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Tag Archives: Arhoolie Records
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 … Continue reading
Koko Taylor’s latest CD, ‘Royal Blue,’ shows this remarkable blues singer stretching into new territory with her longtime musical collaborator and co-producer Criss Johnson. Taylor wanted a CD with a more modern blues sound, and she’s delivered an exciting and … Continue reading
Shemekia Copeland sings from the heart with a rare passion and a fiery voice that’s prompted critics to call her a ‘diva-in-the-making.’ But behind the big voice is a down-to-earth young woman who pens songs about the way she worried … Continue reading