Arhoolie Records

10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito , CA
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"I decided to start a record company, primarily to capture Lightning Hopkins at his inventive best: live, at the beer joints where I heard him the previous summer. Unfortunately, although I later did record Lightning on several occasions, I never had the capital nor recording equipment to make the “live” album a reality, and Lightning soon became a well-known performer appearing in concert halls ã a long way from the personal, intense improviser I had heard at the neighborhood beer joints in 1959..."