Year
2024

As part of Ann Arbor 200, this zine was created for Record Store Day 2024 to commemorate music and record stores from Ann Arbor's past. Materials used in the zine are listed below. Find out more about Ann Arbor's record and music stores in AADL's archival collections

 

Front Cover

Record Listening Station in New Ann Arbor Public Library - Ann Arbor News, March 1958

 

“Hurrah for Ann Arbor!” / Music Stores

Background: “Hurrah for Ann Arbor!” sheet music - “Carmina collegensia; a complete collection of the songs of the American colleges,” 1868

Schaeberle Music Store ad - Ann Arbor Courier, June 30, 1897

Ann Arbor Organ Works ad - 1883-1884 Washtenaw County Directory, page 19 

Alvin Wilsey ad - 1883-1884 Washtenaw County Directory, page 145

The Graphophone, Ann Arbor Music Co. ad - Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat, January 13, 1899

F. M. Root ad - 1901 Glen V. Mills Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti City Directory, page 240

Latest County News - Ann Arbor Register, May 7, 1896

 

Grinnell Brothers

Background: Marchese Building on South Main St - Ann Arbor News, 1941

Title: Grinnell Bros. Music House ad - 1954 Polk's Ann Arbor City Directory, Classified Section, page 58

Grinnell Bros. Music House ad - 1938 Polk's Ann Arbor City Directory, page 38 

Learn to Play the Accordion ad - Ann Arbor News, November 10, 1950

Magnavox ad - Ann Arbor News, October 18, 1951

Grinnell Television - Ann Arbor News, December 2, 1949

Grinnell Bros. Music House “For pleasure or profession…” - 1960 Polk's Ann Arbor City Directory, Yellow Pages, page 56

 

The Album Era

Background: Liberty Music Shop Interior - Ann Arbor News, October 1965

A Child Changes The Music On The Record Player At The Ann Arbor Co-Operative Nursery School - Ann Arbor News, January 1955

Dick’s Record Shop ad - Ann Arbor News, September 15, 1948

Radio and Record Shop ad - Ann Arbor News, December 15, 1943

Liberty Music Shops, Inc. ad - 1956 Polk's Ann Arbor City Directory, Yellow Pages, page 56 

New Hotel and Store Front of Ann Arbor Music Center - Ann Arbor News, November 1947

C. H. Dick Will Open Record, Radio Shop - Ann Arbor News, November 29, 1947

 

Map

Bonzo's Dog House storefront - Ann Arbor Historical Signs, 1975

Nu-Sounds Discount Records storefront - Ann Arbor Historical Signs, 1972

Stores & Addresses: 1975 Polk Ann Arbor City Directory, Classified Business Directory, page 131

 

1970s / Increased Competition & the Counterculture

Background: Dorian Deaver Flips A Record For His Disco Class At The Ann Arbor Y - Ann Arbor News, November 1976

Stereorama ad - Ann Arbor Sun, April 25, 1975

Discount Records storefront - Ann Arbor Historical Signs, 1970

Salvation ad - Ann Arbor Sun, March 2, 1972

Art - Ann Arbor Sun, November 8, 1974

Recordland! ad - Ann Arbor Sun, September 3, 1975

Recordland “Valentine’s Day Sale” ad - Ann Arbor Sun, February 13, 1976

Bonzo Dog Records sign - Ann Arbor Historical Signs, 1976

Discount Records! ad - Ann Arbor Sun, July 12, 1974

 

Tower 

Background: Courtesy of James Welshons, circa 1995

Interview: AADL Talks To: Paul Kahlenberg and Zac Johnson

Tower Records “Jump, Jive & Wail!” ad - Agenda, August 1998

Tower Records “Music Is Art” ad - Agenda, July 1998

 

PJs

Background: Paul "P. J." Ryder Jr. At PJ's Used Records, March 1992

Interview: AADL Talks To: Marc and Jeff Taras

PJ’s “Heavens!” Ad - Agenda, September 1992

PJ’s “Economy” Ad - Agenda, August 1997

 

Schoolkids’

Background: Exterior Of Schoolkids' Records - Ann Arbor News, September 5, 1998

Interview: AADL Talks To: Steve Bergman

Stephen Bergman & Michael Lang In Front Of Schoolkids' Records - Ann Arbor News, September 12, 1981

Schoolkids' Records Staff Pose In Store - Ann Arbor News, September 5, 1985

 

Record Store Recollections

Background: Interior of Make Waves - Ann Arbor News, January 1983

Laurie Anderson Signs Autographs At Schoolkids' Records - Ann Arbor News, May 17, 1984

James Osterberg Jr. - Ann Arbor News, July 1966

 

Back Cover

Liberty Music Shop Interior - Ann Arbor News, October 1965

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Ann Arbor 200 release #46
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