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“a great music store!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Louisiana Music Factory

Louisiana Music Factory
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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour
Ranked #22 of 210 Shopping in New Orleans
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Owner description: An excellent record store specializing in music with New Orleans origins.
Recife, PE
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a great music store!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Last April I visited the Louisiana Music Factory and felt in love as soon as I stepped its threshold. For music lovers, especially the old school ones, this is like paradise. Forget mp3s and enjoy the real experience of touch real music. An independent store as it is supposed to be. Large collection not only of jazz stuff but others genres as well.

Visited April 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“The most authentic and in depth selection of La. music!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Nowhere else on the planet can you fing the selection of music from Louisianna. Twice I have been there and a band showed up and just started rockin' the house live! They have music that you can't find anywhere, both old and new. The staff is incredible and in the know. They are willing to recommend things if you are new to the genre. Everyday after Jazzfest we go here and buy everything we loved from the day. They always have all of it. They are preprared! Sadly, none of them get to attend Jazzfest as they are always working the store.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The music of Louisiana and much more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

If you hear some Louisiana music in a club that you can't live without or need a Thelonious Monk t-shirt, chances are you'll find it here. This store on Decatur near Iberville in the French Quarter, is chock full of music CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and musicians' images on t-shirts. Artists whose music is not widely available outside of Louisiana like Rosie Ledet, Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, and Geno Delafose, are well stocked here along with a great selection of various music genres - soul, funk, jazz, blues, cajun, creole, zydeco, rock, and gospel; and they carry both new and used music.

The staff is very knowledgeable and great at helping customers track down music. There are even music DVDs and music instruction books and DVDs. Upstairs, they have vinyl and a small collection of movie DVDs.

Additionally, if you visit the New Orleans Official Tourism website at www.neworleansonline.com, you can get a discount coupon for Louisiana Music Factory, restaurants, tours, and hotels.

Visited February 2012
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Finds and more finds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is the place where you'll find that recording you'd never thought you'd find. Plan for some browsing time, and trust the staff recommendations.

Visited November 2011
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Kreskin2207
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Best Music Store in New Orleans with lots of free in-store concerts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

A great store that encapsulates everything that is great about the New Orleans music scene. The store is two floors with the bottom half almost entirely dedicated to "New Orleans" music. They sell books, sheet music, vinyl, CDs...shirts...

There's a stage for in-stores and a very knowledgeable staff that will help you with anything. You're not going to find metal, avant-garde, or much "indie rock" here, but you will find the best in R&B, Soul, Jazz, & Rock 'n Roll. Definitely stop by on your visit to the French Quarter.

Visited May 2011
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