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Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records

Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records

In 1971, Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator Records, an independent record company, which went on to become the most successful blues label of the modern era. Two decades later, Alligator Records staged a 20th Anniversary Tour starring Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster, The Lonnie Brooks Blues Band (featuring Lonnie's son Ronnie Baker Brooks), and Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials.

Following the completion of DEEP BLUES, his classic 1991 film about the blues traditions of Mississippi, music documentarian Robert Mugge decided to make his next project a tribute to Alligator and its roster of top contemporary blues artists from Chicago and beyond. The resulting film presents musical highlights from the anniversary tour as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the label itself.

“A fascinating look at the pivotal Chicago blues label... uniformly dynamite.” –Billboard

DIRECTED BY ROBERT MUGGE
UNITED STATES | 1992 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records
  • Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records

    In 1971, Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator Records, an independent record company, which went on to become the most successful blues label of the modern era. Two decades later, Alligator Records staged a 20th Anniversary Tour starring Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster, ...