Go See the Music Man

STARKVILLE, MS – Courtesy of the Starkville Daily News and Devin Ammons

From a young age, Scott “Scooter” Thomas always wanted to run a record store. With the advents of CDs and later, digital music, it appeared that he might never get that chance. However, the renaissance of vinyl records in the past several years granted him the opportunity to realize his dream; he opened “Scooter’s” in 2017 and he has been going strong ever since. His shop stocks a variety of media, but specializes primarily in vinyl.

Scott Thomas of Scooter’s
– Devin Ammons, SDN

“This is something I always wanted to do,” said Thomas. “I went to school out of state and I was done in the early 90s. I wanted to do this then but records had kind of gone away, and it was all CDs, and I hate CDs. When I was a kid, my aunt worked in a record store. She gave me some of my first records. You know, I grew up with records. I’ve always been into records, and I knew where all the record stores were that still had records within a 200 mile radius. There was a record store called Crossroads that was over by where George Sherman’s is, and the guy that owned that place had baskets and baskets and baskets of records, and he was trying to get rid of them. So he would let me take crates of records home for like $10. So, I sort of built up a pretty good record collection then, but that really helped out.”

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