From London to Los Angeles via Paris, New York and Amsterdam (and a handful of other metropolitan areas), The Secret List is a guide to the record shop capitals of the world. The book collates, describes and reviews record shops, from the well known to the hidden away thrift store. Add to the mix other stockists of vinyl recordings: record dealers, markets, charity shops, thrift stores and a few surprises. The Secret List puts together twenty nine years of record collecting (I started young) and nineteen years of music journalism (I started late) including published works in these fine tomes – Trace, Blues and Soul and Shook (and numerous others which have yet to send me a cheque).
The musical knowledge is deep (if you will allow me to say) and across the board. From Miles Davis to Carl Craig, from Talking Heads to Broken Bells – there will be something for you.
The Secret List is due to be published in mid- 2013, this blog, taking you up to the publication date, will include anecdotes, details and photos which will not be published in the book.
Enjoy the ride.
All original work by Sanjiv Ahluwalia copyright Left on the Jazz Side 1992; Sanjiv Ahluwalia 2012