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MW is ARC’s 6,000th Record Donor!

Just acknowledged our 6,000th donor of recordings here at the ARC. Of course there are a whole lot more nice folks who have given us recordings, but we have only been keeping track for the past 20 years. So here’s to Matthew… read more >>

Steve Lacy Digital Collection @ ARC

In 2012 ARC created a digital archive of Steve Lacy’s handwritten manuscripts and notebooks containing over 500 published and unpublished compositions. Mr. Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004) was a pioneer of the soprano saxophone, who excelled as a performer… read more >>

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PercPan

What’s a desk jockey to do? It’s been five sedentary years since my last out-of-office experience (see Colombian stories; Picolandia and Vallenato) — much too long to go without nudging the equator, swizzle-sticking fuzzy drinks and scooping up rare petroleum based audio… read more >>

exhaling 2013 – inflating 2014!

As we deflate 2013 and welcome 2014, a big thanks to all of you who supported the ARC! Don’t forget to mail that check you wrote last year, or post a donation for this year. What’s coming up? We will FINALLY update… read more >>

Paris – Day 9 – Europunk + the Anonymous B.George

Today a visit to the immense and impressive music complex at the Parc de la Villette to see the exhibition Europunk @ the Cité de la Musique. Cité is a wonderful space hosting a musical instrument museum, concert, teaching and listening areas,… read more >>

SUNDAY – Final Day of ARC’s Holiday Sale

Sun Dec 15 – Outside it looks like this…Inside it’s warm and colorful– not only records, but lots of lovely housewares from donated estates like this “Slick and Fancy” Jeannette glass punchbowl set with enough cups to egg-knock over your whole family…. read more >>

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The Wine Is Gone, but We Still Have Plenty of Records

Archivist Quinn MacRorie pictured before the start of our sale.  Notice the custom ARC wine label courtesy City Winery! After the ARC Party, no more wine, but we still have lots of great stuff on the wall! Last night’s members party at… read more >>

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale! Dec 7 – 15

The LONG wait is over.  More than 20,000 never before offered recordings just in time for the Holidays.  Join us as for one week every December ARC is the largest record store in New York City! when: Sat Dec 7-Sun Dec 15,… read more >>

More India Every Day!

Every day more and more data and info and fun things to do are pouring into the India Music Week, Oct 6-13 webthing.  Just last night  •  a discography of Tibetan music from in India • links to the audio for a… read more >>

Grubby Dub Surfaces

Everyone knows that ARC has the BEST interns in the American League, and today’s All-Star is Arlo, who, while inspecting classical LPs for surface worthiness, discovered some booklets stuffed inappropriately in inappropriate sleeves. Who could have have thought to place these very… read more >>

Simon, Nile + Reed – in the news

Well, quite a few of our Board Members are in the news these days.  First off here’s a pic of Paul Simon who visited the ARC last week (ignore that other guy). We had a mint copy of his Jerry Landis early personae… read more >>

1 Week 2 Go til ARC Summer Sale

Yes, just about a week till the ARC sale and this is just about the last time we’ll be letting you know.  About 40K new LPs + CDs have arrived, we’ve been staying up late sorting it all, and you can reap… read more >>

Brazil vs India – go with the flow

Some things are just too good to be true.  While finishing off the cataloging of recordings that ARC collected for Brazilian Music Day, in preparation for India Music Week, I came across this album by Egberto Gismonti. It’s the perfect transition –… read more >>

Country, Folk and Cowboy Songbook Collection

In October, Edward J. Ward of Wisconsin pulled his rented U-Haul van up to the steps at 54 White Street and unloaded 46 giant plastic tubs containing hundreds of magazines, music folios, LPs and 46,000 forty-fives, mostly country.  All of this material… read more >>

Soul Session @ the ARC

This year’s winter Members Only Party, a preview and a shindig held on the Thursday evening before the semi-annual Record and CD Sale kicks into full swing, was a very soulful event.  Frank Lipsius, whose father founded Jamie and Guyden Records in… read more >>

Sale-ers Delight

Here’s a pic of Suresh, collector extraordinaire and my erstwhile record guide to the Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market).  Easy to find the record salers here, not just the well-spelled signage, but by the dangling discs.Here’s a few more finds from Chor and… read more >>

Path 2 Nirvana

Backtracking: Last frantic day in Delhi was spent frantically searching the rumored record shop of the elusive Mr. Shaw.   First you go to the cotton market sign in Chowdni Chowk, and into the cotton market, where there is no cotton, only piles… read more >>