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Alligator Records’ 2017 Releases Dominate Roots Music Report Blues Charts

[01/03/2018]
Selwyn Birchwood's Pick Your Poison #1 On Blues Rock Chart
Alligator Artists Hold Five Of The Top Ten Spots On Blues Chart

Recordings by Alligator Records artists dominated the 2017 Roots Music Report's two influential blues charts, which were announced on Tuesday, January 2. Selwyn Birchwood's Pick Your Poison sits atop the RMR's Blues Rock Chart. Alligator artists hold five of the top ten spots on the Blues Chart. All six of Alligator's 2017 releases made top 20 -- The Cash Box Kings' Royal Mint, #4; Coco Montoya's Hard Truth, #5; Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio, #6; Tommy Castro & The Painkillers' Stompin' Ground, #8; Selwyn Birchwood's Pick Your Poison, #9 and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats' Groovin' In Greaseland, #17.

Additionally, the January 2018 issue of MOJO magazine, the UK's premiere tastemaker music publication, selected their Top Blues Albums Of 2017. The Cash Box Kings' Royal Mint came in at #2 and Birchwood's Pick Your Poison at #8.

Alligator Records eagerly looks forward to topping more charts in 2018 with highly anticipated new releases from Tinsley Ellis, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling, Marcia Ball, Shemekia Copeland and others. Ellis' Winning Hand and Salgado & Hager's Rough Cut will both be released on Friday, January 12.