Jazz Record Mart, 27 East Illinois, Chicago

Bob Koester working in the shop in the 1960′s

The Jazz Record Mart claims to be The World’s Largest Jazz and Blues Record Store. It’s run by Bob Koester who founded it in 1959 and also runs legendary label Delmark Record. Bob played a prominent part in the 1960′s Blues revival – see more here.

Bob and the store are still going strong today:

You can read more about Bob, here.

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