Bam Bam Music Store
specialising in afro, latino, reggae, R&B, rap and hip hop
Adress: Nationalestraat 63, 2000 Antwerpen
7 rue de l'Athénée, 1050 Brussels.
4 rue de la
Fourche, 1000 Brussels.
Rua 24 de Maio 116
r. alta - loja 14
fone: (11) 223-3492
wha do dem
83 rue berbisey
21000 Dijon france
tel/fax: 00 33 + 380 303 409
1 RUE DC AUGROS/5 QUAI DE BONDY
DEEP ROOTS MUSIC
25 RUE LUCIEN SAMPAIX
75010 PARIS FRANCE
Ask the vendor for the collectors (7" & 12"), they keep them behind the
60, rue Hermel
Metro: Simplon/Jules Joffrin
Also worth checking (mostly new dancehall 7"):
BLUE MOON DU CENTRE
Metro : Les Halles
PATATE RECORDS (they also have a label)
57 rue de Charonne
Metro : Goncourt
Strictly Roots & Culture
Web site: www.patate-records.net
BLACK RAIN around rue Jean-Pierre TIMBAUD, 75011 Paris
- Virgin Megastore, Av. Champs-Elysees, Metro Geoge V, open everyday until
- FNAC Halles, Les Halles, Metro Rambuteu ou Chatelet
- FNAC Wagram, Rue Wagram
- Afrique Musica, 3 rue des plantes, Metro Anvers
- Moah Ambassa Judah, conquering lion reggae center, 10 rue Lemercier, 75017
"Lucky Records", 66 rue de la Verrerie, or "Ecute Ce Disque"
on rue Simon-le-Franc.
SOUNDSHINE RECORDS SHOP
3, RUE DE LA MEDITERRANNE
TEL. 00 33 4 99 52 20 28
FAX 00 33 4 99 52 20 13
Downbeat Reggae Store
fon : ++49 (0) 30 61609326
Subbelrather Str. 333
cell. : +49/+170/1777234
email : email@example.com
url : www.crowntown-records.de
Via Latini, 5
23801 Calolziocorte (Lecco)
Tel. e Fax: 0341/644404
ONE LOVE MUSIC CORNER
Via di Porta Labicana, 38
Tel. e Fax: 06/44702335
SOUL & TWIST
Via Dante Alighieri, 63
45019 Taglio di Po (Rovigo)
JAHMEKYA MUSIC SHOP
Via L. Porro Lambertenghi, 20
20100 MILANO (Italy)
Tel. 02/69018180 Fax 02/69017133
Pon Di Top Rootical Palace
Viale de Gasperi 9
Coxsone Dodd's store north of Half Way Tree along Constant Spring Road
(although you are not allowed to DRIVE that direction - it's a one way!)
has some oldies - especially 7" Studio One singles (some Treasure Isle
singles as well). Dodd's is very reasonable, too.
Pablo's (Orange Str.) might be good for roots, true, but you could also
try other downtown stores like High Times in Kingston Mall (Ocean
Randy's downtown on the Parade (at the top of a park of hero statues) -- use some
caution and common sense when shopping this area) If you are going down there
anyway to High Times, Randy's is a must. Also in the downtown area on Orange
St. Prince Buster's Record Shack is still open, sometimes The Prince is there himself is
there, more often one of his family runs it.
Back to Half Way Tree: Aquarius (4 South Odeon Avenue) is the best
reggae record store I've found in Jamaica. Don't mix up it with Aquarius
Pavillion, a kind of rip-off in Pavillion Mall (about 200 metres from
South Odeon Avenue). There is also Music Fair, Harriot's, CD Centre,
etc. in Half Way Tree area.
>Also the original Studio 1 shop on Brentford road near crossroads is a
>fun place to visit, but remember that it is only open for retail
>business on Thursdays. They have records for sale, a bigger selection
>than the uptown store and it's interesing to look around. And if you
>are lucky you will get to meet some Studio 1 legends like Coxsone
>himself, or King Stitt, Larry Marshall, Rico etc. hanging around.
>Everytime I've gone there I've met someone really interesting, all
>kinds of people turn up there. If you go there, have the cab wait, or
>when you leave have someone help you flag one down. It may not be a
>great area to walk around in if you have never been to Kingston
Kusuhara Bldg. 3F, 33-13, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150, Japan
Open: 12:00 - 21:00 Everyday
Reggae Shop Cisco Shibuya
Park Bldg. 3F, 10-1, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150, Japan
Open: 11:00 - 21:00 Everyday
Reggae Shop NAT
Oak Plaza 1F, 7-9-5, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160, Japan
Tel +81-3-5337-7558 / Fax +81-3-5337-7559
Open: 11:00 - 21:00 Everyday
Dub Store Record Shop
7-13-5-102 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan.
tel +81 3 3364 5251 fax : +81 3 3364 5261
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
SCRATCH ReCORDS & TaPeS
WITTE DE WITHSTRAAT 150
1057 ZJ AMSTERDAM
Boudisque Record --- Haringpakker steeg.
