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Tempting Fate CD

Tempting Fate CD

Carolyn Wonderland
October 8, 2021
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Ex-lead guitarist in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers with an exuberant and astonishing collection of songs, deeply rooted, yet fired by a rocker’s sensibility. The tracks pit brilliant originals with revelatory versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, John Mayall and Billy Joe Shaver, with sparks flying from Wonderland’s guitar and the undeniable soul in he...
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Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town LP

Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town LP

Tommy Castro
September 24, 2021
COMING SOON. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 15
The raucous, multi-song tale of a young man bitten by the blues bug. A striking collection of songs tell the story in vivid lyrics brought to life by Castro's patented roadhouse rock, soulful ballads and deep, greasy grooves. "One of the brightest stars in the blues-soul genre. Voracious blues energy and ultimate soul power...impassioned vocals and pure inventiveness in his stellar guitar solos." —Blues Music Magazine<...
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Try It…You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor CD

Try It…You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor CD

GA20
August 20, 2021
On Friday, August 20, Colemine Records, in partnership with Alligator Records, will release Try It...You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor from high-energy blues-rock trio, GA-20. The album features ten blistering performances of songs written or performed by Chicago blues legends Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers.
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662 (LP)

662 (LP)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
July 23, 2021
EXPECTED RELEASE OCTOBER 15, 2021. PRESSED ON PURPLE VINYL
662 (the area code of his Mississippi Delta stomping grounds) is a powerful and personal album, a fiery coming-of-age record. The lyrics reflect newfound maturity and the ways in which your roots inspire where you’re heading. Musically, the record delivers a heaping helping of deep, visceral guitar magic fueling a combustible mix of molten blues rock, down home shuffles and soulful gr...
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662 [CD]

662 [CD]

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
July 23, 2021
662 (the area code of his Mississippi Delta stomping grounds) is a powerful and personal album, a fiery coming-of-age record. The lyrics reflect newfound maturity and the ways in which your roots inspire where you’re heading. Musically, the record delivers a heaping helping of deep, visceral guitar magic fueling a combustible mix of molten blues rock, down home shuffles and soulful grooves. "Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram is the future of the blues, singing and...
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Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (3 CD set)

Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (3 CD set)

Various Artists/Anthologies
June 18, 2021
Specially-priced 3-CD package featuring fifty years of iconic recordings by a star-studded Who’s Who of American blues and roots music artists past and present. 58 songs, over 230 minutes of music, from Hound Dog Taylor, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Toronzo Cannon and many more at a low-low price! Packaged in an 8-panel, 4-pocket CD wallet with 40-pa...
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Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (Double LP)

Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (Double LP)

Various Artists/Anthologies
June 18, 2021
Specially-priced 2-LP package featuring fifty years of iconic recordings by a star-studded Who’s Who of American blues and roots music artists past and present. 24 songs, over 97 minutes of music, from Hound Dog Taylor, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Toronzo Cannon and many more at a low-low price! Packaged in a double-pocket gatefold cover with exten...
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662 (Single)

662 (Single)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
May 24, 2021
The hard-driving original song finds Ingram celebrating his Clarksdale, Mississippi roots. The number 662 references Ingram's hometown telephone area code, and is also the title of his forthcoming album, set for July 2021 release.
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Raisin' Cain

Raisin' Cain

Chris Cain
April 9, 2021
The Alligator debut of one of the truly great blues guitarists of his generation. Twelve original Cain compositions make Raisin’ Cain a head-spinning showcase of raucous blues, horn-driven romps and moody, after-hours laments bursting with sharp songwriting wit, gruff, commanding vocals and sparkling, amazingly inventive guitar playing. "Hands down my favorite blues player on the scene today.He’s an absolute blinder of a guitarist, with the voice of B.B. King ...
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Damage Control

Damage Control

Curtis Salgado
February 26, 2021
Rollicking old-school rock and roll, gospel-tinged soul and razor-sharp R&B. Salgado’s huge, expressive vocals deliver wistful, street-wise lyrics that hit hard on a dozen new original songs and a frisky cover of Larry Williams’ "Slow Down." "Salgado inspires chills. Upbeat and original…poignant and wise with a great sense of humor." —Blues Music Magazine

