above: The Cashmeres – “Satisfied Part 1″ (Lake 705, 1960) • All 7” discs and scans are in the collection of the ARChive of Contemporary Music As a Nineties baby my unusual love of doo-wop records stems back to a Time-Life commercial… read more >>
posts tagged: rock and roll
Why Golf When You Can Buy Records?
It’s Father’s Day Sunday so we baked him a cake in the shape of a record! Sorta. Anyway, all kids who bring their Dad to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything. It’s easy – Fab stuff @ Fab… read more >>
Bug Your Pop This Sunday!
This Sunday is Father’s Day and all kids who bring their Pop to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything and maybe pick up some insect pops for yourself! Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record… read more >>
Time Rolls On Like A Train And A River…
Got this yesterday at a fleamarket. Hard to believe that the biggest selling group in history, is, uh, history? We’re the ARC. We save everything about music, even long forgotten groups like these here Bugs. We’re also in the last few days… read more >>
Turn Up The Volume!
Resurrecting those 60s psychedelic posters from the basement last week also turned up a pile of late 70 this-and-thats. Like this first edition of VOLUME by the ARC director. We’ll have them at our next sale – June 8-23 – for… read more >>
Still Grand via the Grande
Grand Funk is getting ready to rock out at Jones Beach Theater (opening for Bob Seger) in Wantagh, New York, on May 30, at 7:30 PM. In 1968 (?) it would have cost you $3.00 – $3.50 to see the band in… read more >>
Tunes YOU Missed
Sleeves from the “Tunes You Missed” series of 45s that just arrived from a donor in LA. Forgettable releases – fabulous graphics. ARC saves everything music related. Give us a hand and join our fundraising campaign Rebuilding the ARC Any and all… read more >>
Nina et Les Beatles
Today, Nina (last name a State Secret) one of our favorite people, dropped off a pile of her treasured 45s. Mighty tasty items with a French twist and only the beginning of more things to come. Can’t wait to see her Beatles’… read more >>
All Things Must Pass
We get a lot of things a lot of times. That gives the things ARC treasures a better chance of surviving. We also try to place them in a few different locations. The Notre Dame fire brings it all home; how important… read more >>
Wall Items Extravaganza Part 2
Frank Zappa has been a favorite of record collectors for a long time. At the next ARChive Record and CD Sale there will be a LOT of his records — and records associated with him — available for sale. The accompanying photo… read more >>
Oh Magoo, You’ve done it again!
It is time to get excited about the semi-annual ARChive of Contemporary Music Record and CD Sale that will be taking place this June. There are major changes in the future for The ARC, so we have been extensively scouring the shelves… read more >>
Turn Around with Confidence (when the internet can’t dance)
Like you, I look for records all the time. But there are over two million here @ ARC, so it’s difficult to know when what you’ve found is what’s needed. Not everything in the library is cataloged, and my computer is not… read more >>
Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas
As you may know ARC is building a Brasilian/Brazilian Collection. Now if YOU are building a Brasilian/Brazilian Collection, I think the next record you should get is Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas, Tropicalia Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 – 1976. (Tropicalia In Furs, USA, WPFC… read more >>
But You Need An Electron Microscope…
There are some great things to see in Ohio. Having eschewed a junket to see Cleveland’s Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame when it first opened (knee-jerk reaction when I heard that they used funds from the Ohio school system. Nice summary here )… read more >>
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 >>
As I’m heading back to Poland (Ohio) see me Mum, a flurry of old friends have surfaced. Turns out it’s about the same time as a reunion of my elder brother’s high school class. You may think that Poland Seminary High School… read more >>
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 >>
What Happened in 2009?
As we send out deeds of gifts (if you sent materials), thank you’s (for services or monetary donations), and plan, as best we can, for what we should be doing in 2010, we have POSTED our “2009 Year End Roundup” on the… 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 >>