It’s been 20 years since Blind Pig Records got its start in the humble Blind Pig Café in a basement in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the years, the label has released records by a virtual who’s who of modern blues greats, now collected on Blind Pig’s 20th Anniversary Collection.
This two-CD set sells for the price of one disc and offers a greatest hits album of modern blues. There are songs from blues stalwarts such as John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Luther Allison, Jimmy Rogers, Magic Slim, and Commander Cody, as well as cutting-edge cuts from the latest generation of blues upstarts, including Coco Montoya, Debbie Davis, the hot Deborah Coleman, and more. This commemorative collection shows the roads Blind Pig has traveled and the direction it is going.
This review originally appeared in VG‘s Sep. ’97 issue.