tidbits, fragments, and ephemera 8: the record store edition

tidbits, fragments, and ephemera is a usually weekly but not always, sometimes substantial but not making any promises glimpse at some information and news related to Generation X in the Deep South.


“Alabama record stores of the past: gone but still loud” on al.com

This article, published in November 2018, shares stories about now-closed Alabama record stores, like Vinyl Solution Tuscaloosa and Wild Man Steve’s in Auburn.

Criminal Records, Little Five Points in Atlanta

From the website: “Established in 1991, Criminal Records is a locally-owned and independently operated record store located in the in-town neighborhood of Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia.”

“Charlemagne Record Exchange closing after 42 years,” on al.com

Birmingham, Alabama’s Charlemagne was located in an upstairs storefront in the Little Five Points district near downtown.

What was the go-to record store where you lived? Post the store name and city in the comments below.


level:deepsouth is an online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, and reviews) and images (photos and flyers), as well as to contributions for the lists.