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Best of Music & Record Shops - Southern California

Best of Music& Records Shops - Southern California

In this page we are sharing some of our favorite music stores and most of the stores sell vinyl records.A few of the stores buy old CD’s and vinyl records.However, we encourage you to call before visiting any of the stores if you’re looking for a specific music item or music by a specific recording artist.If you have a favorite music store or know of a music store that has hard to find music, please share it with us and we will post it for our friends at .


Access Music

1537 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109

Neighborhood: Pacific Beach

(858) 270-3987 /

Comments: This music shop is open seven days a week. They sell all types of music, DVD’s, Vinyl Records and more. Any hip hop fans out there this is a great place to find your favorite music.

Amoeba Music

6400 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA


Comments: The world’s largest independently owned record store.

Buy and sell new and used records.

Bionic Records

6012 Ball Rd

Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 828-4225

Comments: is the record store culture. In ten minutes at the store you can listen to glassy eyed musings from an old metalhead about partying at Gazzarri's and the Cathouse in 1987.

Burger Records

645 S State College Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92831

(714) 336-0561

Comments: Probably the only vinyl record store in the area. They have amazing prices on some records, (they sell some pink floyd albums).

Cd Trader

18926bVentura Blvd.

Tarzana, CA


Comments: CD Trader has been offering the best new and used music and movies at low prices a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere.

Celebrity Records

4660 W. Washington Bl.

Los Angeles, CA 90016


Centerpoint Records and Books

5911 &1/2 Franklin Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028


Dr. Freecloud’s Record Shoppe

18960 Brookhurst St

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 962-9787

Comments: 5 stars for being the type of record store it is. It will remind you of the old school record shops of the 60’s.

Factory Records

440 E 17th St

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(949) 722-8101

Comments: New to this location, already have tons of sought after vinyl gems and collectibles for all tastes. Cds, vinyl, memorabilia, rare lps and more!

Fingerprint Record Store

420 E. 4th Street

Long Beach, CA

Freakbeat Records

13616 Ventura Blvd

bt Ventura Canyon & Woodman Aves

Sherman Oaks, CA91423


Fye ‎ Music Store

Stonewood Center

195 Stonewood St

Downey, CA 90241-3904

(562) 861-3201

Fye ‎ Music Store

22135 Hawthorne Blvd

Torrance, CA 90503-7013

(310) 316-5180

Fye ‎ Music Store

1365 S Harbor Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92832-3001

Groovy Records

3749 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 542-0597

Comments: Open Wednesday thru Sunday. A great place to buy used records.

Headline Records

7706 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA


Joe's Albums

Worcester, Massachusetts

774-262-2117 /

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comments: Selling New and Used Vinyl Records - Shop Home

Latin Music Warehouse

5428 Whittier Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90022


M-Theory Music

915 W Washington St

(between 9th Ave & Goldfinch St)

San Diego, CA 92103

Neighborhood: Mission Hills

(619) 220-0485 /

Comments: Good collection of new and used vinyl and CD’s.

Nickelodeon Records

3335 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

(619) 284-6083 /

Comments: They have a great selection of old rock, pop, jazz, Big Band records at bargain prices. On Sunday morning don’t forget to check out the 50. Cent crates of records, they are usually placed outside the store along with several hundred other records at great prices.

Norwalk Record Sales

12142 Firestone Blvd

Norwalk, CA


Comments: Norwalk Records started out as Auction City Records, In the City of Norwalk, CA in 1958. You can find all the oldies, doo-whoop, and

Vinyl too!

Origami Vinyl

1816 West Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA


Penny Lane Music & Video

1611 E. Colorado Bl.

Pasadena, CA


Comments: One of the oldest independently owned video and music chain in the Los Angeles

Port of Sound Record Shoppe

1525 Mesa Verde Dr E Ste


Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 444-2337

Comments: Port of Sound has something for everyone into vinyl, and it's a great addition to the new wave of independent record stores in the Costa Mesa area.

Rainbo Records

8960 Eton Avenue

Canoga Park, CA


Record Collector

7809 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA


Record City

3757 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 291-5313

Comments: This store has a large selection of vinyl’s and good prices.

Record Surplus

11609 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA


Comments: Record Surplus is one of the largest sellers of used CD and Vinyl records, used DVD and VHS on the West Coast with over 100,000 items in stock including:

Red Planet Records ‎

6192 Magnolia Avenue,

Riverside, CA


Comments: The store buys and sells CD’s, DVD, and used vinyl’s

Rhino Records

235 North Yale Avenue,

Claremont, CA

(909) 626-7774

Comments: This is one of the last standing record stores originally owned by Rhino Records. It's independent now, and they've maintained that small record store feel, where you can find all kinds of records, and Cd’s new and used.

Rockaway Records

2395 Glendale Blvd

Silver Lake, CA


Sound Stage Direct

Online record store

Taang! Records

3834 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 296-4015 /

Comments: Great selection of vinyl’s punk, rock and old school, a friend found a Stray Cats album at this location.

Thirsty Moon Records

525-A Evans Pl. San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 542-1500

Comments: Everything from classics to funk, punk, and more. This store is located next to Record City, so you get two at same location.

United Records & Sound

3104 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 283-9200 /

Comments: They have everything for mobile DJ’s

Vacation Vinyl

3815 West Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026


Vinyl Solutions

18822 Beach Blvd

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 963-1819

Comments: They buy and sell vinyl records.

Wombleton Records

5123 York Blvd

bt N 51st & 52nd Aves

Los Angeles, CA90042


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