SUNDAY, NOV 16th at 2 PM

“Wendy Burch Steel’s voice is a joy to listen to, and her songs speak from the heart. It was a pleasure to help expose Wendy and her music to a larger audience through the recording of [her 2013 debut album] Open Wings. She has been one of the Bay Area’s hidden gems for too long.”–Laurie Lewis




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A Film about Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records — In Theaters Now!

Nov. 16: BOSTON, MABrattle Theater

Nov. 16 & 23: New York, NYSymphony Space

Dec. 5-11: COLUMBUS, OH - Gateway Film Center

Dec. 13: CLEVELAND, OHCleveland Cinematheque

Dec. 16-19: ALBUQUERQUE, NMGuild Cinema

Jan. 3, 2015: HOUSTON, TX14 Pews





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(CD/LP 548) 

Limited Edition Vinyl Now Available

Smoky Babe: Way Back in the Country Blues, The Lost Dr. Oster Recordings

17 Previously unissued tracks by this obscure and powerful Mississippi-born blues guitarist and singer.



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2 CD Film Soundtrack: This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

Music from the documentary film about Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. Package includes 2 CDs, 38 tracks (15 previously unreleased), and a 32 page full-color booklet with written commentary by Chris Strachwitz and a brief introduction by the filmmakers, Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon.




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HowellDevine: Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju

Brand new record (and second on Arhoolie!) from our favorite Bay Area blues trio (Josh Howell, Pete Devine, Joe Kyle, Jr.). 

“Any blues fan will love this new CD from HowellDevine” – Charlie Musselwhite




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Limited Edition Vinyl Now Available

Papa Lemon: New Orleans Ukulele Maestro & Tent Show Troubadour

Songs and stories recorded between 1959-1961 by Dr. Harry Oster of Louisiana State University and Richard B. Allen of the Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane.



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Scottdale String Band: Old Folks Better Go To Bed

One of the leading names in OKeh Records’ Old Time catalog from the mid ’20s to the early ’30s, the Scottdale String Band of DeKalb County, Georgia, left a diverse legacy of sparkling performances ranging from ragtime tunes and popular songs to waltzes, breakdowns, and blues.



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The Magnolia Sisters: Love’s Lies

The Magnolia Sisters is a band of women who can play the whole gamut of musical styles from southwest Louisiana: Cajun, Creole, dancehall favorites, and front porch ballads. Love’s Lies is their third release on Arhoolie Records.



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Flaco Jimenez y Tomas Ortiz de Los Alegres de Teran

In 2005, two of the greatest names in Norteño music, accordionist Flaco Jiménez and bajo sexto player and songwriter Tomás Ortiz, joined forces to record a new CD. Released on Flaco’s own label, the limited release quickly sold out and has been unavailable until now.

Only $12.00


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HowellDevine: Jumps, Boogies & Wobbles

This is the kind of blues you don’t hear anymore. Featuring the raw slide guitar of Joshua Howell, along with the textured rhythm of drummer/percussionist Pete Devine and bassist Safa Shokrai or Joe Kyle Jr.,  HowellDevine summon the sound of the old Southern juke, and add in more than a little something of themselves.

bookGREAT NEW BOOK (with 2 CDs)

My Father and the Mexican Revolution, by Carmencristina Moreno

A charming personal account of singer Luis Madrano Moreno’s involvement in the Mexican Revolution, written by his daughter. A folksy and comprehensible rundown of this rather lengthy revolutionary period. The 2 CDs contain eleven corridos about the Revolution, sung by Carmencristina. The first disc is sung entirely in Spanish, the second disc contains those same recordings with English translations spoken by Carmencristina between each verse. Highly Recommended (Chris Strachwitz)



nashboroI HEARD THE ANGELS SINGING: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label, 1951-1983

4-CD Set housed in a deluxe gatefold LP sleeve, with large format 16 page booklet. This exceptional set from our friends at Tompkins Square, with detailed liner notes by Opal Louis Nations, mirrors the evolution of the music itself—from hard-shouting quartets and riveting solo artists through to organ-driven groups and heavy gospel soul.



GRAMMY NOMINATED 2014 — Best Folk Album

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Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration

4 CDs with a 192 page book. Over 175 full color photos by Mike Melnyk, reminiscences by Chris Strachwitz with Adam Machado, reflections by the musicians on what Chris and Arhoolie has meant to them, and almost 5 hours of music recorded live in 2011 at the benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation.

NOW ONLY $39.95      


GRAMMY WINNER 2012  — Best Album Notes

Hear_Me_Howling_cover_webHear Me Howling!

Blues, Ballads, and Beyond, As Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s 

Album Notes by Adam Machado

4 CDs with a 136 page, 8 1/2 x 11″ full color, hardcover book

72 tracks, including 38 previously unissued Over 150 photographs


A Guide to the Frontera Collection

Agustin Gurza, along with Jonathan Clark and Chris Strachwitz, explores the Frontera Collection from different viewpoints, discussing genre, themes, and some of the thousands of composers and performers whose work is contained in the archive. Throughout, he discusses the cultural significance of the recordings and relates the stories of those who have had a vital role in their production and preservation.

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