I watch skyscrapers gobble up the sun before I walk into Horses Records on one of the summer’s last warm sunsets. The Hastings-Sunrise record shop is closing up for the evening, but we were just about to get into the groove. Co-owner and operator Lt. Frank Dickens was tearing down for the evening. I lounge on the shop’s infamous yellow sofa as I get my gear ready; Dickens tidies up the odds and ends before finding some mood music on Youtube.
Moanin’ in the Moonlight, the debut album of the legendary Howlin’ Wolf, starts playing on the store’s speakers.
“It’s the same one we have on the wall,” he says, as I notice that the album is sitting on display beside a row of other freshly sealed records.