founded the maverick local radio station Radio Free Hawai‘i (1991-1997) with the intent of serving the interests of people, not record companies.
..."Most record stores are looking to support their major label suppliers - ‘This is what we got, take it or leave it,'" says Winter, who's in charge of Jelly's' music department.
"What we carry is what people are asking for.That's the real difference."With his
long salt-and-pepper hair and quiet knowledge of the arcane, Winter
can seem more wizard than music aficionado.He is equally at ease with the Smiths as he is the Drifters, and whatever band he doesn't know the staff around him will.
has tracked down out-of-print recordings for customers by tapping international resources he
has cultivated over the years, producing music long thought lost.We defy any Mainland-owned chain to top that feat.Winter
staff are what make Jelly's the best music store around.
ON THE EDGEThe sound of the surf on a Windward evening.And of the breath of the trades in the coconut trees.Anyone lucky to live coastal knows these sounds and is blessed.To have been raised, wrapped nightly in them, is to have these sounds inside.No matter where you go in the world, you are never really complete without them.