Today’s the Fifth, so here’s some $5 LPs for Sale!

6 12 2012

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Hi!  Here is a nice batch of LPs that will be available at the ARC’s hot WINTER Holiday Record + CD SALE, Dec 8-16, everyday from 11am – 6 pm.
Any of the above –  $5 each.
The sale is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop  – books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs, sheet music.   PLUS the yard sale of vintage stuff.  Help us out !

Blog, face, tweet, post or shout out about our sale…

Again – geez you should know by now – we’re at 54 White Street in Tribeca.  between Broadway and Church Streets – North of Worth + 3 short blocks south of Canal.  Most trains stop @ Canal, or try the # 1 or 2 exiting in Franklin St.  tel : 212-226-6967     e : info@arcmusic.org     http://arcmusic.org   blog: https://arcmusic.wordpress.com     facebook

Remember: ARC members attend our pre-sale PARTY on Thursday evening DEC 6!
You can Join the ARC and attend our party online on PAYPAL or by calling us!
PARTY will host Jamie Records‘ ARCTIC records reissue release party + ARC’s launch of the Bill Adler Holiday Record Collection.  Food by Two Boots Pizza, Brooklyn’s Bonnie’s Grill (hotwings + beer) and Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge (champagne).  Krrb.com is your host for the evening, a local classified startup.

OTHER THINGS going on, that we like, by good ARC friends, and you should consider…

UpComing Shop + Dance event DEC 7 @ the great Scissors Store.  Scissors  will host Crash Course In Science (70s/80s minimal wave band) who will DJ, dance and glow in the dark, yes this will happen in Eric’s 190 square foot store.  Eric is a long time graphic contributor to the ARC.

UpComing Jewelry Sales by Alchemy.  Alchemy is the the jewelry design company of Pam Meyer, who for years has made the swell ARC 45 insert jewelry (that you can buy at our sale).  She also will be selling at:

EXQUISITE VINTAGE: Saturday December 8th, noon to six, 47 Great Jones Street, NYC   In addition to jewelry from our current collection, we will also be selling, vintage Alchemy, as well as items from Pam’s personal collection of vintage clothing, collectibles and bric a brac. event: http://www.exquisitevintage.com

BROOKLYN CRAFT CENTRAL HOLIDAY MARKET: Saturday and Sunday, December 15th &16th, 11am to 5pm, Littlefield Art Space, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn NY  (This event also takes place on the following weekend, but Alchemy will ONLY be at the first weekend.)  event: http://www.bkcraftcentral.co

UpComing Original Women Sale, Thursday, Dec., 13, 12-9 pm.  Gwendy at Origianl Women has helped ARC many-a-time, and this sale is by them and Costavolcano from Chile – an evening to celebrate with their new, curated collections of innovative fashion design accessories and artistry – scarves, jewelry and more from around the world.  At Gateway, 15 Laight Street (between Varick and 6th Ave. near Tribeca Cinemas)    info@original-women.com  /  contact@costavolcano.com

Another thing we like, this Sunday, Dec 2nd, at the Museum of Natural History, Beat Nation will perform after the film screening of the Marcelo Machado movie “Tropicalia”   Dance, Dance, Dance.
Oh yea, and our sale is DEC 8 – 16




ARC Holiday Sale for only $6

3 12 2012

Our Holiday Sale is only 6 days away, so here’s a batch of some near-mint LPs, curiously all by ARC Board member Lou Reed, that we’ll be offering for only $6 each!

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Hope to see you at ARC’s hot WINTER Holiday Record + CD SALE, Dec 8-16, everyday from 11am – 6 pm.

The sale is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop  – books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs, sheet music.   PLUS the yard sale of vintage stuff.

Tell your friends – Blog, face, tweet, post or shout out about our sale…

We’re at 54 White Street in Tribeca.  between Broadway and Church Streets – North of Worth + 3 short blocks south of Canal.  Most trains stop @ Canal, or try the # 1 or 2 exiting in Franklin St.  tel : 212-226-6967     e : info@arcmusic.org     http://arcmusic.org   blog: https://arcmusic.wordpress.com     facebook

Remember: ARC members attend our pre-sale PARTY on Thursday evening DEC 6!
You can Join the ARC and attend our party online on PAYPAL or by calling us!
PARTY will host Jamie Records‘ ARCTIC records reissue release party + ARC’s launch of the Bill Adler Holiday Record Collection.  Food by Two Boots Pizza, Brooklyn’s Bonnie’s Grill (hotwings + beer) and Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge (champagne).  Krrb.com is your host for the evening, a local classified startup.

OTHER THINGS going on, that we like, by good ARC friends, and you should consider…

UpComing Shop + Dance event DEC 7 @ the great Scissors Store.  Scissors  will host Crash Course In Science (70s/80s minimal wave band) who will DJ, dance and glow in the dark, yes this will happen in Eric’s 190 square foot store.  Eric is a long time graphic contributor to the ARC.

