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Corey Harris, Henry Butler
April 4, 2000
An exciting acoustic collaboration between two young lions of the blues with strong New Orleans ties. Harris and Butler run the roots gamut from blues to ragtime to New Orleans funk to gospel, with diverse lyrics to match. "Harris plays and sings the blues with joy, deep feeling and raw Delta grit. Butler is an overwhelming piano virtuoso and ferociously expressive singer" -- Chicago Tribune
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Lone Star Shootout

Lone Star Shootout

Lonnie Brooks, Long John Hunter, Phillip Walker
May 25, 1999
Three masters of Gulf Coast blues in a joyful head-cutting contest that relives the sounds and styles of their youthful glory years in Texas. "A blazing blues reunion"--BILLBOARD
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Hound Dog Taylor <I>A Tribute</I>

Hound Dog Taylor A Tribute

Hound Dog Taylor
January 1, 1998
A rip-roaring testimonial from Hound Dog's friends and fans featuring Luther Allison, Gov't Mule, Sonny Landreth, Son Seals, Magic Slim, Lil' Ed and others. "Great listening...undiluted boogie"--GUITAR WORLD
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Fire It Up

Fire It Up

Tinsley Ellis
January 1, 1997
The guitar hotshot from Georgia meets legendary producer Tom Dowd (Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton). Red hot blues rock. "Feral blues guitar...his elegance dazzles...pyroctechnics that rival Clapton and Beck"--ROLLING STONE
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The Hard Way

The Hard Way

William Clarke
January 1, 1996
Clarke blended jazz influences with swing blues and delivered the result with a foot-stomping grittiness. W.C. Handy Award winner--Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. "Scorching, powerhouse blues"--CD REVIEW
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Ace In The Hole

Ace In The Hole

Elvin Bishop
January 1, 1995
Elvin returns with his blend of rocking blues and serious good humor. Searing slide guitar, romping horns and good ol' boy vocals. With guest Charlie Musselwhite.
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Too Much Fun

Too Much Fun

C.J. Chenier
January 1, 1995
Hard-rocking, deeply rooted zydeco heir-apparent debuts on Alligator. Hits you both in your soul and in your dancing shoes! "The best living zydeco singer and accordionist"--LIVING BLUES
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Bloodlines

Bloodlines

Michael Hill's Blues Mob
January 1, 1994
Pyrotechnic monster guitarist who writes and sings blues about current urban life. "A cliche-smashing debut...swooping, soaring, speaker-shredding solos"--GUITAR PLAYER
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Blue Blazes

Blue Blazes

Sugar Blue
January 1, 1994
Pyrotechnic harmonica genius who's recorded with Willie Dixon and The Rolling Stones. "Incendiary virtuosity...a musician who transcends the limitations of his instrument"--CHICAGO TRIBUNE "****"--DOWN BEAT
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Nothing But The Truth

Nothing But The Truth

Son Seals
January 1, 1994
A masterful album from a Chicago blues giant. Four new Seals originals. "Scorching guitar...jaw-dropping solos"--CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Back Where I Belong

Back Where I Belong

Billy Boy Arnold
January 1, 1993
The return of the legendary harmonica giant from the 1950s Chicago blues scene. "A triumphant comeback"--BILLBOARD "A wonderful new disc"--LIVING BLUES
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The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Tour

The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Tour

Various Artists/Anthologies, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Katie Webster, Elvin Bishop
January 1, 1993
Mid-priced live double CD with great live performances by Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster and Lil' Ed. 20 songs including an all-star jam. "One of the finest live blues recordings"--NEW MUSIC REPORT
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...What You See Is What You Get

...What You See Is What You Get

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
January 1, 1992
Chicago's bottleneck boogie monster; one of the best-loved blues bands in the country. Wild, rocking slide guitar. "Rough and ready, greasy, houserocking blues...slashing slide guitar"--MUSICIAN
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Broadcasting

Broadcasting

Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women
January 1, 1992
Rollicking acoustic blues. This one includes "One Hour Mama," "Dump That Chump" and "Rag Time Rag." "Full of delights"--CHICAGO READER
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No Looking Back

No Looking Back

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
January 1, 1992
Gate's guitar and fiddle front a powerful, horn-driven band. "Classic Texas blues and jazz. Gate swings with a vengeance...the blues never moved with this much sophistication--GUITAR WORLD
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Serious Intentions

