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Beatles + Elvis + India

Well the Beatles Made-in-India 78 was not affordable (there’s still a chance if you all make a donation!) at $1000, but I did muster the lucre for these swell 45s. In Rajasthan now on the music tour organized by the American Institute… read more >>

Spare Change for Indian Insects

In my fervid quest for audio’s best, I spied this gem – a Beatles 78.  India kept making 78s into the early 1970’s and there are a lot of Sir Cliff Richard’s and Ricky Nelson’s to be had.  Not so many Beatles… read more >>

Beatles; Beetles

Recently ARC moved our 124 Beatles parody and novelty records to a new location, and then noticed that we were only skimming the surface of a vast insect pond.  Witness the treasures discovered by an ARSC member, the venerable, mobile, Insect Circus… read more >>

Make Something Great

Our pal, Eilon Paz,  is ‘so close’ to getting his book funded on Kickstarter  <http://tinyurl.com/Dust-and-Grooves>  He’s taken some great shots of the ARC, and the book will feature a world-wide cast of collectors, crazies and champions of vinyl record collecting.  Eleven days to… read more >>

Musica Joyaria!

Change is good.  Right?  Well a blog name change is long overdue, so as of NOW, we are, Musica Joyaria! This is inspired by a trip across 207th St in uppest New York City, where there’s a row of Joyeria’s (Jewelry stores),… read more >>

Bossa Big Beatles Beat

Hey, over at our Brazilian Day blog I’ve been posting a slew of recording by US playing THEIR music, how about the other way around?  Here’s a sought after rarity called Os Sambeatles, recently unearthed here at the ARC, as we re-shelved… read more >>

Blue Post

Its been a long time since we offered info on our Blues recordings here at the ARC and the Keith Richards’ Blues Collection.  We hope to make the metadata on the whole 10,000 plus discs available online soon, so stay tuned.  For… read more >>

Book Digitization @ ARC

Some thoughts on scanning the ARC’s 20,000+ music books in partnership with the Internet Archive by project coordinator Alexis Cavaretta… The ARChive is the kind of place that will say yes to just about anything – no exclusions. Their collection of music… read more >>

Record Hunting in Brazil

While hob-nobbing with Katy Perry was fun, lets get down to the real nitty gritty of the ARC’s Brazilian trip; record hunting.  Our host was Allan Bastos, a collector and dealer from Rio+NYC.  Our point man was Beco Dranoff, a producer, DJ… read more >>

What’s Going On

After being a ‘no show’ for a while – lost in creating Muslim World Music Day this April – the ARCblog is back, talkin’ ’bout what’s going on around here, and What’s Going On – the Super Deluxe Edition. Let’s tip our… read more >>

Stereophonic Introducing...Beatles VeeJay

ARC Beatles LP worth $125,000?

At the end of January Goldmine magazine published a list of recent auction sales, and we noticed that we had a few of the featured items.  The headline of course is the Beatles first US LP on Vee-Jay, selling for $125,000.00 There… read more >>

2010 Year-end Roundup!

ARChive of Contemporary Music 2010 Year-end Roundup! – An overview of last year’s projects and activities it’s official: the oughts are over…. Uh, did you notice ARC’s subtle new sign outside on White Street?   Yes, we now have the look of a… read more >>

trickle-down donations

Just back from Ohio, ARC picked up portions of two recent donations that have been, and will be, given piecemeal, over the past and future years.  And what meals they are!   The first was the first donation of approx. 1,200 LPs, part… read more >>

Tour d’Arc

A nice lil’ film by the good folks @ Goldmine Magazine and filmmaker Michael Cumella who have been documenting great collections – and of course, ARC’s included. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Vq2emBV7M]

ARC SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE

It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s another ARC Summer Record & CD sale! Saturday, JUNE 12 – Sunday, JUNE 20 Everyday 11 am. to 6 pm BONUS DAY Monday June 21 – because it’s the equinox and Make Music Day in NY Admission… read more >>

Another Great Donation -wanna help catalog?

Today, me and the boys picked up a generous donation of over 6000 LPs from Jerry Rappaport.  Now Jerry has the life, a former record exec. he runs a swell hotel with his wife in Grenada, La Sagesse, and they just planted… read more >>

We Built This City On…

It is a little known fact that the ancient Nabataeans were early adaptors of new sound recording technologies.  They began with cylinder discs (called columns) but found them awkward.  Later, around 70 BC, they sliced the cylinders into wafer thin segments, well… read more >>