Most of Chris Strachwitz’s writing can be found in the liner notes to the LPs and CDs he recorded and produced for his record label Arhoolie Records. However, some of his writings can be found in publications.

Travels

In 1960 and 1962 Chris Strachwitz took extensive trips from California to the South where he recorded the first albums for Arhoolie Records. He wrote about them in his International Blues Record Club Bulletin and in Jazz Reports.

International Blues Record Club Bulletin No. 3 Journey to the South Down South 1960 – The beginning of a record label.   An account of Chris’ travels through the United States searching for music in 1960 and the beginning of Arhoolie Records.
IBRC-Vol2-no-1International Blues Record Club Bulletin December 1962 Vol. 2 No. 1 The 1962 Trip An account of Chris’ travels through the United States searching for music.
Jazz-Report_0001Jazz Reports Vol. 2 No. 6 As Blues editor for Jazz Reports he wrote this article about his trip to Houston, TX in 1962.
Jazz Reports Vol. 2 No. 8 As Blues editor for Jazz Reports he wrote this article about his trip to Houston, TX in 1962 and the “Record Men” he met there.
Jazz-Report_0003Jazz Reports Vol. 2 No. 10 As Blues editor for Jazz Reports he wrote this article about his trip to Louisiana in 1962.