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Living In A Burning House

Living In A Burning House

Selwyn Birchwood
January 29, 2021
A master class in distinctive, contemporary roots music and positively brimming with catchy lyrics, undeniable grooves and some of the most exhilarating guitar playing in any genre. Thirteen compelling originals include guitar-driven, horn-fueled declarations of love, rocking reflections on modern life and low and slow ballads, all bound together by Selwyn’s raw, urgent vocals and intense playing. Produced by Grammy winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Susan Tede...
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Guitar Slinger (Re-issue)

Guitar Slinger (Re-issue)

Johnny Winter
December 18, 2020
The guitar legend's debut on Alligator; his finest (and bluesiest) album in years! "Slashing, flamboyant Texas blues-rock guitar" —New York Times
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Uncivil War

Uncivil War

Shemekia Copeland
October 23, 2020
Uncivil War finds Shemekia blazing an exhilarating roots music trail, with many of the songs reflecting the spirit of our turbulent times. Her passion-packed singing breathes fire into solemn, gospel-drenched anthems, lowdown blues, crunching rockers and frisky New Orleans R&B. On captivating original songs and invigorating new takes on tracks by the Rolling Stones, Junior Parker and her father, famed bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland, she commands listeners’ attention while ex...
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100 Years Of Blues

100 Years Of Blues

Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite
September 25, 2020
100 Years Of Blues is front-porch, down-home music with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bishop and Grammy-winning harmonica great Musselwhite trading licks and vocals on 12 rootsy, spirited, humorous songs, mixing nine originals with three reimagined classics. "Elvin Bishop is a legendary guitarist...Impeccable and spirited...a distinguished American player. Charlie Musselwhite, with unabashed excellence, sets the standard for blues harmonica" —Rolling Stone


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2020 Blues - New Music From Alligator Records

2020 Blues - New Music From Alligator Records

Various Artists/Anthologies, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland, Curtis Salgado, Selwyn Birchwood, Chris Cain, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite
August 21, 2020
Alligator Records will release 2020 Blues -- New Music From Alligator Records on Friday, August 21, 2020. The digital-only sampler features fresh material from five to-be-released full albums. The set includes new songs from blues legends Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite (joining forces), award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland, rising star guitarist and lap steel master Selwyn Birchwood, blues and R&B icon Curtis Salgado and the newest member of the Alligato...
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I Believe I Got Off Cheap (Single)

I Believe I Got Off Cheap (Single)

Chris Cain
August 21, 2020
Alligator's newest signing is a virtuoso guitarist, fan favorite, and four-decade touring veteran of the international blues scene. He's a beloved musician's musician who has recorded 14 previous albums. None other than B.B. King declared, "Now that boy can PLAY the guitar." Guitar Player said, "Cain is an impressive, top-notch guitarist. His full-bodied tone and big voice pack a punch that had me reeling.”
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Living In A Burning House (Single)

Living In A Burning House (Single)

Selwyn Birchwood
August 21, 2020
Birchwood's searing guitar and lap steel work, along with his incisive, hook-filled songs and pin-you-to-the-wall vocals, places him among the very best of the new generation of bluesmen. Rolling Stone says, "Birchwood is a remarkable, contemporary bluesman...a powerhouse young guitarist and soulful vocalist. A major player...highly recommended.”
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The Longer That I Live

The Longer That I Live

Curtis Salgado
August 21, 2020
The always true-to-himself, musically adventurous vocalist and harmonica player Salgado -- called an "icon" with a "huge voice" by NPR Music -- delivers one of his most humorously honest original songs with The Longer That I Live. The hard-hitting track is as soulful and memorable as anything he's recorded on his 10 previous albums. Blues Music Magazine says, “Salgado inspires chills. Upbeat and original...poignant and wise with a great sense of humor.”
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What The Hell?

What The Hell?

Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite
August 21, 2020
On their first-ever album together, the stripped-down 100 Years Of Blues, Bishop and Musselwhite (along with guitarist/pianist Bob Welsh) bring it all back home with some of the warmest and most engaging music of their equally storied careers. Elvin and Charlie tell their musical tales with top-shelf musicianship and sly good humor. The potent What The Hell? finds Bishop taking on current events, winking an eye while speaking truth to power.
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Rock & Roll (Single)

Rock & Roll (Single)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
July 24, 2020

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In A Roomful Of Blues

In A Roomful Of Blues

Roomful of Blues
March 13, 2020
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Ice Cream In Hell

Ice Cream In Hell

Tinsley Ellis
January 31, 2020
Tinsley’s most raw-sounding album and one practically drenched in ferocious guitar riffs. He and his axe set the pace on a captivating batch of original songs featuring fist-pumping rockers, hard-charging shuffles and gritty ballads, with Ellis’ fervent vocals matching his guitar every step of the way. "Incendiary...Scalding guitar and banshee solos. Ellis mixes soul and fire." —Premier Guitar
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Contemporary

Contemporary

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
September 20, 2019
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Celebrates the band's ability to use tough blues and raucous roadhouse rock as jumping off points for exhilarating new roots music. It's chock-full of originals that combine savvy songwriting, instrumental prowess and perpetual grooves into a distinctively modern blues sound, highlighted by the epic title track, a dizzying, Zappa-esque mash of Chicago blues, uptown funk, balls-out rocking and muscular rapping.
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The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp

The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp

Toronzo Cannon
September 20, 2019
The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp raises the ante on Toronzo's modern day blues vision, with 12 distinctive new songs that skillfully blend witty, "ain’t it the truth" anthems with searing topical observations. Through it all Toronzo burns on guitar and brings his lyrics to life with spirited, soul-drenched singing. "Deep, contemporary Chicago blues...razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing" —Chicago Tribune
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Kingfish (Vinyl LP - INCLUDES FREE DOWNLOAD CARD)

Kingfish (Vinyl LP - INCLUDES FREE DOWNLOAD CARD)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
August 30, 2019
BACK IN STOCK AGAIN! 20-year-old blues firebrand comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, with a sensational debut packed with piercing guitar, husky, impassioned singing and potent songwriting. Kingfish reinvigorates the blues with Ingram’s infectious, youthful fire. Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo' and Billy Branch guest. "One of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince." —Rolling Stone...
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Coming In Hot

Coming In Hot

Coco Montoya
August 23, 2019
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Whether riding herd on a roadhouse romp, laying down a sweet, slow blues or blasting with blues-rock fury, Coco delivers the goods, with passionate, fire-breathing vocals matching his incendiary guitar pyrotechnics step for step. It's hard-hitting blues-rock that stays with a listener long after the last notes die off. "In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. He exudes power and authenticity...
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The Chicago Way (Single)

The Chicago Way (Single)

Toronzo Cannon
August 13, 2019

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Lucky Guy!

Lucky Guy!

Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling
August 9, 2019
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Combustible, cocksure blues and rootsy rock 'n' roll, genuine, deep and potent. Thirteen original songs fueled by Moss' searing, tough vocals and blazing guitar in tandem with Gruenling's powerhouse harmonica. Up-to-the-minute lyrics melded with classic ensemble playing. "Pure blues at its most urgently expressive. A rollicking tour de force" —Living Blues
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Roots And Branches — The Songs Of Little Walter

Roots And Branches — The Songs Of Little Walter

Billy Branch
July 5, 2019
As heir apparent to the Chicago blues harmonica throne, Billy Branch is perfectly suited to shine a bright new light on the timeless music of Little Walter Jacobs, a transcendent artist revered by millions and an inspiration to every harmonica player who followed in his wake. Roots And Branches – The Songs Of Little Walter features 15 songs written by or made famous by the harp genius, each one brought to new life by Branch and The Sons of Blues as they blend elements of soul, f...
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Hail To The Kings! (180-gram vinyl)

Hail To The Kings! (180-gram vinyl)

The Cash Box Kings
June 28, 2019
This is the 180-gram black vinyl LP edition. Includes FREE DOWNLOAD card.

11 brilliant songs including a revitalizing take on Jimmy Reed’s "I'm The Man Down There." Label-mate Shemekia Copeland guests on one track. A raucous, hard-hitting album that breathes fire into authentic Chicago blues. An essential purchase for any fan of real blues!

"Fearless, full-tilt Chicago blues...fervent vocals and soaring harmonica" —Chica...
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Hail To The Kings!

Hail To The Kings!

