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These are some records shops where I have found Hawaiian records. I've also listed places where I looked but didn't find any. My record keeping is pretty good about where to find Hawaiian records, but not so good about all the places I've been that don't have any.

 

Every record store has a few Hawaiian tourist records, so even in Manhattan you can find Hawaiian records of that sort. I'm not looking for those (sorry, Hugo Winterhalter and Longines Symphonette).

 

Let me know if you find any good record stores, or if any of these places are dead, or if any of the links are dead.

 

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Region Name Address Phone City State Comment Most recent visit
Calgary Recordland 1208 9 Ave. SE 403-262-3839 Calgary AB Huge collection of Pacific Island (Tahiti, New Zealand), some Hawaiian September, 2007
Cardiff Spillers Records 36 The Hayes, Cardiff   Cardiff UK No Hawaiian, but lots of other good stuff. The world's oldest record store, but not necessarily the biggest or the best. September, 2009
Charlotte Lunchbox Records 1419-A Central Ave. 704-331-0788 Charlotte NC No Hawaiian August, 2009
Charlotte Manifest of Charlotte 6239 South Blvd. 704-552-8448 Charlotte NC Some Hawaiian, but lots of interesting stuff, new and used. Worth a visit. August, 2009
Charlotte The Wax Museum 5419 Monroe Road 704-377-0700 Charlotte NC No Hawaiian, specialized in Beach Music (from the Carolina beaches). August, 2009
Cologne Parallel Schallplatten Aachener Strasse 5   Cologne Germany There are a few record and CD shops along Aachener Strasse, even in the back alleys. I think I remember seeing Gabby Pahinui at Parallel. January, 2006
Columbus Colleen's Collectables 1476 Oakland Park Ave.   Columbus OH Surprising Hawaiian records January, 2001
Dayton Omega Music 318 E. Fifth St. 937-275-9949 Dayton OH Oregon District, restaurants, etc. Many LP's, little Hawaiian, good CD's February, 2012
Denver Earth Pig Music 1953 W. Uintah 719-575-9847 Colorado Springs CO No Hawaiian, but other interesting music September, 2016
Denver Independent Records and Video Colorado Springs CO No Hawaiian, but other interesting music. I visited four Independent stores in Colorado Springs (Security, West Colorado, Bijou, Platte). September, 2016
Detroit Encore 417 E. Liberty 734-662-6776 Ann Arbor MI Many Hawaiian and Polynesian records May, 2007
Detroit Schoolkids 332 S. State 734-663-7248 Ann Arbor MI No Hawaiian, in exile in the basement under a clothing store May, 2007
Detroit Wazoo Records 336 1/2 S. State 734-761-8686 Ann Arbor MI Above Bivouac. No Hawaiian, interesting others. May, 2007
Detroit Street Corner Music 17620 13 Mile Rd. 248-644-4777 Beverly Hills MI No Hawaiian  
Detroit Record Collector 327 W 9 Mile Rd 248-548-9888 Ferndale MI Small amount of Hawaiian  
Detroit Record Time 262 W 9 Mile Rd 248-336-8463 Ferndale MI No Hawaiian  
Edmonton Blackbyrd Myoozik 10442 82 Ave. 780-439-1273 Edmonton AB No Hawaiian June, 2011
Edmonton Freecloud Records 10764 101 St. NW 780-429-1476 Edmonton AB Many Hawaiian and Tahitian in the back room June, 2011
Edmonton The Gramophone 7913 104 St. NW 780-428-2356 Edmonton AB No Hawaiian, only classical June, 2011
Edmonton Listen Records 10443A 124 St. 780-732-1132 Edmonton AB No Hawaiian June, 2011
Edmonton Sound Connection 10016 82 Ave. NW 780-425-8721 Edmonton AB Very little Hawaiian June, 2011
Gothenburg Bengans     Gothenburg Sweden Lots of CD and record shops. Start from Bengans at Stigbergtorget along Andra Langgata, through Haga to the city center. Look for Dirty Records at Chalmersgatan 21. No Hawaiian, but it's worth the search. October, 2005
Grand Rapids Green Light Music 4717 West KL Ave. 269-372-8560 Kalamazoo MI No Hawaiian, but other good stuff. August, 2014
