Arts, Entertainment, Living
The label has been around for awhile, and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. The party includes three concerts on Feb. 4-6 in Berkeley, Calif. (in case you're in the neighborhood) and a special four-disc set of music Strachwitz recorded in the Berkeley are in the 1960s, titled "Hear Me Howling! Blues, Ballads & Beyond."
I bring this all up because I read a fine story about Strachwitz and Arhoolie in the San Francisco Chronicle. It's worth a read to see just how Strachwitz kept all this great music alive for us.
Here's an interview with Strachwitz talking about Lightnin' Hopkins:
Here's a video of Mance Lipscomb: