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PRIDE AND JOY:
The Story of Alligator Records
Story of Alligator Records - Theatrical music docu by DEEP
Robert Mugge uses the March 1992 Alligator Records 20th Anniversary
Tour concert at Philadelphia's Chestnut Cabaret as the hub for
a fascinating look at the pivotal Chicago blues label. While
Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, the Lonnie Brooks Blues Band,
Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster, and Lil' Ed & Blues Imperials
are uniformly dynamite, they are overshadowed by the near fairy
tale of idealistic label head Bruce Iglauer, who came to Chicago
out of college to hang out at the Southside blues bars and apprentice
with legendary Delmark Records head Bob Koester before launching
his own blues line - all for the love of the genre. Beautifully
captured too are the ups and downs of indie labeldom, as well as
Iglauer's ever-articulate insights into the wonderful universality
of the blues experience."
- Jim Bessman, Billboard
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