Best Specialized Record Store

House of Soul

House of Soul is an unpretentious and rather small storefront that could be easily overlooked, but if you’re looking for soul records or CDs, this is the place to go. Here you will find everything from Isaac Hayes to Michael Jackson, as well as all kinds of funk, hip-hop, and R&B. There’s also an extensive DVD selection that includes live concerts of all your favorite soul acts as well as movies ranging from action and drama to, hmm, shall we say erotic? With the flashback-inducing smell of incense wafting down the street, and a large selection of body oils and scents, House of Soul is as much a pleasure to the nostrils as it is to the ear drums. Afrocentric decor is in abundance, and you can be sure that there will be some righteous tunes blasting on the wheels of steel. The specialized selection and neighborhood feel make House of Soul a great alternative to big-box chain record stores, and you know that your money will stay in the community. And isn’t that really what it’s all about?


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