Music: Super Brother Act

Headquarters for one of the biggest entertainment enterprises in the U.S. are two crowded cubbyholes at the back of Super Cut-Rate Drugs on Seventh Street, N.W., in downtown Washington. The men who run it are two brothers from Hagerstown, Md., Irvin and Israel Feld, who opened the store in 1939 and spread out into music with the ease of an Alka-Seltzer foaming through a glass of water.

It started when Irv and Izzy decided that their lunch-counter customers might be in the mood for music. In the rear of...

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