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  Where can I see that film on the net?
Shai

On 8/18/2010 9:46 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
>  On 8/18/2010 3:22 PM, Pete Tinker wrote:
>>  Cary,
>>
>> I think I also remember the shop on Highland.  My memory reports that 
>> it had a second floor, with LPs arranged as usual (bins on top of 
>> cabinets).  However, *under* the cabinets, behind sliding doors, were 
>> 78s!  I picked up several scarce "party" records there that day 
>> (1987, I think).
>>
>> A note on your "lovable old coot" note about Murray:  doesn't Mr. 
>> Bussard have a prior claim?
>
> But Joe is not a dealer, he is a collector like us -- and I think 
> we're all a bunch of genuine lovable old coots (see my daughter's 
> documentary For The Record to check some of us out!!)
>
>>
>> On 8/18/2010 11:52 AM, Cary Ginell wrote:
>>> I remember the store on Highland. I think it was called The Record 
>>> Collector. It was chiefly classical records, and a good supply of it 
>>> at that. Not the bottom-of-the-barrel stuff that Murray housed.
>
> So in the past 11 years NEITHER of you have noticed the huge white 
> lettering THE RECORD COLLECTOR on Melrose and have been in that place?
>
>>> The Highland shop did have a few 10-inch jazz and folk LPs, which I 
>>> scarfed up at a decent price because the snob who ran the place 
>>> looked down his nose at them. It was like in the Three Stooges short 
>>> where Moe, Larry, and Curly are thumbing through a stack of hundred 
>>> dollar bills: $100, 200, 300, 400, 500, oh! here's a five," and they 
>>> toss it away.
>>>
>>> Cary Ginell
>>>
>
> Yeah, and go to a Jazz Hound shop and they toss out the classical!!!  
> I'll see if I can figure out how to put up the excerpt from that 
> program with this guy on line for you to check if it is this guy.  I 
> think Leah also recorded the program and she knows how to do it.
>
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
>>>> Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:22:09 -0500
>>>> From: [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]
>>>>
>>>> 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. I hate to see record (and book) shops close but when their 
>>>> "owner"
>>>> behaves as these folks have, give me the internet any day.
>>>>
>>>> Alan Carrie
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Cary Ginell<[log in to unmask]>  
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>
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