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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Elmore James CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Elmore James albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Elmore James record collection, Elmore James CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Elmore James and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Elmore James Biography

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 ? May 24, 1963) was an American blues singer and guitarist. He was known as The King of the Slide Guitar.

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Elmore James Bio Continued

James was born Elmore Brooks in Richland, Mississippi, 50 miles north of Jackson (not to be confused with another Richland just south of Jackson). He began playing as a teen, under the names Cleanhead and Joe Willie James, alongside musicians such as the first Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson. During World War II James joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Guam.

Elmore James Discography Updated January 2007
Elmore James Albums

Elmore James Vinyl & Elmore James CDs

1960 Blues After Blues Crown
1961 Blues After Hours Crown

Compilation Elmore James Records and Elmore James CD Releases

1964 Original Folk Blues United
1965 I Need You Sphere Sound
1965 Memorial Album Sue
1965 The Best of Elmore Kent
1968 Something Inside of Me Bell
1968 The Late Fantastiacally Great Ember
1968 Tough Blue Horizon
1969 Blues in My Heart, Rhythm In My Soul United
1969 To Know a Man Blue Horizon
1969 Whose Muddy Shoes Chess
1970 Elmore James Bell
1970 Legend of Elmore James United Artists
1971 History of Elmore James, Vol. 2 Trip
1972 Blues Masters Blue Horizon
1974 Cotton Patch Polydor
1975 History of Elmore James, Vol. 2 Black Label
1975 Street Talkin' Muse
1976 All Them Blues DJM
1980 One Way Out Charly
1981 Got to Move Charly
1981 The Best of Elmore James Ace
1983 Red Hot Blues Quicksilver
1984 The Original Meteor & Flair Sides Ace
1985 Collection: 20 Blues Greats Deja Vu
1986 Elmore James, John Brim, Floyd Jones Vogue
1986 King of the Bottleneck Blues Crown
1986 Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James Ace
1986 Pickin' the Blues Classic World
1986 Shake Your Money Maker Charly
1987 Greatest Hits Blue City
1989 Come Go with Me Charly
1989 Golden Classics Collectables
1989 The Complete Fire & Enjoy Sessions, Pt. 1 Collectables
1989 The Complete Fire & Enjoy Sessions, Pt. 2 Collectables
1989 The Complete Fire & Enjoy Sessions, Pt. 3 Collectables
1989 The Complete Fire & Enjoy Sessions, Pt. 4 Collectables
1989 The Elmore James Story Deja Vu
1990 Dust My Broom Tomato Music
1990 The Last Session Relic
1992 Dust My Broom: The Best of Elmore James,... Relic
1992 King of the Slide Guitar Eclipse Music
1992 Rolling & Tumbling Sound
1992 The Rollin' & Tumblin': The Best of Elmore... Relic
1993 Standing at the Crossroad Charly
1993 The Classic Recordings Flair
1993 The Sky Is Crying: Charly Blues Masterworks,... Charly
1993 The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore... Rhino
1994 Early Recordings 51-56 Virgin
1995 Every Day I Have the Blues Black Label
1995 The Best of Elmore James: The Early Years Ace
1995 The Complete Fire & Enjoy Recordings Collectables
1996 Dust My Broom Ronn
1996 Golden Hits Intercontinent
1996 King of the Slide Eclipse Music
1998 Best Blues Masters, Vol. 2 P-Vine
1999 Immortal Music Club
1999 Rollin' & Tumblin': The Best of Elmore James... Recall
2000 Blues Masters: The Very Best of Elmore James Rhino
2000 Slidin' into the Blues Edeltone
2000 Slip Sliding Away Dressed to
2001 Elmore James Dressed To
2001 Shake Your Money Maker: The Best of the Fire... Buddha
2001 The Sky Is Crying: Classic Blues Collected Music Club
2002 Shake Your Money Maker Collectables
2003 Blues Kingpins Virgin
2003 The Sky Is Crying the Legendary Fire: Enjoy... P-Vine Japan
2003 The Very Best Of P-Vine Japan
2004 1951-1953 Jazz Classics
2004 Person to Person Snapper Music
2004 1951-1953 Jazz Classics
2004 Broom Dusters: Early Years
2005 The Best of the Modern Years Metro Blue
2005 King of the Slide Snapper Music Group
2005 Dark and Dreary Universe

Other Elmore James Vinyl and Elmore James CD's: Appearances

Big Jack Johnson & Kim... Memphis Barbecue Sessions (2002) Performer
Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits (1951) Guitar
Big Joe Turner Rhythm & Blues Years (1951) Guitar
Big Joe Turner Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe... (1994) Guitar
Fleetwood Mac Night at the Marquee (1999) Arranger

Interested in more Musicians?

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Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Antonio Vivaldi Vinyl and Jim Brickman Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.

When you visit us, you can buy Vinyl, CDs and video on DVD such as Decemberists Records as well as Miles Davis Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as Boyz II Men CDs and Fairport Convention CDs to as well as many Music DVDs.

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