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Monday, December 5, 2022
As published by NBC 15, Charlie Hildebrand and Shaina Nijhawan
Vinyl collectors can browse a large collection of vintage records at a retail pop-up shop in Madison this week.
Agrace is hosting a sale of more than 45,000 records. Albums will sell for $2 each, and sale proceeds will help fund Agrace’s health care services across southern Wisconsin.
The collection was donated by Jim Kirchstein, an electric engineer and founder of Cuca Records. Kirchstein founded Cuca Records in 1959 in Sauk City and recorded thousands of songs and LP records until the early 1970s. The independent record label is said to have “captured the sound of Wisconsin in the 1960s.”
Kirchstein’s record collection includes rock, country, jazz, blues and American genre albums. Robert Washburn, Agrace pack up and pick up manager, said it took three days to collect and bring the records to the store.