The oldies never went out of style in this East LA music store

The music industry may have gone digital, but Carlos Reyes of Sounds of Music on Whittier Boulevard concedes he doesn’t listen to music on an iPod. “It really doesn’t interest me,” the store owner tells multimedia journalist Steve Saldivar, an East Los Angeles native who produced this sound slide. The East Los Angeles store is known for its focus on oldies music, with fans snapping up hard-to-find imports from Europe and Japan and vinyl records. Many of Reyes’ customers used to shop at the store as high school students at Garfield and Roosevelt. “I’ve found, during the interview, that this place has become more than just a record store,” Saldivar. “It’s become a place full of memories.”


  1. i have been lokking for a song called ‘I shall return’ dont know who made it but i remember it was a ballad. ? if you can help me on who sings it and where i can buy it would be apprecieted.thank you

  2. Hi Robert,

    Don’t know who sings it. Google doesn’t turn up a whole lot. I suggest calling up old record stores like Sounds of Music for help. As a matter of fact, I think Carlos Reyes is good at these kinds of things. Give him a ring!

  3. Juanita winters

    I wanted to know if you could direct me to an album called ears side Westside review, I would like to download on my iPhone . Thank you.

  4. I am looking for a song Over the Rainbow, it was either from the mid 50’s or 60’s. I bought it in LA way back in around 68 or 69. I don’t know who was the artist all I rember it was on a yellow album. No it was not Judy Garland

  5. I remember going out to this night club in Alhambra in a bowling alley and the closing song was always “Dreaming” by Sugar Bear, I bought two copies in 45’s and I lost them to my EX- wife. So please Carlos if you can do this Oldie loving Guy who will make the trip from Spokane WA. to buy it.
    sincerely Yours
    Martin C.

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