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Arhoolie Records and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
May18

Arhoolie Records and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings acquires Arhoolie Records   Chris Strachwitz the founder of the small, independent label Arhoolie Records has announced that the business has been acquired by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.   Arhoolie has played a vital role in keeping various forms of traditional music alive and available for lovers of these genres.  The story of Arhoolie is well told in the excellent 2004 documentary This...

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This Ain’t No Mouse Music – On DVD
Feb21

This Ain’t No Mouse Music – On DVD

Read about the acclaimed documentary ‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music!’ The acclaimed documentary This Ain’t No Mouse Music!, the story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records, screened in theatres to rave reviews. Chris Strachwitz is a detective of sounds, an archaeologist of the deep American music, music with roots that strike straight into the country’s heartland.  He is the guiding force behind the legendary...

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Arhoolie Records – 50th Anniversary
Feb01

Arhoolie Records – 50th Anniversary

Read about celebratory package of 50 years of Arhoolie Records The package commemorating the 50th anniversary of Arhoolie Records They All Played for Us was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 in the Best Folk Album category. This collection was a collaboration by many people. It features the music of the great artists listed below, the photographs of Mike Melnyk, the design of Debbie Berne, and the text which comes from the musicians,...

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