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Hey Birdland Fans! Bob “The Record Guy” has an announcement. He has dropped off some vinyl here at the store for your perusing pleasure. Remember we open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and it will be here for you to check out. Here is his announcement and highlight list:

Time for some Great New Arrival Classic Vinyl for Friday 4/17!

Great "Record Guy" vinyl includes:

2 Allman Brothers-Brothers & Sisters & Eat a Peach
Aldo Nova
April Wine-Nature of the Beast
Aerosmith-12" Angel
Jacques Brel
Jackson Browne
The Blasters
Blues Are Black-Hooker, Hopkins ETC.
Blues Image
Bobby Blues Band
Bodeans-Outside Looking In
Beatles-Something New-Mono Original
B 52's-Wild Planet
Beach Boys-Surfer Girl
Chuck Berry-Greatest
Elvin Bishop
Bee Gees-1st Orig. Label
Bread-On the Waters
Black Oak Arkansas
Johnny Cash-San Quentin-Original 360 label
2 Jim Croce
CCR-Willy & Poor Boys
2 Commodores-Movin Out & 13
Cryan’ Shames
George Clinton-Loopzilla
Crosby & Nash
Eric Clapton- Was Here
Doug Clark
Commander Cody
Roy Clark
2 Cold Blood-Lydia &
The Cars
2 Elvis Costello-Armed Forces &
Sam Cooke
Jim Capaldi
Bob Dylan-Street Legal
Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms
Carol Douglas-Midnight Love Affair
2 Eurythmics
2 ELP-Tarkus & First
Walter Eagan-Not Shy
2 Four Tops Catfish &
Jose Feliciano
Peter Frampton-Comes Alive
Aretha Franklin-Now
Guess Who-So Long B
Peter Gabriel-So
Genesis-Wind & Wuthering
Go Go's
Dobie Gray
Jimi Hendrix
Hall & Oates
Humble Pie
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
Heart-Little Queen
2 Isley Brothers
2 Billy Idol
Inner Circle
Waylon Jennings
David Johansen
Jan & Dean
Elton John
Howard Jones
Leo Kottke
3 Carole King
Joyce Kennedy
LL Cool J
2 Patti Labelle
Cyndi Lauper-She's so Unusual
Loretta Lynn
Kenny Loggins
Robin Lane & Chartbusters
Nils Lofgren
2 Loverboy
2 Steve Miller
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Olivia Newton John
Buck Owens
Psychedelic Furs
Robert Plant-Now & Zen
Procol Harum
2 Alan Parsons Stereotomy
John Prine-Sweet Revenge
Pointer Sisters
Graham Parker
Robert Palmer-Heavy Nova
Planet P
Martha Reeves
Rossington Collins Band
River City People
Tony Rice Unit
Otis Redding-Dock of the Bay
Rush-Moving Pictures
The Road
Jane Siberry
Del Shannon
Sniff n the Tears
Bruce Springsteen-Born to Run
Sly & Family Stone
Spinners-Best Of
Simply Red
2 Supertramp-Breakfast & Paris
Grace Slick
Liz Story
3 Rod Stewart
2 Thompson Twins
Pat Travers
Ten Years After -Live
Til Tuesday
Marshall Tucker
Tears For Fears-Songs From Big Chair
Tin Tin
George Thorogood
Tina Turner
Kim Wilde
2 Loudon Wainwright III
Joe Walsh
Johnny Winter
Stevie Wonder
2 Yes-1st & Yesterdays
Frank Zappa-One Size Fits All
Secret Policeman's Other Ball
Live & Let Die (not a cutout)

28 Jazz LP's

And Many Many More!!!


Hello to all Birdland People. We have an announcement about our shipments. Due to a shipping issue at the warehouse, instead of receiving this week’s new releases and special orders on Friday as we usually do, we will not receive them till Saturday April 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and also want to remind you that we will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to receive the orders, as well as Friday.

LIVE! ON ATLANTICSCHEDULE REVISED FOR 2020 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Live! On Atlantic’s street entertainment program on Atl...



VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Live! On Atlantic’s street entertainment program on Atlantic Avenue and in 17th Street Park and 24th Street Park schedule has been revised due to Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Executive Order 53 and 55 directing individuals to stay at home in response to COVID-19. Music and novelty entertainment fans can look forward to the popular event’s return to Atlantic Avenue, 17th Street Park and 24th Street Park later in the 2020 season. The remaining Live! On Atlantic street and park entertainment schedule is tentatively as follows:

June 12-Aug 30

Sept 4-6

The City of Virginia Beach is following guidelines from the Virginia State Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Live! on Atlantic’s top priority is the health and safety of all our guests, participants, volunteers and staff.

Updates to the Live! On Atlantic events program will be posted on and through social media, email and news outlets. Follow Live! On Atlantic on Facebook. Event information is also available by telephone through Virginia Beach Visitors Information Center Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 757-385 SURF (7873).

The Naro Cinema is having a POPCORN SPEAKEASY every Friday 4:00-8:00pm and Sundays noon-4:00pm for those needing Naro po...

The Naro Cinema is having a POPCORN SPEAKEASY every Friday 4:00-8:00pm and Sundays noon-4:00pm for those needing Naro popcorn, drinks, candy, Ticket Books, etc.

And also you can go to to rent some independent films. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Naro.

The Naro is located at 1507 Colley Ave in Norfolk. 757-625-6276.

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Alligator Records

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Due to the virus, we have chosen to open limited hours, 10 AM to 2 PM on Friday and Saturday. We are doing this to recei...

Due to the virus, we have chosen to open limited hours, 10 AM to 2 PM on Friday and Saturday. We are doing this to receive our new releases and restock our shelves. Please drop by during these hours to fill your musical needs. And always remember, if we are not open we can always take special orders via Facebook Messenger and email.

If you came by Birdland last Friday or Saturday, you were subjected to this clown playing bad guitar loudly. Or loud guitar badly, depending on your POV. I are that clown. My name is Mike. I'm 64 and self-taught, which allows you to blame the student, the teacher, or both for my ineptitude. I hope to be back at Birdland this Friday and Saturday from 10-1, and I'm offering a $10 Birdland gift certificate to anyone who can sing a song I can play, even if just for a verse and chorus. Wearing a mask can cut down the embarrassment factor significantly, by the way. My repertoire is heavy on classic mid-period Stones. I can also minimally mangle some Lou Reed, Dylan, Tom Petty, James McMurtry and Neil Young (Crazy Horse stuff, mainly). Plus various other things those of a certain age would know. I took note of things people requested that I didn't know. I'm leaning hard towards a medley of "Keep Your Distance" by Richard Thompson and the Georgia Satellites' "Keep Your Hands to Yourself." As for the other gear heads I talked to, I may even bring an extra mini amp and cable along. Come by and support Birdland if you can. It's as essential a business as any I know. Photo courtesy of Jim Morrison, AP/UPI/FU


A Very Few Words from "The Record Guy"

Due to Birdland's limited hours I will no longer be in the store Tuesdays to buy records.

You may still bring them in and leave them (when BIrdland is open, currently only Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM) and you will be called with an offer in about a week.

There will be no one day where hundreds of new arrivals come in HOWEVER new arrivals will be added from time to time in the new arrival section. As soon as the Corona restrictions are lifted I'll go back to our regular Tuesday schedule. Thanks for your support. Best wishes and Best health.


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Greetings all. As we have announced previously Birdland is open today (Friday) until 1 PM. We are here to process new releases but feel free to come in and shop. If you have any requests or special orders please send us an email or Facebook message and we will do what we can to get it for you. We are taking all necessary health precautions for our customers; we have hand sanitizer available and we also frequently wipe down the counters and doors. We we also be open till 1 PM tomorrow if you want to stop by. Be safe and have a great weekend.

Here is a forthcoming new release announcement for our Joe Bonamassa fans.The Sleep Eazys - Easy to Buy, Hard to SellLab...

Here is a forthcoming new release announcement for our Joe Bonamassa fans.

The Sleep Eazys - Easy to Buy, Hard to Sell
Label: J&R Adventures | CD Release Date: 4/10/20 | LP 4/24/20

The Sleep Eazys is comprised of Joe Bonamassa, Anton Fig, Michael Rhodes, Reese Wynans and John Jorgenson with special guests appearing throughout the album. Produced by Joe Bonamassa. The album pays tribute to Joe’s mentor, friend and one of the greatest guitarists of all time, the late great Danny Gatton who fused blues, rockabilly, jazz, and country to create a unique musical style.


