The Vinylist feat. Doyle Davis

Doyle Davis’ business cards read “Vinylist,” which is so perfect since he’s been a champion of vinyl as a music delivery system his whole life – as a kid picking through his parents’ collection, as a used record buyer at The Great Escape, as a Lucy’s Record Shop customer buying every Guided By Voices record he could get his hands on, and as the co-owner of Grimey’s New and Preloved Music, a Nashville institution he helped build from the ground up.

In this episode Doyle talks about what it’s like to run a record store, seeing Rodan play a house show, Yo La Tengo soundcheck, and other tales from the live indie rock scene of the 90s, the records he bought at Lucy’s that he’ll never ever sell, and how he’s been able to build a successful community-oriented record store from the ground up.

Doyle has seen a lot of changes in the industry and he’s managed to weather them with creativity, humor, and a wonderfully infectious positive attitude, all while making vinyl the star of the show.

Instagram: @thedoyledavis / @grimeys
Facebook: @doyle.davis.75 / @GrimeysRecords
Twitter: @thedoyledavis / @grimeys

Show Notes

For full show show notes, visit the Lucy’s Record Shop site.

Lambchop with Yo La Tengo – “Autumn Sweater” (Live)
Pavement – “Summer Babe” (Live Brixton Academy, London, December 14, 1992)
The Pretty Things – “The Journey
Lambchop – “So I Hear You’re Moving

Lucy's Record Shop
Lucy's Record Shop

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