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Top Sellers for the week ending 18 August 1991

Store date: 18 August 1991

Look at those old catalog titles in there: Alberta Hunter, Graham Parker! That’s the result of in-store play.


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Top Sellers for the week ending 11 August 1991

Store date: 11 August 1991


Champion: Bonnie Raitt! And the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is nowhere to be seen…we must have run out. Furthermore, does ANYONE remember Animal Logic (#4)?…I’d completely forgotten about Stewart Copeland’s little side project. Also, I’m willing to bet that those two Mobile Fidelity CDs (#10 and #16) sold only two or three each – those things had a nearly $30 sticker price on them.


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Top Sellers for the week ending 28 July 1991

Store date: 28 July 1991

Again, the local orchestra outsells the blues-adult contemporary diva.

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Top Sellers for the week ending 21 July 1991

Store date: 21 July 1991

Our top seller this week was a recording by Birmingham’s Alabama Symphony Orchestra on indie classical label Albany Records. We loved it when our local artists hit the top of our chart.

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Top Sellers for the week ending 7 July 1991

Store date: 7 July 1991


Here is the first of our lists of top-selling items (almost always CDs) that we compiled at the end of business on every Sunday throughout the store’s many years in business. These were kept in a file in the back office, and sometimes have the quantity sold of each item written beside it – but not this time.


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ASO Discography 1991-1992

Store date: 13 September 1991

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Here is another example of our promotion-ising with the classical music organizations in town, this time with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. This was indeed one of our earliest such ventures – if not the earliest (check out the date) – but it appears to have been thought through fairly well.

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Yoko Ono Xmas Message promo CD

Store date: 25 December 1991

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Here’s a promo CD from Rykodisc, released in late 1991. The record label was prepping to release a gigantic (six CD) Yoko Ono boxed set in early 1992.

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