47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records by Yak Channel Podcast Network published on 2018-11-10T21:45:24Z Bruce Iglauer, founder of iconic blues record label Alligator Records, joins me for an in-depth conversation about the blues, his label and excellent new book ("Bitten by the Blues"). Over tacos from Flaco's Tacos (1116 20 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL 60660), we discuss: The gut punch of the Epilogue. Blues teaches anatomy. How can the blues evolve and stay vital? Bruce's early days of hitting the west and south side Chicago clubs. "Belly rubbing music." Tornzo Cannon's new album, and day job driving a CTA bus around street violence. The three different levels "Bitten by the Blues" can be read on. The prevalence of booze on the blues scene: "It was part of the basic culture of the blues." Koko Taylor, and Bruce's relationship with her. The Rolling Stones and their public persona, as perceived by the blues community. Buddy Guy, pre-Checkerboard Lounge. BITTEN BY THE BLUES: THE MOVIE. "There's nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck."