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49. Browse LPs At Alamo Records And Janie's Record Shop 

click to enlarge Feeling musically old school? We’ve got your fix right ‘ere. - FILE PHOTO
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  • Feeling musically old school? We’ve got your fix right ‘ere.

There's a disembodied feeling that occurs shortly after stepping into Alamo Records & Sheet Music in the Alamo Antique Mall (125 Broadway St.), where you may feel you've inadvertently stepped into an episode of Hoarders. The room itself isn't particularly large, but every square inch of the walls — the floors and the double, sometimes triple, stacked shelves — are stuffed with records. What it lacks in alphabetization, or any distinguishable element of organization, it makes up with pure crate-digging potential. SA's other must-stop record shop takes you just a few miles down Bandera to the heart of the city's historic West Side, and the spiritual center of Tex-Mex culture. Janie's Record Shop (1012 Bandera Rd.) doesn't just boast the best tejano, conjunto and norteño selection in town. For the past three decades, storeowner Janie Esparza has amassed perhaps the best collection of its kind in the world, and she's got the Tejano Lifetime Achievement award to prove it.

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