Try Vintage Vinyl up in Evanston. There is also Threshold Music in Orland Park. Neither place is cheap though... :( Sean
There's a Reckless in Evanston, one at Broadway and Belmont, and one on Milwaukee Ave in Bucktown.
Record Emporium on Paulina (near Lincoln).
Hi-Fi Records,Second Hand Tunes, and Audio Video Beat are all on Clark between Fullerton and Diversey.
Laurie's Planet of Sound at Lincoln and Leland.
Record Roundup on Montrose, near Damen.
There are also some used book stores that carry a few, but not enough to make it worth the trip.
Hi: This link won't help you much for finding LP's in Chicago, but if you get serious about collecting vinyl, this site is the MOTHER of all LP-related sites:
The link is located, of all places, in Finland, but there's a lot of great info for US sites.
Best - Scott
If you are buying oldies, forget stores and stick with ebay. I've recently completed my 30 year quest to replace long-lost favorites and found them all on the web, in absolutely pristine condition, and most for chump change! Somebody pinch me!!! Now if I can just find "Johnathan Dawson Winter III" on CD for less than $75 (are you listening MFSL-II?)...
I think these should keep me busy for awhile, thanks again everyone! One more thing while we are talking vinyl, who do you think has the best available inventory of new music on LP's? I love the older stuff but I would like to know where I can get my hands on some new music as well. Every place I look seems to have a very small handfull of either obscure new LP's and very few better known artists like - Tori Amos, Diana Krall, Patrica Barber - I do know where to find her releases though :) Or maybe its wishfull thinking to believe I will be able to find a large number of newer releases on vinyl. I realize I may just be ignorant about the availabilty of new LP releases because I am so used to buying compact disks. Again thank you everyone for your help.
I'm not telling, he he! I got a complete Time-Life Big Bands collection (30 double albums, 28 factory sealed , all new, 1/2 speed mastered)for less than $100!!!
Actually, I dont' remember the name...it's in the West Suburbs, in Arlington Heights or vicinity (Golf Road, that is). The owner is an old man who claims to have started the Phonolog...
Now thats not a very nice thing to do :) If you would happen to remember what the name of that shop is I would very much appreciate the update. I'll ask around the Chicago vinyl shops though and see if anyone there might know what shop it is you are talking about. But it is the thought that counts, so thanks!
Get a phone directory, area code 847, Arlington Heights.
It's on Golf road, one quarter mile east of Rt 83 on the right hand side past the McDonald's that's being reconstructed. It's really close to where I live, so I drive past it sometimes.
Awesome store...most stuff I've gotten is brand new!
That's why I bought a Technics 1200! Lots of 45s, DJ records, oldies, jazz...