Top Ten Records, established in 1956 by J.W. “Dub” Stark,  is the longest-running record store in Dallas. In 1963, Officer J.D. Tippit made a mysterious phone call using the store phone shortly before he was allegedly killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, making Top Ten the last public place he was seen. The phone survives and is on display near the cash register. The shop has been a staple for the Oak Cliff neighborhood since its inception, and has a strong history of supporting local and DIY music.

Mike Polk (owner since 1979) planned to retire from daily operations of the shop in late 2017. Fans and Oak Cliff stakeholders created a non-profit to sustain the shop as a combo music & film store, archiving center, and membership library. Mike is still actively involved.

To develop and sustain a piece of Oak Cliff history as a resource for media literacy and cultural study, while preserving, restoring, and making available to the public an archive of music and film.

Our mission is to save a historic record store in the heart of Oak Cliff and convert it into a sustainable, non-profit, shop and media library; with videos, records and other physical media for sale and loan. We hope to engage the local Oak Cliff arts community through in-store concerts, art exhibits, and other special events.


As a Texas non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, all donations made to Top Ten Records are tax-deductible.

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Top Ten Records
338 W. Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

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Music Donations

We accept all formats, as long as they are in decent condition. We accept most genres, but particularly appreciate music from Texas-based bands.

Video Donations

Video donations of any format are accepted. We are always looking for historical local video footage to add to our archives.

Local Artists

We are always looking for local artists who would like to collaborate on in-store performances, or special events.

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