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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Join us for a very special Father’s Day show, Sunday, June 20th! See you there!

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This year, we get to share some of Father’s Day with you for our June 20th show. It is extra special because our favorite dad and the man responsible (along with his better half, Janet) for our great show, Frank, will be making a brief appearance after beating back Covid! We had a great show last month, but we missed Frank and his great tables of music —along with his expertise. Thanks to great doctors and lots of prayers and good wishes from our record show family, he is home and on the mend! We look forward to seeing him  and he will be happy to see all of you! Masks are highly recommended for the safety of our dealers and customers.

The show runs 9 am – 3 pm, always FREE and always FREE and ample parking. We have to wear our masks for a bit longer but July will be coming and we will have a special show! Stayed tuned!

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!
Yes that fuzzy creature holds 45s!

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.

Even though we hope many of of you have or will be getting vaccines, we still have to wear our masks in compliance with the state law. Continue to MASK UP,  socially distance, and bring your own food and drink. We will have lots of great vendors and music treasures.152840648_1859350910884052_6654647884053247190_n

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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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Happy New Year! Join us for the first show of 2021 on Sunday, January 17th.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year! It was a challenging one. We had to cancel a few shows but there were great shows towards the end of 2020 — and respectful of Covid safety. Thank you all — vendors, customers and followers — for your continuing support! 

We are looking forward to a year of great shows in 2021 but let’s start with our first show of the year on Sunday, January 17th! Great vendors will be at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm where admission AND parking is always FREE. Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions — wear your mask at all times (covering the mouth AND nose) and socially-distance. We aren’t able to have food served for purchase yet, so remember to bring your own food and drinks.

 We sadly lost so many great musicians last year, and most recently Gerry Marsden of the great British band of the Beatles era —also from Liverpool and also managed by Brian Epstein — Gerry and the Pacemakers. Legend has it that he wrote “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” for his girlfriend at the time because they had broken up — and she became his wife! We will miss that golden voice. We lost so many from all over the music spectrum — Little Richard, Eddie Van Halen, Bill Withers, Kenny Rogers, John Prine, Helen Reddy, Mac Davis, Charlie Daniels, and so many, many more. Thankfully we will always have their great music and it is one heck of a band upstairs!

Reposting our new flyer for the year so mark your calendars and see you Sunday!

Come shop for wonderful music gifts at our show on December 20th and celebrate the season! It’s been a challenging year but we have hope for 2021!

We had a great show last month! It has been a challenging year but we were able to resume our shows and this is the last for 2020 – Sunday, December 20 —just in time for the holidays! Celebrate the season while looking for wonderful music gifts – DVDs, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, T-shirts, picture discs, and much more! We are open from 9 am to 3 pm and admission and parking are always FREE!  Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions and wear your mask at all times (which means covering the mouth AND nose) and socially-distance. This is particularly important at this time.

Sadly we lost another great one, country music singer Charley Pride. He was a pioneer with a golden voice. Could be you can find some of his wonderful Christmas albums at the show.

Here are some other Christmas goodies to hunt for!

Our NEW 2021 schedule is posted in our ABOUT section of the website. A new flyer with the upcoming dates will be available at the show. Wishing you all a blessed and safe holiday and a happy New Year!

Success! We are back again for our show this month on Sunday, August 16!

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The first-ever July show was a success and we are back with our regularly scheduled show on Sunday, August 16! Join us at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9am – 3 pm. As always, there is NO admission and plenty of FREE parking!

Our our great vendors are returning! We will still be following COVID safety precautions, so please bring and wear your mask at all times. The vendors will be socially-distanced around the hall. Hand sanitizer will be available, as well as face masks (if you forgot yours).

Still no food available yet at the hall, so please remember to bring your own food and drinks.

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There was a celebrity in our midst at the last month. Desmond Moulton is an award-winning conductor, vocal music educator, and a Neilsen SoundScan-charting singer/songwriter from New York City. His new album, “Happiness is Priceless,” recently debuted at Number 4 on the Nielsen SoundScan Reggae Chart. Desmond helps colleges and choirs recruit and keep great singers and musicians while also empowering singers and musicians to succeed in the business. We wish Desmond all the best!