The Cash Box Kings
May 17, 2019
11 brilliant new original songs and revitalizing takes on Jimmy Reed’s "I'm The Man Down There" and Mercy Dee Walton's "Sugar Daddy." Label-mate Shemekia Copeland guests on one track. A raucous, hard-hitting album that breathes fire into authentic Chicago blues. An essential purchase for any fan of real blues! "Fearless, full-tilt Chicago blues...fervent vocals and soaring harmonica" —Chicago Tribune
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Kingfish

Kingfish

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
May 17, 2019
20-year-old blues firebrand comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, with a sensational debut packed with piercing guitar, husky, impassioned singing and potent songwriting. Kingfish reinvigorates the blues with Ingram’s infectious, youthful fire. Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo' and Billy Branch guest. "One of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince." —Rolling Stone
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Fresh Out

Fresh Out

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
February 19, 2019
Fresh Out, a sizzling duet featuring music legend Buddy Guy, is the first single from Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's Alligator Records debut, KINGFISH, which will be available May 17, 2019.
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Killin' It-Live

Killin' It-Live

Tommy Castro
February 1, 2019
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A soul-satisfying romp, jam-packed with sweaty, energized workouts. From blustery blues to gritty R&B and hard-charging roadhouse rock, the set list includes fan favorites from throughout Tommy’s career. "Tommy Castro & The Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul and down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll...rousing and infectious. This is energizing, scorching, soul-shaking music….pure pleasure."<...
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Killin' It-Live (180-gram vinyl)

Killin' It-Live (180-gram vinyl)

Tommy Castro
February 1, 2019
This is the 180-gram vinyl LP edition. Pressed on translucent orange vinyl. Includes FREE DOWNLOAD card.
A soul-satisfying romp, jam-packed with sweaty, energized workouts. From blustery blues to gritty R&B and hard-charging roadhouse rock, the set list includes fan favorites from throughout Tommy’s career. "Tommy Castro & The Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul and down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll...rousing and infectiou...
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Live At The Ramblin' Man Fair

Live At The Ramblin' Man Fair

The Kentucky Headhunters
January 11, 2019
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From the opening crunch of "Big Boss Man" to a thunderous take on The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down," Live At The Ramblin’ Man Fair packs an adrenaline-fueled punch as the Headhunters revel in the power of roadhouse rock and blues. And the fun continues on three bonus studio tracks, newly discovered takes from the sessions with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame pianist Johnnie Johnson that...
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Revolution In Your Heart (180-gram vinyl)

Revolution In Your Heart (180-gram vinyl)

Eric Lindell
November 26, 2018
This is the 180-gram vinyl LP edition. Pressed on transparent orange vinyl. Includes FREE DOWNLOAD card.

On Revolution In Your Heart, Eric Lindell weaves timeless, infectious tales of family, friends and love on twelve new original songs that combine sunshiny melodies and thick, greasy grooves. Lindell does all the singing and performs all instruments except the drums, making the performances exceptionally heartfelt and engaging. "Classic blues and rock ori...
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Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues

Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues

Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, Giles Robson, Joe Louis Walker|Bruce Katz|Giles Robson
October 26, 2018
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Grammy-winnng singer/guitarist Joe Louis Walker, keyboard wizard Bruce Katz and UK harp ace Giles Robson join forces for a spellbinding journey through a treasure trove of rare and classic blues brought to vibrant new life.

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Tough As Love

Tough As Love

Lindsay Beaver
October 12, 2018
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A uniquely talented musical spitfire, Lindsay is a jazz-trained drummer and a classically-trained vocalist, writing and performing raw R&B, blues and old-school rock ‘n’ roll songs with punk rock fervor. Tough As Love explodes with Beaver’s volcanic singing, deeply soulful delivery and powerful chops on seven original songs and a handful of v...
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Revolution In Your Heart

Revolution In Your Heart

Eric Lindell
September 7, 2018
On Revolution In Your Heart, Eric Lindell weaves timeless, infectious tales of family, friends and love on twelve new original songs that combine sunshiny melodies and thick, greasy grooves. Lindell does all the singing and performs all instruments except the drums, making the performances exceptionally heartfelt and engaging. "Classic blues and rock origins with a taste of country twang. Impressive, super slinky guitar tone. Bound to win over roots music fans for years to come." ...
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America's Child

