Nominated by: Mark Whidby
Where: Deansgate, Manchester
Image from: https://www.mdmarchive.co.uk/tag/7391/Decoy_Records
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.
For other memories of the shop, see: http://www.britishrecordshoparchive.org/decoy-records.html#