About Josey Records
Local Record Store in Kansas City, MO
Hours of OperationMonday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reviews of Josey Records in Kansas City, MO
- 512 Reviews
R. Taylor (Tayloredkc)
Great music, atmosphere, and awesome staff. Very helpful and knowledgeable about music. The store always has good vibes. Plenty of treasures to be found.
Really nice staff. Great selection and love the vibe.
I know a lot of people love this place based on the reviews, but I drove downtown today to go there and just didn't enjoy the experience at all. Whatever modern rather hard-core rock music they were playing just did not sound good to me at all, and then they switched albums to something that sounded just as bad to me. And it's all played incredibly loud and on a terrible stereo system. Not everyone wants to be bombarded with whatever loud sounds you think are great, no matter what your taste.Generally if record stores have music on, it's just above background listening level to engage you but not force its way into your every thought if you don't like it. I left within 5 minutes and that was longer than I really wanted to stay. I tried. They may not always play very loud un-euphonic rock, I have no idea, but I'm guessing this is pretty normal there. Just wanted people to know so that they don't make the trip if this would bother them.Here's one of the reasons the really loud music bothered me so much. When I'm looking for records I want to be able to have the space in my own mind for music I love to come into my mind and then I'll go look for it. But I couldn't have that experience here unfortunately. I'm sure it's an awesome store for a lot of people though!
I made the mistake of taking in some records and not watching them like a hawk some of my albums flat out disappeared others had covers and albums swapped entirely for poor quality and damaged records. I remember going through them with a family member saying wow all of these albums and covers are in great shape just 30 min before walking in. The worst was my prince album which retails for over $100 and now is trash. If that wasn't bad enough to add insult to injury they offered me $20 for over 60 albums retail on discogs for a minimum of $1000 on discogs.!!!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS CROOKED STORE!!!
Great selection and friendly staff. I love visiting record stores and chatting with people who are as passionate about music as I am. The staff was helpful and patient, the store was beautiful, and I picked up some memorable items.