Going Vinyl at Carolina Soul

Happy Wednesday Luvs!

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As many of you know I love discovering new businesses all over Raleigh or Durham! Growing up my family were avid collectors of vinyl records and not only was it great to listen to but conversation pieces on Saturday afternoons as well. My childhood was filled with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Shirley Caesar just to name a few of my parents favorites. Even though I'm a 80's baby it's still something so nostalgic about having a record collection no matter your musical choice. I was at the Art of Cool Festival this year and noticed a record store on Main Street in Durham. A tucked away treasure called Carolina Soul Records filled with a diverse musical genre collection like I have never seen! So of course your favorite blog had to ask them about how it all started!

So here's how it all went down....

What was the inspiration to open Carolina Soul Records? 

In many ways,

Carolina Soul Records

sprung from the record collecting and historical preservation work done by Jason Perlmutter, the company's founder, which is archived at

carolinasoul.org

and

bullcitysoul.org

. We started selling records online about six years ago -- primarily through eBay -- and hit a point where we wanted to be able to have face-to-face interactions with our customers, to be able to share our interests and favorites, and learn from them in turn. We're best known for our online sales, but as fans, musicians, DJs, and collectors ourselves, and wanted to create a reliable hub for other similarly-minded folks here in town.

What would you like people to know about Carolina Soul Records?

Carolina Soul is a store by and for music fans. We want to create a friendly, comfortable environment where people can explore and discover things that excite them. Whether you're buying your first record or your five thousandth, we've got you covered.

What upcoming events do you have this Summer? 

We've had several dance parties so far -- the last one just a week ago -- and there'll definitely be more to follow. That said, record-wise, we're always stocking great new (and new old) music, so swing by the shop and check us out!

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Carolina Soul Records has rich history in North Carolina as a music source for all. They are an inspiring business in our community bringing together music lovers from everywhere. They are just as valuable online with an online source store for those aboard. Their story is one to treasure because they took something they loved and turned it into a tangible business. I think we all need to dream in reality a little more. Make sure you check out Zack and the rest of the Carolina Soul Records crew next time your on Main Street. Don't forget to mention The Lux Blog sent you!

Until next time Ladies & Gentleman this is The Lux Blog- K. Knight

Photo Credit: Lauren Bryant