Grand Rapids Satellite Records 808 South Westnedge Ave. 269-381-0218 Kalamazoo MI No Hawaiian, but other good stuff. Interesting neighborhood. August, 2014
Hartford Trading Post 215 Albany Turnpike 860-693-4679 Canton CT No vinyl, huge selection of rock music DVDs September, 2007
Honolulu Hungry Ear 2615 S. King St. 808-262-2175 Honolulu HI Huge selection of Hawaiian, excellent condition. In September, 2016, they predicted they would be moving again. September, 2016
Honolulu Idea's 670 Auahi St. A-6 808-545-5002 Honolulu HI Big selection of Hawaiian September, 2016
Honolulu Jelly's 98-023 Hekaha St. #9 808-484-4413 Aiea HI Jellyʻs is closed July, 2014
Honolulu Rainbow Books and Records 1010 University 808-955-7994 Honolulu HI Rainbow Books and Records closed in 2011 July, 2009
Honolulu Rainbow Books and Records 99-185 Moanalua Rd. 808-487-8867 Aiea HI Rainbow Books and Records closed in 2011 April, 2008
Honolulu Stylus 2615 S. King St. #301 University Square at University Ave. Honolulu HI Stylus is closed April, 2008
Houston AllRecords 1955 West Gray 713-524-4900 Houston TX Some Hawaiian. Moving soon so call ahead. March, 2011
Houston Sig's Lagoon 3622-E Main St. 713-533-9525 Houston TX No Hawaiian, but a cool place to visit March, 2011
Houston Sound Exchange 1846 Richmond 713-666-5555 Houston TX No Hawaiian March, 2011
Houston Vinal Edge 13171 Veterans Memorial Dr. 281-537-2575 Houston TX Very little Hawaiian March, 2011
Indianapolis Indy CD and Vinyl 806 Broad Ripple Avenue   Indianapolis IN No Hawaiian July, 2007
Indianapolis Missing Link 6053 N. College 317-466-1967 Indianapolis IN No Hawaiian, but good stuff (Fripp, Zappa, etc.) July, 2007
Knoxville Basement Records 5009 Chapman Highway 865-573-2182 Knoxville Tennessee No Hawaiian August, 2015
Knoxville Disc Exchange 2615 Chapman Highway 865-573-5710 Knoxville Tennessee No Hawaiian, but a great place for other stuff August, 2015
Knoxville Hot Horse 108 E. Jackson Ave. 865-540-4437 Knoxville Tennessee No Hawaiian, too cool for ordinary mortals August, 2015
Knoxville Lost and Found Records 3710 N. Broadway 865-687-5556 Knoxville Tennessee No Hawaiian, but nice people August, 2015
Krakow Music Corner Ul. św. Tomasza 4 (0-12) 422 08 03 Krakow Poland No Hawaiian, pricey US CDs, some European reissues September, 2012
Las Vegas Record City 300 E. Sahara Ave. 702-735-1126 Las Vegas NV Very few Hawaiian records April, 2013
Las Vegas Record City 4555 E. Charleston Boulevard 702-457-8626 Las Vegas NV Very few Hawaiian records April, 2013
Las Vegas Wax Trax 2909 S. Decatur Boulevard 702-362-4300 Las Vegas NV No Hawaiian records, but some other awesome collectable stuff. Go here knowing what you are looking for. April, 2013
Lexington CD Central 377 S. Limestone 859-233-3472 Lexington KY No Hawaiian records, lot of interesting stuff September, 2012
Lexington Pops Resale 1423 Leestown Rd. 859-254-7677 Lexington KY A few Hawaiian records, lot of interesting stuff September, 2012
Lexington The Album 371 S. Limestone 606-225-9059 Lexington KY No Hawaiian records, some interesting stuff September, 2012
Lihue Talk Story 3785 Hanapepe Road 808-335-6469 Hanapepe HI Nice place, some Hawaiian records, overpriced April, 2007
Lisbon       Lisbon Portugal No vinyl shops December, 2006
London bside the cside 176 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, UK 01227 360400 Herne Bay, Kent UK Any Hawaiian vinyl would be in the attic, not on the shelves. They have a searchable listing for specific titles or artists. July, 2015
London Oxfam 170 Portobello Rd., Notting Hill, London 0207 7272907 London UK Hawaiian vinyl July, 2015
London Reckless Records 30 Berwick Street, London, UK 020 7437 4271 London UK No Hawaiian, but lots of other good stuff. There are many record and CD shops on this street and the next. July, 2015
London Revival Records 30 Berwick St., Soho, London 020 7437 4271 London UK No Hawaiian, but lots of other good stuff. There are many record and CD shops on this street and the next. I lost track, is this the same as Reckless Records? July, 2015
