Conversation: Alligator Records’ Bruce Iglauer Reflects on Legacy of Koko Taylor

BY Arts Desk  June 4, 2009 at 4:28 PM EDT

In 1975, Koko Taylor signed on with Chicago-based Alligator Records. She went on to record numerous albums with the label, including her final recording, “Old School,” from 2007.

Bruce Iglauer is the founder of Alligator and Koko Taylor’s longtime producer, manager and friend. He was among the family and friends by her side Wednesday. He joined me on the phone from Chicago:

Listen to Koko Taylor’s hit song, “Wang Dang Doodle”: