Do You Like American Music?


September 8th, 1999 ~ American ethnic and regional "roots" music in the ears of the Bay Area's Chris Strachwitz. Strachwitz is the founder of Arhoolie Records, a legendary collection of field recordings and re-issues of artists ranging from bluesman Lightning Hopkins and zydeco king Clifton Chenier, to Freddie Fender (in Spanish) and Western swingstress Rose Maddox. Popular artists from Dylan to the Rolling Stones drew extensively on Arhoolie recordings.

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  • Open Bed: American Music Violent Femmes
    Add It Up 1981-1993, Slash
  • That'll Be the Day Buddy Holly
    Greatest Hits, MCA
  • Dirty Willie Mongo Santamaria
    Skin On Skin 1958-1995, Rhino
  • Jumpin' With Symphony Sid King Pleasure
    King Pleasure Sings, Fantasy
  • Instrumental: Jumpin' With Symphony Sid Lester Young
    The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Lester Young, Blue Note
  • INTERVIEW: Chris Strachwitz
  • Murmullo Buena Vista Social Club
    Buena Vista Social Club, Nonesuch
  • Complainin Lucky Roberts
    Lucky & Lion: Harlem Piano, Fantasy
  • But Not for Me Kermit Ruffins
    Swing This, Basin Street
  • Instrumental: Crawfishin' Marcia Ball
    Let Me Play With Your Poodle, Rounder
  • I Know That's Right Katie Webster
    I Know That's Right, Arhoolie
  • Take Me Back to Tulsa Bob Wills
    Hall Of Fame, United Artists
  • This Should Go On Forever Rod Bernard
    Swamp Pop, Jin
  • Lake Charles Lucinda Williams
    Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, Mercury
  • Promised Land Mose Allison
    Back Country Suite, Prestige
  • Moses Smote the Water Golden Gate
    Swing Down Chariot, Columbia
  • Hora Atik Paradox Trio
    The Jewish Alternative Movement, Knitting Factory
  • INTERVIEW: Peter Sokolow
  • Ot Azoy Klezmer Plus
    The Soul of Klezmer, Network
  • Instrumental: Bucket's Got A Hole In It Percy Humphrey's Crescent City Joymakers
    New Orleans: The Living Legends, Riverside
  • It's Time to Make a Change Lively Stones
    Saints Paradise, Folkways
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee Treme Brass Band
    Gimme My Money Back, Arhoolie
  • My God is Real Al Green
    Livin' for You, Hi Records
  • Match Box Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson
    Blind Lemon Jefferson, Fantasy
  • Matchbox Ike Turner
    Oxford American 1999,
  • Matchbox Carl Perkins
    The Classics, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Water Boy Link Wray
    Guitar Preacher: The Polydor Years, Polydor
  • Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff
    The Harder They Come, Island
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads Toots & the Maytals
    Time Tough, Island
  • One More Mile to Go Otis Spann & James Cotton
    The Blues Never Die, Fantasy
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow Jerry Lee Lewis
    Oxford American 1999,
  • End Bed: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Art Tatum
    The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces, Pablo