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Used to buy all my bootlegs from City Sounds back in the early.90s Michael Fleming

Paul Weller would go and listen to records here in the late 1980's.

Great Memories.

David Cohen

I was a rep in the 90's, I lived in Soho so looked after all the dance stores. This was by far the best. Dave was (and still is) a lovely guy who had a great knowledge of music. No one ever left that shop without some vinyl under the arm, Dave and his team amazing sales people. They put out records as well, just the best period of music, it's lost now and nothing can ever replace those shops and the fun times.....
Mark Lusty
Hi Mark,
I had a number one in the City Sounds / Fusion Charts for my album Rejoice in Righteousness released by Acid Jazz Records. I know the album came out in 1988 / 9. I’m trying to find the album charts in the Blues and Soul BM. The charts was supplied by City Sounds. I’ve searched the Blues & Soul website and archives but I cannot locate the magazine let alone the page because I don’t know the date the charts was published. I will really appreciate your help if you can help recover the page.
Kind Regards
Bukky Leo
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I worked in City Sounds on a Saturday when I was maybe 18(1984ish) had fonds memories of my days there and I dont think my bank account ever recovered.

Paul Frith


Richard Simmons

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I loved City Sounds !
Started visiting in 1990. Dave could sell ice to the Eskimos 🙂
Aa you say, always came away with some gems. Lots of stuff was imports in those days. After a while Ray Keith joined the team around the time of UK Hardcore/ early Drum & Bass.
In fact, the first time I heard the term 'Drum & Bass was from Dave in City Sounds.
Great memories of that shop 🖤

I worked on Red Lion Street in the 90s. I was in there most lunchtimes spending my wages. Happy days.

Chris McLeod (2023)


Roger Drakes
15 Sep 2023 at 02:42
Worked here with Dave Silby (1989-1991) ish
The best times and great fun, I met a large chunk of who would become the biggest Dj's in the UK here .
Pete Tong
Judge Jules
Carl Cox
Fabio & Grooverider
plus loads more ....



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