Thursday, March 4, 2010
When I was 7 years old until I was about 12, living in Birmingham AL, I had a weekly ritual... I would walk two miles to the little record store called Charlamagne Records (it's still there!) and pour over the stacks of used vinyl... it was really my most valuable musical education... more than any actual schooling... just taking those records home and putting them on my dad's record player while he was at work changed my ears forever.
That's how I first heard Paul Simon, Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Donny Hathaway, Wings, Gram Parsons, The Band, Randy Newman, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt... and the list goes on and on...
Maybe it was something about the dark stairwell leading up to the store which was covered in old posters, or the way place smelled, or just never knowing what I was going to find, or even walking with those LP's in an unmarked brown paper bag... whatever it was, the whole thing had an air of mystery and discovery...
Thank you Charlamagne Records!
—Peter Bradley Adams
Peter Bradley Adams - I'll Forget You [Radio Mix] (Mp3)
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Posted by Jon at 11:13 AM