» Links – folks we like and use for research + fun
Links – folks we like and use for research + fun
This is a highly personal list of links. Sites we enjoy and use. It is divided into categories and you can also click on the category name to go directly there: Archives + libraries are professional organizations within the entertainment industry and library/archive community; independent catalogs are non-institutional places offering good discographies, occasionally embarrassingly commercial; and webs + blogs are people and sites, usually music related, that we like. Friends + family are people we work closely with and really like. There are also a variety of Trading partners, folks who we exchange links with. Forex trading from here : List of forex trading brokers and webites. This is new, so please contact us if you would like to trade.
Independent catalogs + discographies
— Dedicated to vinyl 7" singles. You can discuss, rate, research or admire 462,464 records + contribute to the database.
- 78 Online Discographical Project
— Attempt to catalog all seventy-eights, organized by label
- Bluegrass discography
— maintained by Charley Pennell in Cary, NC,
- Both Sides Now Album Discographies
— Remarkable work, alphabetical by label, a labor of love.
- Collector's Frenzy
— Another good site that provides auction results and good info on rare recordings.
- Cosimo Code
— Fabled New Orleans studio lists all the records it recorded plus so much more.
— Database with a variety of uses, incl. ability to track your collection, wantlist, buy, sell and contribute to the database.
- Jazz Discography Project
— A collector's guide to jazz music CDs/DVDs, iTunes/MP3s and vinyl records (LPs/EPs/45s/78s, etc.
— "Sold For" results from 5 million auctions. A de facto great reference site for rare recordings.
- RoJaRo Index
— Worldwide music press/magazine index. Articles, discographies, live/record reviews. 2.163.373 references.
- Soulful Kinda Music
— The World's Premier site for Soul Music. Discographies and a magazine.
— A favorite internet radio station. Our guess, completely illegal.
— Snydicated radio programs and the premier site for information on African music.
- Association of Vogue Picture Record Collector
— Complete rundown on these early picture disc gems
- Bags Unlimited
— Where we get all our record preservation supplies
- Children's Records
— Nice blog by dedicated entusiast
— Conference, magazine and website covering the music performed, created and broadcast on campus
- Cultural Equity
— The legacy of musicologist Alan Lomax's work to preserve and present traditional music. Lots of good listening.
— Danish early pop recordings
- Determing Value of Records
— Charlie Essmeier of RareRecords.net offers a nice artical about factors that determine the value of records.
- Dust & Grooves
— Photos + stories for and about record collectors - one of our favorite sites by one of our favorite people, Eilon
- Flexible Records
— Lovely Dutch POV on paper and filmy plastic recordings
— ARC content partners, supporters and as they say, "the largest database of music and video metadata."
- Green Linnet Records
— Important Independent label dedicated to Irish, folk, bluegrass, world and old-timey music. AND a major ARC donor
- Iris Records
— Jersey record store keeping vinyle alive, run by longtime ARC supporter Steve Gritzen
- Jazz Loft Project
— W. Eugene Smith's images and sounds in support of Jazz via the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
- Jive Time Album Gallery
— Store with some very nice LPs albums cover galleries.
- LP Cover Lover
— Nice galleries of covers grouped by themes. Don't forget to go to OUR galleries for even more!
— Excellent world music + African review + research site by author + broadcaster Alastair Johnston
- Public Domain Information Project
— Info on and reprints of PD sheetmusic and songs.
- Rock Media
— One of the greatest archives of music videos run by, and many created by our pal, Ed Steinberg
- Rock's Back Pages
— Archive of music journalism-24,000 articles, Aaliyah to ZZ Top, rockabilly to hip hop, by the world's finest writers.
— UK's leading world music magazine and online
- The Boogaloo Bag
— All things Boogaloo from our very own Fred Patterson (Phast Phreddie) here at the ARC.
- The Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
— A second online life for the full text of Lewis Porter important work.
- The Internet Museum of FLEXI/CARDBOARD/ODDITY Records
— Created by Michael Cumella, hosted by WFMU. Impressive.
- Trouser Press Magazine index
— Overview of every issue of this seminal NY music mag.
- Wax Poetics
— Excellent print magazine, label and online exploration of a variety of Black, world and dance musics
- Who Samples
— The Ultimate Database of Sampled Music, Cover Songs and Remixes. 222,000 songs, 79,000 artists - all genres.
— World music conference and information hub
- World Music Institute
— Premier presenting organization of good stuff from around the globe
— Jewelry design firm who created ARC's 45 adaptor pins run by longtime ARC pal, Pam Meyer
- City Winery
— The Winery and Michael Dorf donate our own custom label wine for our parties and run a great music venue
- Columbia University Libraries
— Occassional partners for a variety of projects. We love Jim Neil and Elizabeth Davis!
- Malvern Media
— Leading online and offline direct marketing + data list management and monetization firm.
- New York Rocker
— Author and editor Andy Schwarts has a desk here at ARC and maintains the magazine's archive.
— Open are a graphics studio who designed our logo and website. You should use them too
- Royal Wine Merchants
— Robert Vizet (Be-Pop) another long-time ARC pal, who is a generous record and wine donor
- Two Boots Pizza
— Our favorite pizza, usually at our parties and who knew owner Phil was a vinyl guy!
— Vinyl manufacturers and re-issue label (4000 titles) + sponsor of ARC 2014 Holiday Record Sale + Party
- Virtual Label LLC
— An aggregator of electronic rights and recordings run by ARC Board of Trustee Peter Wright
- We Are Family Foundation
— Board member Nile Rodgers' not-for-profit educational + youth organization
Trading partnersFolks we trade links with. This is new, so please contact us if you would like to trade.
- Oui Oui Pulp
— French girl pulp paperbacks found by B. George who gave ARC all his records - but you gotta collect something!