About In The Groove
Vintage Comes Closest To The Real Thing!
We are a small, but growing new store in Toronto's east end with a staff of three, who have diverse tastes and interests. We cater to a diverse clientele ranging from those who prefer the sound of an analogue recording over digital to the aural needs of Disc Jockeys and collectors. We have an extensive Rock section, as well as an early R & B, Blues, and a constantly growing Jazz section. Fans of the LP have always attested to the fact that Compact Disc (CD's) lack the warmth and depth of the sound produced by a diamond tipped needle riding a vinyl groove. For some, this is as close as it gets to a live performance.
Our customers like to come in and chat in our exciting atmosphere, and usually end up staying much longer than they anticipated. We have over 40,000 records in stock with an inventory that is growing daily, as well as posters of the GREATS in all genre's of music and film, many of which are professionally mounted and sealed from the elements. We also sell books and other music/film oriented items.
Sheldon Draper, the owner has interests ranging from the soothing voices of Timi Yuro and Tony Bennett from the Early Sixties British Invasion Rock Groups, i.e. Beatles, Rolling Stones, Animals, Kinks, Sorrows, Pretty Things, Them (featuring Van Morrison), Strangeloves, etc. to the Hard Experimental Rock of the Mid Sixties to Mid Seventies Rock Groups, such as Ford's Theatre, Travel Agency, Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, (that whole San Francisco psychedelic scene of the Haight-Ashbury district. Also included in this impressive lineup of artists, is Johnny Winters most innovative work, "Progressive Blues Experiment", one of Sheldon's favorites even to date. He also followed Toronto local rock groups with great interest, i.e. Ugly Ducklings, Stitch In Tyme, The Paupers, The Band, McKenna Mendelson Mainline and other local Toronto bands. He was and still is also a great fan of R & B music such as the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and James Brown, etc. Sheldon has been buying records for his own pleasure since the early sixties which was his inspiration for starting this very eclectic music store.