The Diskery is quite possibly Birmingham’s most loved music store – with a history dating back well over half a century. They stock a diverse range of secondhand and rare vinyl records – including 78rpm jazz and swing. The Diskery also deal in vintage wind-up gramophones and accessories.
My thanks to Jimmy and Liam for their assistance in making this audio slideshow, Birmingham City University for the recording equipment – and to Jez at the Birmingham Music Archive.
Created by Sam Coley.
Note: Since the recording of this piece, Morris Hunting, the man who founded The Diskey passed away at the age of 82 in January of this year. This story is dedicated to you!