London Rough Trade 130 Talbot Rd., Notting Hill, London 020 7229 8541 London UK No Hawaiian, but lots of other good stuff. July, 2015
London Howling Sounds 107a High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, UK 01843-852505 Ramsgate, Kent UK No Hawaiian, but lots of other good stuff. July, 2015
London Vinyl Head 2 Addington Street, Ramsgate, Kent, UK 01843-852505 Ramsgate, Kent UK No Hawaiian, but collectable vinyl in a cafe environment. July, 2015
Los Angeles Amoeba 6400 Sunset Blvd. 323-245-6400 Hollywood CA Huge selection of many things, very little Hawaiian January, 2010
Los Angeles Atomic Records 3818 W. Magnolia   Burbank CA No Hawaiian, but I found the GTOs here June, 1998
Los Angeles Bagatelle 260 Atlantic Ave 310-432-7534 Long Beach CA Huge selection of records, a lot of Hawaiian and Tahitian, more than I can buy in any one trip September, 2013
Los Angeles House of Records 3328 Pico Blvd.   Santa Monica CA House of Records is out of business August, 1998
Los Angeles Record Surplus 11609 W Pico Blvd. 310-478-4217 Los Angeles CA A few Hawaiian January, 2010
Los Angeles Rockaway Records 2395 Glendale Blvd. 323-664-3232 Silver Lake CA A few Hawaiian January, 1998
Los Angeles Record Recycler 17312 Crenshaw Blvd. 310-767-7900 Torrance CA A few Hawaiian November, 2011
Minneapolis Cheapo 1300 W. Lake 612-827-0646 Minneapolis MN Few Hawaiian records, but always good for other music. June, 2015
Minneapolis Hymie's Records 3820 E. Lake 612-729-8890 Minneapolis MN Found some unique Hawaiian they had acquired from a collection. June, 2015
Minneapolis Know Name Records 6009 Portland Ave. 612-869-1070 Minneapolis MN No Hawaiian May, 2009
Minneapolis Roadrunner Record Exchange 4304 Nicollet Ave. 612-822-0613 Minneapolis MN No Hawaiian May, 2009
New York       Manhattan NY Lots of record and CD shops, no Hawaiian records in Manhattan. July, 2003
Newark Music Connection 12 Summit Ave. Elmwood Park NJ Highly disorganized, no way to know if there are Hawaiian records. Found an interesting Frank Zappa bootleg. February, 2016
Newark Montclair Book Center 221 Glenridge Ave. 973-783-3630 Montclair NJ No Hawaiian records. Many, many books. February, 2016
Newark Flipside Record & Tape 120 Wanaque Avenue 973-835-8448 Pompton Lakes NJ Lots of vinyl, unique CDs and music DVDs, Hawaiian records are the typical tourist music. January, 2016
Newark Princeton Record Exchange 20 S. Tulane St. 609-921-0881 Princeton NJ No Hawaiian records. Many excellent deals on CDs. February, 2016
Philadelphia The Mad Platter 111 West Gay Street 610-431-1509 West Chester PA Lots of vinyl, unique CDs and music DVDs, Hawaiian records are the typical tourist music. January, 2008
Philadelphia Philadelphia Record Exchange 618 S. 5th. Street 215-925-7892 Philadelphia PA Lots of record and CD shops, especially near South Street and 5th Street, no Hawaiian records. November, 2006
Philadelphia Shady Dog Record and Disc Exchange 638 Lancaster Avenue 610-644-1160 Berwyn PA Lots of used vinyl of good quality and rarity, no Hawaiian records. March, 2010
Phoenix Bookmans 1056 S. Country Club Dr. 480-835-0505 Mesa AZ Books and records. Occasionally some Hawaiian. November, 2006
Phoenix The "IN" Groove 3406 E. Thomas Rd. 602-957-2453 Phoenix AZ No Hawaiian (except perhaps in the bargain bins), much collectable vinyl May, 2015
Phoenix Memory Lane 1940 E. University Dr. 480-968-1512 Tempe AZ Memory lane appears to be closed October, 2007
Phoenix Record Room 4211 N. Scottsdale Road 602-460-0040 Scottsdale AZ Not much Hawaiian January, 2014
Phoenix Revolver Records 918 N. 2nd Street 602-795-4980 Phoenix AZ Occasional Hawaiian and Polynesian January, 2015
Phoenix Zia Record Exchange Various Phoenix and Tucson AZ I go every couple of months for rock and blues CDs and DVDs, there is rarely any Hawaiian.
