Record Shop

VINYL VINYL VINYL, we are all about vinyl of all genres – Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Dance, Folk and a big selection of Reggae. We also have a hand picked selection of NEW vinyl including re-issues and the ever trusty Soul Jazz compilations which cover all genres. Come and browse over a coffee. If you’re not satisfied bring them back to exchange! Of course we also sell Turntables to listen to all that lovely vinyl.

We also BUY vinyl.  If you have a collection to sell that fits our bill, please contact us, or bring them to the shop.

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And because we love vinyl so much, here’s some of our vinyl stockist friends and colleagues in London, go check them out….. and give them our love….

North

Flashback 50 Essex Rd, N1 8LR / 144 Crouch Hill, N8 9DX – Our neighbours in Crouch End with a second buzzing shop in Islington these guys have the latest vinyl releases  with rarities and classics going back 60 years.

Kristina Records 44 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7XJ – New kids on the block, our friends Jason, Jack and James are making waves in Stokey with underground music of most genres. New and secondhand.

Lucky Seven 127 Stoke Newington Church street, N16 OUH – Friendly people and reasonably priced vinyl and books

Alans Records 212 High Road, East Finchley, N2 9AY – Worth a few stops further down the Northern line , Soul, Reggae, House, Dance,  Blues, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock, Punk, World Music , and most other types of music in existence!

Sounds that Swing 88 parkway, Camden, NW1 7AN – This is what they say “Loud, wild, Dumb Rock’n’Roll from the last five decades or so…from Rockabilly, Garage,Punk, Blues, Country, Psyche, New Punk to anything we basically like”

Out on the Floor 10 Inverness street, Camden NW1 7HJ – Over three florors and next to bar vinyl, heavy metal seven-inches lots of punk, prog, 1960s and ’70s rock with  a nice selection of 12-inch reggae and 1960s soul.

East

Rough Trade East  Truman Brewery 91 Brick lane, Shoreditch E1 6QL – It’s huge, they have free gigs a cafe and a load of new vinyl

Love Vinyl  5 Pearson Street, London E2 8JD – A great new addition to London’s records shops, run by a wealth of people who really know their dance stuff.

Hackney Record Fair every other month in the heart of Dalston, we sell there and its always a great atmosphere, distinctly different from other record fairs.

South

Gramex 25 Lower marsh Street, Waterloo SE1 7RJ – So friendly, knowledgable and the best for  classical in London, Cd’s and vinyl including 78’s

Soul Brother Records 1 Keswick Road, East Putney SW15 2HL – Found these folks whilst on the search for a Reggae Rarity and they’re obviously super cool…new and used soul, funk and jazz

Supertone Records 110 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5RA

West

Reckless Records 30 Berwick St, W1F 8RH – A stroll down the market for Rock & Pop, Soul & Dance, Jazz, Punk and Reggae.

Sister Ray 34-35 Berwick Street W1f 8RP – “We’re proud to bring you the the finest new releases a huge range of classic albums and a superb selection of rare and second hand vinyl”.

Honest Jons 278 Portobello Road W1o 5TE

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Rough Trade 30 Talbot St ( Off Portobello) W11 1JA

and this one…

Sounds of the Universe 7 Broadwick Street W1F ODA

Reggae, Dubstep, House, Disco, Funk and Soul, Brazilian, Latin, African and world beats

Harold Moores Records  2 Great Marlborough Street W1F 7HQ

The best for new classical and jazz

Phonica 51 Poland Street W1F 7LZ – They make them,  showcase them, sell them,   everything you need in vinyl “The Vinyl Factory is an independent British company that collaborates with musicians and artists to create ultra-premium handmade vinyl editions and curate accompanying exhibitions”

BM Soho 25 D’Arblay Street W1F 8EJ – This famous independent has been supplying the best in dance music for over 20 years

JB’s Records 36 hanway Street Bloomsbury W1T 1UP – Small and friendly full of treats

Rays Jazz 3rd Floor at Foyles 113-119 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EB

ALL THE UKs RECORD SHOPS – A handy links page to all the UKs major record dealers and lots of smaller stores as well! If you are looking for British pressings, deletions or new releases, this is your starting point.


Here is a copy of the grading system, as set out in the record collectors guide, we (sometimes :) use this to describe the condition of our records;

Mint (M) The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet. booklet or poster are in perfect condiition. Records marked as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
Excellent (EX) The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
Very Good (VG) The record has obviously been played many times, but displayes no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any moajor defects is acceptable
Good (G) Te record has been played so much that the sound quality has notceably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc
Fair (F) The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.
Poor (P) The record will not play properly due to scratched, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing
Bad (B) The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler

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