All of Fuzz Steilacoom’sbest qualities are revealed in “Alabama Movies” and “A Little Late,” the opening and closing tracks of the Oklahoma City duo’s third full-length. The relationship between them unveils the worst.
With so few record stores left in the metro, Oklahoma City
photographer Hannah Colclazier dropped in to see what keeps them
Charlie’s Jazz and R&B 5114 Classen Circle
Charlie’s is famous for not only for its wonderful selection of hard-to-find LPs, CDs and tapes, but for the lively owner and namesake. Charlie makes soul, blues and jazz the focus here, with plenty of rare pieces hidden away. meeting him is a must, and make sure to ask about some of the decorations around the shop.
Happy Days Record Shop 8916 S. Western
These may be some of the last photos ever taken of happy days owner Raymond Antosiak, who passed away June 6. happy days was filled with color, life and more LPs, tapes, posters and t-shirts than one ever could go through. Ray’s calm demeanor behind the desk, and slow walk to turn on the back lights when a customer searched through 45s, will be missed.
Size Records 8915 N. Western
This place is filled with goodies. Owners Jim Paddack and Dustin Wallace make sure the store is packed, regularly receiving new shipments of vinyl and CDs. Size skews toward the soul/funk/ jazz tastes while simultaneously catering to the punk and rock crowds who frequent the Conservatory next door.
Alley Records 918
1/2 W. Britton
Located in an alley, the town’s newest record store in
town is quickly making a name for itself. Although its shelves are
filled with all genres, it’s apparent that owner Ronnie Jay Wheeler’s
heart lies with rock ’n’ roll, and would be glad to pick up the guitar
for a impromptu jam session any day of the week.
Guestroom Records 3701
Guestroom is proof that people still love vinyl. One can
find more new music here than nearly any other record store in the area.
You can tell co-owners/friends Justin Sowers (pictured) and Travis Searle are passionate about sharing music. Be sure to check out their