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They All Played for Us
Arhoolie's 50th Anniversary Celebration
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An amazing 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.
Hosted by Nick Spitzer with music by: Santiago Jimenez Jr. , La Familia, Pena-Govea, Los Cenzontles, Ry Cooder, Any Old Time String Band, David Doucet, Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, Goodtime, Washboard Three, Creole Belles, Barbara Dane, Bob Mielke's All Stars, Toni Brown & Terry Garthwaite, The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, The Treme Brass Band, Eric & Suzy Thompson, Maria Muldaur, Country Joe McDonald, The Campbell Brothers, Savoy Family
or take advantage of our regular:
CDs and DVDs are 20% off with an order of 3 or more!
(excluding box sets, books, and sale items)
You can always call us Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM Pacific Coast time at:
510-525-7471 Se habla español.
|New Release Available Now!
| New Release Available Now!
Cajun Honky Tonk
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!!!"
"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. "
An Introduction and Guide to the Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American RecordingsWinner of three awards at the 2013 International Latino Book Awards.
The Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican American and Mexican Recordings contains over 140,000 recordings on 78s, 45s, LPs, and cassettes; over 2,000 photographs, posters, catalogs, and other images; a database of record company histories, musicians' biographies, and more. It is the largest collection of it kind. Agustin Gurza, along with Jonathan Clark and Chris Strachwitz, explores the Frontera Collection from different viewpoints, discussing genre, themes, and some of the thousands of composers and performers whose work is contained in the archive. Throughout, he discusses the cultural significance of the recordings and relates the stories of those who have had a vital role in their production and preservation. Published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press. 8 1/2 x 11", paperback, 226 pages