Groove Merchant Turns 20! 14 Selections from Behind the Counter

A 14 track soul album (10m 35s) — released May 6th 2013 on Luv N Haight

20 Years ago the Groove Merchant record store opened its doors on Haight Street in San Francisco. The rare funk, soul and jazz emporium became a mecca for collectors, DJs, music fans and producers.

It was also the birthplace for the Luv N'Haight and Ubiquity Record labels. To celebrate this anniversary, Groove Merchant Record store owner Chris Veltri is collaborating with Luv N'Haight and has compiled a tasty selection of 14 musical treats that range from soulful disco to dusty funky folk, and beyond.

The forthcoming full-length album will be packaged for release on CD, and super limited edition 7 x 7" box set with an exclusive poster by Props/Wax Poetics designer Freddy Anzures. Liner notes will be by Oliver Wang of, who says, "It's no surprise that the GM has become far more than a retail space. Especially on weekends, you're likely to find a small block party of disc junkies in attendance; all you need is a BBQ and lemonade stand on the corner of Haight and Pierce to make the cipher complete."

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