Posted: Jun 14, 2008 2:00 pm
Jerry's is legendary
damn placed opened at 9:30am one hot moprning last week
gotta love a joint that has the doors open 1/2 hour before it's supposed to.
after a couple of tall coffes and the Starbucks a block down Murray, I had to dump, bathroom was clean and I felt like a comfy shopper as I climbed the library ladders to look for all the tunes I walked in 7" format, the tunes I'd heard played by Caveman Ralf and his pal on 770 am via the morning show. Man, the burgh had lots of catholic radio on the am.
I even prayed the rosery via my transistor. Nothing beats a bearded freak with a radio jammed in one ear, walking along mumbling "have mercy on us"
I mean 50,000 singles on the walls all arranged in abc ordering and all priced at $3 - $5. He even has a northern soul section. I found a mint Sun Ra do-wop on Saturn and a Ruby Andrews "Casanova"
about 14 in all and the tag was just $50 (about the price ebayers want for a mint Chuck Edwards' "Bull Fight" on Rene).
Walked right buy the polka lps and all the new "punk" arrivals (those collectors who trade it all in for some cheap skag, what else you gonna do when it's "always raining in Pittsburgh"?