Alligator Records

Chicago, IL ph. 773-973-7736
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Alligator Records

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

Uncivil War
Shemekia Copeland

Uncivil War

February 11, 2021
The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

October 08, 2016
God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
Blind Willie Johnson

God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

February 05, 2016
Method to My Madness
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Method to My Madness

October 20, 2015
Outskirts Of Love
Shemekia Copeland

Outskirts Of Love

September 27, 2015
This River
J.J. Grey & Mofro

This River

October 12, 2013
This River
J.J. Grey & Mofro

This River

April 22, 2013
Show of Strength
Michael Burks

Show of Strength

April 02, 2013
Brighter Days
JJ Grey and Mofro

Brighter Days

October 02, 2011
Georgia Warhorse
JJ Grey & Mofro

Georgia Warhorse

June 15, 2011

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100 Years Of Blues
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100 Years Of Blues

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Outskirts Of Love

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Show of Strength
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This River

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Georgia Warhorse

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