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In other exciting news, the legendary New York DJ, Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow is returning to radio on WABC 77 AM Radio in NYC on September 5th to spin those classics of rock and roll! For more about this icon, check out this story here! We know all the good things come back again. Congrats, Cousin Brucie!

Please check out upcoming shows for the rest of the year posted under our “About” tab on our homepage and our flyer which is available at the show.

Check out the variety of finds awaiting you at the show!

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GREAT NEWS! The music is playing again as we have our FIRST EVER July show on the 19th!

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It’s true! After four months, we are back with our first July show ever! Join us Sunday, July 19 for a big return. Same time same place –  9am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. After missing our our great vendors and buyers, we are doing this per the safety requirements of the AVFD. There will also be more open spacing around the dealers. We can’t wait to see all of you!

Here is the list of facts and precautions from the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department:

  • There is a limit of 120 individuals in the Hall at all times.
  • All doors will remain shut except the main entrance by the vestibule.
  • It is required that a mask be worn at all times by all individuals.

What did you listen to while we were away? I stumbled upon a couple of genres of music that I missed in the late 80s and early 90s. One was surprisingly local, coming out of of the post-punk era in Washington, D.C. This music had a greater emphasis on melody, dynamics, and lyrics about emotions. Thus EMO was born. Panic! At the Disco is probably one of the more recognizable and hugely successful bands, with lead singer Brendon Urie and his astonishing range – the only remaining, original band member. He caught my attention in a quarantine performance with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots in a wonderful version of David Bowie and Queen’s “Under Pressure.”

Another wonderful discovery was a genre known as Acid jazz which originated in the London club scene of the mid-1980s and combined elements of jazz, soul, funk, and disco. I probably was aware of it but saw it more as a form of jazz. A really fun and grooving band from that era and still going strong is Jamiroquai.  They formed in 1992 with frontman, singer-songwriter Jay Kay and have won countless awards. Here is a perfect summer song, even though June has passed – “Seven Sunny Days in June.” Any new music discoveries for you these past few months?

See you soon!

 

June 21 show is cancelled but we are hoping for a special July19th show! Have a Happy Father’s Day!

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WE STILL MISS YOU! AVFD Hall is still closed and will not open until Governor Hogan moves the state to Stage 3. Therefore, we will not be having our Father’s Day show scheduled for June 21. We are hoping for a special July 19 show if all goes well. We will keep you updated! 

It continues to be a challenging time for everyone, including our Arbutus Record show family, vendors, and customers. We are all itching to get back to seeing everyone and looking for our favorite music and music items. But safety first! Keep spinning those favorite tunes.

Hunting around for some great father-related tunes to celebrate our dads, we came across some songs (and links to their videos) about fathers from an article in Good Housekeeping, (click here).

Though spanning many genres, it’s not surprising that many are from country singers but they are for all kinds of dads – stepdads and new dads (Brad Paisley’s “He Didn’t Have To Be”) to those fathers who are no longer with us (Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father.” No matter how you celebrate, have a great Father’s Day.

Brad Paisley – “He Didn’t Have To Be”

Luther Vandross – “Dance With My Father” 

What is your favorite dad-related song?

The 25 Best Father’s Day Songs of All Time

  • “Daddy Lessons” by Beyoncé featuring Dixie Chicks
  • “Just The Two of Us” by Will Smith
  • “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
  • “Song For Dad” by Keith Urban”
  • “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna
  • “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” by John Lennon
  • “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin
  • “Love Without End, Amen” by George Strait
  • “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” by Reba McEntire
  • “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn
  • “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” by Alan Jackson
  • “My Father’s Eyes” by Eric Clapton
  • “That’s My Job” by Conway Twitty
  • “Father of Mine” by Everclear
  • “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations
  • “The Best Day” by George Strait
  • “Watchin’ You” by Rodney Atkins
  • “Daughters” by John Mayer
  • “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney
  • “Father to Son” by Queen
  • “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
  • “He Didn’t Have to Be” by Brad Paisley
  • “Daddy Could Swear, I Declare” by Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • “My Front Porch Looking In” by Lonestar
  • “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross