Garfield "Gary" Green - New York

Probably the one most responsible for promoting the collecting art form and keeping it alive and well in NY is Gary. He plays an intricate part in the NY Collectors Music Scene, be it in the Bronx, Queens or Brooklyn. For one of the youngest collector around he is a music force to be reckoned with anywhere anytime.

Back in the days Gary would be hunting records, North, South, East and West, armed with his headphones and long coat!  Gary was sparing with the likes of Milo, Spencer, Raphael, Leroy, Carson, RannyT, Thadde and Milton to name a few in the hay days of collectors’ sessions on the East coast USA. He is credited with introducing quite a number of records which are highly prized today by collectors and for promoting many a 2nd and 3rd Sunday sit-ins as well as an Annual Thanksgiving w/e Collectors sit-in, most recently hosted at SIMS in Brooklyn (curtesy Vern) . He has been in and around the music continuously, supported it extensively and passionately, much to the betterment of the vinyl collecting art form. He was a founding member of NYMLA (New York Music Lovers Association) Inc. 

Anthony Warren - New York

Anthony has been collecting vinyl a large part of his adult life ....which is a long time!!! He has retired from the construction business and now helps out on small projects when needed.

In the early days he got interested in music listening to his mother’s Pye Radio, where stations like the BBC, Armed Forces and Jamaica’s own ZQI were his favorites. His first Dance hall attendance was with his mom at Progressive … she was a member of the Lodge at Progressive on North ST.  Anthony migrated to USA in 1973, making contact with old acquaintances thru the years. He remembers Pail Hutton’s first record store on Utica Ave …. he didn’t like to go there … too much security!!! Paul’s Hempstead Ave store was much better and he would buy (read sold!) the same record twice … once for each side… of course sold by Paul. Paul introduced him to much new music through the years. He is an avid lover of Blues and Doo Wop.

His first LP purchased in Jamaica as  Classics Up to date with James Last. His interest in VRCA peaked when Paul  et al were getting involved with Internet streaming on Supreme Vibz in the early 2000s. He is a dedicated supporter and helper of the VRCA NY chapter and will be an outstanding asset to the organization.