WBEZ | 40th anniversary http://www.wbez.org/tags/40th-anniversary Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 40 years of the blues with Alligator Records http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-26/40-years-blues-alligator-records-85684 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-26/Alligator Records.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s tough enough for a small business to survive four decades. When that business is a record label – it is almost unheard of. But Bruce Iglauer has defied the odds. His <a href="http://www.alligator.com/" target="_blank">Alligator Records</a> is celebrating 40 years of crankin’ out the blues.&nbsp;</p><p>Iglauer sat down with <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> and shared stories spanning the label’s history. The first is about where it all began back in 1970 - at a bar called <a href="http://www.chibarproject.com/Memoriam/Florence%27s/Florence%27s.htm" target="_blank">Florence’s</a> on Chicago’s West Side.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-26/40-years-blues-alligator-records-85684