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!

Cool off from the summer heat with sizzling deals at our next show, Sunday, July 17!

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Here’s one of our favorite dads – Frank with his daughter, Chrissy on Father’s Day at last month’s show!

Thank you for sharing some of Father’s Day with us last month! Our July show is now a regular event for the second year! So beat the July heat and we will see you on Sunday, July 17th! Look for fun, summer tunes to rock your next barbecue or vacation! The show runs 9 am – 3 pm, and as always no admission and FREE, ample parking at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.

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Another dad with his son at the show on Father’s Day.

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Revealed from our Facebook post—one of our longtime vendors and music guru, Dave Hoffer, holding a poster from November 1970 for a concert at Painter’s Mill—sadly, long-gone. From 1970-71, Dave was the stage manager. The poster was all drawn by hand by Michael Goldberg. Some great acts, early in their career, came through the Painters Mill Music Fair—including Elton John. Also look at the ticket prices back then! It also lists the stores in the Baltimore/DC area where you could buy the tickets like Record and Tape, Time/Peace Boutique and Bum Steer. Groovy!

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Here’s another vintage poster from Pennsylvania. Again, look at those ticket prices!

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Some very cool, record finds!

A vintage two-side record player!

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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