This hidden gem, Out Of The Past Records specializes in vinyl and lots of it. Its collection includes 45's, 78's, 12 inches, cassettes, and even a few 8-tracks. Out Of The Past Records also sells new and used CDs and Music DVDs as well. There's lots of history in this store, as witnessed by the many rare and classic photos of artists hanging from the ceilings. All music genres are available, but expect to find mostly R&B, soul, blues, jazz, disco and old-school rap. Dig through the crates alongside local DJs & Celebs like Gene Chandler, Otis Clay, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die, DJ Alchemist, Sundance, Herb Kent and "The Ragman" Jim Raggs. If you're into "Steppin" and "Dusty" music, you'll probably find it here. In addition, the store sells needles and turntables. Marie, M.J. and Ethan, the staff, are all knowledgeable and ready to help you in your quest for the good stuff. Just be ready to dig deep and get dirty.
Directions:On West Madison Street in Chicago, approximately 5-7 minutes West of the United Center. At the Intersection of Madison & Kostner.