In a city as well-known for music as New Orleans, record stores are important, and the Crescent City has some good ones indeed. Louisiana Music Factory on Decatur Street is the place for all things Louisiana, from brass band music, traditional jazz, swamp pop and local rock to books and magazines about Louisiana music. Peaches Records on South Peters occupies the space of the old Tower Records, and is a reincarnation of the legendary store in Gentilly that did not survive Hurricane Katrina. The old Peaches was in an inner-city neighborhood, and specialized in rap. The new location still sells rap, but caters more to the tourist trade in the French Quarter. There is plenty of used vinyl, a nice local section with a lot of brass band music, and even a small coffee bar in the front. 

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