Frontera YouTube Channel

Listen to over 41,000 recordings from 78rpm & 45 rpm records on the Frontera Collection on our YouTube Channel. Since April of 2018 we have uploaded 99 songs every work day.  Listen to the entire track, enjoy our many playlists, read or leave a comment and subscribe to the channel for the latest updates.

To visit the channel click here. Below are some of the playlists from the Frontera Collection channel.


Lydia Mendoza


Canciones de inmigración

Lalo Guerrero


Lucha Reyes

Los Alegres De Terán

Los Madrugadores

To see more playlists click here.

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.