The End of All Music Record Store and Fat Possum Records

As a longtime fan of Fat Possum Records, I never thought I’d see the day when I’d find myself in their hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. It also happens to be the hometown of John T. Edge, who penned a great book about burgers that I suggest you read if you haven’t, Hamburgers and Fries: An American Story.

We were in Holly Springs and just done having a burger at Phillips Grocery when we made the drive over to Oxford. It was only a good 30 to 35 minutes away. I was adamant we stop at an independent record store to check out what they had.

Interview for End of All Music

The End of All Music Store in Oxford, Mississippi

The End Of All Music Store
The original End Of All Music Store

We end up at The End of All Music, which coincidentally functions as Fat Possum Records’ home base. This shop has about 90% vinyl records, with CDs making up a small area on the wall near the register.

I was geeking out at all the great posters I spotted as I was walking around. I controlled my emotions long enough to look through their vast selection and buy a couple of LPs that I don’t own.

It was then that David Swider (it turns out he is the owner), who was working the counter, mentioned the Lamar Lounge. It was right down the street, which meant it would be our next stop.

End of All Music Store Pictures

The End Of All Music Store
Store Shot
Music Listening Couch Area
Music Listening Couch Area
Cd Area
CD Area
Fat Possum LPs Display
Fat Possum LPs Display
More Fat Possum LPs
More Fat Possum LPs
Vintage LPs Room
Vintage LPs Room

Great Blues Posters

Junior Kimbrough
Junior Kimbrough
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Poster
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Poster
R.L. Burnside
R.L. Burnside
T-Model Ford
T-Model Ford

I would visit The End of All Music a couple of times on different road trips. Since then, they have moved to a new location.

The End of All Music
103A Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS
(662) 281-1909

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Monday 1 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday 12 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday 12 pm – 6 pm
Thursday 12 pm – 7 pm
Friday 12 pm – 7 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 7 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

The Lamar Lounge in Oxford, Mississippi

The Lamar Lounge
The Lamar Lounge

I first learned about The Lamar Lounge (1309 N Lamar Boulevard) on the Burger Land episode Old Miss Burgers. Once George Motz mentioned that one of the owners of Fat Possum Records owns the Lamar Lounge, it went on my list. I’m mesmerized by a couple of framed wall posters we walk past on our way to a table facing the stage. I ask about the local brewery, Oxford Brewing Company.

Their Sorority Blonde Ale hit the spot while I was still happy at the thought of just being here in Oxford. No shock here; I order the Lamar Burger with pimento cheese.

The Lamar Burger had a mighty fine crust on the burger, and that pimento cheese was the right choice for this. It’s something I would call a real beefy burger. I also have a feeling that chili would have been another great addition to this fella, but now all I can do is reminisce about it.

The seasoned hand-cut fries made me stay away from the red sauce and enjoy these great fried potatoes. I ate at the Lamar Lounge twice over two road food trips, and sadly, I never caught a local Blues artist live on the stage.

Lamar Lounge Food and Drink Pictures

The Lamar Lounge Menu Page 1
Menu Page Front
Menu Page 2
Menu Page Back
Oxford Brewing Beer
Oxford Brewing Co Sorority Blonde Ale
Gravy Cheese Fries
Gravy Pimento Cheese Fries
The Lamar Lounge Lamar Burger with Pimento Cheese
Lamar Burger with Pimento Cheese

The Lamar Lounge Video

About the Lamar Lounge

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