Hello everyone, we hope you are all doing well. We wanted to let you know that Barry had to come to the store today (Wednesday) to take care of a few essentials and will be here till noon. If you happen to be out feel free to drop in. Stay safe everyone.

Widespread Panic Special Release Our thoughts are with all of you during these difficult times. We hope you and yours ar...

Widespread Panic Special Release

Our thoughts are with all of you during these difficult times. We hope you and yours are safe and doing well.

As you know, Widespread Panic had planned to release its “Sunday Show” box set for RSD 2020. While they will not be able to wait until June, they will be releasing the limited-edition 5 LP set on May 1st to indie stores for a two-week exclusive window before releasing on the band’s website May 18th. We will have a limited amount of copies here at Birdland, please email or send us a Facebook message to reserve your copy.

Hello to all Birdland Fans. We hope that everyone is doing well and is staying in as much as possible. As we mentioned e...

Hello to all Birdland Fans. We hope that everyone is doing well and is staying in as much as possible. As we mentioned earlier, we are closed for the time being but do plan to be open on every Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM to make new releases available. We are open for normal business during these hours so feel free to come by to shop. Even though we are only open limited hours, we still are receiving new releases, such as the new Pearl Jam album Gigaton. We also have notable new releases from artists such as Lilly Hiatt, Thundercat, Jim Lauderdale, the Monkees, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Tower of Power, and also the new Brian Culberston. Additionally, we are taking orders for any special requests; you can contact us on Facebook or via email at [email protected] to check for availability. Barry can get that out to you ASAP if you are really needing some new music. If you are local, we may be able to make arrangements for deliveries as well. We hope everyone stays home and stays safe, and look forward to opening back up full time in the future.


Hey everybody. We hope everyone is doing OK in these trying times. We want you to all stay safe and advise that you only go out and about for essential items. That said, if you need some music to get you thru your isolation, remember that Birdland will be open today thru one PM and also Saturday thru one PM as well. Drop by if you need some tunes and stay safe everyone.

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Hello everyone. We are sorry to say that due to the current health crises we have decided to take necessary precautions. For the safety of our customers and ourselves, Birdland has decided to close for the time being. We will be open until 1 PM for the next two days (Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28), and will then close on Sunday March 29 until further notice.

We are still receiving new releases and we will be open till 1 PM on Friday April 3 to make them available. We are still taking special orders by phone, email, and Facebook message, but remember these may be delayed due to the current crisis. We want to thank our customers for their business and we hope to return to normal business hours as soon as possible. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates, and we hope everyone stays safe and that we can open our doors again in the near future.

Birdland Hotline 757 495-0961


Bob “the Record Guy” has provided his list of highlights for this coming Tuesday. He also has a special announcement:

Since I'm part of the "AT RISK" group for the coronavirus (in other words I'm old as dirt} I will not be purchasing records Tuesday nights for a few weeks. You may bring your records anytime to the store and I will check them and make an offer within 6 days. I just won't be there Tuesday nights to make payment. Be sure to count how many records you bring. I will still be delivering records as usual and buying records like always.

Great Batch of NEW Arrivals from "The Record Guy" arriving Tuesday 3/24.

