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Sweet Thunder Records Says Its Final Goodbye

November 12, 2009


Long time Island jazzers no doubt fondly remember Sweet Thunder Records, a Victoria record store that fed the jazz habit of many a fan and musician (including the likes of Phil Dwyer and Diana Krall) from 1983 until 1998, before it fell victim to the digital revolution and was forced to close its doors.

Co-owners Shaukat Husain and Demetrios Tsimon, long-time hosts of CFUV’s Straight No Chaser jazz radio show, kept Sweet Thunder going on line for a time but were eventually forced to abandon even that enterprise in the face of heavy competition from iTunes and other digital download sites.

Fortunately, vinyl-loving jazzers have one last opportunity to savor and dip into Sweet Thunder’s extensive collection of LPs (and CDs) that have been in storage ever since the doors closed.

This Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 14 & 15) Husain and Tsimon will sell off their complete stock of literally thousands of new/sealed and used jazz LPs and CDs, ranging from $1 deals right up to fairly pricey rare original issues and audiophile and Japanese pressings.

The sale takes place from 12-5 pm only on both days at 5797 Oldfield Rd. (Corner of Oldfield Rd. and Brookleigh Rd. in Saanich near Elk Lake). Cash sales only – no credit or debit cards.  For more information you can call 250 598 9824.

– Rick Gibbs


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