2014 EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS:
FRIDAY, NOV 28th - 8AM – 8PM
MONDAY, DEC 1st - NOON – 6PM
MONDAY, DEC 8th - NOON – 6PM
MONDAY, DEC 15th - NOON – 6PM
MONDAY, DEC 22nd - NOON – 6PM
CHRISTMAS EVE WEDNESDAY, DEC 24th - 11AM – 4PM
CHRISTMAS DAY THURSDAY, DEC 25th - CLOSED
NEW YEARS DAY THURSDAY, JAN 1st - NOON – 6PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
|Numero Group releases|
On October 4th, Spoonful Records hosted "Numero Night." Owner Brett Ruland dusted off the turntables and deejayed selections from across the Numero Group catalogue, along with cuts from their first Eccentric Soul: Capsoul Label 001 & the new Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul 051 releases.
Daniel Moss, son of Bill Moss, founder of Capsoul Records of Columbus, Ohio, finished off the night with a 20-minute talk about his dad and the Capsoul label.
|Brett deejays Columbus' own The Four Mints|
We enjoyed the event very much! Thank you to each of the 60 people that came out that evening. We hope to do it again soon and would love your suggestions! Which releases are you curious about?
SPECIAL THANKS to Numero Group for the test-pressings, Daniel Moss, and Reece Thompson who took these photographs!! Reece also videotaped the Daniel Moss talk, so we will post that in the near future!
|Getting a closer look at the gorgeous Light on the South Side coffee table book|
|Brett puts down the needle on some Purple Snow. |
A sort of pre-quel to Prince, Purple Snow chronicles the
70's Minneapolis sound known for dance/funk/glam fusion.
|There's a whole lot of head-bopping going on!|
Thursday, June 19, 2014
|Our workhorse: the Audio Technica AT-LP60|
Please note: we assemble each turntable we sell, so you never have to struggle with putting a belt on a turntable. We sell turntables ready-to-go out of the box!!
We've done a lot of research and really wanted to offer an affordable, complete set-up solution for those first-time buyers, so we have paired the AT-LP60 with a couple of Dayton Audio speakers (designed right here in Ohio) and a very compact Lepai amp, for the combo price of $190.
So if you are looking for a turntable in the Columbus area, come to Spoonful Records. We are happy to show you how it works, play the display model for you, and, you might notice, it's the same turntable we have behind the counter--our daily workhorse! If you stop by during the week, ask Fred to show you!
Replacement cartridges are also available. Questions? Call us at 614-586-1918.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
|Barkeep on duty|
|Some local 45s in the collection|
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
|Chris was first in line and|
scored a Dave Matthews Band box set,
Record Store Day 2013
RSD Swag Bags will be given out until they run out (usually the first 75 people get one.) Abnormal Allies will be pressing t-shirts and bringing the mobile DJ unit, our friends at UpperCup Coffee will keep us caffeinated, and PromoWest Productions will be bringing the truck and giving away concert tickets and prizes starting at 7 am. Explorer's Club will be bringing the food truck from 10 - 2.
We will have two registers going again and lots of helpers. We encourage shoppers to pay with cash which helps everyone get through the line faster!
Street parking is pretty ample around our store and free until 9am. The free lot is the gravel one we share with B1 Bikes.
Thanks for supporting your downtown Columbus record store and all the awesome little record stores in Columbus. This is truly a great vinyl town!!!
Friday, January 10, 2014
|Ann, co-owner of Marco Records|
Barb dreams of going on a cruise this year, something her husband was never able to do with her, so she'll put the money from selling the records towards a little vacation.
Steve's parents, Manny and Ann, owned Marco Records, and can be seen in the photos here. Steve had diabetes as a child, and could not go to school with the other kids unless the school had a full-time nurse. Since one was not available, Steve was home-tutored by Columbus Public Schools, but got to spend most of his days with his parents at the record store. Pretty sweet.
Well, if you are wondering where Marco is, you'll be disappointed--Marco Records originated in Marlborough County, Kansas, borrowing the first letters from the county's name!
Barb believed that the record store went out of business because of its proximity to Lazarus and competition with other records stores, such as Woolworth's record department.
Steve went on to work at Recordland at Eastland Mall, which closed doors in 1981.
The 500 LPs and 600 7-inch collection we bought is just absolutely packed with DJ copies, white label promos, and picture sleeves. With only one owner and in the same house for fifty years, these records are in pristine condition. Many were slugged away with the intention to sell them later down the line.
|Manny (right) with a customer|
It is always bitter-sweet, to get a collection like this. To Steve, Manny & Ann, wherever you are, up in the big record store in the sky, we salute you and put this needle in the groove for you....