.