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LAST DAY of ARC’s Holiday Sale

Shop TODAY Dec 22.  We gotta get rid of this stuff, so come on down for some extra DEALS + DISCOUNTS $1 items are two for $1 (gotta take two or $1 each) $2 and $3 items are $1 take $1 off… read more >>

FINAL DAYS for ARC HOLIDAY SALE

Yes folks, today and tomorrow, Dec 21 + 22.  Then it’s all over until the next sale in ???   So PLEASE drop by and support the ARC!   On SUNDAY we will offer some major discounts as we empty out the store and… read more >>

Better Weather and Fab Records

The ARC Holiday Sale continues as we bring out new materials and discover extra copies that we need to dispose of as we work towards the massive task of moving the ARC.  So PLEASE drop by and shop.  We’re here until Sunday… read more >>

X-Mas Shopping?

Before we tell you about Bill Adler’s great new swingin’ Holiday compilation DON’T FORGET that ARC’ Holiday Sale is still on and runs till the 22 of Dec, everyday 11-6.  We just put out half boxes of Punk/New Wave 45s, original Rolling… read more >>

It’s In the Bag

Today another six boxes of recordings arrived, by surprise I might add, with the latest installment of the massive Richard Zirinsky Collection. Sure there were the usual 10 Paul Weller box sets, more than 250 music DVDs and dozens of Jamaican singles. … read more >>

Watch the Holiday Sale Film

  Holiday ‘Kissin’ Christmas’ Record + CD Sale Dec 7 – 22, 2019 @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC Open everyday 11am-6pm  •  Be nice and we can stay a little later!  •  Free admission  •  As always… read more >>

Holiday ‘Kissin’ Christmas’ Record + CD Sale Starts Tomorrow! Dec 7 – 22, 2019 @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC Open everyday 11am-6pm  •  Be nice and we can stay a little later!  •  Free admission As always… read more >>

Look Away, Look Away…

Today critic David Hinkley dropped off his twice-a- year carload of donated goodies. As usual hundreds of LPs, CDs, books and swag in great condition. This year he outdid himself by donating these two rare 45s. The almost cleverly named Hatenanny Records… read more >>

Sorted, Packed and On The Road!

Yesterday ARC sent off the Saul Nowitz Collection, a Gift of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, to Philly to be digitized by George Blood Audio and the Internet Archive.  This batch 23,124 seventy-eight rpm shellac discs and 1200 sixteen-inch transcription discs, V-discs… read more >>

Caribbean Gold

For the past week ARC has been sifting through the more than 300 boxes of recordings recently donated as the Saul Nowitz Collection, a gift of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. While predominately 78 rpm discs there are nearly 5,000 LPs. The… read more >>

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 >>

What Was the First Rock’n’Roll Record?

Deke Dickerson is a person who knows about music; mostly early rock’n’roll music. He’s a guitarist who specializes in roots music—especially rockabilly and hillbilly styles. He’s also a record producer and songwriter. Plus, he writes about music with passion and authority. He… 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 >>