America's Child

Shemekia Copeland
August 3, 2018
Shemekia stakes her claim as a riveting Americana singer of striking authenticity on this album produced by genre champion Will Kimbrough. Eight new songs from Mary Gauthier, Kimbrough and more, plus brilliant versions of John Prine’s “Great Rain” (a duet with Prine), The Kinks’ “I’m Not Like Everybody Else,” Johnny Copeland’s “Promised Myself” and the traditional ballad “Go To Sleepy Little Baby.” Rhiannon Giddens, Steve ...
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Something Smells Funky Round Here

Something Smells Funky Round Here

Elvin Bishop
July 13, 2018
Elvin and his Big Fun Trio-mates (Willy Jordan on cajon and vocals, Bob Welsh on guitar and piano) serve up a fresh new helping of their good ‘n’ greasy blues and R&B, highlighted by the title track, a comic State of the Union address as only the blues and Southern Rock legend can deliver. Album includes four additional new originals, Big Fun Trio takes on Elvin’s Right Now Is The Hour, Jackie Wilson’s (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
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Shine Bright

Shine Bright

Marcia Ball
April 20, 2018
A career-defining album produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Marcia is simply on fire throughout, with an exuberant array of piano-fueled roadhouse romps seasoned by incomparably soulful ballads. Tracks include nine new Marcia originals, plus brilliant takes on the music of Ray Charles, Ernie K-Doe and Jesse Winchester. Producer/saxophonist Berlin guests on five tracks. "Rollicking, playful, good-time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...her songs ring with emotional depth" &mdash...
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The High Cost Of Low Living

The High Cost Of Low Living

Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling
March 9, 2018
Sparkling new music in the classic Chicago blues ensemble tradition, led by Moss’ brawny guitar riffs and Gruenling’s monster harp chops. Ten terrific originals bring fresh lyrical perspective and mesh seamlessly with revitalized versions of three blues chestnuts. This is brash, exciting Chicago blues; honest, intense and powerful. "Moss muscular, electric energy combines jaw-dropping guitar, gruff, soulful vocals and impassioned songwriting. Gruenling is a contemporary harmonica mas...
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Rough Cut

Rough Cut

Curtis Salgado, Alan Hager
January 12, 2018
Six original songs imbued with the spirit of the blues’ greatest traditions and seven vibrant takes on classic tunes by Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Son House and more. From front porch acoustic finger-picking to swaggering Chicago shuffles and dark, swampy blues, Curtis and Alan play with the joy of kids in a candy store, delighting in the rich, captivating legacy of the blues.
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Winning Hand

Winning Hand

Tinsley Ellis
January 12, 2018
Packs the punch of a heavyweight champion as Tinsley reclaims his place with the giants of blues-rock guitar. From searing licks to psychedelic riffing, Tinsley and his axe are front and center on a riveting collection of heart-pounding rockers, raucous R&B and devastating blues. "Fiery controlled intensity…soulful, gritty, hard-edged blues rock"Living Blues
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Stompin' Ground

Stompin' Ground

Tommy Castro
September 29, 2017
A dozen irresistible new tracks split between fresh Castro originals and revitalized versions of songs that inspired Tommy when he was coming of age in San Jose, California. Guest artists include David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Charlie Musselwhite, Danielle Nicole (Trampled Underfoot) and Mike Zito. "Raw blues, dynamic rock and blustery, Stax-styled soul...powerful vocals...emotional, heartfelt performances" – Blues Music Magazine

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Stompin' Ground (180-gram vinyl)

Stompin' Ground (180-gram vinyl)

Tommy Castro
September 29, 2017
Pressed on 180g translucent yellow vinyl. Includes FREE download card.
A dozen irresistible new tracks split between fresh Castro originals and revitalized versions of songs that inspired Tommy when he was coming of age in San Jose, California. Guest artists include David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Charlie Musselwhite, Danielle Nicole (Trampled Underfoot) and Mike Zito. "Raw blues, dynamic rock and blustery, Stax-styled soul...powerful vocals...emotional, h...
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Pick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison

Selwyn Birchwood
May 19, 2017
Bursting with exhilarating, genre-expanding blues and roots anchored by Selwyn’s gruff, urgent vocals and fiery guitar and lap steel playing. Thirteen striking original songs roam through raw roots rock, infectious Southern R&B, sweaty funk jams, searing blues and after hours ballads, forging a groundbreaking new sound created by one of the most sensational new blues talents in ages. "A remarkable contemporary bluesman...a powerhouse guitarist and soulful vocalist...highly recomm...
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Hard Truth

