alligator Alligator Records To Celebrate 40th Anniversary [pullquote quote=”Musicians and songwriters who have taken the spirit of the blues and created their own sounds and styles.” credit=”Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer”]Chicago’s own, Alligator Records, will celebrate 40th anniversary. A two-disc compilation of the records authentic sound will be released in honor of four decades of releasing blues and rock records.
The Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection will contain 38 tracks from the likes of [lastfm]Koko Taylor[/lastfm], [lastfm]Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials[/lastfm], [lastfm]Albert Collins[/lastfm], [lastfm]Buddy Guy[/lastfm], [lastfm]Robert Cray[/lastfm], [lastfm]Shemekia Copeland[/lastfm], [lastfm]Mavis Staples[/lastfm] and more.

a125 Alligator Records To Celebrate 40th Anniversary “Over the forty years, our definition of “Genuine Houserockin’ Music” has expanded to include not only pure blues artists, but also musicians and songwriters who have taken the spirit of the blues and created their own sounds and styles, sometimes called roots rock or rockabilly or front porch soul or, in a few cases, gospel, the ultimate soul-rockin’ music,” Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer.

Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Track List:
1. [lastfm]Koko Taylor[/lastfm] – “I’m A Woman”
2. [lastfm]Albert Collins[/lastfm] – “I Ain’t Drunk”
3. [lastfm]Michael Burks[/lastfm] – “Strange Feeling”
4. [lastfm]Tommy Castro[/lastfm] – “Backup Plan”
5. [lastfm]Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials[/lastfm] – “Icicles In My Meatloaf”
6. [lastfm]Guitar Shorty[/lastfm] – “We The People”
7. [lastfm]Rick Estrin and the Nightcats[/lastfm] – “U B U”
8. [lastfm]Marcia Ball[/lastfm] – “The Party’s Still Going On”
9. [lastfm]Roomful Of Blues[/lastfm] – “That’s A Pretty Good Love”
10. [lastfm]Smokin’ Joe Kubek[/lastfm] & [lastfm]Bnois King[/lastfm] – “Have Blues, Will Trave”
11. [lastfm]Son Seals[/lastfm] – “Going Home”
12. [lastfm]Buddy Guy[/lastfm] & [lastfm]Junior Wells[/lastfm] – “Give Me My Coat And Shoes”
13. [lastfm]Janiva Magness[/lastfm] – “Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love”
14. [lastfm]Johnny Winter[/lastfm] – “Mojo Boogie”
15. [lastfm]Coco Montoya[/lastfm] – “Last Dirty Deal”
16. [lastfm]Corey Harris[/lastfm] – “Fish Ain’t Bitin'”
17. [lastfm]Luther Allison[/lastfm] – “All The King’s Horses”
18. [lastfm]Anders Osborne[/lastfm] – “Echoes Of My Sins”
19. [lastfm]Lonnie Mack[/lastfm] w/[lastfm]Stevie Ray Vaughn[/lastfm] – “Double Whammy”
20. [lastfm]Albert Collins[/lastfm], [lastfm]Robert Cray[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Johnny Copeland[/lastfm] – “T-Bone Shuffle”
21. [lastfm]Lonnie Brooks[/lastfm] – “Don’t Take Advantage Of Me”
22. [lastfm]Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater[/lastfm] – “A Good Leavin’ Alone”
23. [lastfm]Hound Dog Taylor[/lastfm] – “Sitting At Home Alone”
24. [lastfm]Elvin Bishop[/lastfm] & Little Smokey Smothers – “Roll Your Moneymaker”
25. [lastfm]James Cotton[/lastfm] – “With The Quickness”
26. [lastfm]Shemekia Copeland[/lastfm] – “It’s My Own Tears”
27. [lastfm]Professor Longhair[/lastfm] – “Red Beans”
28. [lastfm]Charlie Musselwhite[/lastfm] – “Where Hwy 61 Runs”
29. [lastfm]Roy Buchanan[/lastfm] – “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover”
30. [lastfm]Mavis Staples[/lastfm] – “Step Into The Light”
31. [lastfm]Tinsley Ellis[/lastfm] – “Speak No Evil”
32. [lastfm]Eric Lindell[/lastfm] – “It’s A Drag”
33. [lastfm]Saffire[/lastfm]—The Uppity Blues Women – “Going Down To The River”
34. [lastfm]The Holmes Brothers[/lastfm] – “Feed My Soul”
35. [lastfm]Katie Webster[/lastfm] – “Two-Fisted Mama”
36. [lastfm]William Clarke[/lastfm] – “Daddy Pinocchio”
37. [lastfm]Buckwheat Zydeco[/lastfm] – “When The Levee Breaks”
38. [lastfm]JJ Grey & Mofro[/lastfm] – “The Sun Is Shining Down”

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Comments (4)
  1. Karin van Dyck says:

    I love this playlist . . . JJ Grey & Mofro – never hear them played. Why can’t we share this on Fb? XRT, open up more, post some of those studio cuts on YouTube – other important stations do. You guys are getting harder and harder to get to, to reach. Don’t become too commercial, please. I’m beginning to think Chicago, this Excellent Town for Music – needs an alt station. Come on ! I’ve been with you all since the beginning. Chicago deserves your talents (you djs) and freely offered. Be the renegade station, CBS could find such – of the time, the Zeitgeist, and maybe even . . . profitable. Anyone there to respond to this?

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