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Bitten by the blues : the Alligator Records story

Author: Bruce Iglauer; Patrick A Roberts
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2018 2018.
Series: Chicago visions + revisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It started with the searing sound of a slide careening up the neck of an electric guitar. In 1970, twenty-three-year-old Bruce Iglauer walked into Florence's Lounge, in the heart of Chicago's South Side, and was overwhelmed by the joyous, raw Chicago blues of Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers. A year later, Iglauer produced Hound Dog's debut album in eight hours and pressed a thousand copies, the most he could  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Iglauer; Patrick A Roberts
ISBN: 9780226129907 022612990X
OCLC Number: 1028591184
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Chicago visions + revisions.
Responsibility: Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts.

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Chicago-based Alligator Records is the biggest blues label in the world. This is the story of how it got that way, told by its founder, a story of small-time gigs and big breaks, changing audiences  Read more...

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