LP's include

38 Special-Special Forces
April Wine
Atlantic Starr-All in Name of Love
Charles Aznavour
AC/DC-Back in Black
Box Tops-Super Hits
3 Beatles-Introducing the Beatles-Abbey Road-R&R Music
Paul-Wings Over America
Brenda and the Tabulations
Matt Bianco
Joan Baez
Bloomfield, Stills, Kooper-Super Session
Big Brother-Cheap Thrills
Boston II
Bar Kays
Clifton Chenier
Sam Cooke
Cat Mother
Bruce Cockburn
Chicago 16
2 Creedence-Bayou Country & Cosmos Factory
CSNY-4 Way Street
2 Bob Dylan-Nashville Skyline & Greatest
Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms
Dr. Hook
Dr. Demento
Dells-Sweet as Funk Can Be
Wild Bill Davis
Force M.D.'s
Fleetwood Mac-Bare Trees
The Fents
2 Roberta Flack
Bob Gibson
Lesley Gore
Larry Graham
Marvin Gaye
Sammy Hagar
2 Isaac Hayes-Black Moses-Shaft
Human League - Dare
Whitney Houston
Thelma Houston
Merle Haggard
Hall & Oats
Ice T-
Isley Brothers-Masterpiece
2 Jan& Dean-Drag City-Anthology
James Gang-Rides Again
Quincy Jones
George Jones
Joe Jackson
Billy Joel -Bridge
Elton John-Tumbleweed Connection
Janis Joplin-Pearl
Michael Jackson-Thriller
Eddie Kendricks
Yngwie Malmsteen
Rising Fire
Mahogany Rush -Live
Maze-Golden Time
Debby Moore-My Kind of Blues
Mamas & Papas
Van Morrison Wavelength
2 Moody Blues
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Ric Nelson
Alan Parsons -Stereotomy
Bonnie Pointer
2 Elvis
Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon
Tony Rice Unit
Mason Ruffner
Paul Simon-Live Rhymin’
Stylistics-Love Spell
Del Shannon
2 Rod Stewart-Rod the Mod-Never a Dull Moment
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Gold & Platinum
Bruce Springsteen-Nebraska
Sweet-Level Headed
Rick Springfield-Living in Oz
Percy Sledge-Greatest
Shelia E-Glamorous Life
3 Steely Dan-Gaucho, Katy Lied, Can't Buy
Styx-Grand Illusion
Bob Segar-Like A Rock
Jane Siberry
Tears For Fears songs from Big Chair
Ike& Tina Turner
Ten Wheel Drive
2 Marshall Tucker
Leslie Uggams
Van Halen-Women & Children First
2 Stevie Wonder-Songs Key of Life-Characters
Betty Wright
2 Joe Walsh
Bobby Womack
Nancy Wilson
Peter Wolf
Wet Willie
Johnny Winter
2 Neil Young-After Goldrush
Frank Zappa-One Size Fits All

Assorted Soundtracks

40 Jazz LP's include

Chet Baker
Hank Crawford
Kenny Drew
Herbie Hancock
Keith Jarrett
Jack McDuff
Steps Ahead
Gil Scott-Heron

Plus another Box of 99 cent 45's

Latest on 50/80 – we a did podcast with Keith Hannaleck from Adams Massachusetts, who left a great review-negotiating on a national distribution deal -Support your local musicians-If you have time go to see our video-listen to LP-and read reviews -YOU can also purchase the CD at BIRDLAND - everyone’s favorite music store.


Greetings to everyone out there. We hope you have all been safe during the Coronavirus crisis. We wanted to let you know that Birdland is still open regular hours and ready to provide for your musical needs. Remember we carry a huge stock of used and new vinyl, and we are also one of the few stores that still carry compact discs, both new and used. And if you are nervous about coming into the store, we are offering "curb service"; you can always call your request in to us, and drive up outside the store and we will bring it out to you. Also remember, if you live near Ghent in Norfolk we offer a free delivery service to the Naro Theater and you can pick up your music there. Remember to stay safe and keep washing your hands.

Greetings everyone. In case you have not heard yet, we have to announce that due to "unforeseen circumstances" (i.e. Cor...

Greetings everyone. In case you have not heard yet, we have to announce that due to "unforeseen circumstances" (i.e. Coronavirus), Record Store Day has been postponed until June 20th. Here is the official announcement:

RSD is worldwide and celebrates a record store's place in the community. As members of those communities we want everyone to be safe, healthy and feel comfortable coming to the party.

Record Store Day 2020 is moving to June 20.

We think it's the best move we can make given all we know (and don't know) about what's going on around us. The safety and good health of everyone who makes up Record Store Day (the customers, the staff and the musicians who come to the party) is super-important to us because we want to celebrate with you for many Record Store Days to come!

So check off a new date on the calendar, wash your hands, don't touch your face and if you're stocking up to spend some extra quality time at home, save some toilet paper money and stop by a record store. They've got exactly what you'll need for extended time on your sofa: books, movies, games and of course, music.

They, like all small businesses, would appreciate the support.
They're wiping down the door and the bins right now!


951 Providence Sq Shopping Ctr
Virginia Beach, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:30
Thursday 10:00 - 19:30
Friday 10:00 - 19:30
Saturday 10:00 - 19:30
Sunday 12:00 - 16:30


(757) 495-0961


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