Crucial Live! Blues
Incendiary live tracks from KOKO TAYLOR, ALBERT COLLINS, SON SEALS, LUTHER ALLISON, HOUND DOG TAYLOR and more are featured on this $7.98 budget special! 13 great live performances from the Alligator catalog!
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Sampler production by Bruce Iglauer and Bob DePugh
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Lonnie Brooks photos by Jim Quattrocki
TRACKS FROM CRUCIAL LIVE! BLUES APPEAR ON THESE ALBUMS:
1. Lonnie Mack
Live! Attack Of The Killer V ALCD 4786
Lonnie and his Gibson "Flying V" guitar deliver the only live album of his career. The great roadhouse rocker lets loose on blues, rock and R&B. Live versions of classic songs from his 40-year career. Hear where SRV learned his stuff.
2. Albert Collins & The Icebreakers
Live In Japan ALCD 4733
One of two live albums that Albert cut for Alligator, Live In Japan features Albert at his searing peak, pouring out wild Texas-style guitar playing with his crack band, The Icebreakers.
3. Luther Allison
Live In Chicago ALCD 4869
The late, legendary blues firebrand returned home from Europe to Chicago to cut a fantastic two-CD live album, including this classic performance recorded at the Chicago Blues Festival.
4. Koko Taylor
Live From Chicago--An Audience With The Queen ALCD 4754
The Queen Of The Blues' only live CD, cut in front of a wild hometown crowd. Koko's giant voice and hot band stomp and wail through some of her best-loved songs.
5. Elvin Bishop
The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Tour ALCD 107/8
Elvin, who has recorded five albums for Alligator, joined our 20th anniversary tour in 1992. Also appearing on this double CD are Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Katie Webster and Lil' Ed, creating an all-star blues extravaganza.
6. Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Captured Live ALCD 4794
The West Coast's masters of 'jumping blues,' combining hard-swinging guitar with Chicago style harmonica and some wonderful streetwise lyrics. This song allows Little Charlie to go wild on guitar.
7. Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women
Live & Uppity ALCD 4856
Saffire have won a huge, devoted audience with their collection of songs about love and life from a modern, uppity woman's point of view. This one features Ann Rabson's rollicking boogie piano.
8. Lonnie Brooks
Live From Chicago- Bayou Lightning Strikes ALCD 4759
The only live album from one of the legends of Chicago blues. Lonnie honed his music in Louisiana and Texas before bringing it to Chicago, and with his huge voice and soaring guitar, creates some of the city's most joyous blues.
9. James Cotton
Live From Chicago, Mr. Superharp Himself! ALCD 4746
Tutored by Sonny Boy Williamson, nurtured by Muddy Waters, James Cotton has been tearing up bandstands for almost 50 years with his high-powered 'super harp.' This CD of high-energy blues was nominated for a Grammy.
10. Son Seals
Live And Burning ALCD 4712
The first live album from one of Chicago's true blues masters. Cut in 1978 in the tiny Wise Fools Pub, this CD captures Son at his rawest. His hard-rocking band includes A.C. Reed on sax.
11. Delbert McClinton
Live From Austin ALCD 4773
The first live album by the King of the Texas Roadhouses. Raw rockers to soulful ballads recorded live for the Austin City Limits TV show.
12. Dave Hole
The Live One ALCD 4890
The only live album from the Australian slide guitar monster, cut in Chicago and Perth in front of wildly enthusiastic crowds. There is no one who puts steel on steel like Dave; his seven Alligator albums are packed with amazing guitar playing.
13. Hound Dog Taylor
Beware Of The Dog! ALCD 4707
The only non-bootleg live recording of the Windy City's raunchiest blues band. Just three pieces, but they could sure make a racket. This album is full of raw energy, deep blues and plenty of Hound Dog personality.