Serious Intentions

William Clarke
January 1, 1992
The late California harp master, famed for his fabulous technique, huge tone and deep soul. "Honest, gritty, foot-stomping blues...superb, hard-driving harpist...heartfelt, inspired vocals"--DOWN BEAT
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The Alligator Christmas Collection

The Alligator Christmas Collection

Various Artists/Anthologies
January 1, 1992
Bluesy holiday gems by Koko Taylor, Elvin Bishop, Son Seals, Lil' Ed, Saffire, Katie Webster, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Charlie, William Clarke, Lonnie Brooks, Tinsley Ellis, Kenny Neal, Gatemouth Brown, Charles Brown
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Trouble Time

Trouble Time

Tinsley Ellis
January 1, 1992
Killer blues/rock guitar from an artist who just keeps getting more exciting. "A legitimate guitar hero delivers the blues--alive, kicking and drenched in sweat"--WASHINGTON POST
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Lost in the Blues

Lost in the Blues

Otis Rush
January 1, 1991
Famed contemporary blues master's rare 1977 Swedish recordings, lovingly remixed and repackaged. "One of the very finest living bluesmen...stunningly beautiful guitar...almost crushing power"--LIVING BLUES
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No Foolin'!

No Foolin'!

Katie Webster
January 1, 1991
Raunchy rockers, gospel-tinged ballads from the Swamp Boogie Queen; guests C.J. Chenier and Lonnie Brooks. A fiery dose of barrelhouse bravado...houserockin' boogie-woogie piano"--CD REVIEW
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Ace Of Harps

Ace Of Harps

Charlie Musselwhite
January 1, 1990
Famed harmonica master and his skin-tight road band tear into slow blues and high energy shuffles. "Electrifying...Musselwhite breathes passion...hard driving, muscular urban blues"--DOWN BEAT
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Jump For Joy

Jump For Joy

Koko Taylor
January 1, 1990
Three Koko originals, a terrific duet with Lonnie Brooks, top notch band, great Criss Johnson guitar, Billy Branch harp. "A national treasure...she packs firepower a lot of youngsters only wish they had"-CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Devil Child

Devil Child

Kenny Neal
January 1, 1989
The rising son of Baton Rouge blues delivers a hell-raising dose of Deep South blues on both guitar and harmonica. "Rough and ready young blues barnstormer who solos up a storm"--BOSTON GLOBE
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One More For The Road

One More For The Road

Charles Brown
January 1, 1989
The comeback album for the king of suave, mellow after-hours blues piano and vocals, with a touch of swinging jazz. Charles was an R&B superstar in the 40's & 50's and in the 90's toured with Bonnie Raitt,and cut 6 new albums, none better than this one.
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Standing My Ground

Standing My Ground

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
January 1, 1989
The Texas guitarist/fiddler who created a whole new musical vocabulary called "world music, Texas style" made his Alligator debut in 1989. "A master guitarist...awesome chops"--MUSICIAN
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Big Fun

Big Fun

Elvin Bishop
January 1, 1988
Big Fun indeed from a beloved good-time musician. Guests include Dr. John and Norton Buffalo. "The strongest work of his career...filled with unrelenting high energy and good humor" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Disturbing The Peace

Disturbing The Peace

Little Charlie & The Nightcats
January 1, 1988
Eleven Rick Estrin originals spark an explosive album of jumpin' blues. "Hot, jumping and made for dancing"--HOUSTON POST
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That Woman is Poison!

That Woman is Poison!

Rufus Thomas
January 1, 1988
The funky godfather of R&B delivers his first all-blues album. "A spectacular comeback album...it has soulful, swaggering strut"--ROBERT PALMER, author of DEEP BLUES
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Years Since Yesterday

Years Since Yesterday

The Paladins
January 1, 1988
Hottest roots rock band on the West Coast; terrific guitar from Dave Gonzales. Minimalist and raw as hell. "Beat for beat, there's no better band than The Paladins. This lineup is lethal!"--L.A. WEEKLY
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Edge Of The City

Edge Of The City

The Kinsey Report
January 1, 1987
The three blues brothers from Gary, Indiana create some of the most exciting and modern blues of the 1980s and 90s. "Roots electric blues mixed with modern funk, soaring solos and strong vocals"--GUITAR PLAYER
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Hot Wires

Hot Wires

Roy Buchanan
January 1, 1987
Roy's last album featuring four new instrumentals plus outstanding vocals by soul master Johnny Sayles, blues belter Kanika Kress and Roy himself. "Guitar lovers rejoice! His best album ever"--CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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I'm in the Wrong Business!

