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Since 1960Â Arhoolie Records boss Chris Strachwitz has been one of the music worldâs best known collectors and record producers of US music styles including blues, country, cajun music, Tex-Mex and and other music styles. Since 1960, Arhoolie has released … Continue reading
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âAlfred Reedâs story is that of a man looking within to find a light by which to navigate the darkness within and without.â â Ted Olson Dust-to-Digital are soon to release a compilation of recordings by the legendary Blind Alfred … Continue reading
Sidemen: Long Road To Glory Trailer from RED HAWK FILMS on Vimeo. In the summer of 2008, a group of lbluesmen, some of the last surviving members of the Howlinâ Wolf and Muddy Waters bands, were brought together by director … Continue reading
Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and … Continue reading
In 1929 and 1930, a series of recording sessionsÂ which produced over 100Â released tracks of blues, country, jazz, and gospel music, along with other tracks that went unissued were waxed at Knoxvilleâs St. James Hotel, on Union Avenue which … Continue reading
By Michael Corcoran Folks have been looking for Blind Willie Johnson since his âJohn The Revelatorâ jumped out of Harry Smithâs monumental Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 like a Pentecostal preacher. âWell, whoâs that writinâ?,â Blind Willie called … Continue reading
By Steve Propes To properly cruise Hodyâs Drive-In at PCH and Anaheim St. 1950s style, an in-dash 45 rpm record player to dazzle other cruisers, pedestrians and car hops with oneâs unique taste in rock ânâ roll. L.A. honking tenor … Continue reading
Comedian Matt Ingebretson does a painfully accurate impression of a pretentious record collector in this hilarious comedy short.