Arhoolie Records

Arhoolie Records
Parent companySmithsonian Institution
Founded1960 (1960)
FounderChris Strachwitz
Country of originUnited States
LocationEl Cerrito, California

Arhoolie Records is an American small independent record label run by Chris Strachwitz[1] and is based in El Cerrito, California, United States (it is actually located in Richmond Annex but has an El Cerrito postal address.) The label was founded by Strachwitz in 1960 as a way for him to record and produce music by previously obscure "down-home blues" artists such as Lightnin' Hopkins, Snooks Eaglin, and Bill Gaither.[2] Arhoolie still publishes blues and folk music, Tejano music including Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres de Terán, Flaco Jiménez, regional Mexican music, cajun, zydeco, and bluegrass.

  1. ^ "Still the Address of Down-Home Sounds". The New York Times. 28 November 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ Burke, Tony (January 5, 2011). "Arhoolie box clever blues: Various". Morning Star Online. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2011.