Saturday, December 21, 2013
Boogie Woogie Red - Live At The Blind Pig
Chicago, Illinois: 10,000
Detroit, Michigan: 15,000
New York City, New York: 30,000-100,000
The blind pig is a classic example of black market economics, and with the end of prohibition in 1933 most blind pigs had to either become legitimate establishments or close shop. Common current examples of the blind pig include the after hours club and the keg party.
A blind pig differs from a speakeasy primarily in that it was essentially a "drinking only" establishment, whereas a speakeasy frequently offered music, dancing and a wide selection of food, too.
It's also the name of the well known blues club and their record label where Boogie Woogie Red worked and recorded.