Supercollectors is our series about people with unusual collections of music and music-related stuff.
In an ongoing crowdsourcing experiment called "Supercollectors," Soundcheck is searching the galaxy for people with massive collections of music and music-related stuff. One listener tipped us off to his British friend James Hyman, who owns more than 30,000 magazines (not counting duplicates) stored in warehouse in north London.
LL Cool J once proclaimed “I can’t live without my radio.” It was an ode to the massive, but portable, AM/FM/cassette players of the 1970s and ‘80s. Today, photographer Lyle Owerko still can’t live without boomboxes. He owns more than 50 of them, as documented in the book “The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music and the Urban Underground.” He joins us to take your calls, in the latest installment of Supercollectors.
Our series on unusual music collections continues. We’ll open the phones to find out what YOU collect – and why. And local big-band maestro Vince Giordano tells us about his massive collection of sheet music and band arrangements – which he stores in a house conveniently located next to his Brooklyn home.
The New York artist Rutherford Chang tells us about his collection of more than 500 copies of The Beatles' White Album. He joins us for another installment of Supercollectors. And, we speak with Ann Chen, the friend who is very generously storing Rutherford's collection in her New York apartment while he's living abroad.
We want to help solve your digital music collection conundrums! Our series on Supercollectors continues with answers to your questions about digital music – from ripping CDs to storing MP3s. Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.FM and San Francisco-based music and technology writer Geeta Dayal join us to take your calls.
Supercollector Don Fleming of the Association for Cultural Equity joins us to talk about history’s ultimate supercollector, the late ethnomusicologist and folk historian Alan Lomax. Plus, Fleming talks about his own collection, which includes 15,000 albums, 10,000 45-rpm singles, laserdiscs, Edison discs, Betamax video tapes ... and more eight-track tapes than you'd expect.