UpComing Jewelry Sales by Alchemy.  Alchemy is the the jewelry design company of Pam Meyer, who for years has made the swell ARC 45 insert jewelry (that you can buy at our sale).  She also will be selling at:

EXQUISITE VINTAGE: Saturday December 8th, noon to six, 47 Great Jones Street, NYC   In addition to jewelry from our current collection, we will also be selling, vintage Alchemy, as well as items from Pam’s personal collection of vintage clothing, collectibles and bric a brac. event: http://www.exquisitevintage.com

BROOKLYN CRAFT CENTRAL HOLIDAY MARKET: Saturday and Sunday, December 15th &16th, 11am to 5pm, Littlefield Art Space, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn NY  (This event also takes place on the following weekend, but Alchemy will ONLY be at the first weekend.)  event: http://www.bkcraftcentral.co

UpComing Original Women Sale, Thursday, Dec., 13, 12-9 pm.  Gwendy at Origianl Women has helped ARC many-a-time, and this sale is by them and Costavolcano from Chile – an evening to celebrate with their new, curated collections of innovative fashion design accessories and artistry – scarves, jewelry and more from around the world.  At Gateway, 15 Laight Street (between Varick and 6th Ave. near Tribeca Cinemas)    info@original-women.com  /  contact@costavolcano.com

Another thing we like, this Sunday, Dec 2nd, at the Museum of Natural History, Beat Nation will perform after the film screening of the Marcelo Machado movie “Tropicalia”   Dance, Dance, Dance.

Our sale is DEC 8 – 16 – and we’ll also have sone Velvet’s recordings also!




ARC Holiday Sale + other things 2 do…

30 11 2012

Hi!  Here is a nice batch of LPs that will be available at the ARC’s hot WINTER Holiday Record + CD SALE, Dec 8-16, everyday from 11am – 6 pm.

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Any of the above – an odd accidental religious grouping – all in near mint condition, $8 each.
The sale is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop  – books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs, sheet music.   PLUS the yard sale of vintage stuff.  Help us out !

Blog, face, tweet, post or shout out about our sale…

Again – geez you should know by now – we’re at 54 White Street in Tribeca.  between Broadway and Church Streets – North of Worth + 3 short blocks south of Canal.  Most trains stop @ Canal, or try the # 1 or 2 exiting in Franklin St.  tel : 212-226-6967     e : info@arcmusic.org     http://arcmusic.org   blog: https://arcmusic.wordpress.com     facebook

Remember: ARC members attend our pre-sale PARTY on Thursday evening DEC 6!
You can Join the ARC and attend our party online on PAYPAL or by calling us!
PARTY will host Jamie Records‘ ARCTIC records reissue release party + ARC’s launch of the Bill Adler Holiday Record Collection.  Food by Two Boots Pizza, Brooklyn’s Bonnie’s Grill (hotwings + beer) and Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge (champagne).  Krrb.com is your host for the evening, a local classified startup.

OTHER THINGS going on, that we like, by good ARC friends, and you should consider…

UpComing Shop + Dance event DEC 7 @ the great Scissors Store.  Scissors  will host Crash Course In Science (70s/80s minimal wave band) who will DJ, dance and glow in the dark, yes this will happen in Eric’s 190 square foot store.  Eric is a long time graphic contributor to the ARC.

UpComing Jewelry Sales by Alchemy.  Alchemy is the the jewelry design company of Pam Meyer, who for years has made the swell ARC 45 insert jewelry (that you can buy at our sale).  She also will be selling at:

EXQUISITE VINTAGE: Saturday December 8th, noon to six, 47 Great Jones Street, NYC   In addition to jewelry from our current collection, we will also be selling, vintage Alchemy, as well as items from Pam’s personal collection of vintage clothing, collectibles and bric a brac. event: http://www.exquisitevintage.com

BROOKLYN CRAFT CENTRAL HOLIDAY MARKET: Saturday and Sunday, December 15th &16th, 11am to 5pm, Littlefield Art Space, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn NY  (This event also takes place on the following weekend, but Alchemy will ONLY be at the first weekend.)  event: http://www.bkcraftcentral.co

UpComing Original Women Sale, Thursday, Dec., 13, 12-9 pm.  Gwendy at Origianl Women has helped ARC many-a-time, and this sale is by them and Costavolcano from Chile – an evening to celebrate with their new, curated collections of innovative fashion design accessories and artistry – scarves, jewelry and more from around the world.  At Gateway, 15 Laight Street (between Varick and 6th Ave. near Tribeca Cinemas)    info@original-women.com  /  contact@costavolcano.com

Another thing we like, this Sunday, Dec 2nd, at the Museum of Natural History, Beat Nation will perform after the film screening of the Marcelo Machado movie “Tropicalia”   Dance, Dance, Dance.

