Putting on an old record is like thumbing through a photo album: both conjure up nostalgia for old flames, ill-considered haircuts, and that birthday you got sick on cake. Revive old feelings and fashion fads with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of vinyl, CDs, and entertainment goods at Jim Russell's Records.
Jim Russell's Records fills eardrums with a wide selection of new and gently used albums available in a variety of listenable formats from collectable vinyl and modern CDs to abandoned cassette tapes and pitch-mimicking macaws. Used cassettes ($3–$5) and used CDs ($5–$10) share shelf space with used vinyl ($5–$10, unless otherwise indicated) and pre-owned 45s ($3+) of rare New Orleans tunes, rock music, and anthologies of equine confidence-boosting mantras from horse whisperers. In addition to strictly audio media, Jim Russell's Records sports a selection of new and used DVDs ($5–$10), record-spinning devices, and video game systems perfect for challenging your roommates to a Mario Kart battle for their shares of the day's vinyl haul.
Lower Garden District
1837 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130