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Offline uncle bud

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Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« on: January 11, 2008, 11:35:17 AM »
An interesting article in the SF Chronicle about Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/11/CMK8TOSI5.DTL


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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 07:52:27 AM »
Hey Andrew,

That is an interesting article.  I think the New Lost City Ramblers would chuckle at the reference to them as a bluegrass band.  They would also acknowledge that there is a direct lineage from the music they chose to play to bluegrass.  It looks like Chris S. has some neat projects in store for the CAS (CD Acquisition Syndrome) afflicted among us.

Thanks for the heads up,

Rob

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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 09:09:17 AM »
Great article. Seeing the photos I now realize I spoke to Chris at Downhome Records in 1998. I was looking at two Robert Pete Williams CDs wondering which one to get. He was, I now realize, the gentleman on the checkout and I said I didn't know RPW's stuff but had just done some workshops with Alvin Hart and he'd turned me onto him. Chris told me he thought I'd like volume 1 better, so I bought it.

The photos are excellent. One is miscaptioned, says it's Chris with Lightnin' but actually he looks awfully like Fred McDowell - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?o=2&f=/c/a/2008/01/11/CMK8TOSI5.DTL
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Offline banjochris

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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 11:29:23 AM »
I sent a note to the reporter about that picture.
Chris

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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 03:35:28 AM »
Great article. Seeing the photos I now realize I spoke to Chris at Downhome Records in 1998. I was looking at two Robert Pete Williams CDs wondering which one to get. He was, I now realize, the gentleman on the checkout and I said I didn't know RPW's stuff but had just done some workshops with Alvin Hart and he'd turned me onto him. Chris told me he thought I'd like volume 1 better, so I bought it.

The photos are excellent. One is miscaptioned, says it's Chris with Lightnin' but actually he looks awfully like Fred McDowell - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?o=2&f=/c/a/2008/01/11/CMK8TOSI5.DTL

As for choosing between the Robert Pete's, get them both...

And these are classics too:



http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A2MIHMT80UU57W/ref=cm_pdp_profile_reviews?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview




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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 01:41:13 PM »
There was a feature article about Chris Strachwitz in yesterdays Chronicle Magazine insert.
Ironically my wife turned to me and pointed to Chris on the cover and asked if I had heard of him, I pointed to the Arhoolie t-shirt I was wearing and replied "his company".
Here is the link to the article, Music Man.
Check out the photos.
Got the name, still workin' on the licks!

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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 02:34:44 PM »
Good article . . . but Andrew beat you to it about 12 posts previous  ;)

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=114&topic=4475.0
« Last Edit: January 14, 2008, 02:36:22 PM by cheapfeet »
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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 03:06:22 PM »
Looked around didn't see anything posted  :-\
Sorry about the extra post.
<on edit> How the heck do you post about an article dated the 13th on the 11th.   :)
« Last Edit: January 14, 2008, 03:11:04 PM by NotRevGDavis »
Got the name, still workin' on the licks!

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 09:05:43 PM »
Looked around didn't see anything posted  :-\
Sorry about the extra post.
<on edit> How the heck do you post about an article dated the 13th on the 11th.   :)

Connections, Gary, connections. :P

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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008, 08:44:02 PM »
Looks good, in production, needs dough: http://www.maureengosling.com/mouse/pages/about.html

Talk about aging gracefully, I hope I look that good when I'm Chris's age.

I've been looking for that Jostber rec (above) on Long 'Ol Way From Home, some research tells me it's indispensible, and unfortunately OOP
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008, 08:55:59 PM by Rivers »

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Article on Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2008, 02:00:49 AM »
This might be a good opportunity to remind folk of the piece Chris wrote in 1971 about the economics of his enterprise back then. Just click one of the tags to locate it.

 


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