1. Low Yo Yo Stuff Records, (706) 207-7014
Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Low Yo Yo Stuff Records buys and sells vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, tapes, books, posters and anything related to music. Where else could you browse through a section of categories including “Percussion,” “Political,” Polka” and “Psychological?”
2. The Record Booth, (706) 850-5945
Located inside of Weekend A'Fair Antiques, this booth shop features plenty of classics for fans of gospel, blues, rock 'n' roll, and more. They also sell vinyl equipment and various forms of audio media, including 8-tracks and cassettes.
3. Secret Sounds Athens, (706) 206-0766
Secret Sounds Athens, located below Jittery Joe’s, is managed by a team with 40 years of mail-order experience in all things recorded music.
4. Wuxtry Records, (706) 369-9428
In 2016, Wuxtry Records, a downtown Athens institution, celebrates its 40th anniversary. Included in Rolling Stone's list of Best Record Stores in the USA in 2010, Wuxtry also claims Peter Buck of R.E.M. and Danger Mouse among its former clerks. The Athens branch opened in 1976, with an Atlanta-area branch opening in 1978.
5. Fresh Produce Records, (478) 718-9707
Fresh Produce carries new and used vinyl, collectible concert merchandise, vintage products, and well…fresh produce! Among the music titles, shoppers are drawn to the rotating selection of fruit, vegetables and more from regional farms. Since 2013, owner William Dantzler has cultivated a community gathering spot hosting bands and intimate performances.
6. Habersham Records and Tape Shop, (478) 743-2587
As Macon's oldest record store, Habersham's, one of the only female owned-and-operated record stores in Georgia, has specialized in R&B, blues, funk, soul, hip-hop, and rap since 1945. Phyllis Habersham bought the store from her brother Alex, and artists including James Brown, Smokey Robinson and Babyface have browsed the racks over the years.
7. Old School Music Headquarters, (478) 746-7112
Old School Music Headquarters takes shoppers and listeners back with classic hip-hop, R&B, soul and gospel in formats including vinyl, CD, cassette and even 8-track. Other specialties include boom boxes, body oil, jewelry, incense and more.
1. Al Bum's Record Shoppe, (678) 447-8519
Al Bum’s Record Shoppe specializes in classic vinyl records, concert DVDs, stereo equipment, guitars and more. It was opened in 2008 by a Licensed Master Plumber and record collector who decided to pursue a dream he’d had since he was 12 years old.
2. The Haul of Records, (678) 341-8080
With two Atlanta-area antique mall booths, The Haul of Records specializes in rock with lots of hard-to-find albums in great condition at reasonable prices. Co-proprietors Jeff and Randy are collectors themselves and offer a wide selection in a small space.
3. Comeback Vinyl, (678) 580-0583
Comeback Vinyl, a mother-and-son-owned store, stocks a diverse selection of new and used vinyl records, t-shirts, books, DVDs, turntables, tapestries and posters. Their selection includes rock, jazz, blues, country, soundtracks, R&B, soul, funk, disco, surf, punk, rap, reggae, comedy, and more with new inventory added frequently.
4. Beatlab, (404) 524-9060
Beatlab, Atlanta's premier DJ & producer lifestyle boutique, is a one-stop shop for professionals and casual listeners. The store, located in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points neighborhood, carries a well-curated selection of vinyl, turntables, mixing hardware and accessories.
Tucked in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points retail district and neighborhood, Criminal Records carries a large and diverse selection of vinyl, compact discs, DVDs and Blu Rays, comic books, magazines, toys and lots of other groovy items. Criminal often hosts album release events, and on Record Store Day, the national promotion generally held on the third Saturday in April, the line to get inside Criminal snakes around the block.
6. Fantasyland Records, (404) 237-3193
Fantasyland carries a massive selection of more than 50,000 titles, including classic rock, indie/alternative, pop, jazz, blues, soul, R&B, country, lounge, vocalist ...and "strange & bizarre"! The store carries new releases (most on 180-gram vinyl), used albums, 12-inch records, collectible 45s, music DVDs, posters, stickers and rock and roll memorabilia. Over its 40-year history, Fantasyland’s customers have included Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Chris Robinson and Peter Buck, so you never know who might be standing next to you scouring records!
7. Moods Music, (404) 653-0724
Specializing in neo-soul, acid jazz, house, Afro-Cuban, dance, rare grooves and imports, Moods Music is one of the four record stores in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points district. The “Moods Music Zone” draws shoppers in with incense, art and super-welcoming owner Darryl Harris.
8. Wax ‘N’ Facts, (404) 525-2275
Since 1976, when Danny Beard and Henry DeMille pooled $700 to open Wax 'N’ Facts in the heart of Atlanta’s Little 5 Points, the store has become a repository of used records with the latest imported and domestic releases. They sell LPs, CDs, cassettes, posters and record care products.
9. Sunbrimmer Records, (404) 343-3892
The boutique-sized Sunbrimmer Records, located directly across the street from Palookaville Fine Foods, buys and sells used vinyl records. Opened in 2014, Sunbrimmer is less cluttered than most record stores because owner Mike Tyson, who once clerked at Wuxtry Records, carefully curates the selection, and enjoys talking with customers about music.
10. Rock Shop Music and Comics, (678) 482-0091
Located inside the Mall of Georgia since 2010, Rock Shop Music and Comics specializes in new and used vinyl, rock, punk and metal band T-shirts, movie and TV t-shirts and merchandise, comic books and games.
11. Records Galore, (404) 294-5271
Records Galore is a 30-year old used record store specializing in vintage, hard-to-find and popular vinyl LPs and 45s in all genres. They also carry used CDs, baseball and other sports cards and vintage toys.
