September 20, 2021

Memo Record Shop has one of the most eclectic Latino music collections in the country

HOUSTON — Guillermo “Memo” Villarreal grew up with a love for music and has spent greater than 50 years sharing his unbelievable assortment with the metropolis of Houston.

Memo opened his document store in 1968, promoting music you could not discover wherever else in the metropolis. He is seen the music trade transfer from information to 8-tracks to cassette tapes to CDs.

The kinds of music have additionally grown. Clients can now discover mariachi, conjunto, Caribbean, salsa, merengue, Tejano and way more in the aisles of the retailer.

Memo Record Shop #1 additionally has an unlimited assortment of Latin motion pictures.

“If we don’t have it, it doesn’t exist anymore,” Memo stated.

Memo’s enterprise has grown right into a museum of types over the years as effectively, with a whole lot of images, autographs and guitars hanging on the partitions.

His most prized possession is a signed guitar from Carlos Santana.

“Music for me, it’s my life,” Memo stated.

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