story begins in 1974 when an 18-year-old blues lover decided to turn his
hobby into a business serving similarly obsessed collectors.
Armed with $1000,
Craig and his even younger brother, Keith, set off across America in a
'65 Ford Galaxie. Over the course of six weeks, they covered a dozen
states and 6,000 miles, diving into dusty stacks in already plundered
warehouses and stuffing what they bought into the trunk of their car.
Despite the suspicion they caused among Texas state troopers and
by-the-hour hotel operators, the trip proved to be a shoestring success,
leading to hundreds of other trips over the next 39 years.
Records By Mail offers one of the most comprehensive selections
of vinyl LPs and 45s available anywhere. Housed in a 8,000 square foot
warehouse that currently holds 2 million records, Craig and his
talented, dedicated staff (Erik, Tim, Jeff, Sean, Jamie, Jacen, Ken,
Ranieri, Daniel, John, Edward & Nate) serve
music lovers in more than 70 countries.
a network of computers and a newly re-designed website helps Craig and
his staff satisfy the cravings of his customers more efficiently, he
still logs thousands of miles each year - usually by plane rather than
muscle car - always in search of more collectible gems.
We are always looking
to improve the quality of our service, and we update our database
continually, so expect new titles and new improvements with alarming frequency.