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A Musical Treasure Trove on the Move

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Brooklyn's Record and Tape Center has existed for nearly four decades, almost in spite of itself. It’s a mish-mosh musical treasure trove and it’s anything but organized. Now the owner has to pack it all up. He’s been served eviction papers by the landlord and has to move piles of records and just about every other recorded musical format of the past century -- all in the next few weeks. I visited the shop before the packing got underway.

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Brooklyn\'s Record and Tape Center, since 1971
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Owner Tony Mignone and his musical treasures
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Including piano rolls
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Mignone concentrate on a piece of outdated technology
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Playing a record on a wind-up phonograph
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The archives contain more than just music
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Ready to meet the every need of the discriminating music lover

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Comments [1]

Lisa

Yeah, right, the landlord wants to free up the space for a relative. Keep your eyes open for some sort of overpriced wine bar or boutique in that space.

Jun. 06 2009 10:02 AM

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