Near Amsterdam Central Station.
at Burgers, Hertogstraat 2
Postal address: Swammerdamstr.72 5612 PT Eindhoven , tel. 040 2456587 or 06 24646439.
Open on Friday 14.00 - 21.00
Saturday 13.00 - 17.00
NORWAY Trondheim Rotrock
Calle Espiritu Santo 27
tel/fax : +34 91 521 61 40
S-116 29 Stockholm, Sweden
fax: 46 8 30 06 98
4, blvd. James-Fazy
tel / fax : 41 22 741 31 01
e-mail : email@example.com
Twelve Tribes Reggae Shop
345 N 5th Ave
Apache between Rural and McClintock
Bart's CD Cellar and Record Shop - 1015 Pearl St, Boulder - new and used reggae - 303 447 8150
Twist & Shout - 300 e alameda, Denver - new and used
Wax Trax - 638 east 13th ave , Denver - used/new
Jerry's Record Exchange - Colfax Ave, just east of the Capitol, Denver -
new and used
2 other Colorado reggae stores -
Rocky Mountain Reggae
2732 E. Willamette Ave
Colorado Springs,CO 80909
719 578 9178
606 South Mason Street
Fort Collins CO 80524
LLC 521 East Middle TPKE
Manchester CT 06040
try arons near melrose ave and a couple of good shops on the trendy part
of melrose. there are (or at least were) a couple of rasta shops and
3 or 4 good new/used record stores around that area within a couple of
blocks of each other. arons is well recommended though. also go to
rhino records on westwood (?) (their main store) and there are a
couple of good shops in santa monica as well. look in the beat magazine
for some ads for shops down in south central as well, ive been to a couple
of good ones there but dont remember particulars.
Kulcha Beat Records.
on Washington Blvd. near Pico. Call 411
Aron's records in Santa Monica..... excellant selection!
Scorcher Music Records Dist.
PO Box 19730
Los Angeles CA 90019
Store at: 630 N. La Brae Avenue #107, Inglewood, CA 90302
Jah Lamb & Lions
1030 s fairfax ave los angeles california 90019
THIS SIDE OF AFRICA
Reggae CD's * Tapes * T-Shirts * Incense
* Crucial Rootical Items *
* Bookings for Rasta Generation Band *
2741 Franklin Blvd.
(Corner of 3rd)
Trade Roots Reggae
3535 Adams Ave
(between 35th St & Wilson Ave)
San Diego, CA 92116
Kobey's Swap Meet (Sat & Sun)
3500 Sports arena Blvd
Lou's Records (Best Bet!! 1000's of CD, Vinyl too!)
434 N. Hiway 101
2540 University Ave.
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Earth Culture Roots
105 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Yard Record Music
111 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
2350 Telegraph Avenue
Reggae Runnins Village Store, they are located on 505
Divisadero. They have a great selection of apparel, music, posters, and
4308 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
E.I.W. Reggae - Rasta Rags
4404 Third Street @ Kirkwood
6971 Sebastopol Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Reggae Land Muzik
976 W Hallandale Bch Blvd
Hallandale, Fl. 33009
Vinyl Fever--good selection of reggae and ska cds, including some
trojan stuff. not too many records these days, but back in the
eighties, i bought alot of my own collection there. they also have a
good selection of used reggae and ska titles there.
Sound Exchange--another with a good variety of reggae titles,
including some hard to find imports from england.
Kirky C Muzik Station--the best, a true yard store. run by jamaicans,
this store has the best in new releases, straight from yard. you can
find past and present titles on lp, cd, cassette, 12" and 7". there
even is a turntable set up so you can listen to records before you buy
them. they also have jamaican videos and reggae related books and
merchandise. worth the trip alone.
Dreadz Cultural Shop
1269A Glenwood Ave
Atlanta Ga 30316
Lion of Judah, 2258 Cascade,213 291 1423
Sounds of the Lion's Den,699 Ponce De Leon
404 607 0608
4 Seasons, 2575 Snapfinger,Decataur
404 808 8480
Jamaican Style- Kauai Store
4-771 Kuhio Hwy #C-7
Kapaa HI 96746
Voice: 808-823-6100 Fax: 808-823-6101
Music stores in Chicago:
2124 E. 71 st.
1921 E. 79 St.
Used Record Stores:
Reckless Records: N. Broadway St. and W North Ave.
