8 May 2010

Access All Areas: Arhoolie Records

From Access All Areas, 11:56 pm on 8 May 2010

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Arhoolie Records remains one of the great American record labels - an Independent folk and blues label formed by Californian high school teacher Chris Strachwitz in 1960. Strachwitz originally started the label to record blues- releasing albums from artists like Bukka White, Charlie Musselwhite, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Big Mama Thornton along with recordings of Mexican tejano, cajun, zydeco, and bluegrass music. For the 50th anniversay Trevor Reekie talks to Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz about his life long passion for documenting the music of some of America's finest roots music.