Portland House of Records 258 E 13th Ave. 541-342-7975 Eugene OR Good Hawaiian selection July, 2000
Portland Beacon Sound 3636 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland OR No Hawaiian. June, 2016
Portland Clinton Street Records 2510 SE Clinton St. 503-235-5323 Portland OR No Hawaiian. June, 2016
Portland Crossroads Music 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 503-232-1767 Portland OR Many vendors in one place, one had decent Hawaiian records. June, 2016
Portland Everyday Music 1313 W. Burnside 503-274-0961 Portland OR No Hawaiian, but large amounts of everything else. June, 2016
Portland Exiled Records 4628 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 503-232-0751 Portland OR Not much Hawaiian. June, 2016
Portland Future Shock 1914 E. Burnside St. 503-327-8473 Portland OR No Hawaiian. June, 2016
Portland Green Noise 5857 SE Foster Rd. 503-956-3110 Portland OR No Hawaiian. June, 2016
Portland Jackpot Records 3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 503-239-7561 Portland OR No Hawaiian. June, 2016
Portland Little Axe 4142 NE Sandy Blvd. 503-320-3656 Portland OR Small quantity of decent Hawaiian records, not the usual tourist records. June, 2016
Portland Mississippi Records 5202 N. Albina Ave. 503-282-2990 Portland OR No Hawaiian. June, 2016
Portland Variety Shop 4932 SE Foster 503-775-2210 Portland OR Bix box of Hawaiian tourist records. June, 2016
Portland Vinyl Resting Place 8332 N. Lombard St. 503-247-9573 Portland OR No Hawaiian. June, 2016
Reno Recycled Records     Reno NV Good Hawaiian. I don't remember which location I visited. August, 1998
Richmond Deep Groove 317 N. Robinson 804-278-9112 Richmond VA No Hawaiian, but many collectable LPs May, 2012
Richmond Plan 9 3012 W. Cary 804-353-9996 Richmond VA Little Hawaiian, but many good deals on records and CDs May, 2012
Richmond Steady Sounds 322 W. Broad 804-308-2692 Richmond VA No Hawaiian May, 2012
Salt Lake City Randy's Record Shop 157 East 900 South 801-532-4413 Salt Lake City UT No Hawaiian, collectable stuff July, 2007
Salt Lake City The Record Collector 1115 East 2100 South 801-484-6495 Salt Lake City UT Very little Hawaiian, great prices, collectable stuff July, 2007
San Diego Lou's Records 434 North Coast Highway 101 760-753-1382 Encinitas CA Great record store, rarely any Hawaiian. Arrogant attitude on the part of the sales clerks (I almost forgot what it was like to be ignored by sales staff). July, 2005
San Diego Old Town Records 42012 Main Street 951-693-2004 Temecula CA Lots of Hawaiian and Polynesian, great location. November, 2015
San Diego Spindles Music Shack 27519 Ynez Road 951-676-0500 Temecula CA No Hawaiian. It's around the side in a large shopping center. November, 2015
San Francisco Amoeba 2455 Telegraph Ave. 510-549-1125 Berkeley CA No Hawaiian vinyl, but I'll go back for other stuff July, 2012
San Francisco Amoeba 1855 Haight Street 415-831-1200 San Francisco CA No Hawaiian, but I'd try again August, 1998
San Francisco Rasputin 920 Admiral Callaghan Lane 707-645-0483 Vallejo CA Some Hawaiian vinyl July, 2012
San Francisco Rasputin 2401 Telegraph Ave. 510-704-1146 Berkeley CA Some Hawaiian vinyl July, 2012
San Francisco Village Music 9 E. Blithedale 415-388-7400 Mill Valley CA Some Hawaiian, somewhat expensive. Going out of business September 30, 2007. August, 1998
SeaTac Bop Street Records 5219 Ballard Ave. NW 206-297-2232 Ballard, Seattle WA Lots of Hawaiian and other stuff July, 2008
SeaTac Easy Street 4559 California Ave. SW 206-938-easy West Seattle WA Some Hawaiian, includes a cafe July, 2007
SeaTac Easy Street 20 W. Mercer Street 206-691-easy Queen Anne, Seattle WA Just rock July, 2007
Singapore New Disc Village 1 Coleman Street #03-15 +65-9738-8614 The Adelphi (shopping center, near City Hall MRT) Singapore No Hawaiian, but other good stuff September, 2007
Singapore Roxy Disc House 1 Coleman Street #03-42 +65-9061-3491 The Adelphi (shopping center, near City Hall MRT) Singapore No Hawaiian, but other good stuff October, 2007
Tampa Bananas Music 2225 16th Ave North 727-327-4616 800-823-4113 St. Petersburg FL Massive record store, some Hawaiian (mostly Hawaiian tourist music) April, 2008
Tucson PDQ 2342 N Dodge Blvd 520-881-2681 Tucson AZ Once had many Hawaiian, now a few. Much other good stuff. May, 2006
Vancouver Vinyl Records 319 W. Hastings 604-488-1234 Vancouver BC Some Hawaiian and New Zealand records, but too expensive. July, 2008
Vancouver Zulu Records 1972 W. 4th Ave. 604-738-3232 Vancouver BC I bought their only Hawaiian record (Raymond Kane, Hawaiian Rainbow). July, 2008
Vancouver Neptoon, Red Cat, Audiopile, Beaststreet, Charlie's Music City, Noize To Go, Highlife, Otis Vancouver BC No Hawaiian records. July, 2008
Washington, DC Crooked Beat 2116 18th St. NW Washington DC A few tourist Hawaiian records, but lots of other variety January, 2011
Washington, DC Melody Record Shop 1623 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington DC No Hawaiian January, 2011
Washington, DC Red Onion 1901 18th St. NW 202-986-2718 Washington DC Not much Hawaiian January, 2011