Tuesday, March 3, 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.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
We will also be having a trivia contest of this topic and we should all learn a little more about the music of James Bond.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Our next regular monthly meeting will be on September 21, 2014.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Bill was another in a long line of special guests ARCA has had over the years. These guests help us to get some insight into these bands and into music radio (behind the scenes). We are working on several more guests in the coming months, so please keep checking this website or 'Like Us' on facebook to find out when the next one will be appearing. Guests are always welcome. You do not have to join ARCA, but we would welcome anyone who does.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
We at ARCA are doing all we can to tell as many people as possible about us and what we do. We are a non profit organization made up of members from all over the country who are dedicated to the memory and preservation of recorded music. Our membership is open to anyone, anyone who loves music, that is! We have monthly meetings and sponsor the big annual CD & Record Show in March in the Birmingham area. Our organization is pretty laid back and we also have an annual picnic and Christmas party for our members and well as other happenings. We often have special musical guests at our meetings or just have a particular musical themed program for expanded knowledge or interest.
Remember, 'Follow' us and Twitter and 'Like' us on facebook! As always, 'Help keep the music alive!"