Posted: Jan 21, 2009 1:22 pm
I already had this list compiled in an email for a friend that was coming to Toronto a while back.
Hits and Misses
860 Bloor Street West
123 Ossington Avenue
229 Queen St W.
(416 ) 593-8523
801 Queen St. W.
Hits and Misses is probably my favorite, but it's mostly punk rock stuff. If you go there you should give him some Suppositories LPs.
Kopps which also has a store called Vintage Sounds above it, is almost all 45s. Tons of killer soul/ R&B. Upstairs is more of the same plus a lot more garage, teen rock, punk....etc.
As far as blues goes, I am not really a good person to talk to. Don't know much outside of a few comps that I have and some obvious like Howlin Wolf, Muddy waters, JL Hooker and the likes.
There are a handful of record stores that I did not list, but these are my favorites. If nobody else chimes in to help out on blues records, I am sure the guy in Vintage Sounds (above Kopps) could point you in the right direction.