Category Archives: Roots

Arhoolie Records Go’s To Smithsonian

Since 1960  Arhoolie Records boss Chris Strachwitz has been one of the music world’s 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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I Am The Blues – Trailer

I AM THE BLUES Trailer from EyeSteelFilm Distribution on Vimeo.

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Blind Alfred Reed : Appalacian Visionary

“Alfred Reed’s story is that of a man looking within to find a light by which to navigate the darkness within and without.” – Ted Olson Dust-to-Digital are soon to release a compilation of recordings by the legendary Blind Alfred … Continue reading

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Trailer for ‘Sidemen – Long Road To Glory’

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 Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters bands, were brought together by director … Continue reading

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The Business Of Robert Johnson Fakery

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Trailer: All Things Must Pass – Tower Records

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

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Knoxville Stomp Festival, May 5th – 8th

In 1929 and 1930, a series of recording sessions  which produced over 100  released tracks of blues, country, jazz, and gospel music, along with other tracks that went unissued were waxed at Knoxville’s St. James Hotel, on Union Avenue which … Continue reading

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Blind Willie Johnson: Revelations In The Dark

By Michael Corcoran Folks have been looking for Blind Willie Johnson since his “John The Revelator” jumped out of Harry Smith’s monumental Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 like a Pentecostal preacher. “Well, who’s that writin’?,” Blind Willie called … Continue reading

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Joe Houston: Passing Of Tenor Sax Wild Man

By Steve Propes To properly cruise Hody’s 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 one’s unique taste in rock ‘n’ roll. L.A. honking tenor … Continue reading

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The Record Collector with Matt Ingebretson

Comedian Matt Ingebretson does a painfully accurate impression of a pretentious record collector in this hilarious comedy short.

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