Rev. Louis Overstreet Interview

In the summer of 1960 Chris Strachwitz came across a gospel musician and his four sons preaching on the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Listen as Mr. Strachwitz describes meeting and recording Rev. Louis Overstreet and then listen to the interview he recorded with Rev. Overstreet in 1962.

Chris Strachwitz remembers Rev. Overstreet

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Interviewee: Chris Strachwitz
Interviewer: Tom Diamant
Date: June 8th, 2020
Location: On the telephone in San Rafael, CA (Strachwitz) and El Cerrito, CA (Diamant)
Language: English

Rev. Louis Overstreet Interview

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Interviewee: Rev. Louis Overstreet
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz
Date: Dec 16th, 1962
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Language: English

This is an interview originally recorded for research purposes. It is presented here in its raw state, unedited except to remove some irrelevant sections and blank spaces. All rights to the interview are reserved by the Arhoolie Foundation. Please do not use anything from this website without permission.

See below photo gallery for transcripts of both interviews

Interview Transcripts

Rumbo a california

The Arhoolie Foundation is proud to present: Rumbo a California: Making Mexican Music in the Golden State, a bilingual digital exhibition that explores the history of Mexican music in California and the stories of the people, labels, and events that have shaped it.


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