2nd hand tunes: N. Clark and E 53rd
Roadmaster Records: W. Howard St.
Conquering Lion: 79th St.
Cambridge Tower, Cambridge HMV and Boston Tower (in that
order) have the best selection of reggae on CD. Newbury Comnics
(many locations - the two best are upper Newbury St and Harvard
Sq) have a good selection when they are paying attention to it.
However, if you're willing to dig, all of the used stores have pretty
good selections and you can often find very good things there. Planet
Records in Kenmore Square, Disc Diggers in Davis Sq., Somerville,
Nuggets in Kenmore Square and Coolidge Corner are probably the best.
Second Coming (halfway between Central and Harvard Squares)
consistently has a good selection of Marley bootlegs. Looney Toones
(near Berklee and near Central Square), Cheapos in Central Square, CD
Spins (upper Newbury Street), Mystery Train (Harvard Square) and In Your
Ear (Comm Ave in Allston) can also generate a gem or two from time to
If, however, you are still into vinyl, you should check out these three
stores. Vibes (Blue Hill Avenue near Morton St in Mattapan) (1144 Blue
Hill - 617-265-0929) has a terrific collection of hot, fresh dancehall
tracks and the owner, Junior Rodigan is extremely knowledgeable.
Taurus Records (River St near
Mattapan Square) has been around for years and always has a good
selection of new 12"'s. Juanita's Botanica (across from the courthouse
in Codman Sq) has the biggest selection of 7" singles I've ever seen
outside of Kingston or Brooklyn.
Daddy Taurus at Taurus Records, 530 River St. in Mattapan (298-2655)
Stereo Jack's (midway between Porter and Harvard
Squares on Mass Ave), which specializes in jazz and blues but often has
some good reggae titles as well, and Underground Records (in Harvard
Square, across the street from where Elsie's used to be). Also, I'd
suggest you keep an eye out for the frequent 20% off sales at the Harvard
Looney Tunes 2 locations
Mass Ave. Cambridge located between Harvard Square and Central Square
in the basement; and
Boston, I can't remember the name of the street, but it runs
parallel to Comm. Ave., it's near Kenmore Square (obviously!) and
just a stone's throw from Tower Records on Newbury Street.
Second Coming Records
Also on Mass. Ave., also between Harvard Square and Central Square
(though a little closer to Harvard than Looney Tunes) and also
in the basement (do we detect a pattern here?).
In Your Ear
I've been to this store a bunch of times, but I don't remember
for the life of me where it is. I *think* In Your Ear is the
record store in Allston/Brighton on Cambridge St. in the
basement (we *do* detect a pattern!).
Mass. Ave, Central Square, Cambridge, right outside the subway
station. I like this store, lots of vinyl, if that's your thing.
645 Massachussetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
In the heart of Kenmore Square, not far from *that* subway stop,
and right down the street from
1144 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
732 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
1282 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
434 Blue Hill Avenue # A
Dorchester, MA 02121
The only store in Detroit that I've seen a good collection of
Reggae/Soca/Dub/Ska/African/World Music in is "Off the Record" in Royal
Oak. It's about 15-20 minutes from Downtown Detroit.
Take I-75 North (Flint, NOT Toledo) to 11 Mile Road, then get off and turn
LEFT. Go EAST (straight) a couple miles to MAIN (may still be called
Rochester Road at that point, but I don't think it is). Turn LEFT and go
SOUTH a few blocks into the area with loads of shops and restaurants. It's
on the close/right corner of FOURTH and MAIN.
STRICTLY ROOTS MUSIC
15734 WEST SEVEN MILE ROAD
Caribbean Life Style
Stan Rankin T
1151 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89104
418 Cerillos Rd #10
Santa Fe, NM 87501
New York City
The record shops to see are all in Brooklyn or Queens, although many of
the used stores in Greenwich Village and the Tower chain all have very
good selections of reggae.
The three best places I've seen are:
Coxsone's Music City
3135 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
170-21 Jamaica Ave
Queens, NY 11432
Coxsone's Music City is Clement Dodd's base of operations and has the
world's best selection of Studio One music. The last two times I was in
the store Coxsone himself was behind the counter.
VP is probably North America's principal distributor of reggae and their
retail store is in Queens.
None of these stores are close to each other and if you are staying in
Manhattan, you should plan on at least 30 minutes by cab (and it's
difficult to find a cab going back to Manhattan) or an hour by subway.
