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Arhoolie Foundation Receives Grant from Grammy Foundation for Preservation of Chris Strachwitz Interviews. (March 26, 2015)

 

The Arhoolie Foundation has been awarded a grant of $12,200 from the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program to digitally preserve, transcribe, and make accessible online, in streaming audio and text transcriptions, approximately 80 hours of musician interviews conducted by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz between 1960 and 1984.

 

This one-of-a-kind collection, existing only on original tapes in the Arhoolie Foundation vault, includes conversations with such giants of American music as Flaco Jimenez, Bongo Joe, Luis Acosta, Luderin Darbone, Howling Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Lydia Mendoza, The Staple singers, Joe Falcon, James Campbell, Clifton Chenier and more.