Re-Vinylized (documentary)

Great new film featuring Val’s Halla… “Re-Vinylized” is a 30-minute documentary about independent record stores in Chicago. The film celebrates the culture of independent record stores while examining the effects of downloading and the recent resurgence of vinyl record sales. The documentary profiles a number of Chicago’s independent record stores, and features interviews with store owners, employees and...


Val's halla Records 40 Years in Oak Park

Watch a wonderful conversation with Val! Great video of the Elvis Shrine too. UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-117505"));


Black Friday Sale, and Celebration

Black Friday – November 27, 2015 Storewide sale — opening early at 9:00 a.m. Vast selection of Black Friday ONLY titles LIVE music – hosted by Ellis Clark  11:00 a.m. til ——-? Light refreshments UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-413502"));


About Val's halla Records

Val’s halla was born July 26, 1972 following the demise of a small record chain I had managed from the same location since 1968. One week after the fall of the chain, I was able to lease the empty location that had been my home for almost five years and — with the all-volunteer efforts of former employees — literally brought a myth to life. After almost four decades in our original home on South blvd, the spectre of...