In rotation: 9/13/18

Bronx, NY | Latin music store owner shows off memorabilia: News 12 took a stroll down memory lane with Miguel Angel Amadeo, who owns Casa Amadeo in the South Bronx. Amadeo, also known as Mike, showed off some of the things he’s collected over the years at the oldest Latin music store in the area. Some of the items include a record brush from the early 1950s, a record that contains two of the songs his father wrote and an album of Caribbean songs from 1916-1920. “The only thing that comes to my mind every time I look at these things is that I’m 84 years old and there’s not much more I can ask for from God,” he says.

Sanford, ME | How a record store is beating the odds: New England chain Bull Moose is growing — despite offering goods widely available through digital streaming — by focusing on experience. “Here you have a regional entertainment retailer that sells books, games, CDs and movies, most of which is available by streaming — and that Amazon sells,” Michael Stefanakos, VP of lean retail partnerships at retail software company FieldStack, told Retail Dive in an interview. “The question is: ‘What do they know that nobody else knows?'” …Stefanakos has a clue to the answer, mainly because his company is an off-shoot of Bull Moose itself, born of the algorithms that geeky Bull Moose founder Brett Wickard devised to help him stock his first stores. He went on to found FieldStack, too, to meet demand from other retailers interested in having him help them compile and apply their sales data.

Sacramento, CA | 2 suspects at-large following armed robbery at Dimple Records in Arden: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to the Dimple Records store near Arden Way and Fulton Avenue for a report of shots fired. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to the Dimple Records store near Arden Way and Fulton Avenue for a report of shots fired. One victim was assaulted during the robbery. According to the sheriff’s department, the incident started as a robbery in the parking lot of the store. The victim fled inside and at least one of the suspects followed, according to investigators. Authorities say the suspect fired “several rounds” at the victim inside the store, with several customers present at the time. Investigators searched for the suspects for more than two hours but were unable to locate the men. However, they say physical evidence retrieved at the scene could help in the investigation.

Joan Baez’s Debut Album Set For Vinyl Re-release: On October 12, Craft Recordings will re-release iconic folk singer Joan Baez‘s self-titled debut album on vinyl and digitally. Recorded in the summer of 1960, Joan Baez’s first record introduced the world to the pure and soaring soprano of a then-19-year-old folk singer, who had recently come to prominence after the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. Armed with just her voice, two guitars (the second guitar being played by Fred Hellerman of The Weavers) and two microphones, Baez injected new life into a series of traditional songs that she had chosen and arranged herself. In doing so, she placed herself at the forefront of the folk music revival that would take over America. The album landed at #15 on the Billboard 200 and spent 140 weeks on the chart.

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