Kulcha Lion Records
926 Fulton St.
791-b Crown St
Bklyn NY. 11213
there's Moodies 1 and 2 and Nu Look Record Den in the Bronx on
White Plains Road.
In Brooklyn, there's John's Discount and Super Power on Church
St., also J&W for soca/calypso and Charlie's Records on Fulton
Ethiopian Taste on Nostrand andJah Life on Utica (both have affiliated record labels--
Jah Life is to Barrington Levy what Penthouse is to Buju)
Bronx - Toney Ryan's on 3956 White Plains Road, just a stone's throw from Moodie's
In Queens, there's Original Records and VP on Jamaica Ave.
In New York City,(Island of Manhattan) there's Culture Records on
Carmine St, and Rock n Soul on 462 7th Ave.
I'm sure a call to information will give you their phone numbers
and you in turn can call each store to get addresses and
directions. Have fun and I hope you find all the tunes you are
Madison Records (home of Black Victory records) on Madison Ave
& their sister store around the corner,Universal
Rocks in your Head record shop
157 prince st. N.Y.C., ny 10012 (212)475-6729 open 12-9.
selection of vinyl dub lp's. they had about 40 or so from scratch,tubby,
scientist,rockers,fari,etc.. all the records looked brand new.i guess
they may be reissues. some were on clocktower. i know rmr/ internet
reggae folks are dub fanatics so i wanted to pass this along to east
coast shoppers who still have turntables. peace. ras adam
Tower Records B'way and 74 ST Ny, NY
HMV B'Way and 72 St NY, NY
Beat STreet Fulton MAll Brooklyn, NY
Manhattan - Kim's Underground West
Bleecker & W.10th
Jammyland is the last existing bona fide reggae spot on the island and North America's
premiere distributor of UK reissues (Pressure Sounds, Blood & Fire, etc.), not to mention
the current home of the Impact! (Clive Chin) catalog. While the latest dancehall is
widely available in and around New York, nobody has the catalog of roots reissues and
dub that Jammyland has.
They are at 60 E. 3rd St., NY, NY 10003-9239, tel: 212/614-0185, fax: 212/614-0037,
and on the web at www.jammyland.com.
Negril Jamaica Records
990 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Specializing in vinyl 7", 12" and album format, limited but good selection
of CD's as well. Reggae t-shirts and accessories, publications, African
clothing and Art. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm.
1357 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Rizzo's is a roots, rock and reggae store located at 3722 upton avenue
in toledo, ohio..hours are mon-thurs, 12:00-8:00; fri-sat: 12:00-9:00
and on sundays it is open 12:00- 6:00
phone is 419-292-0070
Universal Roots in Portland, Oregon
Roots, Culture and Skateboarding
International Arti-Culture Shop
4247 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19104
P: 215-222-7376 F: 215-387-5833
Coxsone Studio One Records
5007 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19141
Inity Through Music @ Natural Mystics
1002 Prince Edward Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 USA
Tel (540) 899-MSTX (6789)
Fax (540) 899-6889
Cell (540) 760-6100
1. Simba International
2118 18th St., NW
2. Top Cat
3903 Georgia Avenue, NW
3. There's also a store on 18th Street in Adams-Morgan called Ethio
Sound, but they're not listed in the phone book yet -- they're relatively
Simba in Adams Morgan,DC (near the Kilamanjaro club) Banana Boat on Georgia ave & CD Mania on Wisconsin also have small
ONE DROP RECORDS
514 Florida Ave NW
If you go to Tower Records in Piccadilly
Circus, you'll find most new 'full price' CD releases at between
.12 and .14, with many priced at .12.99 and .13.99. That's $20
to $22. However, Tower does do regular special offers, and prices
on some top items go down to .10.99 for a few days... The only
other big shop I recommend is the main HMV on the eastern section
of Oxford Street. Virgin Records seems to have cut back on
Prices at independent shops are usually cheaper, and they sell
vinyl too, but fewer CDs. There are dozens of small shops,
several specialising in reggae/black music. Many are outside the
centre. Off Oxford Street is Berwick Street, with Black Market
Records (lots of vinyl and usually all latest CDs); Selecta
Records (big shop with small reggae vinyl and CD sections);
Reckless Records (used); and a cheap CD shop. There are also
excellent dance/acid jazz/techno/Latin etc shops in the area.
