Alligator Records is one of the most important and iconic labels in the world of the blues. The label has been home to some of the greatest blues artists of all time since its inception more than forty years ago. Those artists include the likes of: Charlie Musselwhite, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, and so many greats both past and present. Next month blues fans will get to experience some of those artists when MVD Entertainment Group releases the tour documentary Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records.
Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records will be released on Friday, April 22nd in stores and online. It will be released exclusively on Blu-ray. The recording presents a handful of performances from the label’s 20th Anniversary Tour, which was held in the spring of 1992. The recording is a companion to the already released double-disc presentation of performances from the tour. That presentation was released April 20th, 1993 via Alligator Records. It can be purchased online direct via Alligator Records’ online store at http://www.alligator.com/albums/The-Alligator-Records-20th-Anniversary-Tour/. The recording presented in the new Blu-ray presentation was held March 12th, 1992 at Philadelphia’s now-defunct Chestnut Cabaret. Some of the songs featured in the recording include: ‘Pride and Joy’ and ‘Ed’s Boogie’ (Lil Ed), ‘Pussycat Moan’ and ‘Lord, I Wonder’ (Katie Webster), ‘El-Bo’ and ‘Beer Drinking Woman’ (Elvin Bishop), ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ (Koko Taylor), ‘Wife For Tonight’ and ‘I Want All My Money Back’ (Lonnie Brooks), ‘It’s A Dirty Job’ (Koko Taylor with Lonnie Brooks), and ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ (final joint encore). Along with the main concert presentation the new Blu-ray recording will also feature “Alligator Tales – The Making of Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records” as a bonus companion piece to the concert. Audiences can watch the nearly eleven feature online now via Vevo at https://vimeo.com/146601598.
Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records can be pre-ordered online now via MVD’s online store and via Amazon. More information on this and other titles from MVD Entertainment Group is available online now at:
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