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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hotel - "Half Moon Silver"

ARCA Honorary Members, Hotel, and their last Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Half Moon Silver" from 1980.  This was the title song from their second album.  With mainstream music moving more toward the 'New Wave' sound of the 80s, Hotel, with its second album, tried to get an edgier sound.  This song utilized multi-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Eagles. Sadly, Hotel would disband two years later, but members Marc Phillips and Tommy Calton would carry on with Split the Dark, which won an MTV Basement Tapes award in 1986 with the song "Always A Chance."

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jubal John Album

Be sure to check out this article on Jubal Dalzell (i.e. Jubal John). Jubal is an accomplished area musician and has been a member of the Alabama Record Collectors Association for several years. CLICK HERE 

June Meeting

Our next meeting is June 28th. This is one week later than normal due to the Father's day holiday.  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, May 9, 2015

Tempos update

I spoke to Mike Shell and he said that he and Terry are in the process of getting things together to "show and tell' at the meeting next week.  He his very much looking forward to it. Larry Cook is now only a possibility, however.  Mike is hoping Larry can make it, but can't guarantee it.  It should be a great meeting.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Special guests lined up for the May meeting


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

Lou Christie - Drive In Dreams



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.