Skip to content

Pan American Record Shop, 2915 16th Street, San Francisco

October 16, 2016

panamrec
Pan American Record Shop, 2915 16th Street, San Francisco

During the ‘90s, when I had a full time job near 3rd & Townsend, I used to visit the old Purple Heart Thrift Store sometimes, during my lunch break. The store, no longer in existence, was located not far from the Hotel Utah. At any rate, one day I wandered in, and they had about 12 cartons of LPs which had just arrived. I started going through them, and there were about 4 cartons that contained a large number of vintage “Latin” (AfroAntillean, Cuban, et al) LPs. These were like, 50 cents each as I recall. Picture me running late on my lunch break, rolling up a huge stack of LPs to the front counter on a wheeled office chair! I asked the Russian lady at the counter if I could pay for the records but then pick them up after work, and she agreed (back in those days, I had a car). As I noticed later, some of the records were rubber stamped on the back with “Pan American Record Shop, 2915 16th Street [etc]”, as shown in this image. Long story short, who knew that there used to be a great Latin music record store on 16th Street, in between Capp and South Van Ness. I still have all of these prized records in my collection. This address is now the site of a computer and phone recycler.

Advertisements
Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Miles From England

It's curtains for all other blogs!

Bayou Road NOLA

The Intersection of Food, Culture, and Community

My French Quest

Adventures in French Culture and Language Acquisition

SURFADELIC

Fresh Splash of Garage, Surf, Punk & Rock'n'Roll

ATABAL

Grupo musical afro-puertorriqueño/ Afro Puerto Rican music band

Land Streicher

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” Jack Kerouac

The Hum Blog

a blog for the-hum.com

Quartz

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Writing for the Pop Culture Literate.

(pre) concept - break your journey

On travel and Photography

the strangest tribe

how a group of seattle rock bands invented grunge (and other stuff, damn it)

The Offbeat Report

MINISTER OF INFORMATION, WATCH DOG, BEFUDDLER, RISK ENGINEER, GAFFLER, MOUNTEBANK, FIXER, BAGMAN

jaxpage blog

MINISTER OF INFORMATION, WATCH DOG, BEFUDDLER, RISK ENGINEER, GAFFLER, MOUNTEBANK, FIXER, BAGMAN

%d bloggers like this: