The Resource Bitten by the blues : the Alligator Records story, Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts

Bitten by the blues : the Alligator Records story, Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts

Label
Bitten by the blues : the Alligator Records story
Title
Bitten by the blues
Title remainder
the Alligator Records story
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Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts
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eng
Summary
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 afford. From that one album grew Alligator Records, the largest independent blues record label in the world. Bitten by the Blues is Iglauer's memoir of a life immersed in the blues-and the business of the blues. No one person was present at the creation of more great contemporary blues music than Iglauer: he produced albums by Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Professor Longhair, Johnny Winter, Lonnie Mack, Son Seals, Roy Buchanan, Shemekia Copeland, and many other major figures. In this book, Iglauer takes us behind the scenes, offering unforgettable stories of those charismatic musicians and classic sessions, delivering an intimate and unvarnished look at what it's like to work with the greats of the blues. It's a vivid portrait of some of the extraordinary musicians and larger-than-life personalities who brought America's music to life in the clubs of Chicago's South and West Sides. Bitten by the Blues is also an expansive history of half a century of blues in Chicago and around the world, tracing the blues recording business through massive transitions, as a genre of music originally created by and for black southerners adapted to an influx of white fans and musicians and found a worldwide audience. Most of the smoky bars and packed clubs that fostered the Chicago blues scene have long since disappeared. But their soul lives on, and so does their sound. As real and audacious as the music that shaped it, Bitten by the Blues is a raucous journey through the world of Genuine Houserockin' Music
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ICU/DLC
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1947-
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Iglauer, Bruce
Dewey number
781.643/149
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3792.A55
LC item number
I45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Roberts, Patrick A.
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Chicago visions and revisions
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  • Alligator Records (Firm)
  • Blues (Music)
  • Sound recording industry
  • Blues (Music)
  • Sound recording industry
  • Illinois
Label
Bitten by the blues : the Alligator Records story, Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780226129907
Lccn
2018015312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028591184
  • 899903
  • (OCoLC)on1028591184
  • 899903
Label
Bitten by the blues : the Alligator Records story, Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780226129907
Lccn
2018015312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028591184
  • 899903
  • (OCoLC)on1028591184
  • 899903

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