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The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection

The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection
Two CDs for the price of one, with 35 tracks from 1971-1991. Includes 20-page book. Our all-time best seller.

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The perfect introduction to the first 20 years of Alligator's recordings, this two-CD set contains over 170 minutes of our best recordings. The 35 songs fill two full discs, and you get them all for ...
The perfect introduction to the first 20 years of Alligator's recordings, this two-CD set contains over 170 minutes of our best recordings.  The 35 songs fill two full discs, and you get them all for the price of one disc!  From Hound Dog Taylor's 1971 classic, "Give Me Back My Wig," to 1991 recordings by Kenny Neal and Elvin Bishop, each track was chosen by Alligator's founder, Bruce Iglauer. 

The blues sounds and styles on this collection range from the totally raw, electrified slide attack of Hound Dog to the jumping horn-driven R&B of Big Twist to the zydeco accordion of Clifton Chenier to the acoustic sounds and witty lyrics of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women to the fiery blues/rock of Johnny Winter and Lonnie Mack. These two discs showcase virtually every style of contemporary blues. 

In addition to the great music, a lavish booklet contains 18 pages of Iglauer's personal reminiscences of the artists and records, plus15 photos, some never before published. 

The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection is the best-selling recording in Alligator's history.  Its selection of classic performances continues to please blues fans worldwide. Along with our 25th Anniversary Collection, it's the perfect starting point for building any blues collection, and the best way for you to sample the full range of our blues talent.


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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Give Me Back My Wig
Artist(s):  Hound Dog Taylor
Author/Publisher:  Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:31
Play Preview 2 No Cuttin' Loose
Artist(s):  James Cotton
Author/Publisher:  Daniels, Moore and Marks, Jadan Music/MRC Music, BMI
3:20
Play Preview 3 Black Cat Bone
Artist(s):  Albert Collins And Johnny Copeland
Author/Publisher:  Wilson & Semien, publisher unknown
4:54
Play Preview 4 Big Chief
Artist(s):  Professor Longhair
Author/Publisher:  Johnson, Shirley's Music, BMI
3:13
Play Preview 5 That's Why I'm Crying
Artist(s):  Koko Taylor
Author/Publisher:  Maghett, publisher unknown
4:20
Play Preview 6 Double Eyed Whammy
Artist(s):  Tinsley Ellis
Author/Publisher:  public domain
3:20
Play Preview 7 I'm Free
Artist(s):  Lucky Peterson
Author/Publisher:  Payne & Greenlee, Booga Dooga Music/Midnight Creeper Music, BMI
5:18
Play Preview 8 These Blues Is Killing Me
Artist(s):  A.C. Reed With Stevie Ray Vaughan
Author/Publisher:  Reed, Reedway Music, BMI
3:05
Play Preview 9 Rain
Artist(s):  Little Charlie And The Nightcats
Author/Publisher:  Estrin, Locked In Music/Eyeball Music, BMI
5:11
Play Preview 10 Look But Don't Touch
Artist(s):  Kenny Neal
Author/Publisher:  Neal, Greenlee & Lancaster, Booga Music/Midnight Creeper Music, BMI
3:16
Play Preview 11 Fannie Mae
Artist(s):  Elvin Bishop
Author/Publisher:  Glasgow, Levy & Lewis, Longitude Music, BMI
3:16
Play Preview 12 Serves Me Right To Suffer
Artist(s):  Jimmy Johnson
Author/Publisher:  Mayfield, Blackwood Music, BMI
3:56
Play Preview 13 Leavin'
Artist(s):  The Siegel-Schwall Band
Author/Publisher:  Schwall, Little Sandy Music, BMI
3:10
Play Preview 14 Born In Louisiana
Artist(s):  Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Author/Publisher:  Brown, Songs For Real, BMI
3:50
Play Preview 15 Leaving Your Town
Artist(s):  Charlie Musselwhite
Author/Publisher:  Musselwhite, Musselwhite Music, BMI
3:15
Play Preview 16 Drowning On Dry Land
Artist(s):  Roy Buchanan
Author/Publisher:  Gregory & Jones, East Memphis Music, BMI
6:18
Play Preview 17 If I Hadn’t Been High
Artist(s):  Detroit Junior
Author/Publisher:  Williams, Eyeball Music, BMI
4:07
Play Preview 18 Trouble In Mind
Artist(s):  Big Walter Horton
Author/Publisher:  Traditional
4:37
Disc 2
Play Preview 1 Brick
Artist(s):  Albert Collins
Author/Publisher:  Morrisette, Escort Music, BMI
4:35
Play Preview 2 Pussycat Moan
Artist(s):  Katie Webster
Author/Publisher:  Webster, Eyeball Music, BMI
6:05
Play Preview 3 You Don't Exist Any More
Artist(s):  Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials
Author/Publisher:  Mayfield, Blackwood Music, BMI
4:01
Play Preview 4 Second Hand Man
Artist(s):  Carey Bell and Junior Wells
Author/Publisher:  Bell, Eyeball Music, BMI
4:00
Play Preview 5 I've Got Dreams To Remember
Artist(s):  Delbert McClinton
Author/Publisher:  Redding & Redding, Irving Music, BMI
4:26
Play Preview 6 Going Down To Big Mary's
Artist(s):  The Paladins
Author/Publisher:  Turner, Crestwood Music, BMI
2:54
Play Preview 7 300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy
Artist(s):  Big Twist And The Mellow Fellows
Author/Publisher:  Dixon, Arc Music/Hoochie Coochie Music, BMI
3:05
Play Preview 8 Going Back Home
Artist(s):  Son Seals
Author/Publisher:  Seals, Eyeball Music, BMI
7:04
Play Preview 9 Strike Like Lightning
Artist(s):  Lonnie Mack
Author/Publisher:  Mack, Drummond, Jennings & Vaughan, Mack's Flying V Music/Barnyard Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Blue Sky Rider Songs, BMI & Ray Vaughan Music, ASCAP
3:39
Play Preview 10 The Middle Aged Blues Boogie
Artist(s):  Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women
Author/Publisher:  Adegbalola, Hot Toddy Music, ASCAP
5:42
Play Preview 11 Eyeballin'
Artist(s):  Lonnie Brooks
Author/Publisher:  Brooks, Heavy Traffic Music, BMI
3:42
Play Preview 12 Full Moon On Main Street
Artist(s):  The Kinsey Report
Author/Publisher:  Lindsey & Jones, Audigram Songs, BMI
4:21
Play Preview 13 Crow Jane
Artist(s):  Sonny Terry
Author/Publisher:  Traditional
3:46
Play Preview 14 I'm The Zydeco Man
Artist(s):  Clifton Chenier
Author/Publisher:  Chenier, Stainless Music, BMI
2:55
Play Preview 15 You Don't Know What Love Is
Artist(s):  Fenton Robinson
Author/Publisher:  Robinson, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:50
Play Preview 16 Blues After Hours
Artist(s):  Pinetop Perkins
Author/Publisher:  Parrish, Bruce & Feyne, Anne Rachel Music, BMI
5:01
Play Preview 17 Boot Hill
Artist(s):  Johnny Winter
Author/Publisher:  Writer and Publisher Unknown
3:35
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