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Happy 2022 = Solyent Green + Food for Thought

Soylent Green, the film, is set in 2022.  The Harry Harrison novel its based on, Make Room! Make Room, takes place in 1999.  Ah, if only Prince were around and singing us forward.  But its 2022 and we’re going all the wrong… read more >>

Lucky Number 2022 from ARC

Be Good, Be Happy and “Be Lucky”    That’s what Lene Lovich once scrolled across her ‘Lucky Number” 45 here @ ARC.   And that’s our 2022 wish for you from your pals Freddie, Tim, Jon, Julie, Miranda + B. @  The… read more >>

Those Were The Days…

In the early days, when we we’re in Tribeca we would post this sign on one of our doors, above the mail slot.  Every day someone would shove something through.  Maybe coins, often a few bucks. Occasionally a slice of pizza. As… read more >>

Year End Notes

As we welcome 2022, our goal is to finally get out from under wraps – that’s physically, metaphysically and metaphorically.  With your help we’ll be unpacking millions of our recordings, launching our first ever Capital Campaign, and planning public events. Most of… read more >>

In the Pink!

As most of you know ARC has relocated to upstate New York, on the Hudson.  Well, until the new building is in place, the collection remains largely in storage.  So that puts major research, events, parties and our in-house Record Sales on… read more >>

Giving Tuesday! Why ARC? Because of our great Odds + Ends

Giving Tuesday.  That means you should consider a donation to as many worthy organizations as you can.  And we hope you consider ARC.  To egg you on Every.org has initiated a #FallGivingChallenge.  That means for every donation through them your gift will… read more >>

Matching Funds to ARC via Every.org

We are excited to announce a special gift matching opportunity offered by every.org  to the ARChive of Contemporary Music 
when people donate at every.org/arcmusic.  They call it the #FallGivingChallenge – we call is ever-so-kind! So, from now through #GivingTuesday on November 30th, donors on the Every.org website… read more >>

More Than A Rumor – A Legend!

Browsing through the Jacobson collection, the name Johnny Legend caught my attention, and the photo of a bearded, wild-eyed lunatic flanked by two lady friends caught my eye. Given enough time and money, some record collectors develop tastes for types of record… read more >>

PLEASE FEED THE ANIMALS

The Mark Jacobson collection had a lot of great records—as the regular reader of the ARC’s blogs will certainly agree. Mr. Jacobson also had some strange records and we want to present one of those here. Please Feed the Animals (Arc Records,… read more >>

Top Banana in our VU box

Recently brought on board here at the Arc, I was thrown into the archiving deep end by helping with the Mark Jacobson collection. As I like to tell Freddie Patterson, “It’s the collection that keeps on giving.” Not only are there many,… read more >>

Good, Good Mr. Brown

Among the 12,000 or so records donated to The ARChive of Contemporary Music by the Estate of Mark Jacobson (see previous posts) are more than 75 James Brown LPs. Many of them are original mono pressings with the black King label. Almost… read more >>

Freewheelin’ = Confusin’

As you may have been reading in the ARChive’s recent blog posts, the ARC has recently receive a very generous donation from the estate of Mark Jacobson, a North Carolina car dealer. He collected certain artists more than others—see a previous blog… read more >>

We’re More “Experienced” Than Ever Before…

Nestled in the more than 300 Hendrix releases in the Mark Jacobson Collection of 12,000 plus recordings donated to ARC is this never played French LP – Part of the Series Panache. (Are You Experienced? Barclay; France, 0820143, 12″, vinyl disc-LP, Mint,… read more >>

ARC + Sir Paul + The Jacobson Collection

Here’s another gem from the Mark Jacobson Collection of 12,000 plus recordings donated to ARC –  a set of 8 vinyl singles comprising an album, housed in a 1950s style pink tune-tote carrying case, nicely decorated. It’s a limited edition and numbered… read more >>

7/21/21 – The Mark Jacobson Special Collection

7/21/21 – Those numbers sound pretty lucky to us.  And why?  Because today we finished sorting out the 12,721 items donated by Mr. Mark Jacobson.  But you can’t impress us with just a pile of lucky numbers – they gotta be prime… read more >>

Feeling frisky? magnanimous? bored? flush?

Well here’s an idea!  There is a fab auction goin’ on at Heritage Auctions for the next week and ARC thinks it would be swell for you to have a look.  Even sweller if YOU would  bid, win and donate a bit… read more >>

From Her To Eternity

The ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) is pleased to announce our latest initiative and focus for 2021, From Her To Eternity.  Our mission is to create a physical collection of recordings and related music materials and to organize events and activities that… read more >>

Slow but sure…

So sorry for the dearth of posts these days.  Renovating the new space and new buildings are a full time occupation.  But more soon as we get ready to launch new initiatives and get ready for our first group of new interns… read more >>

Earth Day

Remembering a chant or two @ at The Dream House in Lower Manhattan, around the corner from ARC.  This his first LP, 1972, from our collection.  Still not clear if the planet’s groove is a rut.  And yet, Happy Earth Day!

Out with the Old…

Our last post was about the changes that came with the new year, so, out with the old, (above) and in with the new ! (below) Above is a street shot of the outside of the old ARC in Tribeca – inside… read more >>