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Record Store Day Tour of Uncle Sam’s South Beach

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Record Store Day 2010

Founded in 1997, Record Store Day is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. Visit the official website at

Uncle Sam's logo

One of my favorite independent music stores ever is Uncle Sam’s South Beach, which is located in the heart of South Miami Beach, Florida at the corner of Washington Avenue and 12th Street. My friends George and Lisa Teger-Zhen have owned the store for many years now. Back in the 80’s, I sang in George’s New Wave band, Some People’s Children, and Lisa managed the Fort Lauderdale, FL location. It was a great place to visit and listen to music then, and still is now. Check out the video I made last year:

My favorite T-shirt
Uncle Sams South Beach Tshirt

What’s your favorite record store memory??

One Response to “Record Store Day Tour of Uncle Sam’s South Beach”

  1. Carla Says:

    I must also include my FIRST favorite indie music store,Yesterday & Today Records, owned by Rich Ulloa in Coral Gables, FL. Named “Best Music Store” NINE times by Miami New Times, this store also featured in-store gigs in the 80’s, featuring local Miami bands such as KRU, Forget the Name, Nuclear Valdez, Love Canal, and even The Mavericks (before they moved and became a Nashville band)!


    The store eventually transformed into a record label, Y & T Music, and owner Rich Ulloa also became Mary Karlzen’s manager. I’m forever grateful to Rich for giving me one of my first gigs, an opening slot for Mary Karlzen at Stephen Talkhouse South Beach.

    Oh man, all these trips down memory lane are gonna make me pull out my High Fidelity DVD with John Cusack and Jack Black!

    High Fidelity with John Cusack

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