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#383239 - 09/24/12 01:32 PM Forgive the Toronto-Centric Post . . .
Amie Offline
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. . . anyone else sending a mental RIP to Sam Sniderman, founder of Sam The Record Man? I'll never forget the first time I saw those big vinyl records, on a trip to the Eaton's Center with my parents. And when I got inside . . . woooow! He was such a benefactor of the Canadian Music Scene.

Ian used to tell stories of finishing his shift at Lumina and hopping in someone's car to gun down to Sam before it closed.
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#383259 - 09/24/12 10:49 PM Re: Forgive the Toronto-Centric Post . . . [Re: Amie]
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You beat me to it. I remember my folks heading to that store to pick up world music long before world music existed as a category. He had stuff you could not find elsewhere.

I did not realize it, but he had a hand in launching the careers of a number of Canadian greats including Gordon Lightfoot.
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#383976 - 10/10/12 09:10 PM Re: Forgive the Toronto-Centric Post . . . [Re: Amie]
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I remember heading to the Sam the Record Man store at TD Square when I was a 13-14. He was a great proponent of the Canadian music scene.
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#384033 - 10/11/12 04:12 PM Re: Forgive the Toronto-Centric Post . . . [Re: Amie]
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I remember going down Yonge St to Sams as a kid, usually by subway and buying albums cheaper than anywhere else. I can still picture those big, lighted records lit up at night.
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