Blues, Jazz & Gospel

Whether collecting 78s and releasing them on the Blues Classics label or recording Lightning Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton, Reverend Overstreet, Billie and Dee Dee Pierce, and many more for his Arhoolie Records label, Chris Strachwitz has always been associated with blues, jazz and gospel. 

The Ahroolie Foundation website features many  items from the Chris Strachwitz Archive.

Photos / Posters
You will find photos all over this website. Here are some specific galleries where you will find blues, jazz, and gospel images.

Zydeco, Cajun, Gospel, and Rhythm & Blues Posters

Chris Strachwitz Photo Archive

Big Mama Thornton Photo Gallery

1986 - Photos by Chris Strachwitz


Down Home Music

Sacred Steel

Streaming Video

Sonny Simmons with Michael White 

Written Words 
Articles and information pertaining to blues, jazz, and gospel music

1960 Journey to the South - Chris Strachwitz. - The beginings of Arhoolie Records

1962 Trip In 1962 Chris took a very long trip through the south, up to New York, to Chicago, and down through the south again.

1962 Lightning and the Zydeco Uprising - Chris Strachwitz

1962 The Houston “Record Men” - Chris Strachwitz

1962  Louisiana - Chris Strachwitz

Sacred Steel Instrument Fund