Record Collector – 358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Next up on my tour of New Jersey’s finest was a trip to Bordentown, which features not one but two worthy record stores – Randy Now’s Man Cave, which I will cover in a later post – and the Record Collector – which I went to first because it closed first.

It was a fine record store with a larger space enabling it to have quite a bit of everything.  But what really caught my eye were two rare soul 45s, The Temptations My Girl, and Martha and the Vandellas Dancing in the Street.  I had never seen the Temptations single in the wild before (or anywhere for that matter).

Pictured below is one of the store’s owners – John Chrambanis.

Record Collector - Bordentown NJ - store front

  

Here’s an article that appeared on NJ.com in February of 2015 Bordentown Record Store Comes Alive With Music that describes some of the shows held in the store – as you can see, its a big enough space, with stage in the back, to hold a small concert.  The list is quite impressive for a record store.

And here’s link to a YouTube video of  Agent Orange 2010 Record Collector  Agent Orange is a surf punk band from Southern California formed in the early 1980s.

And here is an explanation of where the name Vandellas came from.  Ever what to know?

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