Alligator Records

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Back in 1971, Bruce Iglauer, a 23-year-old blues fan, used his meager savings to record and produce his favorite band, Hound Dog Taylor & the HouseRockers. Following his heart, he quit his day job with Delmark Records and began promoting Hound Dog Taylor and his new record company full-time. More than 40 years later, that company, Alligator Records, is home to some of the world’s premier blues and roots rock talent and is regarded by fans and the media alike as the top contemporary blues record label in the world.

Current artists include Buckwheat Zydeco, Marcia Ball, Lonnie Brooks, Michael “Iron Man” Burks, Tommy Castro, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Tinsley Ellis, JJ Grey & Mofro, Guitar Shorty, The Holmes Brothers, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Eric Lindell, Janiva Magness, Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Lee Rocker, Roomful Of Blues, Saffire—The Uppity Blues Women, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, The Siegel-Schwall Band and Koko Taylor.

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Year established: 1971

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  3. Method to My Madness Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
    Method to My Madness
    October 20, 2015
  4. Outskirts Of Love Shemekia Copeland
    Outskirts Of Love
    September 27, 2015
  5. This River J.J. Grey & Mofro
    This River
    October 12, 2013
  6. This River J.J. Grey & Mofro
    This River
    April 22, 2013
  7. Show of Strength Michael Burks
    Show of Strength
    April 02, 2013
  8. Brighter Days JJ Grey and Mofro
    Brighter Days
    October 02, 2011
  9. Georgia Warhorse JJ Grey & Mofro
    Georgia Warhorse
    June 15, 2011
  10. Georgia Warhorse JJ Grey & Mofro
    Georgia Warhorse
    September 09, 2010

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