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Arhoolie Records – A Conversation with Founder Chris Strachwitz

It is the little label that could, Arhoolie Records, and all because one man had a passion for music that was rich and soulful, the kind of music that you feel deep down inside and that causes an uproar in your equilibrium. Whether it was coming from the Deep South or the Texas border, if it intrigued Chris Strachwitz, then he was off and running to the source – even when he didn’t have a nickel to his name. It was that kind of absorbing passion that led the German transplant to record musicians like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Clifton Chenier while others were busy rocking and rolling to Buddy Holly and The Beatles.

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