If Greenpoint’s vinyl district hasn’t yielded any gems lately, you may want to make a pilgrimage to midtown later this week, because the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is selling off about 22,000 dupe LPs from its Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound. And they’re going “cheap. Like, real cheap.”
The way the NYPL , this is going to be one epic sale.
Whether you are a hardcore collector of foreign classical releases, lover of 70s country music, Funk aficionado, or devotee of Ronald Reagan’s spoken work, stop in anytime between August 8th and August 10th to get your paws on your sonic favorites known and yet to be discovered. All genres and styles represented.
We’ve priced the records to sell with all proceeds going to support the ongoing expansion of our collections.
There is a great chance that someone will find more than one diamond in the not-so-rough. Many of the recordings have never been played, bear promotional stamps, and remain sealed in shrink wrap.
The good folks at the R&H Archives have been posting inventory highlights on and Facebook, and it looks like you’ll get a crack at everything from New Kids on the Block (you know, to go with the Marky Mark cassette you scored at Urban Jungle) to some “O.G. Hi-Fi” shit (whoa, who knew the liberry was so down).
It all goes down at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Thursday from noon to 7:45 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 5:45 p.m.