Joe’s Record Paradise, currently located 8700 Georgia Ave at the Cameron St intersection in Silver Spring, but in various locations across MoCo/Maryland since 1974, was recently featured on an episode of Pawn Stars Do America, according to the record shop’s Instagram account (video below).
Pawn Stars, a television series on the History channel that where it chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver pawn shop, has taken to the road to travel to other shows, pawn shops, and places like Joe’s Record Store to find deals across the country. One of its stars, Chumlee, makes a deal for Nas’ Illmatic and OutKast’s ATLiens.
Per Joe’s Record Paradise: Joe’s Record Paradise has been open since 1974. We have changed locations 5 times, including a few brief years at a Baltimore location. Later on, we moved to Rockville, and after spending a few years there, we moved to our very exciting new location in downtown Silver Spring. We recycle used lp’s. We send unusable vinyl lp’s back to Nashville to become new vinyl lp’s, cycle complete! We also recycle the paper covers and, if possible, reuse the inner sleeves be they paper or plastic. We use every part!