Arhoolie Records 45rpm Discography by Tom Ball

Arhoolie Records was founded  in 1960 by Chris Strachwitz. Throughout the years of the vinyl disc,  Arhoolie Records released 57 45rpm records. Back then it was still possible to get some radio and jukebox play if you had a 45.

This discography is the work of musician and author Tom Ball who the Arhoolie Foundation thanks for taking the time to document this part of the Arhoolie Records history. You can contact Mr. Ball at

The art work featured below depicting the various genres was originally created by R. Crumb for Chris Strachwitz’s publication The Lightning Express. The Arhoolie guitar logo and label designs were created by graphic artist Wayne Pope.

Arhoolie Records was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 2016.

Arhoolie Records 45rpm discography by Tom Ball