Earwax, Brooklyn, New York
Open – 167 North 9th Street Brooklyn New York 11211
Next up on my Brooklyn record store day is Earwax. A long time denizen of Williamsburg, this small(ish) shop was here long before the hipsters who now come to buy its records. They were playing a cool Isley Brothers record I hadn’t heard before (no, not Shout), 1971’s Givin It Back, with the Isley’s take on a number of songs by Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix among others. Got a cheap copy of a Black Uhuru record I was always looking for, Red.
Here’s a link to a video interview of the store’s co-owner Fabio Roberti, describing his store, its history, and that of Williamsburg.