Alligator Records Boss Looks Back At Scary Star

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(The Blues) Alligator Records boss Bruce Iglauer has recalled the label's scary start 45 years ago. He launched what was to become an iconic blues marque in 1971 with a leap of faith, after leaving his job with Delmark Records and signing Hound Dog Taylor and the House Rockers.

Iglauer revealed the following to Chicago Tonight: "I had just enough money to make one record and press 1000 copies of the LP - and if I didn't sell those I was done.

"I had never produced a record before. I knew the band very well - I'd seen them many times and I wanted to capture that live energy that I'd heard. So we recorded everything live. There was no over-dubbing involved and we mixed it as we went. There was no coming back on anything." Read more here.

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