Dr. Lotz,

Re: record shops:

Euclid Records in Webster Groves --
Record Exchange in St. Louis --
Vintage Vinyl in University City --

All are within 15 to 20 minutes of each other. Euclid has a lot of jazz records, some blues. Vintage Vinyl has a little of everything. Record Exchange has stuff piled all over the store. There is always a stack of 78s on the front counter. Occasionally you might find something of interest there. 

Contact me off-list at [log in to unmask] if you would like further information.

The Scott Joplin House on Delmar Ave. is a historic site operated by Missouri State Parks. They offer tours of the building, and they have lots of pre-1920 piano rolls and a player piano on which to play them. You might contact Joel Slotnikoff ( or Leroy Pierson for information about the early St. Louis blues scene.

The Missouri History Museum might be worth checking out.

All the best,

Jim Nelson
St. Louis, MO

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Black St. Louis

I expect to be in St. Louis in May, prior to the ARSC conference in Kansas City.
(a) Are there any record shops in that area?
(b) I need a guide to the history of Black St. Louis from the ragtime era onwards. Are there any tours, or knowledgeable contacts?

Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
Rotdornweg 81
53177 Bonn (Germany)

Tel: 0049-228-352808
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