Holiday Record + CD Sale

15 11 2010

It’s hot, no, it’s cold, yes it’s the
ARC Holiday Record & CD sale!


Saturday, Dec 11 – Sunday, Dec 19
Everyday 11 am. to 6 pm

Admission is free! New items daily.      Over 20,000 items for sale

Join the ARC and other ARC members for our fab COCKTAIL PARTY, Thursday, Dec 9. Not only can you shop early, but this year Mike from Bonnie’s Grill in Brooklyn will be hand-grilling sliders, Kenny the singing bus driver promises a ‘special’ drink, and once again there will be champagne donated by the lovely folks at the Bubble Lounge.

You can now join online…

… or call for details – 212-226-6967

Help support the ARChive – a not-for-profit music library – America’s largest and BEST popular music collection.

YOU could also donate recordings and materials to the collection – we take any music or music related materials – LPs, CDs, books, posters, etc.

We’re still hugging the ground floor @ 54 White St. 3 short blocks south of Canal, between Broadway & Church in Tribeca. Take the 1 train to Franklin, or any train to Canal.

CDs are NEW donations from record companies, NOT used, returns or defects! Mostly pop and rock recordings. Collectible LPs are priced below book value. Hundreds of CDs are priced at $1 to $5 each. Cassettes + Classical LPs – 2 for $1.00 Just released NEW & HOT CDs are $5 – $10.

PLUS – 7″ singles. The endless job of alphabetically sorting the singles continues in the basement, and it looks like third copies of the letters “E” “F” and “G” will be on SALE. many desirable and hard to find – PLUS Old + new music books, books of all kinds actually – sealed/unopened LPs – African, Reggae & world-music releases – videos. Sorry to say the laserdiscs are all gone! – 60s psychedelic posters

THIS YEAR $5 specials – Sony Yule log DVDs, just released by Johnny Cash, Mariah Carey and Kenny Chesney; Nearly all Resident CDs, on Mute records (more than 1/2 the price of downloading); Return To Forever DVDs, live @ Montreux (cheapest on Amazon = $9.91)

One of our neighbors moved – and they were food stylists, so TONS of high end and junky kitchenware was donated to the Astroturf Yardsale of 50s kitchen stuff and clothing!!!

Tell Your friends = face, tweet, link + blog us.

… and a big thanks to Eric Zim who created the ARCee guy.  And support these folks!

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Jerry Bock

11 11 2010

ARC friend and long time supporter Jerry Bock died. (Jerrold Lewis Bock, 11/ 23/1928 – 11/3/2010)

Back in 1999 Jerry donated his personal collection of over 9,000 Broadway and original cast albums.  Needless to say there were a great many odds and ends concerning his best-known work, Fiddler on the Roof.  Like…

Ever the gentleman, Jerry paid for the shipping and delivery, and was gracious when we visited his home.  Later that year he arranged for his local library upstate, Hiram Halle Memorial Library, to donate their multi-thousands of LPs to the ARC.

Professional obituaries can be found in the Times and on the Playbill site.

Amazingly, Jerry died a little more than a week after Joseph Stein, who wrote the book for Fiddler. But then again, and pardon me for this but I think he’d like it, Jerry did write, “Too Close for Comfort.”

It was a pleasure to know Mr. Bock, an honor to have his collection, and lucky we all are to be able to enjoy his wonderful music for all time.  He was hard to forget.  As Jerry usta say, “It rhymes with Bach.”





Tyche, made redundant, now blogging @ the Times

4 11 2010

At the bottom of it’s online page, under the ‘blogs’ banner, the New York Times offers six squares of teases and photos to click your interest.  Today, for maybe twenty minutes, these two images were next to each other.

I’m just back from the IASA confab in Philly, and will report soon, and sadly, to report the death of ARC pal and composer Jerry Bock…








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