Jack's Record Cellar
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If this boarded up corner record store, tucked into the bottom of a Victorian, looks closed, that’s because it usually is. It only opens on Saturday afternoons, and even that schedule can be spotty. But if you’re a lucky enough to find the door cracked, you’ll discover an unparalleled selection within. The store’s previous incarnation opened in 1951 on Haight Street; in 1961, current owners Wade Wright and Norman Pierce bought the stock and moved a few blocks away to his storefront. The walls are covered with black and white publicity stills and concert posters of jazz and country stars from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The selection of 33s, 45s, and 78s is heavy on jazz, soul, R&B and rock, though you’ll also find sections devoted to world music, pop, opera and local hip-hop. “Here you will find thousands of records of the past 50 years,” reads a sign near the register, “...something out of the past for every musical taste.”