Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Reader on January 7, 1972. It’s been transcribed exactly as it appeared then, and has not been updated to correct typos or […]
For nearly 70 years, Bob Koester owned the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records—and though his businesses could be “crazy town,” they helped nurture thriving communities.
The only solo album by onetime Sun Ra Arkestra member Pat Patrick, probably recorded in the mid-70s, features eight baritone saxophonists.
Record Store Day is a great time to get acquainted with the neighborhood shops that don’t partake in the annual retail circus.
Also, a new poll shows Tammy Duckworth leading Senator Mark Kirk by 14 percent.
The legendary Jazz Record Mart wasn’t a treasure just because of its massive inventory—it was also a hothouse of musical creativity.
2013 Chicago Jazz Festival aftershows: Kidd Jordan, the Rempis Percussion Quartet, and other late-night diversions
All the stores, in-stores, discounts, and goodies for Record Store Day 2013
It’s never too late to appreciate the beauty of Albert King’s electric blues guitar
A directory of stores participating in Record Store Day, with sales, promotions, giveaways, and in-store performances
Founder Bruce Iglauer on the Chicago blues label’s bumpy road from Hound Dog Taylor to JJ Grey & Mofro
Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record […]
Jazz Record Mart
Shows and releases on the April 17 celebration, including sets by White Mystery, Azita, Plush, and more