Saturday, May 9, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
As previously announced, we will have members of the Tempos come and talk to us about the band and give us all the behind-the-scenes tid-bits and stories that are always entertaining. We even have some more good news. We had thought and announced that two members, Mike Shell and Terry Barnett, were coming, but also coming is a third member, Larry Cook, which are all of the surviving members. The Tempos released one album, "Speaking of The Tempos." That album has become a highly sought after and hard-to-find gem for collectors. This should be a very informative and entertaining meeting.
We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting/program 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, May 3, 2015
Here is a great new (2015) song from Lou Christie, "Drive In Dreams." This was not written by Lou like most of his early hits were, but by a new friend, Gregory Scharpf of the band, Sweet Breeze. The song was written with Christie in mind and is very nostalgic. At 72, Lou sounds as good, if not better, than ever. Still has that great falsetto voice.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
I wanted to make everyone aware of a new CD which spotlights the rich musical heritage of Alabama. Tony Lumpkin, who most will remember played with the Bleus, put me on to this. It consists of mostly original material by Alabama songwriters like Eddie Hinton, Wayne Perkins, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham. All of the musicians, except one, are Alabama bred. That one musician (not from Alabama) is 'Blue Lou' Marini, the saxophone player that most will remember from the "Blues Brothers" movies.
The killer songs are all well-produced right here in Alabama. I urge everyone to give a listen. For more information and song samples, go to http://www.musicmadeinalabama.com/.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Please remember that Mike Shell and Terry Barnett who formed the Tempos are speakers at our May meeting and not this meeting.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
All dealer space is fully reserved. We have added a few extra tables this year to help accommodate demand, but still have a waiting list. Please contact Joe Reddick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be added to our waiting list or for additional dealer information.
Customers can expect the largest selection we have ever had at our current location. Make sure you allow plenty of time to search dealer inventory.
Additional details for the show can be found in our CD & Record Show Blog.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Did you know that ARCA is 35 this month? That’s right, 35! Back, way back, in 1980, Fred Dahlke made a
decision to start an organization for music lovers and collectors. There was no such organization in the state
of Alabama. The seeds were actually sewn
as much as five years earlier. Fred had
talked with other music collectors off and on.
One, in particular, was from Florida.
Fred ran into him at a thrift store looking through records. The man told Fred that there was a music club
in Florida that held record shows and such.
Fred was intrigued to say the least, so after a while, he decided to
form the Alabama Record Collectors Association.
The beginnings were small. With
six others meeting in Fred’s living room, they formulated the plans of what
ARCA would be.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014
We don’t have an official meeting in January. Instead members are invited to our annual gathering at Bob & Debbie's house on Saturday the 17th at noon. Don’t be late or you’ll miss lunch! Remember to bring your request for music to be played at the gathering.
BTW we will be preparing the Record Show mailings.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Please join us at our next meeting on November 16h. We gather at 2 p.m. for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m. Visitors are always welcome!
Mike had an article in last month’s newsletter about his passion for this type of music collecting. He now has over 1,000 TV theme songs and is still going. Mike will talk about the history and stories behind some of your favorite themes. It is just unbelievable how many television shows there have been. Themes cover all genres and many have been hit songs and others should have been. Be thinking about some themes you would like to hear and chances are you’ll hear it Sunday.
We meet at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We're in Room 110 in the lower level.