Nominated by: Mark Whidby

Where: Deansgate, Manchester

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Decoy Records specialised in blues, jazz and world music. It drew customers from across the region and also had stalls at local music festivals. Their logo was a duck playing a saxophone.


Mark recalls that:

People came from all over to visit it, including Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones). Apparently [the shop was] named after Miles Davis’ “Decoy” album, or so I was told by Mike Chadwick, one of the proprietors.

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