SALEM – Music lovers looking for their favorite tracks on vinyl, wanting to find a classic record in any genre or even talk about music can visit State Street Records in historic downtown Salem.
The old-fashioned record store is located upstairs at 417 E. State St. and not only sells records, tapes, CDs, T-shirts, and musical memorabilia, but also purchases records and more. Again.
Times are posted on the Facebook / Instagram pages for Statestreetrecords or call 330-942-0509. The company can also be contacted by email at Statestreetsalem@gmail.com.
For owner Joshua Buck, it’s all about music and providing a place where young and old can find that special record that makes them happy or evokes treasured memories or special feelings.
“People are happy to have somewhere to go”, he said.
As a young man growing up in Erie, Pa., Buck said he had always loved music and discovered his love for records at a young age, hanging out at a local record store called Record Country. owned by Debbi Lyon. This business is now closed, but he modeled his record store after this store from his youth.
“I remember how important it was to me. Music has always been my passion. he said.
Music is part of the culture and although the focus is now on digital, there are still people who remember the thrill of buying a vinyl record, dropping that stereo needle and listening. the contents of their hearts as the sound invaded their souls.
Vinyl is making a comeback and even big box stores are starting to stock records, but the selections can’t compare to a second-hand record store.
“Where should young people find music in Salem?” “ Buck said.
State Street Records has a ton of albums, CDs, cassettes, and even 45s (for you kids it’s the smallest vinyl with a song on each side). There are posters, T-shirts, books and musical memorabilia. All musical genres are represented including rock & roll, do-wap, classical, pop, country, alternative, world music, regional sounds, Ohio area rockers -Pennsylvania like the Michael Stanley Band, the soundtracks, the crooners, and singers ranging from Elvis Presley to Elvis Costello. He can also order new albums.
When he’s not in the store, Buck said he’s shopping for more inventory. He can trade or pay cash for quality items at State Street Records.
He and his wife live in Youngstown and he grew up listening to punk rock and alternative music and that’s how he met Brandon Mohr, who owns the State Street Tattoo and the building where State Street Music is located. Brandon gave him the opportunity to start a business and State Street Records was born. The store opened in June.
Buck said the support for the record store has been tremendous.
“We just keep growing” he said.