125th Street Business Improvement District
For those who appreciate good music!
We open this story with a tribute to Bobby Robinson and Bobby's Happy House to archive and preserve his incredible legacy and presence in the BID'S boundary. Bobby was an independent record producer and songwriter based in Harlem who produced hits by The Shirelles, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Doug E. Fresh, and more. Bobby Happy's House, his tiny record shop on 125th St. spawned many No. 1 hits and made him an uptown patriarch for six decades.
Thanks to Bobby and other Harlem legends, music has become a staple for the Harlem community and the businesses along 125th Street. Whenever you walk into a retail establishment, you experience custom, creative and engaging in-store music. The 125th Street Retailers captures the sounds that resonate with the Harlem neighborhoods contributing to area's urban culture.
Harlemites and tourists alike enjoy a great experience when they hear and feel the rhythms and beats as they shop for appliances, beauty and cosmetics, accessories, kicks, and more. Through this site, you can hear playlists from some of your favorite businesses and shop online with them through our digital brochure. The 125th Street in-store music experiences are of course fascinating as the musical influence from Harlem is oh so rich!.
Whether you are a visitor, worker, resident, or investor, you have come to the right place to listen to the sounds of the marriage between business and music.
Naturally our first listening experience takes you to the world famous Apollo Theater where some of the biggest icons in music have performed for decades. Follow and tune in when the Apollo releases a new playlist curated by the Apollo staff, and listen to their full list of archived playlists below. A treat during the holidays.
Bath and Body Works: Carefully Extracted songs from the official "after hours" playlist in the Bath and Body Works US Stores. Take Yo' PraiseCamille Yarbrough • The Iron Pot Cooker. ... I Love Your Lovin' WaysNina Simone • Wild Is The Wind. ... Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell. ... Wouldn't It Be Nice - RemasteredThe Beach Boys • Pet Sounds (Original Mono & Stereo Mix Versions) ... My GirlThe Temptations • The Temptations Sing Smokey more.....