Outside the centre are Dub Vendor, Body Music, MPD, Honest Jons
on Portobello Road, Wax Unlimited... London also has several
distributors and studios, such as Greensleeves, Jetstar and
Ariwa (Mad Professor) - they have mail order lists. There are
also record stalls in street markets, happy hunting grounds for
London shops selling reggae. Version 1. 26 May 1995
UG = underground station
Classic Vibes Records
318 Oxford Rd
Reading Berkshire RG30 1AD
Daddy Kools, at the Black Music Centre, 11 Berwick Street, W1. (It's in the
market part of the street). Lot's of 12 and 7 inch; new releases; CDs. Has soul
and jazz too. Nearest underground (UG): Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus.
In Berwick Street, try also Selectadisc at no. 34, a great alternative shop,
with some reggae CDs and vinyl; Reckless Records, a used record shop at no. 30;
Mister CD for cheap CDs (has some reggae), opposite Reckless.
Big shops: the best for reggae CDs are Tower Records at Piccadilly Circus and
the big HMV at 150 Oxford Street (the one at no. 363 is not much good).
Virgin by Tottenham Court Road UG has a limited selection, but check the street
round the back, Hanway Street, which has several record shops, including the
wonderful Vinyl Experience.
51 Broad Lane , Tottenham , London , N15 4DJ
Tel: 44 (0)20 8885 3014 Fax: 44 (0)20 8808 9476
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lmoodiem@aol.com
(For African music try Stern's African Record Centre, 116 Whitfield Street, W1.
NG: Goodge Street.)
Blacker Dread Music Store,
Mail order service (0930 - 2200 GMT) 0171 274 5095
King's Highway Music has a stall in Reading market at the weekend
Two shops are an absolute must.
Dub Vendor, 150 Ladbroke Grove, W10. Reggae specialist. NG: Notting Hill Gate.
Honest Jon's, 278 Portobello Road, W10. Reggae specialist plus other black
music. NG: Notting Hill Gate.
In this area, there are probably several other shops; ask around. Try the Music
and Video Exchange for used records at 36 Notting Hill Gate.
Peckings Studio One Record Shop located at 142, Askew Road, London
W12. Nearest underground stations are Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith &
City line) and Ravenscourt Park (District Line). The shop was set up
by the late 'Daddy Peckings', an old time friend of many of the legends
in reggae, including of course Coxsone Dodd of Studio One fame. The
reggae business in the U.K. owes a large debt to Daddy Peckings for his
efforts to help establish the industry here. In fact Studio One issued
their own tribute album to him after his passing away.
Tel: 0208 749 4517
87 Princes Street
Southend on Sea
Hawkeye Record Store, 2
Craven Park Road, Harlesden, London NW10.
Dub Vendor, 274 Lavender Hill, SW11. Sister shop to the one in Ladbroke Grove.
Not on the underground; go to Clapham Junction British Rail station.
Selectors Music Emporium
100b Brixton Hill
Brixton. Supertone Records, 110 Acre Lane
M&D Record Centre, 36a Dalston Lane, E8. A great shop for vinyl and for
listening before you buy. Has most of the latest 7 inches. Not on the UG. Best
got to on the bus.
Business Record Store, 17 Stoke Newington Road, N16. A funny shop that also
sells wool. Not a big selection, but worth popping in. Not too far from M&D.
New Edition Records, 216 Ridley Road, E8. Near M&D. Walk down Ridley Road market
- there's also a few outlets on the side of the market that may have something.
There's a nice shop in Bradbury Street (name to come), off Kingsland High
Street. Again, near M&D.
Regal Music Centre, 92 Lower Clapton Road, E5. Nowhere near a UG.
Wax Unlimited, 9 Northwold Road, N16. Excellent small shop. Near Stoke Newington
British Rail. Best by bus no. 73 from town.
Body Music, 261 High Road, N15. Near Seven Sisters UG. Big shop with lot's of
CDs. Possibly the biggest black music shop in London.
Flash Forward, on the second floor of the Camden Lock Centre at the top end of
Camden High Street. The person who runs this has 20 year's experience with
finding stuff for collectors. NG: Camden Town
In Camden, try also Rhythm Records, 281 Camden High Street and Out on the Floor,
10 Inverness Street (ask downstairs for the 7 inches; 12 inch upstairs). There's
also a branch of the Music and Video Exchange at 229 Camden High Street. Look
around the market areas too.
Shakedown Records, Inverness Street, Camden, London NW1
Three shops worth a mention in Birmingham are - Summit at Bull Ring
shopping centre, Don Christies at the Rag(amuffin) market, Direct Link
on the Dudley road, Winson Green.
For sound tapes check the Birmingham outdoor market on Saturday's.
For revive check the NEC record fare 4 times a year, next ones on 8th
June, some of the London shop's have stalls and you also get some
independent sellers with some real bargains.