Friday, April 29, 2016

May Meeting



Our next meeting is May 15th. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.



Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Friday, April 15, 2016

April Meeting Update

We will have a special treat this Sunday at the monthly ARCA meeting. ARCA Honorary Member, Buddy Causey, will be dropping by to participate in our discussion on special concerts people have attended. Buddy is a fantastic singer from Birmingham, who has been in several groups such as 'Daze of the Weak' and 'Cross' as well as being a solo artist who has travelled and lived all over the country. He's now back in Birmingham and, after battling some medical issues, is singing ...again as great as ever. Besides performing the rock music he loves, Buddy also performs Christian music at various churches and gives his testimony.

Guests are always welcome and this month's meeting is this Sunday, April 17 at the Homewood Library, Room 110 beginning at 2:00. Refreshments are served.
Please make plans to stop by and say 'Hi' to Buddy and participate in the program and tell us about a memorable or exciting concert you have attended, past or present.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

RECORD STORE DAY

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 16th.   In the Birmingham area we have four stores participating:

Charlemagne Record Exchange, 1924 11th Ave. South, Birmingham, 205-322-5349
Oz Music, 506 14th St., Tuscaloosa, 205-758-1222
Renaissance Records, 2020 11th Ave. South, Birmingham, 205-933-8000
Seasick Records, 5508 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, 205-677-3166


If you are in a different area, check http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home to find your store and for additional information.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

April Meeting




Our next meeting is April 17th. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.


Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

March Meeting

Our next meeting is March 20th. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.


Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! In fact we hope that all of you that took ARCA information at our Show will drop by.


We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Friday, February 19, 2016

ALMOST SHOW TIME!


You don’t have to go to a distant galaxy!  Find that “magic” record at our 2016 CD & Record Show on March 4 & 5th at the Bessemer Civic Center.  It’s conveniently located beside I59/20 with plenty of free parking. 
More details here.

Friday, January 29, 2016

February Meeting


 
 
Our next meeting is February 21st. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.

This is our last meeting before our annual Record Show, please attend so you'll know all of our plans.

Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Pipeline #99


Dave Burke mailed us a copy of Pipeline #99, which is published in the UK. It has an excellent article on Birmingham's Ramrods. They came to the attention of Pipeline magazine through information in this blog.  Jon Adair of the Ramrods spoke at our September 2010 meeting. 

Isn't it great that music lovers in Europe are discovering one of our sixties bands?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

January Meeting Is Record Show Workday

We don’t have an official meeting in January. We will be meeting on January 23rd to prepare for our Record Show. More details are in your newsletter.

Friday, November 20, 2015

ARCA Christmas Party


There is no business meeting in December. Instead we’ll be gathering for food, fun and fellowship at our annual Christmas party on December 12th.

Specific details are in your ARCA newsletter. We hope to see everyone there!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

November Meeting



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Our next meeting is November 15th. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.


Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

October Meeting

Our next meeting is October 18th. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birmingham area musician, Johnny Click, will be at our September meeting!


Johnny Click will speak at our next meeting on September 20th.
 
Johnny Click was born and raised in Birmingham. He started in music at a young age, first with his parents in a gospel group, the Melody Makers. He learned to play the guitar, bass and piano and soon joined Sonny Duke and the Sundowners in the late 60s. After about two years with Sonny, he formed his own band, The Johnny Click Band. Johnny’s music consisted of a mixture of rock and country. He recorded several 45s, some in Muscle Shoals and some in Birmingham and some of his music was played on WYDE. He’s opened for or played with some big names, such as the Platters and the Coasters and, in country, the Judds, Shelly West and many others. Over a period of 20 years or so, Johnny has owned three clubs on southside, the first being ‘Good Times’, then ‘Rockafellers’, then ‘Johnny Click on the Strip.’ At Rockafellers, he would have various national artists come in and perform. Over the years, many local musicians have played with Johnny, including Henry Lovoy. Johnny still plays today in a band that includes Mike Shell (The Tempos) and Boddy Delander (Crimson Tide).

We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting/Johnny presentation is at 3 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Annual Picnic

Instead of a normal meeting in August, we have our annual picnic. It will be at Rickwood Caverns on August 22nd. There will be plenty of food, music & fellowship. Don’t forget your swimsuits! Please consult your member newsletter for details.

Our next regular monthly meeting will be on September 20, 2014.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July Meeting

Our next meeting is July 19th.  We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.