A Musical Treasure Trove on the Move

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.

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Mignone concentrate on a piece of outdated technology
Mignone concentrate on a piece of outdated technology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