Musical Instrument Stores

Rhythm

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Off The Record: Music Junkies, Get Your Vinyl Fix At This Store in Moore Market

Gautham posted on 11 May

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Any of you own a record player or gramophone {or want one yourselves?} and don’t know where to buy good old vinyl LPs? Visit this gem of a store, Rhythm, in old Moore Market and thank us later!

Treasure Trove

Walking into the Lily Pond Complex near Chennai Central is a blast from the past. With a number of stores selling vintage products and antiques on the first floor, you find Rhythm in a far corner, where you can find anything from old projectors, tapes, clocks to its large collection of gramophones, LPs and vinyl records. Keen on buying? Get them between INR 100 and INR 2,000 and gramophones sell for anywhere between INR 3,000 to 15,000.

Shriram, began this store 40 years ago in a small space in Nungambakkam and has since moved to old Moore Market near Chennai Central for the past 15 years. When the store first opened, they were one of the biggest record dealers in the city and has since attracted crowds and bigwigs including politicians who visit to buy old MGR and Sivaji Ganesan LPs. They have a vast collection of records and have been doing brisk business selling music in English, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu across a number of genres including classical, pop and jazz music. Believe it or not, you can even find some real rare collections such as old Beatles, Elvis and Pink Floyd records!

Walk Down Memory Lane

We spoke to Mahesh, the shop owner’s son-in-law, and he told us that Rhythm only stocks a few of their records at the store and they have a separate godown in Purasawalkam. He says that after moving to Old Moore Market, most of their customers find them through word-of-mouth and they have numerous customers calling to request old Beethoven and Bach symphonies. Since moving to the new location, some of their bestsellers are old Ilaiyaraaja records as well as classical rock music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. It may look like a tough task finding a particular record in the store or godown but they never to fail to find the one that we need.

Ever wondered what The Wonder of You by Elvis or Edelweiss from The Sound of Music sounds like in its purest form? Visit Rhythm in Old Moore Market to find the biggest collection of vinyl and you just might be tempted to buy a gramophone too. We know we were!

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    Lily Pond Complex, 1st Floor, Periyamet, Poongavanapuram, Chennai

    Musical Instrument Stores

    Rhythm

    locationChennai