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In the begining.......
Hunter Smith established Jumbo Records in September 1971, the name and logo coming from the successful disco and DJ business he was involved with called Jumbo Mobile Discotheque. The shop was started on the suggestion of an acquaintance who wanted someone to sell records at the back of his cassette and tape equipment store to encourage customers to come in. Hunter, still DJ-ing in the evenings around the clubs and dance halls of the area, and not being one of the most early of risers, decided, after a lot of deliberation, to take up the offer. Some loans, shop fittings and stock were organized, and he set off trying to learn as much as possible about the business and keep abreast of all the new releases each week (the Tams - "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" was at number 1 in the charts followed by Rod Stewart - "Maggie May", plus Isaac Hayes - "Black Moses" was our first good selling album).
Jumbo Records has been established for over 30 years. They stock many musical genres and still have a large selection of vinyl, in addition to stocking many accessories including replacement styli for record decks.
The shops experienced staff can help you with back catalogue through to the latest releases. They also have the resources to search and check that the titles required are available. Jumbo also sells concert tickets for all the best gigs and events in the area.
SE 301338 53.79964 -1.54448
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Leeds Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Leeds Bus Station
From the station: Out the main exit turn right and follow the road round to the lights. Cross over at the lights and continue straight ahead up Albion Street. When you hit a main road and lights turn right and contine. The St Johns centre will be on you left. The shop is situation upstairs in the shopping centre.