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Huddle Record Shop

Kenny Stallard

     While browsing through old photos at www.Shorpy.com, I came across the following photo that reminded me of Huddle Record Shop.  Huddles was a far site different from record shops and record departments we see today.  To see the photo below, and many other vintage photos, visit the web site above.

 

     I then found the following advertisement in the September 30, 1963 issue of Kingsport Times.

         

 

     Margaret Dyer was a Lynn Garden girl and a 1961 graduate of Lynn View High School.

     In the mid-1950's, you could go into Huddle’s and listen to records before you bought one.  There was a series of sound-proof booths in the store set up at the back of the record department.  You could take the records you were considering to buy into a booth and play it without disturbing anyone.  These were usually single records with an A and B side, in a paper sleeve.  The format in the early part of the 1950’s were 10 inch, 78 rpm, hard bakelite like plastic.  In the mid-1950’s vinyl records and 6 inch, 45 rpm records also with an A and B side, were introduced.  We also saw the birth EP (extended play) records, seven inch records with three or four songs to a side.  Not long after the 10 inch, LP (long play) record replaced the EP records.  Now you could get twelve to 14 songs on an album.

     Unlike today when most teens walk around with a music player of some type plugged into their ears, it was unusual to have a record player and if you did, several of your friends were sure to congregate with you to listen to music of the day.

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