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Setting A Record

Setting A Record

A lot of people say that they love music, but they don’t. Not really. Not like Jack Moore. 

It’s 4 p.m. and Moore is sipping a beer behind the counter at his store, El Suprimo* Records. Tucked below a boutique clothing shop on Aliceanna Street in Fells Point, the small basement storefront is packed with thousands of used records, the result of decades of obsessive record collecting; a lifetime of digging through used record bins, venturing into damp basements, and scouring flea markets—as far away as Egypt and Cambodia—hunting for hidden gems.  

Stacks of vinyl and a small pile of DVDs cover the counter. Slouching a little on a small stool, Moore...