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June 13, 2016

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URLBrenner

I don't think I walked into Footlight until around the same time you did in the early 90s and I have similar recollections. Fun store that always had some interesting stuff with an emphasis on Broadway which was cool but really not my bag. Nevertheless it was always worth visiting and browsing around. They also had a lot of old school vocalists like Julie London, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sinatra, etc. which I'm a bigger fan of now then I was back then. I did buy some Exotica stuff there as I recall.

Regarding the picture, it's not for me to say because I wasn't in there in 1980, but if they were always known for Broadway and Sinatra stuff, it seems to me that perhaps that shot is from different store. The records on the wall behind the girl look like a really nice collection of early rock and roll, not really the stuff Footlight was known for in the 90s and early 2000s. Also, the displays on the wall at Footlight were more uniformly arranged with maybe three even rows across of LPs on display. Oh...and I don't ever remember a pinball machine. Maybe it was under different management at that time (?).

Anna

This is a delayed response, but the record store in the photo in actually Infinite Records, which used to be on Mercer Street. There was a pinball machine right next to the entrance that had few steps (you can see the iron railing.) Since it was a candid shot, probably taken on the fly through the door, he may not have recalled which oldies record store he photographed. I think the spirit of the image remains the same.

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