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Cardboard 78 Player from India

While in India I had the great pleasure of meeting Suresh Chandvankar, a scholar and one of the catalysts behind the Society of Indian Record Collectors (SIRC).  He also spoke at the IASA conference in New Delhi, is an author and has… read more >>

What Storm?

Well it’s the storm that is keeping me in India – That’s what storm.  So as no one from United Airlines has the slightest idea what to do to help, I’ll show you this sky related item:  A beautiful specialty generic 45… read more >>

TAXI DANCER

Traffic moves at a snail’s pace and a high db here in Mumbai.  The car horn outranks the conch shell for summoning the gods, or at least warning them that a taxi or cycle-rickshaw is cumming up on the inside.  Here’s a… read more >>

An Indian Ocean of Sound

Yesterday I walked to the Indian Ocean. Then, visited journalist and author Naresh Fernandes.  Naresh has written the incredible Taj Mahal Foxtrot, a  history of early jazz in India.  And who says it doesn’t mean anything to blog?  Naresh saw the photos… read more >>

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 >>

MY Bed of Roses INDIA

First day in New Delhi, and today spent the morning on Old Delhi looking for old LPs – not a lot out there and ‘flea markets’ here are pretty much permanent vendors, so unlike Brazil, where there were corner vendors on every… read more >>

70 Years From NOW!

     VS     Yesterday Sandra Coutinho from Globo News did an interview here with Beco and B. about Brazilian Music Day.  One thing we showed them was a copy of Saludos Amigos, an album of songs from the Disney film of… 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 >>

Mom’s Sly Dwarves 4 Sale!

Chicago garage/punk band the Dwarves is just one of the thousands of recordings for sale at our next sale @ the ARC!   This is a sealed copy, 1st pressing on Coxx Records, $25 ($85 on Popsike, not sealed – over $100 on… read more >>

ARC’s cool SUMMER hot Record + CD SALE

Well its Summer Sale time again, details below.  Thought we would highlight some rare-ish mint Punk books that we will be selling, beginning Saturday June 9!   First, of course, is my book, Volume One: The International Discography of the New Wave,… 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 >>

Are We Not Mad Men?

Mad Men, one of the highest regarded dramatic serials on television today, has received a number of awards including prestigious Peabodys and Emmys, and TV critics as well as fans seem to adore the show. Indeed, Mad Men has been especially lauded… read more >>

Spiders from Kenya

ARC has written extensively on the one time common 45 adaptors, and just recently, in a self described 70-89s text, “Retrohell,”  the claim is made that these were called “45 Spiders”.  Makes sense, given the shape.  But I never heard the term. … read more >>

Some nice LPs @ the ARC Holiday Sale

Just when we thought the cupboard was bare, Fred and Keith picked up over 4000 CDs today from DefJam/UMG/Universal and Elias Arts, a leading music company that does original scores for media (commercials, movies, games, etc), music supervision and audio branding. Upstate… read more >>

ARC HOLIDAY RECORD + CD SALE

Well, it’s the Holiday Season and that means that for one week in December the ARC becomes the largest record store in New York!  Starting Sat Dec 10 and going a full week till Dec 18, everyday 11-6. CDs are mostly NEW… 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 >>

ARC Sizzling Summer Record + CD Sale continues

The ARC Sizzling Summer Record and CD Sale continues through the weekend, everyday, Weds – Sunday, 11am – 6pm.  So get on down and support the library,  Here are some of the things still available, or recently sold, to give you an… read more >>

Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale

Summer’s here big time in NYC = hot + humid + B-B-Q ready.  That’s why its a Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale here @ ARC, June 18 – 26.  Everyday, 11-6. Remember most CDs at our sale are cheaper than downloading… read more >>

What is This?

I HATE it when people send me ‘cute’ videos.  But ARCpal Be Bop passed this along, and so now I must inflict you with it.  It’s like when an intern said, “Oh Prince, my grandfather likes him…” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdSHeKfZG7c&feature=player_embedded] It’s not easy being… read more >>