The first stop on our digging trip to the United States brought us to Other Music. Opened in the mid 90’s, Other Music specialises in the sale of closely curated underground, rare and experimental music.
The shop itself isn’t too large and most of their selection was on CD’s but they had a few racks of vinyl that we spent about two hours trawling through. The first section we hit was jazz.
Here we picked up three records. The first from Houston Person called ‘Underground Soul!’
The Second is ‘Soul Sound System’ by Wayne Henderson.
And the last jazz record we picked up was ‘The Common Ground’ by Herbie Mann and the Afro Jazz Sextet.
All jazzed out we spotted boxes full of marked down vinyl. There were about 15-20 boxes full of records. They were in no particular order but were full of disco and house classics.
Here’s a pick of what we found there.
Unfortunately as is the current trend, Other Music will be closing its doors on July 25th due to decreased sales and the increase of rent. New York will be losing one of its longest running record stores so if your in the area be sure to check it out before it goes.