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Help Wanted

Today the all-Brazilian all-excellent crew from Collins Bros. movers loaded in the Saul Nowitz Collection today.  302 boxes.  32,000+ recordings.  Mostly 78rpm discs. Ah, but 78s are mixed in with LPs, and CDs and singles. So now we’re building better boxes and… read more >>

Ric

Maddux Pearson, a graduate student at NYU, has been working at ARC to lay the groundwork for a database and image gallery of our memorabilia collections. Here’s his take on one of the nice things he discovered in the very first of… read more >>

Is Music a Universal Language?

ARC intern Dionysius Arya Nataraja comes to us via Bennington College via the Netherlands via Central Java.  He’s just finished up a few months here and used some of his time to explore the ARC’s World Music Collection.  As a scholar of… read more >>

Summer Fun + Beatles’ Love

Summer is almost gone.  A change of seasons.  A change of heart.  Plans.  Memories. “To Everything There Is a Season.”   Which leads me to this.  One of our favorite donors, Nina b, dropped this drawing off  recently.  As a 12 year… read more >>

Drop by, say Hi!

ARC will be selling rare and not so rare choice LPs and CDs (duplicate items from our vast archive) this Sat at the Discogs/Crate Diggers Event. FREE ADMISSION, Sat July 27, 10am-6pm, Playstation Theater, 1515 Broadway, NYC @ W. 44 St. Drop… read more >>

ARC [heart] Interns

Well our Summer Sale is over and we want to thank all YOU shoppers and especially the many great interns and volunteers who made it happen.  Pics above and below are from the idle hands of some of our favorite interns, penned… read more >>

Swingin’ Tribeca

Last night ARC hosted a guided tour and concert as part of the Tribeca Art+Culture Night Festival.  18 folks took the tour and a full house squeezed between the aisles to hear the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. play Country +… read more >>

Free Concert @ ARC Thursday Nite!

There’s a FREE Concert @ the ARC SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE! Thursday  •  June 20  •  7-8pm Come to hear the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. Playing Country + Rockabilly favorites! It’s part of the Tribeca Art+Culture Night Festival. SHOP… read more >>

MORE Than Just Records @ ARC Sale

Yes, we got vintage mags and fanzines and a whole lot more @ ARC’s Sizzlin’ SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE! NOW – June 23  everyday 11-6  Come if you can – tell everyone you know We have TONS of Jazz recordings. hundreds of… read more >>

Why Golf When You Can Buy Records?

It’s Father’s Day Sunday so we baked him a cake in the shape of a record!  Sorta.  Anyway, all kids who bring their Dad to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything.  It’s easy – Fab stuff @ Fab… read more >>

Bug Your Pop This Sunday!

This Sunday is Father’s Day and all kids who bring their Pop to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything and maybe pick up some insect pops for yourself! Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record… read more >>

Emmitt Basquiat???

ARC’s littlest shopper visited yesterday and penned-painted this promo plea to get folks down to the ARC’s Summer Record + CD Sale.  As the man says, “Shop…I beg you.” a Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD… read more >>

Check out the film – Come to our SALE!

  Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale WHEN: Sat June 8 – Sun June 23 • everyday 11 am – 6 pm WHERE:   54 White Street • Tribeca • bet Church + B’Way WHY: In… read more >>

Sizzlin’ Summer Sale is Jazz HOT!

Forgive the lousy image, but rejoice at the more than 2,300 Jazz CDs and LPs at this years sale. The above is a pic of the pile of some of the Jazz box sets …Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’… read more >>

Time Rolls On Like A Train And A River…

Got this yesterday at a fleamarket.  Hard to believe that the biggest selling group in history, is, uh, history?  We’re the ARC.  We save everything about music, even long forgotten groups like these here Bugs.  We’re also in the last few days… read more >>

Why You Should Support Libraries

OK – Saw John Wick 3 last night. In the opening fight the protagonist kills an antagonist, quite brutally, with a book, in the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. The uninterrupted action was believable of course because no one… read more >>

War + Music

A recent donation here at the ARC included 500 jazz books.  One of them was by a journalist I had once met in Paris, Mike Zwerin.  The book reminded me of a new acquaintance, Amanda Petrusich, who has just published a terrific… read more >>

Speaking of Matching!

This is the final week for our Matching Grant Fundraiser and today we just happened to find a whole pile of Matching 45s!  These 1956, all-different Belafonte singles sport the same face photo sleeves, not to mention some gentle folk-revival and Caribbean… read more >>