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On May 15, 2013 the US Postal Service issued a postage stamp honoring Lydia Mendoza.Lydia Mendoza was the first Queen of Tejano Music, with a recording career that began in 1928 and lasted more than 60 years. Known as "La Alondra de la Frontera" (the Lark of the Border), Lydia was revered as a voice of the working class and a masterful interpreter of songs. Click to see a list of CDs, LPs, videos, and books on Lydia Mendoza...
New Release Available Now!
Jumps, Boogies & Wobbles
NOW ON LP and CD!
HowellDevine is the kind of blues you don't hear anymore. The raw slide guitar played by Joshua Howell, the rhythm section of drummer and percussionist Pete Devine, along with the bass of either Safa Shokrai or Joe Kyle Jr., breaks from the norm in blues, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than a simple backing section for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.
New Release Available Now!
Cajun Honky Tonk
The Khoury Recordings
Classic Cajun honky tonk recordings made in Texas and Louisiana between 1947-1957 for the legendary Khoury label.
Click for detailed information, song and artist list and sound samples.
- Limited edition CD with a CD-size, full color, hardbound book
- 88 pages of detailed historical notes by David Sax and an introduction by Chris Strachwitz
- Beautiful never-before-seen photographs of the musicians, the town, and the original labels on the recordings
They All Played for Us
Arhoolie's 50th Anniversary Celebration
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Special direct from Arhoolie price.Hosted by Nick Spitzer with music by:
Our amazing new release! 4 CDs with a 192 page book. Over 175 full color photos by Mike Melnyk, text by Chris Strachwitz with Adam Machado, and all the musicians, almost 5 hours of music recorded live in 2011 at the benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation.
Santiago Jimenez Jr.
Any Old Time String Band
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Bob Mielke's All Stars
Toni Brown & Terry Garthwaite
The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
The Treme Brass Band
Eric & Suzy Thompson
Country Joe McDonald
The Campbell Brothers
This Ain't No Mouse Music, the documentary film by Chris Simon and Maueen Gosling on Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records has had its world premiere at The SXSW Film Festival to rave reviews and tremendous audience response. The film is currently on the film festival circuit with the next showings at the Nashville Film Festival, Hot Docs in Toronto and at the Mendocino Film Festival. Follow all the news about This Ain't No Mouse Music on the Facebook Page, or see the trailer on the webpage.
Hear Me Howling!
Blues, Ballads, and Beyond as recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s. 4 CDs with a 136 page, 8 1/2 x 11" full color, hardcover book
"Long time coming. The most exciting documentation of this great music in the last 25 years. And not only will you be able to read and see, you'll be able to hear and see, too. Enjoy!!!"
— Taj Mahal
"Chris Strachwitz’s living room in the Berkeley hills was one of the secret centers of the world in the ‘60s and “Hear Me Howlin’” opens the dusty closet of tapes he collected in those years – a rare view from inside of one of the cultural command posts of a changing society. "
— Joel Selvin, Senior Pop Music Correspondent, San Francisco Chronicle