Scroll down the page to see the Featured Record Information that Jan and Nay have selected. The links are grouped to include; record dealers, record label information, the Vinyl Record Guide, and other sites of interest to record collectors.
Record Manufacturing Information
How It's Made - Vinyl Records Discovery Channel & You Tube Movie
Here, courtesy of You Tube and The Discovery Channel (also, How It's Made TV Show) is a very brief but accurate manufacturing video showing how vinyl is made.
Records By Mail
Craig Moerer offers one of the most comprehensive selections of vinyl LPs and 45s available anywhere. Housed in a 6,000 square foot warehouse that currently holds 1.3 million records, Craig and his talented, dedicated staff (Erik, Deb, Claire, Howard, Ken, Jeff, Sean, Andrea, Haim & Nate) serve music lovers in more than 70 countries.
Victor Pearlin is one of the best and most reputable sources to purchase your records and CD's from the 50's and 60's. He has been in business for nearly 40 years and he will send you a free periodic catalog of his available items. His records are sold on a set price basis and his grading is quite conservative. Victor's e-mail address is the best way to contact him (simply click on the image on the left).
A quality soul Mail Order service from the U.K. specializing mainly Original 60's & 70's Modern Soul, Crossover & Northern Soul US 45's.
They also have LP's, 12's & CD's for sale, plus a list 45's NOT on the main site (mainly US Modern Soul & Northern Soul originals), and there's even a record search faciulity.
Record Label Information
Hit Records of Nashville
This web site and discussion group is an educational, non profit organization for the legendary "Hit" sound-a-like label which operated out of Nashville, TN during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Labels discussed include, but are not limited to: Hit Records singles and albums; Country & Western Hits singles; Holiday Hits Christmas series; Modern Sound albums; Spar singles and albums; Spur albums (in Canada); Sterling albums; and Plantation House albums.
The Vinyl Record Guide
The Vinyl Record Guide
The VRG web site and The Guide are made possible by the support of the many vinyl record dealers listed there, all of whom are dedicated to satisfying the needs of audiophiles looking for 45's, albums, 78's and many other collectibles & record memorabilia.
Regular features include news on Events and Shows in the states featured. The site also includes all the information you need to find the a vinyl record source. The Standard listing provides a dealer name, address, and phone number. The dealer's premium listing includes maps, profiles on participating dealers, and links directly to web sites and e-mail addresses. You can also search our database for dealers by name, town/city, phone number or any other partial detail that you may have.
The VRG web site includes dealers that sell a wide variety of music styles and some dealers even sell additional products.
Henry Stone Music
Henry Stone has been in the music business in Miami, Florida for over 50 years. He has owned many record labels such as Alston, Brownstone, Cat, Chart, Dade, Dash, Glades, Glory, Marlin, Rockin', and Weird World. He was instrumental in the formation of several musical sounds, including the Miami Sound, Southern Soul, and Disco, as well as having a big influence in R&B, Blues, and Gospel.
Now, Henry Stone is back at it again. In addition to releasing CD compilations of many of his older recording, a lot of which have never been on CD before now, Henry is back in the studio with some old friends (Gwen McCrae, Latimore, Timmy Thomas, KC, Chocolate Perry), as well as with some all new names, like Jeff Zavac and Osvaldo Rodriguez.
Center City Music (Ian Levine)
Northern Soul DJ and legendary producer Ian Levine has a new web site and a whole collection of new products to offer.
Earlier in Ian's career he was a disc jockey at the 'Blackpool Mecca', and became an avid collector of soul, R&B, and 'Northern Soul' records. In the mid-1970s he also produced for disco, leading into the genre's evolution into Hi-NRG.
In 1987, Ian began recording some former artists from Motown. By 1989 the project had grown in size and a reunion of 60 Motown stars in Detroit, outside the original Hitsville USA building, attracted attention from several media outlets. Motorcity Records was launched as a record label, initially distributed by PRT and later Pacific, then Charly and finally Total/BMG.
In early 2000 his video collection " The Strange World Of Northern Soul" was introduced, with much controversy. Ian attepmted to capture on film many of the soul greats before they passed away or into obscurity, but the video series was thwart with technical issues and some fans were unhappy about the production.
In 2007, Levine formed the label Centre City Records, and has put out some fine soul product. His most recent albums are Northern Soul 2007, Disco 2008 and a collection of his 30 greatest hits, re-interpreted by his current roster of artists, Yesterday and Tomorrow.
Ian is an avid user/believer in YouTube, please select one of the videos (left) to preview his latest productions, and click on the Center City logo to visit his web site.
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