Chris Strachwitz

Chris Strachwitz

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chris Strachwitz (b. July 1, 1931) is a German-born American record company executive and record producer. He is the founder and president of Arhoolie Records, which he established in 1960 and which became one of the leading labels recording and issuing blues, Cajun, norte o and other forms of roots music from the US and elsewhere in the world. He was born Christian Alexander Maria, Graf Strachwitz von Gro -Zauche und Camminetz, in Gross Reichenau, Lower Silesia, then within Germany and now known as Bogacz w, Poland. His family were aristocratic farm owners, with some American antecedents; Strachwitz's mother's grandfather was US Senator Francis G. Newlands. In 1945, under the terms of the Potsdam Agreement after World War II, he and his family were among the millions of German-speaking people forcibly resettled to the west of the Oder-Neisse line which became the eastern boundary of Germany. Strachwitz's family settled temporarily with relatives in Braunschweig, in the British zone of Allied-occupied Germany, where he first heard swing music played on Armed Forces Radio.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136628201
  • 9786136628202