PHOTO GALLERY I

shark
  12 YEAR OLD CAPTURES HUGE SHARK
WHICH ESCAPED WEEK BEFORE

Some days ago, Val Shively, 12 year old
boy vacationing at Cape May, N.J. hooked
a huge shark which broke loose from the
line after a hard battle, Val, determined
to get him and after a week again hooked
him, this time successfully landing him.
Photo shows the 200 pound man-eater
with his captor Val Shively, on right,
Philip Barnet, who aided in the final
capture, and Chas. H. Smith, Cape May
municipal pier master (left)

This was my father (same name Val Shively Sr.) I was Jr.
His whole life was fishing!
This photo and caption came from a newspaper in Cape May in 1926.
My friend Willie Shields found this online.

PS: he wasnít vacationing - he cut school to fish!

My mother and my brother George never knew about this - my dad died in 1974.

This happened when he was 12. No wonder he was into fishing the way he was!

I got into buying records when I was 12 and itís been my life -
I guess I got his genes!
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That's me on the right

TSR62
TIMES SQUARE RECORDS IN 1962. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE
WHEN BOB CAMPBELL AND I WENT THERE SEPTEMBER 1962.
THIS STORE IS WHERE I WENT CRAZY!!

SLIM_ROSE
SLIM. . .RESTING, TIMES SQUARE RECORDS, EARLY '60s

ginsberg
Harold Ginsberg, who worked for Irving “Slim” Rose at Times Square Records

RECORD-WALL
TIMES SQUARE RECORD WALL, EARLY ‘60s

TSR63
TIMES SQUARE RECORDS, EARLY 1963

KIDS-BACKS
KIDS AT TIMES - 42ND STREET AND 6TH AVENUE, 1964

Slim
Slim and I at Times Square Records. Like my derby?

NEWIES
ME BEHIND THE COUNTER AT SLIM'S 2ND STORE.

BOB-CAMPBELL
BOB CAMPBELL AT TIMES SQUARE RECORDS

group-collection
MY GROUP COLLECTION IN 1963 (PROBABLY HALF WHITE THEN)
‘I’VE SEARCHED’ BY THE HEARTSPINNERS ON XTRA IS SITTING ON THE TOP

bobCampbell
Bob Campbell and his collection, early '60s

JOHN-LAMONTE
JOHN LAMONTE, MY BOSS AT COAST TO COAST RECORDS, 1963

kaptions
The Kaptions on Ham-Mil. Jack Strong, lead singer, on the left. In my bedroom, 1963

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Louie Tavani of the Contenders. Louie “Chance” in this picture

tavani
Louie Tavani of the Contenders. These were the records I played in the car - I had a
record player installed under the dash. I used it to sell records to my friends
and to hear my music, not the garbage that was on the radio.

leaveky
Leaving Kentucky for Philadelphia - after visiting

YOUNG-VAL
MY FIRST ‘BIG’ PURCHASE ‘MISS YOU’ BY THE CROWS ON RAMA
ON RED PLASTIC, $30 FROM MIKE ADLER, 1964
groupphoto
My mother with my friends before I moved to Kentucky

dogandcats
Who said dogs and cats don't get along? I took this photo when I lived in Kentucky

ONE-STOP
WHERE I STARTED R&B RECORDS
THE BACK ROOM OF A RECORD ONE STOP, 1966 THROUGH 1972.

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My inventory in the late '60s

OVER-STOCK
OVER STOCK!

SIGNS


7C-3

lebanon


ONE-STOP-B


DearRuthSleeve
SIGNS IN THE WAREHOUSE

6222-LEBANON-DARK
I WAS TOO BUSY TO KEEP THE PLACE CLEAN!

WAREHOUSE
NOTE THE THREE-LEGGED CHAIR. BOB HITE FROM THE CANNED HEAT
SAT IN IT AND BROKE ONE OF THE LEGS OFF.
NICE RUG - ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME.

PIPE
WE HAD A PIPE LIKE SLIM!

GROUP_PHOTO
SOME OF THE PEOPLE I WORKED WITH AT THE ONE STOP.
NORMAN COOPER IS ON THE LEFT. . .THAT’S ME ON THE RIGHT (FRONT)
WITH THE WALLPAPER SHIRT AND MUSTACHE.

FIRST_STORE
MY FIRST STORE, 146 GARRETT ROAD, 1972

FIRST_EMPLOYEE
MY FIRST EMPLOYEE BONNIE GUSTEN, CIRCA 1974 AT 146 GARRETT ROAD.

Romesburg
Robbie Romesburg

bobCampbell
Bob Campbell, around 1974

ceiling
The ceiling of the store, mid 70s

FIRST-STORE
NICE HUH? WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO COME IN THIS PLACE!!

LOUIS-SONNY-VAL
LEFT TO RIGHT: LOUIS SILVANI, SONNY TIL AND VAL, 1970
AT A CONCERT IN THE MIDDLE OF A SNOWSTORM
IN PHILLY. MAYBE 10 PEOPLE SHOWED UP

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Pookie Hudson, Louie Silvani, Bobby Thomas

FIRST-STORE-1973
STORE MINUS THE RECORDS - NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS BROKE THEM OFF

CHUCK
CHUCK DABAGIAN: MY MANAGER - WITHOUT HIM, FORGET IT - I GIVE UP!
LATE ‘70s. HE STARTED IN 1975. STILL HERE.

record-nerd

record-nerd

SweeneyValChuck
FROM LEFT: FRANK SWEENEY, ME AND CHUCK DABAGIAN.
SOMETIME IN THE 1980s.

VAL-AT-DESK
I SPENT HALF THE DAY ON THE PHONE.

VAL-AT-DESK


CRAMPED
CRAMPED QUARTERS, LATE 1970s

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