In rotation: 5/5/16

Jazz Record Mart founder opens new store: Bob Koester, who closed his celebrated Jazz Record Mart in February after more than half a century in business, has opened a new shop. Located in the front room of his Delmark Records studio, 4121 N. Rockwell St. in the Horner Park neighborhood, the store currently carries 9,000 titles, with more to come. “I’m back in business,” Koester said Friday.

Man wins lottery, opens record shop: Millionaire lottery winner Adrian Bayford has opened a record shop in Cambridge with his winnings. Dealing in second hand records and a wide range of music and film memorabilia, Black Barn Records opened for business over the weekend and is Bayford’s second venture into music retail. He was running Suffolk Music Centre in Haverhill when he and his then-wife Gillian bagged the £148million Euromillions jackpot in 2012. “Unlike a lot of the national chains who sell you what they want to sell we cater to what people actually want,” Bayford told Cambridge News.

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New vinyl record store sees early success: As soon as you walk into Vintage Vinyl & Antiques, you’ll hear music played from one of the store’s many vinyl records. Bill Pimentel has always loved listening to vinyl records for his music and because of that opening a record shop for the music item has always been in the back of his mind. So when the Paris building in Old Town Pocatello became vacant, he decided to make the store a reality.

Warner Bros. plans vinyl reissues of Prince’s 1985-1992 albums: If you’re scouring your local record stores and eBay looking for Prince albums on vinyl at newly inflated prices, Warner Bros. seems to have a message for you: Let’s not go crazy. Prince’s heyday-era record label is set to release nine of his biggest post-“Purple Rain” titles newly pressed to wax this year, starting with “Around the World in a Day” on June 21. One or two albums will be released per month after that in the order they were originally released (or at least in the order recorded; see: “The Black Album”).

Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner Reflects On Changes In Music: Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner says his ‘heart has been warmed’ by the success of Record Store Day twinned with a spike in fans purchasing albums on vinyl but he admits the restrictions of modern industry make it increasingly difficult for his band to tour internationally…”However Record Store Day and resurgence in vinyl going on which warms the cockles of my heart. It is so not retro to me. Just people are paying more attention to what they are listening to and I hope it is really good news. Everybody thought no one now could tell the difference between an LP and an MP3. But its not true and it never has been. It is a beautiful thing.”

David Bowie’s son on the beautiful secret left hidden in late singer’s Blackstar vinyl: The late singer’s vinyl for Blackstar contains a black shape on the front, which appears sombre at first. But if you take the sleeve (not the record) and leave it in the sun, it becomes a galaxy. Bowie’s 25th studio album, which came out on his 69th birthday and just two days before his death, was the first that did not feature his photo on the cover. Sharing a story about the parting gift, his son, Duncan Jones, wrote on Twitter: “Leaving us surprises even now.”

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