ARHOOLIE FOUNDATION COLLECTIONS:Audio Interviews
Audio interviews by Chris Strachwitz during his research into the music he was recording for his label Arhoolie Records as well as for his radio programs on KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA) in the 1960’s through 1980’s, and by Dr. Manuel Peña during his research for his several books on Mexican American music.
Aubrey Ghent’s peers universally acknowledge him as a master of the six-string lap-steel guitar. This interview, recorded in November 1992, documented my first meeting with a musician who played in what would become known as the “sacred steel” tradition.Listen Here
The son of Bishop Naomi Manning, the second Chief Overseer of the Church of the Living God, Jewell Dominion, and grandson of Bishop Lorenzo Harrison, the steel guitarist who prevailed in Jewell Dominion worship services for decades, guitarist Gamaliel Penn has deep roots in Jewell Dominion musical traditions.Listen Here