Whistlin’ Willie’s 78s – 2136 Murray Ave., 2d Floor, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15217
I finally made the journey to one of the great records stores in the US today, Jerry’s Records in Pittsburgh. More about that in our next post. But as an added bonus, next to Jerry’s, in the same building, and also on the (mammoth) 2d floor, is Whistlin’ Willie’s 78s. I know its not officially part of Jerry’s as you had to pay separately for your purchases, but if you’re into 78s, this is the place to go. Numerous titles, quite reasonably priced. As I have an old Wurlitzer 1100, that only plays 78s, I am always on the look out for 78s I can play. Highly recommended. Quite happily bought both the original ‘Hound Dog’ by Big Mama Thornton and Maybellene by Chuck Berry, among others.
The press reports the store is owned by Willie Weber (son of the Jerry of Jerry’s records), who opened the store in 2010. Here an article about the store’s opening that appeared in the Pittsburgh City Paper in 2010 titled New Record Store Whistlin Willies Specializes In The Old Time 78s