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When blues fans Jerry Del Giudice and Edward Chmelewski started the
Blind Pig label as an outgrowth of the live venue of the same name in
Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1977, there was no way they could have known the
home they were creating for blues and Americana music would have over
the next four decades. The number of legends who have recorded for the
label is staggering, and their fi nest moments are collected on the brand
new Blind Pig Records 40th Annversary Collection.
With 34 classic tracks on 2 CDs, the collection spans 40 years of blues
history. This wide-ranging compilation, which boasts more than 2 hours
of music, is a study in the genre, from current titans like Popa Chubby,
Albert Cummings and Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots — winners
of Best Band at the 2016 Blues Musics — to no fewer than 13 legends
enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, with James Cotton, Otis
Rush, Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Otis Clay and Magic Slim among them, not
to mention a classic live recording by the one and only Muddy Waters.
Newly remastered and featuring liner notes by writer Art Tipaldi of
Blues Music Magazine, this new package was crafted with the approval of
label founders Del Giudice and Chmeleweski. With the release timed for
holiday shopping and an attractive price point for a 2-CD set generously
packed with music, Blind Pig Records 40th Annversary Collection is perfectly
positioned to to be the perfect gift for Blues fans everywhere.