Tribute to the Minnesota Record Man- a paean to the hustler

17 Nov

The land of 10 billion records has some tall characters with their wondrous tales of record exploitation. Their genius and flaws shine brightly with an luminance of comedy and tragedy; their stories project theater of the mind at its highest form. Online or in person- they are the modern equivalent of the dime-store novel’s outlaw gunfighter, the Italian mobster, or the 6AM stoned rhyming pimp. The crowd hushes to a whisper as they enter the Record Show- it’s him! he’s here! The Record Man!

Here is a link list of all Minnesota’s trve playas (*brick and mortar included):

Hall of Fame

Amos & Ira Heilicher
Don Leary
Vern Sanden
Earl Root
Kent Hazen
Mark Trehus*
Ryan Cameron
Jim Oldsberg
John Beggs*
Hymie Peterson*
Al Brown*
Freddy Fresh
Tom Novak
Keith Covart*
Richard Wozniak
George Powell

The Rest

Extreme Noise*
Eclipse*
Yeti*
Shuga*
SwordKillers*
Tune Town*
Tim’s Music Shop
riffsahoy!
The Corduroy Carrot
Safe as Milk
grooves_in_orbit
Jayhawk1996
RockSale
Taly Ho Enterprises
Record Highs
Mr Zeros*
Vintage Music*
Omnidrew
royalslim
Car and Record Heaven
sanpeeps
adamtzolkin
Fifth Element*
Urban Lights*
Vital*
Know Name*
Down in the Valley*
Hi Fi Sound*
Discland*
Record Collectors CoOp*
minnman83
Jeffs Music Exchange
Tonka Tunes*
Rice Street Music*
Best of Times*
Homestead Pickin’ Parlor*
Laurie Booksellers*
Book House Dinkytown*
B-Squad Vintage*
Curb Browse and Buy*

The Ferrets “Record Man”

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