Oh yea, and our sale is DEC 8 – 16




Cuban Treats In NY

17 04 2012

Sure Hillary is swigging it down at a Cuban ‘theme’ club in Cartagena, and Obama remains locked into a 50 year hissy fit against the mouse that roared, but we, the sensible ones, the friends of the ARChive, People Who Like People, have a chance to hear the real deal, some real Cuban music!

Sintesis is in New York and performing at SOBs this week (Friday, April 20), and in Miami next week @ the Dade County Auditorium.  That means if you’re smart, you can hear the band in an intimate setting, at one of the nicest clubs in NY.

The band has been around and popular since the 60s; the Sintesis sound is Youruba roots meets jazzy prog rock, and slightly Techno-santería.  Carlos Alfonso is the clan’s leader/founder and in demand vocalist with the younger generation represented by daughter Eme.  Available for the first time on this trip will be the bands new triple CD album, and Eme’s latest.

SOB’s is at 204 Varick St. 8 pm and only 10 bucks.  Whata deal.  You can get more info at the club’s site: http://sobs.com/events/latin-alternative/sintesis     Thanks to Ed Steinberg and Allan Bastos for doing the hard work and bringing the group to the US.

On another Cuban note I saw Yosvany Terry’s group last week at Jazz Standard.  As always the sound was great at this club, and the band was swinging with one of the best rhythm sections I have heard in years.  Not quite Latin, and not locked in to the standard rotating solo’s so commonly boring in jazz, the horns often returned to tight charted sections that were a delight.

Finally, this just in to the ARC –  a 78 set I had seen in the Cuban music archive in Havana (Museo Nacional de la Musica) and always yearned for – an early Miguelito Valdés album.  If you don’t know, Valdés was the role model for Desi Arnaz, Mr. Lucy copied Mr. Babalú’s songs, style, conga carrying and even the haircut!   Thanks to ARC member Ben May who donated this and quite a few other Cuban and Latin 78 albums.

Here’s the relevant recordings we have here @ ARC :

Miguelito Valdes

• Miguelito Valdes with Machito and his Afro-Cubans.   Bim Bam Boom  (DECCA, USA, 344, 10″, n.d0 Four discs in bound album, includes informational booklet in English and Spanish..

• Inolvidables  (Verve, USA, V/V6 5036, 12″, n.d.).  .

• Los Reyes del Ritmo (Decca, USA, DL4595, 12″, N.D).  .

• Orquesta Casino De La Playa Con Miguelito Valdes.   Memories Of Cuba (1937-1944)  (Tumbao, Switzerland, TCD-003, 5”, 1991).  With Miguelito Valdes, Perez Prado and Cascarita

• Miguelito Valdes With the Orquesta Casino De La Playa  (Harlequin, UK, HQ CD 39, 5″, 1994).

• Mr. Babalu!  (Mount Vernon Music, mvm 140, 12”, n.d.).

• Playing His World Famous Latin Rhythms  (Sutton, SSU 288, 12”)

Sintesis:

• Ancestros  (Qbadisc, USA, QB 9001, 5″, 1987 / 1992).

• Ancestros  (Areito, Cuba, LD-4432, 12″, 1987).

• Ancestros 2  (Qbadisc, USA, QB 9015, 5″, 1994).

• El Hombre Extraño  (Areito, Cuba, LD-4787, 12″, 1989).

• Habana a Flor de Piel  (Unicornio, Cuba, UN-CD9030, 5″, 2002).

• Habana a Flor de Piel (VELAS, VLS20512, 5″, 2001).

• Orishas   (Milan Latino, USA, 35830, 5″, 1997).

… and the latest from Terry I bought up at the club;   Today’s Opinion (Criss Cross Jazz, Holland, 1343, 5″, 2012).





windy + naked tape

6 09 2011

We’re back at work here @ the ARC, but it was a wild windy week, as the neighborhood braced for the hurricane (look caution is one thing, but you don’t tell people to evacuate by 5, and close the subways at noon!).  Here’s a local Tribeca restaurant that made bondage seem, well, safe.

Later, out of nowhere, there came a holy grail of collecting, as at a flea market upstate, south of the flooding and north of a religious experience, I found….

Can you imagine this for sale at a truck stop?  “Hey, gimme one of those Hank Williams 8 tracks, and uh, maybe a Skeeter Davis, and, yea, that there Two Virgins will rock the BeJusus outa the big rig.”  Miraculously, the same dealer was selling some religious snow domes, so I sez, “Make that three Virgins…”

What’s that smell: monkey?  burning hair?  bacterial toxin botulin?   In my world the trucker hangs a handful of these on the rear view, blissfully humming “Two Virgins No. 3”  into Tucson.   All I know is I only bought two things this weekend, and well, I could shop forever and a day and not do better.








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