hollyGrove records

Hollygrove Records
PO Box 299
Bayside CA 95524


All records given Goldmine grading with orders shipped by next business day in 200 lb tested cardboard mailers and filler pads.  Used records are VPI HW-17 vacuum cleaned to provide maximum fidelity, meeting the most demanding needs of the collectors' market.  We welcome feedback on purchases, if an item falls short of expectation please share the matter with us within 4 days of receipt as we'll do our best to ameliorate the situation up to remitting a full refund including return shipping costs.  Paypal is the only payment accepted, we will return purchase requests with availability and invoice.

Hollygrove Records is conceived in dedication to the rich musical history of the small New Orleans community.  Ravaged by Katrina no need remind the urgency to archive the abundant cultural wealth not only locally but across the entire country with much left neglected or undiscovered.  Our task to promote both secular and religious, independent soul by selling and cataloguing original recordings of the past or preserving unreleased music with analogue integrity in the vinyl manufacturing process.  Exclusive of future Hollygrove recordings no copyright claim made of any music displayed here, academic interest motivates the gospel discography and we're always obliged meeting artists in pursuit of sharing their music in the appropriate capacity.  Our minimal selection will be met with commited progress over time hoping to satisfy each visitor and soul enthusiast alike.

-Tenyu Hamaki

Polyester magnetic tape, the standard recording format since the mid 6ts was compromised in 1975 when law mandated the removal of a key chemical component in the tape binder formulation.  The overwhelming majority of music recorded since became afflicted with sticky shed syndrome where oxide destabilized under normal room temperature and humidity.  Dormant tape under no circumstance should be played before diagnosis of its condition with subsequent provisional baking.  The majority of studio engineers today simply do not have proper experience to handle sticky shed and can permanently compromise the tape unknowingly.  Hollygrove Records is blessed to work with Joel Katz, former head of east coast Ampex operations, RCA engineer, and owner of South Broadway studios with over 30 years of tape expertise.  Currently mastering the meticulous art of salvaging flood-damaged tape no job has proven beyond Joel's capabilities.  Please contact us if your production master is in need of service for a one-to-one preservation transfer, we are happy to assist!