The 2-CDs-for-the-price-of-one set -- boasting over 158 minutes of music -- features career-defining performances from blues royalty past, present and future.
The blues and roots music Alligator Records has been releasing since 1971 -- created by iconic giants of the genre like Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Elvin Bishop and Mavis Staples, and label-nurtured legends including Son Seals, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and Michael “Iron Man” Burks -- has more than stood the test of time. With the ALLIGATOR RECORDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, we celebrate the label's remarkable past, history-in-the-making present, and a future filled with more "Genuine Houserockin’ Music."
The ALLIGATOR RECORDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION lays out Alligator’s wide-ranging, forward-looking vision with tracks from newer voices – Selwyn Birchwood, Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, Moreland & Arbuckle and Jarekus Singleton – seamlessly programmed next to storied artists including Curtis Salgado, Joe Louis Walker, Delbert McClinton, Anders Osborne, The Holmes Brothers, Guitar Shorty, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ann Rabson and Roomful Of Blues. Together, the ALLIGATOR RECORDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION presents a comprehensive portrait of the label's deeply rooted, soul-stirring American music.
Click here to listen to a recent interview with Alligator president and founder Bruce Iglauer to learn about the label's history, hear snippets of some songs from Alligator’s vast catalog, as well as some personal anecdotes.
Order the ALLIGATOR RECORDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 2-CD set for the sale price of $14.98 (includes FREE U.S. shipping).