Friday, April 23, 2010

New records in stock

Nice mix added this week with plenty of disco 12's & soul LP's from our latest US trip plus some nice jazz. Highlights include:

Arrivals - Wrapped up your love - lovely soul single
Barbara Lewis - The many grooves of - This is a fantastic soul LP, not the greatest shape unfortunaly.
Bobby Womack - Trust your heart - Us promo 12 inch.
Candi Staton - I'm just a prisoner - Us original LP at Fame
John Valenti - Anything you want
Lou Ragland - Love moods - scarse LP
John Coltrane - Live at the village vanguard - Impulse - Us original
John Coltrane - Coltrane - Us original at Impulse - Wonderful LP.
John Coltrane - Crescent - US original at Impulse
Carly Simon - Tranquilly - Us 12 original

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Packing packages


I sometimes get the question from shop visitors if we ship records as well. For me this feels a bit absurd as I see Record Mania as a mail order company that has a small store. About 90% of what we sell is sold via mailorder primarily via our website. When I started doing mailorder in the mid 90´s I shipped almost entirely to big cities like London, Tokyo, Berlin, Osaka etc. Now with the help of internet it certainly has grown and spread to everything from small cities in Sweden to more or less all parts of the world. In this big pile of records that we shipped last week for example was one package to Greenland and also Alaska, India, Hong kong, Columbia, Kazakstan, Belarus and other for me exotic places which I never thought wanted some black music plastic in their life. I'm just waiting for that first order from Africa! Lars Larsson.