buying & operations
Zack's a true Carolina Soul veteran-- our office raconteur, an expert on most subjects, an Italo disco fanatic and an all-around great human being. Here's his profile:
With Carolina Soul Since: 2011
Title & Responsibilities: Senior Buyer & Operations Manager -- buying collections, selecting records for auction, "managing." Longtime customers might recognize me from our weekly auction emails, which I wrote for a few years.
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Go-To Musical Genres RN: Electronic disco, Italo, modern soul, dance/club music, punk rock
Favorite records/songs discovered at work: In no particular order, Michelle "Rush Hour Traffic," Magnum "Tell Me Why," Tolbert Family "Gospel Train," Control "Your Love," Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes "Prayin'," Nicodemus "Sister June," Emerson "Sending All My Love Out," Barbara Lynn "Until Then (I'll Suffer)", Four Tracks "Charade," Sesil & Lujon "Be Yourself," Star Quake "Don't You Know I Love You," Leo's Sunshipp "Back For More," Donna McGhee "It Ain't No Big Thing," Ethics "I Want My Baby Back," Lee Tracy "Is It What You Want/Saving All My Love For You" (actual best record ever!), Dynamic Upsetters "Come On Down," Alice "Celebrate My Love 4U," KG & Grant "Nightmares," Aged In Harmony "You're A Melody," Hunter Singers "Beatitudes"...obviously, there's more.
Interests: Politics, DJing, bagels.
Favorite Durham lunch spot: La Vaquita.
What Do You Like About Working At CS?: "I kinda have two jobs (buying and in-office), so I'll split them up. BUYING RECORDS: traveling to places I'd probably never otherwise visit, meeting people I'd probably never otherwise meet, finding jams, discovering new and innovative ways to get extremely dirty, and an unending stream of good/weird stories from the road. AT CS: I get to hang out and listen to music with the best group of weird, smart, hilarious fellow humans I've ever known. I'm a very lucky person."