There was a used record shop on Highland blvd in Hollywood ca.
It was a block north of Santa Monica Blvd, corner of Lexington, in ground floor of a 2 story building.
Floor to ceiling 78s a lot of classical sets.
As i remember prices were high so i didnt go very often.
My favorite was Ray Averies on Robertson in the late 40s and later when he was in Glendale in a 2 story building. The average stuff on the ground floor and the goodies and transcriptions on second floor.
Sure miss those real record stores.....
--- On Wed, 8/18/10, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] music man murray record collection & Murray Gershenz, music collector extraordinaire, is parting with his entire music library.
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 12:34 PM
> On 8/18/2010 2:22 PM, Historische
> Aufnahmen wrote:
> > I recall the excitement when first moved to LA at the
> prospect of going to
> > Murray's. Then I went. Dashed hopes.
> Only to be outdone by the music shop
> > on Highland at Santa Monica, with a shopkeeper even
> more arrogant than
> > Murray.
> What shop is/was that? THe History channel program on
> retrotech I mentioned last week that had a segment at the
> Rainbo pressing plant interviewed the owner of a store The
> Record Collector on Melrose near Fairfax which is south of
> Santa Monica Blvd and not far from Highland. Their
> website -- which hasn't changed since 1999 -- states they've
> been in the same location for 25 years, was founded in 1974,
> and as of Sept 1999 are located at 7809 Melrose. That
> means they were at another Hollywood location for 25 years
> and have been here for 21 years. (I looked at the
> site's earlier versions on the wayback machine to see if the
> earlier address could be found, but the Nov 1999 version is
> the oldest and is the same as the current page http://www.therecordcollector.net/Doc/Review.htm
> except for the deletion of the fax number.
> > I hate to see record (and book) shops
> close but when their "owner"
> > behaves as these folks have, give me the internet any
> > Alan Carrie
> This guy seemed nice enough but the shelves were
> full. If you want nice guys and interesting (but
> smaller) stores and stock, I recommend Pops Resale in
> Lexington Kentucky, and Whistlin' Willie in Pittsburgh Pa.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
> > On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Cary Ginell<[log in to unmask]>
> >> The point differentiating "stock" from
> "collection" is well-taken in this
> >> case. To my knowledge, Murray as never been
> anything but a shopkeeper. He
> >> has no private collection to my knowledge and
> really isn't all that
> >> concerned with the finer points of discographical
> research as are serious
> >> collectors. He never worked hard to make his a
> better business. He just
> >> opened his doors and expected to sell his schlock
> for whatever ridiculous
> >> prices he posted on them. He has been reviled in
> L.A. for decades as being a
> >> grumpy, mean, brusque, and difficult person. The
> last time I visited his
> >> shop was maybe 25-30 years ago, when it was on
> Santa Monica Blvd. near
> >> Western, a bad part of town even then. What he's
> got now is most likely the
> >> same stuff, only rifled through even further.
> There may be some choice items
> >> that he set aside (some of which he has displayed
> during interviews), but I
> >> can almost guarantee that they are a miniscule
> percentage of his holdings
> >> and certainly not representative of all that is
> there. If his business were
> >> doing well, he wouldn't need to find a new
> profession at his advanced age.
> >> He could have just dumped what was left and gone
> off to some island in
> >> blissful retirement. But creating a new image of
> himself as a "lovable old
> >> coot" on TV shows is easier for him and probably
> earns him a much better
> >> income than selling records. If these records end
> up in a land fill
> >> somewhere, they probably won't be missed.
> >> Cary Ginell