Robinsons Records (Blackfriars St) 

Situated at the bottom end of Blackfriars Street, Robinson's was my favouite haunt for cut price albums including lots of blues and R&B stuff.

The owner of the store, Arthur Robinson used to visit the USA and import albums and 45's.

I bought up a shed load of budget albums on the United label, (a budget label from the USA issued by the Bihari Brothers owners of Modern, RPM and Kent Records) including Howlin' Wolf, loads of B. B. King compilations, Gene Phillips, Ike & Tina and the full series of blues compilations of blues recordings from Memphis, Arkansas, Detroit, Mississippi, Texas, West Coast and California blues.

United was an ultra-budget label with no sleevenotes, no inner sleeves, even some of the covers were recycled!

I am not sure what year it opened but I used to go there on my way to Old Trafford on Saturday's.

Tony Burke



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