St. Augustine remains one of my favorite spots for thrifting adventures, second hand shopping, hitting up the beach, and going on scenic strolls. If you happen to be in the area, you have to stop by Budget Records and Tapes (Or simply Budget Records) at 212 San Marco Ave (the same street as many of my favorite St. Augustine Thrift Stores, which I'll write about soon).
Budget Records is directly across the street from a Rock and Roll landmark, the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, a school where the legendary Ray Charles received his education some 70 years ago. There are well over 1,000 $1.00 records available at all times, I'm told local bands have made entire albums from the $1.00 record selection available.
There are cassette tapes, CDs, and records in every genre: rock, jazz, r & b, country, folk, and classical. I'll be back to hunt through their R&B, Blues, and Jazz selections frequently, hunting down my favorite classics. I'm interested in seeing what vintage collectibles the team plans to bring into the mix as well.
It was a day of vintage bits, hunting through boxes and boxes of records, and trips to nearby Vilano Beach. Quite a lovely way to spend the Memorial Day weekend! Be sure to follow Budget Records on Facebook to keep track of their weekly deals and sales.
What type of music do you collect and listen to? I've gotta admit, it's hard for me to break out of the Jazzy/Funky/Groovy/Blusey/R&B realm. Any recommendations for me? I'd love to hear them!