This is the first budget compilation sampling the blues roster of Alligator Records as it existed in its earliest incarnation. These 11 tunes capture several Chicago blues and modern soul-blues artists, including Lonnie Brooks, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Jimmy Johnson, Hound Dog Taylor, Son Seals, Fenton Robinson, Albert Collins, as well as Johnny Winter, Lonnie Mack, and Roy Buchanan. While there is nothing here for collectors, the novice should check out these slick and well-produced early Alligator sides.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell