In 1960 Chris Strachwitz was running a small mail order record service and newsletter called the International Blues Record Club (IBRC). In the summer of 1960 he took the first of many trips that would start his long career as … Continue reading →
Chris Strachwitz, founder of both Arhoolie Records and the Arhoolie Foundation, has been documenting vernacular music since the 1950’s. An avid photographer he has taken over 25,000 photographs which he recently donated to the Arhoolie Foundation. The Arhoolie Foundation is … Continue reading →
Everything But The Squeak This DVD is now out of print but you can watch the entire video here on our website. The film documents a Cajun Country “boucherie” and other Cajun/Creole traditions in the Eunice, La. area. It features … Continue reading →
New on the Arhoolie Foundation website.An interview with Big Mama Thornton and a gallery of photos. An interview with Andrés Berlanga talking about recording back in the 1930’s.
We’ve post three great new interviews of Cajun and Zydeco performers. Listen to their own voices tell their stories to interviewer Chris Strachwitz.
Happy 110th Birthday Moses Asch! Wednesday, December 2, 2015, would have been the 110th birthday of Folkways Records founder Moses “Moe” Asch (1905–1986). Listen to a fascinating 30-minute interview with Moses Asch by Chris Strachwitz from 1981 in our audio … Continue reading →
New Maddox Brothers and Rose photo gallery and interview. Listen to Fred and Rose Maddox as they reminisce about the Maddox Brothers and Rose and celebrate over 50 years in the music business. Then view over 30 photos spanning the … Continue reading →
This is the new Arhoolie foundation website which we will be filling with all sorts of photos, interviews, discographies, videos, and other information. At the bottom of most pages there is a place for comments. Please contribute and tell us your thoughts.
The new bi-lingual UCLA Frontera website is up now featuring over 100,000 recordings with longer audio samples, places from you to enter in your comments, a blog by award winning author Agustin Gurza and more. Users can add to the knowledge … Continue reading →
Arhoolie Foundation Receives Grant From Grammy Foundation® for Preservation of the Strachwitz Iinterviews – The Arhoolie Foundation has been awarded a grant of $12,200 from the Grammy Foundation® Grant Program to digitally preserve, transcribe, and make accessible online, in streaming … Continue reading →