Hard Truth

Coco Montoya
March 24, 2017
Coco returns to Alligator with a sparkling new release that reaffirms his place on the top shelf of contemporary rocking bluesmen. From the ecstatic, just-fell-in-love shuffle “I Want To Shout About It” to the scorching “Hard As Hell” to the patented Albert Collins funk of “Moon Is Full,” Coco‘s soul-burning mastery of hard-hitting, long-lasting blues-rock is on full display. Produced by Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt, Curtis Salgado, Taj Mahal) and feat...
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The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
September 23, 2016
An album absolutely bursting with Lil' Ed's rollicking slide-work and raw-boned vocals on a joyous blend of burning boogies, romping shuffles and heart-stopping slow blues. The ever-ready Blues Imperials continue to be his perfect sidekicks, laying down greasy, percolating grooves with reckless precision. "Electrifying, raucous, pure Chicago blues...Lil’ Ed is a guitarist extraordinaire...slashing slide and flamboyant stage persona."Chicago Tribune

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Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection

Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection

Various Artists/Anthologies
June 10, 2016
Two CDs chock full with over 158 minutes of genuine houserockin’ music spanning the label’s 45-year history for the cost of a single CD! Features Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Luther Allison, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Albert Collins, James Cotton and many, many more! Housed in a beautiful 6-panel digipak with 24-page booklet featuring liner notes from head 'Gator Bruce Iglauer.
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Promised Land Or Bust (CD)

Promised Land Or Bust (CD)

Moreland & Arbuckle
May 6, 2016
Moreland & Arbuckle’s Alligator debut is as deep as Delta blues and heavy as thundering rock, as the band continues to wring hard-hitting, modern roots music from traditional forms. Groove-friendly guitar spiced with sledgehammer riffs duels with raucous singing and harp playing, and both barely held in place by propulsive drumming. Even when the throttle is pulled back for a loping folk-tinged ballad or a noir-ish blues worthy of Tom Waits, the band’s intensity and raw emotion...
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Promised Land Or Bust (LP)

Promised Land Or Bust (LP)

Moreland & Arbuckle
May 6, 2016
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Moreland & Arbuckle’s Alligator debut is as deep as Delta blues and heavy as thundering rock, as the band continues to wring hard-hitting, modern roots music from traditional forms. Groove-friendly guitar spiced with sledgehammer riffs duels with raucous singing and harp playing, and both barely held in place by propulsive drumming. Even when the throttle is pulled back for a loping folk-tinged ballad or a n...
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The Beautiful Lowdown

The Beautiful Lowdown

Curtis Salgado
April 8, 2016
Salgado’s most fearless and adventurous release to date finds him writing or co-writing all but one song, co-producing and contributing to horn and background vocal parts. With Curtis’ powerful, passionate vocals leading the way on everything from soulful Van Morrison-esque rock to slippery funk, from gritty harp-stoked blues to devastating ballads, the results are nothing short of spectacular. "Inspired, powerful R&B showcases Salgado’s exceptional range and m...
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God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (CD)

God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (CD)

Various Artists/Anthologies
February 26, 2016
A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. From Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning to Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in Nobody’s Fault But Mine, from Luther Dickinson’s spirited take on Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King (with The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band) to Tom Waits’ vi...
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God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (LP)

God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (LP)

Various Artists/Anthologies
February 26, 2016
A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. From Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning to Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in Nobody’s Fault But Mine, from Luther Dickinson’s spirited take on Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King (with The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band) to Tom Waits’ vi...
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The Chicago Way

The Chicago Way

Toronzo Cannon
February 26, 2016
Chicago born and bred blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Toronzo Cannon keeps the city’s blues flame blazing with The Chicago Way. Playing all self-penned material, Toronzo’s lyrics sting just as hard as his fretwork, and his singing resonates instantly with a gruff soulfulness that begs for repeated listening. From frisky shuffles and hard blues to buttery ballads and funky R&B, Toronzo Cannon blends all flavors of Chicago blues and makes them his own. &ldq...
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Showdown! (Remastered on 180-gram vinyl with bonus track)

Showdown! (Remastered on 180-gram vinyl with bonus track)

Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland
February 22, 2011
Alligator’s Grammy Award-winning, best-selling title of all time, remastered on 180 gram vinyl featuring the added bonus track “Something To Remember You By.”
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