Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! / February 23, 2023

Canciones de Dave Bartholomew y Fats Domino

This week’s Frontera Collection En Vivo highlights Dave Bartholomew and Antoine “Fats” Domino’s songs covered in Spanish. Our Rumbo a California exhibit focused on California’s record labels, like Imperial, that promoted Mexican music over the last 100 years. In 1947, Dave was hired as Imperial’s New Orleans A&R man – signing talent, producing, and songwriting. He wrote songs that became hits for Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry. His songs reached way beyond the Black community. Over 20 fabulous pieces. You don’t want to miss this episode.

Frontera Collection En Vivo de esta semana destaca las canciones de Dave Bartholomew y Antoine “Fats” Domino versionadas en español. Nuestra exhibición Rumbo a California se centró en los sellos discográficos de California, como Imperial, que promovieron la música mexicana durante los últimos 100 años. En 1947, Dave fue contratado como el hombre de A&R de Nueva Orleans de Imperial, firmando talentos, produciendo y componiendo canciones. Escribió canciones que se convirtieron en éxitos para Fats Domino, Elvis Presley y Chuck Berry. Sus canciones llegaron mucho más allá de la comunidad negra. Más de 20 piezas fabulosas. No querrás perderte este episodio.


When/Cuando: Thursday/Jueves 2/23/23 6-8 pm PST
Where/Donde: Frontera Collection YouTube Channel
Who/Quien: Digitizing Engineer/Ingeniero de digitalización – Juan Antonio Cuellar



Statement on the passing of Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie Records Founder
July 1, 1931 – May 5, 2023

We celebrate the life of our founder, friend, and great record man Chris Strachwitz. He died peacefully at home in Marin County, CA, surrounded in his last days by dear friends and family. Over his 91 years, Chris captured the music that represents the best “down home music” the world has to offer.

He was at the forefront of nearly all the roots revivals over the last 60 years including blues, zydeco, Cajun, Norteño and Tejano music. His drive to document traditional music helped introduce the nation to our diverse musical heritage. He had the foresight to save music that might have otherwise been lost to obscurity and played a role in strengthening cultural traditions through his records, films, and most recently the Arhoolie Foundation. He cared for those around him, fought for royalties and recognition for Arhoolie artists, and provided counsel to countless musicians, writers, film makers, and academics.

Plans for a public celebration of his life will be announced in the coming weeks. Today we’re thinking of all that Chris brought to our lives and the lives of the musicians and fans with whom he shared his passion.