Various Artists: Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection

Alligator Records’ 30th Anniversary Collection (Alligator 112/113; 75:26, 68:21) is a two-CD sampler of studio and live recordings from a cross section of artists who have recorded for the Chicago label since its 1971 inception. Historian John Sinclair tells the Alligator story in the liner notes, and the bonus CD-Rom video track features Hound Dog Taylor & the House Rockers performing “Taylor’s Rock” at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues Festival.