12. Book Nook, (404) 633-1342
Since 1973, the Book Nook in Decatur has assisted readers, music lovers and videophiles in finding quality material from novels to self-help, country to rap, and documentaries to blockbusters. Book Nook buys, sells and trades media of all type, and features a full-service comic book shop, complete with new releases, used and rare comic books, toys and figurines.
13. Ella Guru Record Shop, (404) 883-2413
“Ella Guru” is the name of a 1969 song by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, and it’s also the name of a tiny record store that’s been around Atlanta since the late 1990s, moved a couple of times and moved to its Decatur location in 2012. Owner Don Radcliffe searches high and low to keep Ella Guru stocked with classic, collectible and interesting used albums and 45s.
14. Wuxtry Records, (404) 329-0020
Lifetime record collector Mark Methke, who co-founded the original Wuxtry Records in Athens with partner Dan Wall in 1976, branched out to Decatur in 1978. Today, Methke can be found working inside Wuxtry almost any time the are doors open, ready to help shoppers as they browse through the huge selection of new, used and rare records.
15. Decatur CD & Vinyl, (404) 371-9090
Located within easy walking distance of Decatur’s famed square, Decatur CD & Vinyl sells new and used music. Though the cozy shop space is packed with shelves of albums and CDs, owner Warren Hudson finds the space to host a variety of in-store performances.
16. Sweet Melissa Records, (770) 429-0434
Sweet Melissa Records is an independent record store located at historic Marietta Square just 20 minutes North of Atlanta. All records are rated on a 1-10 scale, and the store boasts an impressive "Bargain Bin."
17. Time Machine Music, (770) 369-0523
Time Machine Music has two booth locations inside Treasure Hunt Antique Mall and Marietta Antique Mall and specializes in hard-to-find records. Both locations carry vinyl, CDs, DVDs, vintage and current decorative items, artwork, glassware and collectibles.
18. DBS Sounds, (770) 997-5776
Founded in 1994, this Atlanta-area record store offers a large inventory of hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, reggae/dance hall, gospel/spiritual, Top 40/pop and more. New releases are featured, and lots of Atlanta artists are championed.
19. Mojo Vinyl Records, (678) 534-5042
Three years after opening in 2011, Mojo Vinyl Records owner Rand Cabus moved just down the street from his original location, tripling his floor space and quadrupling his inventory in response to the growing interest in vinyl. In addition to vinyl, Mojo also carries turntables, art and “various cool stuff.”
20. Four Seasons Music Store, (404) 423-3688
Four Seasons in Stone Mountain features a large selection of dancehall, reggae, Soca and Caribbean music. A busy outlet for concert tickets, Four Seasons also carries Ludo boards, dominos, t-shirts from the Caribbean, clothing by CY, Riddim and Zion Roots.
1. Pyramid Music, (706) 724-1508
From James Brown to Jessye Norman, Augusta has a rich music heritage, and for 30 years, Pyramid Music has been a key segment of that history. The walls are covered with vintage posters and photographs for shoppers to enjoy while browsing through soul, R&B, and funk classic albums, print music, videos and more.
2. Psychotronic Augusta, (706) 550-5774
Located in downtown Augusta near the James Brown statute, Psychotronic Augusta features vinyl, CDs, music posters, books, comics, movie collectibles and much more. Owner Michael J. Weldon has an interesting story as a movie reviewer, author, collector and music fan who has attended hundreds of concerts over the decades.
Historic High Country
1. Big Frog Music Company, (706) 632-9291
A mom-and-pop shop in the mountains of North Georgia, Big Frog specializes in flashbacks from the 1970s, including rock, blues, bluegrass and classic country on vinyl and CD. Find rock t-shirts, incense and everything you need for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
1. Jeff's Musicology, (478) 272-1567
Jeff’s Musicology, located in the community of Dublin, carries new and used vinyl, tie-dyed and concert t-shirts, posters and music-themed memorabilia. Jeff Cremer, a former sandwich shop owner, followed his passion and opened the shop in 2010.
1. Vinylyte Records, (770) 282-0237
Located in the hometown of Alan Jackson, Vinylyte Records offers new and used vinyl in a boutique atmostphere. The store carries turntables and vinyl accessories, cleans customers’ personal vinyl records for them and recently started a record club.
1. Graveface Records & Curiosities, (912) 335-8018
The creative personality of busy musician and record label owner Ryan Graveface is reflected in his Graveface Records and Curiosities shop in Savannah, which stocks new and used vinyls, hand-made and hand-assembled items as well as “bitters, toys, games, taxidermy and more.”
2. Rody's Records, (912) 354-5398
Located inside Savannah’s Oglethorpe Mall, Rody’s Records carries the Low Country's largest selection of new and used vinyl. The inventory includes rock, metal, jazz, funk, soul, soundtracks and DJ singles as well as turntables and vinyl accessories, musical instruments and more.
1. Apollo Records in the USA, (229) 305-4518
Owner Robert Kelly started his first Apollo Records in the UK, but five years ago opened Apollo Records in the USA in charming Thomasville. He stocks the shop with hard-to-find rarities, collectibles, sought-after UK presses, limited runs, picture discs, promos, demos and a wide variety of genres from “prog to punk, rock to jazz, country to new wave” and more.
Jessica Ganas opened Red Door Records in Valdosta in 2010 to carry new and used vinyl, vintage clothing and vintage bicycles, but also to connect people in her community to music. In 2015, she moved the location to accommodate the addition of her newest business, Red Door Cinema, next door. The single screen theatre seats 40 and shows a mix of cult, independent and current releases. Advance tickets can be purchased by day at the record store.