Chris Strachwitz: Arhoolie Records—The Journey of Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie Records was founded in 1960. 40 years and 275 releases later, founder and "song snatcher" Chris Strachwitz has preserved a living tradition of American musical roots. The Arhoolie box set consists of 5 CDs with 107 tracks personally recorded by Strqachwitz, and a glossy 65 page booklet written by music critic Elijah Wald. Strachwitz is a recent recipient of the NEA Heritage Fellowship Award.
Arhoolie Records:  The Journey of Chris Strachwitz
Released: 10/1/2000
All Chris Strachwitz profiles…
Musical Snapshots
Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz celebrates 40 years of discovering and recording some of America’s most enduring and authentic regional musicians.
Tone Deaf?
Tuning is truly in the ear of the beholder.
Lightning Hopkins
Blues in the rough…and a role model of sorts for Chris Strachwitz.
Clifton Chenier
Lightning Hopkins’ "cuz", ace accordion player, and the future King of Zydeco.
Narcisco Martinez
Just when you thought it was safe…another ace accordion player! This time a pioneer of Tejano music.
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