I'm in the Wrong Business!

AC Reed
January 1, 1987
The Windy City's #1 blues sax man; Buddy Guy and Albert Collins sideman. Tough, original songs with guests Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bonnie Raitt. "Could get an audience of librarians stompin' and screamin'"--DAILY TENNESSEAN
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Live From Chicago - Mr. Superharp Himself!

Live From Chicago - Mr. Superharp Himself!

James Cotton
January 1, 1986
The king of boogie harmonica and his storming band cut live in Chicago. Grammy nominee. "A blistering set by a master musician"--SEATTLE TIMES
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Second Sight

Second Sight

Lonnie Mack
January 1, 1986
Fiery guitarist and soulful singer. A truly groundbreaking roots-rock guitarist. "The strongest album he's made in 20 years.The original (and still the best) blues-rocker"--GUITAR PLAYER
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Serious Business

Serious Business

Johnny Winter
January 1, 1985
Searing blues guitar, raw vocals and the rampaging Winter attack lead an all-star Chicago blues band. Grammy nominee. "Serious as a heart attack"--HOUSTON CHRONICLE
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High Compression

High Compression

James Cotton
January 1, 1984
The king of high-powered blues and boogie harmonica, backed by two bands--featuring Pinetop Perkins and Magic Slim. "His most powerful album in years"--BOSTON GLOBE
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Live In Japan

Live In Japan

Albert Collins
January 1, 1984
The Master of the Telecaster and his all-star band unleashed in front of thousands of screaming Japanese blues fans. "Torrid...the fiercest blues guitarist alive"--LIVING BLUES
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Whoopin' (with Johnny Winter & Willie Dixon)

Whoopin' (with Johnny Winter & Willie Dixon)

Johnny Winter, Sonny Terry, Willie Dixon
January 1, 1984
With Johnny Winter and Willie Dixon. The master of country blues harmonica met the super-hot guitarist and the great blues bassist in a terrific supersession produced by Johnny Winter. "A gritty and exuberant romp"--NEW TIMES
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Don't Lose Your Cool

Don't Lose Your Cool

Albert Collins
January 1, 1983
The Iceman's most "Texas" album, with tributes to his idols, Percy Mayfield, Big Walter Price and Guitar Slim. "Kinetic...his guitar cuts like a laser gun would carve ice cream"--GUITAR WORLD
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Hot Shot

Hot Shot

Lonnie Brooks
January 1, 1983
Lonnie's rawest studio album--unadorned and as hot as his great live sets. Five new originals. "The most ferocious blues album of the year"--NEW YORK TIMES
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Genuine Houserocking Music

Genuine Houserocking Music

Hound Dog Taylor
January 1, 1982
Ten never-before-available classics from the happiest, hottest trio in the history of Chicago blues. Grammy nominee. "Scorching, romping raggedness...the raunchiest"--THE RECORD
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I'm Here!

I'm Here!

Clifton Chenier
January 1, 1982
Grammy winner! The late King of the Bayou churns out unmistakable foot-stomping cajun accordion dance tunes. "Potent and seductive blend...an open invitation to get off your posterior...joyous"--THE RECORD
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Frozen Alive!

Frozen Alive!

Albert Collins
January 1, 1981
Recorded live. Shows why Albert was one of the world's top touring bluesmen--stinging guitar, dry, humor-filled singing, powerhouse band. Grammy nominee. "The most powerful blues guitar player in the world"--MUSICIAN
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I Hear Some Blues Downstairs

I Hear Some Blues Downstairs

Fenton Robinson
January 1, 1978
Strikingly original, subtle, beautifully crafted performances. Grammy nominee. "Affirms Robinson's place in the front rank of progressive bluesmen"--DOWN BEAT
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Midnight Son

Midnight Son

Son Seals
January 1, 1976
The album that established Son's reputation nationally. Scorching guitar, powerful original songs. "A giant step by a major blues talent"--ROLLING STONE
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I Got What It Takes

I Got What It Takes

Koko Taylor
January 1, 1975
Chicago's Queen of the Blues, on her debut Alligator album. With Mighty Joe Young and Sammy Lawhorn on guitars, Abbe Locke on sax. Grammy nominee. "One of the blues' best party albums"-LIVING BLUES
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Natural Boogie

Natural Boogie

Hound Dog Taylor
January 1, 1974
Pure, unadorned houserocking music from the slide guitar master and his powerhouse trio. "No fan of Chicago blues can afford to miss this one"--BLUES UNLIMITED
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