The Bop Shop Story
The Bop Shop is a unique independently owned record store in Rochester, New York that specializes in blues, jazz and American roots music styles like soul, rockabilly, surf rock and doo-wop, folk, plus Celtic and English folk. There is a huge selection of LPs in all musical styles. The Bop Shop is owned and operated by Tom Kohn, who has made the Bop Shop a success for 26 years by sticking to the principles he started out with. He's a music fan and record collector and his employees are too. Here at the Bop Shop web site you'll find over 18,000 choice albums for sale. Yes, that's luxurious black vinyl (occasionally available in other colors.)
There are rare Blue Note 10-inch LPs, obscure progressive rock albums from the '70s, plenty of '60s soul and '70s funk records -- including plenty of James Brown records. There's still-sealed vinyl, audiophile wax, long out-of-print box sets and a multitude of used records in excellent condition. The Bop Shop is also your source for hard to find compact discs. We have a great selection of independent label product., We're particularly fond of many artists that your average chain store has never heard of. You'll find labels like Soul Note, Criss Cross, Rounder, Wolf, Green Linnet, Magna Carta and Tzadik on our list of available CDs. Check our complete list of labels and titles.
Not just a web site, The Bop Shop is a special kind of store and worth a visit. Music collectors from New York City, Toronto, and even Europe or Japan, frequently spend an entire day at The Bop Shop. After visiting in 1991, Branford Marsalis named The Bop Shop as his favorite record store in an Entertainment Weekly feature article.
We frequently host jazz concerts featuring internationally renowned artists.
We also host the largest record show in Western New York twice a year.
Located in Rochester, New York, we are only 15 minutes from the New York State Thruway. Call us for information or directions at (585) 271-3354, or find directions here on our web site.
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