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Andy Capp

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BARETTS RECORD SHOP ON MOSELEY ROAD
« on: February 21, 2008, 06:43:38 PM »
IN ABOUT 1950 I STARTED GETTING INTERESTED IN MUSIC. I BOUGHT MY FIRST RECORD FROM BARETTS RECORD SHOP ON MOSELEY ROAD OPPOSITE VINCENT STREET. IT WAS LIKE WALKING INTO A TIME WARP EVEN BY 1950S STANDARDS. THERE WERE LOADS OF SHELVES STACKED UP WITH BOXES OF OLD 78S. BY THEN IT WAS THE LEFT OVER OF THE BIG BAND  DAYS OF THE 1940S. SO ALL YOU COULD GET WERE RECORDS OF TED HEATH & KEN MACKINTOSH BANDS. WHEN ROCK N ROLL CAME  OUT IN ABOUT 1955. THEY WOULD,NT STOCK ANYTHING  LIKE THAT AT FIRST YOU HAD TO ORDER IT. I STARTED USING NEWTONS IN GOOCH STREET AS WELL THEY WERE MORE FORWARD THINKING. ANDY CAPP

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Re: BARETTS RECORD SHOP ON MOSELEY ROAD
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 07:27:39 PM »
Hi Andy Capp

the very shop where I bought all my records from, I remember buying my first record from there Frankie Vaughn's Green Door,  and I remember buying the last record that I bought from there before I moved away Telstar by the Tornado's.

Do you remember the Jinnah curry house just along from there, it was certainly the first one in Balsall Heath and it was almost surely one of the first in Birmingham. The first curry I ever had was in there and it cost all of 2/6d two bob for the curry and a tanner for the rice. You couldn't get chips in those days.

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Andy Capp

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Re: BARETTS RECORD SHOP ON MOSELEY ROAD
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 08:00:49 PM »
ONE OF THE FIRST CURRY HOUSES ME & MY MATES WENT TO WAS IN CORPORATION STREET OPPOSITE LEWISS NOT FAR FROM THE OLD CASINO BALLROOM. I CAN,T REMEMBER WHAT THAT CURRY SHOP WAS CALLED. I KNOW ONE THE FIRST ONE,S WAS CALLED THE LIGHT OF ASIA. ANDY CAPP

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NEWTON'S RECORD SHIP (BARETTS RECORD SHOP ON MOSELEY ROAD)
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 04:38:19 PM »
I saw the posting by Andy Capp. I wonder if he or anyone else can tell me a bit more about what Newtons Record Shop was like in the 1950's and 1960's. Two reasons really, firstly there seem to be an awful lof of records around today with their name stamped on the sleeve and secondly I believe they moved from Gooch Street to Shirley at some point. If anyone has any memories of the shop and why it moved I loved to hear from you.

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Re: BARETTS RECORD SHOP ON MOSELEY ROAD
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 07:11:52 PM »
Hello & welcome Ali555

I don't know of the shop you mention from my own recollections, but others on here might,  Record shows that there was a William Newton wireless dealer close to the Sherlock St end of Gooch St.  If this was your record shop I can explain why he may of moved to shirley.

This end of Gooch street was the first end to disappear under the Urban Renewal scheme in the 60's. More than this you will have to wait for assistance from some of the others.

Phil.
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Re: BARETTS RECORD SHOP ON MOSELEY ROAD
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 11:19:13 PM »
HI
NEWTONS RECORDS & RADIO SHOP WAS ABOUT 4 SHOPS DOWN FROM HOPE STREET AT THE SHERLOCK STREET END OF GOOGH. IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST RECORD SHOPS THAT HAD A LISTENING BOOTH  SO YOU COULD SAMPLE THE RECORDS BEFORE YOU BOUGHT THEM.
ANDY CAPP 8)

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 10:23:01 AM »
Thank you to both Andy Capp and Phil47 for their replies to my posting on the message board.

Ali555