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Intersection Sessions: Ed Smith & ReRunz Records


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Ed Smith. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

Ed Smith. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

Ed Smith’s record store, ReRunz Records, opened last Summer on West Church street. There are bins full of James Brown 45s- along with other funk, soul, R&B, Jazz and hundreds of other records.

The walls are lined with records and concert posters- for the Jackson Five, T Bone Walker, Fats Domino, Run DMC….

There’s also a sign advertising Smith’s own group- the After Hour band- which rehearses at the store on weekends.

Smith used to have a store in Pine Hills, but he closed it in 2000. He says he couldn’t compete with the big box stores.

Last August though, Smith says he decided the time was right to re-open.

“The way I see it now, vinyl is on the rise, I had a large inventory of vinyl and other music memorabilia,” says Smith.

“So I decided, why not get back into the business and maybe make somebody else’s life happy, coming up with music they were longing to have in their collection.”

Smith says when he found the location for his store, he didn’t waste any time.

“You can’t beat what’s happening in Orlando right now,” says Smith.

“You got the Amway down the street. The Orlando Magic is fitting to build a multi million dollar entertainment complex four blocks from here. You got the soccer stadium across the street, Camping World stadium down the street. This area is exploding.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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