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Welcome to Alligator Records
When I created Alligator Records, the very first promo piece to promote that very first Hound Dog Taylor album was headed "Genuine Houserockin' Music." That became our slogan, and we wear it proudly today. "Genuine" because the music we record is deeply rooted in the blues tradition (even when it pushes the standard definition of blues) and is created by musicians who have honed their songs not on synthesizers in their bedrooms, but in front of real audiences, responding to the emotional needs of their listeners. "House" instead of "theatre" or "arena" or "stadium," because our music is ultimately intimate, even when it's big and loud. It's not meant to be presented. It's meant to be shared between the musicians and the audience, like everyone at Florence's shared the music with Hound Dog Taylor. And "Rockin'" because it's designed to move you. Most of Alligator's records will move your feet or your body, but we've tried to make records that will move that other part of your soul. Sometimes that can mean music that cleanses your inner pain by pulling it out of you, the "hurts so good" that is so special to the blues. And sometimes it just means the pure release and fun of musicians pouring their energy into a great groove.
-Bruce Iglauer

In A Roomful Of Blues Available March 13th!

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Rolling Stones - No Security San Jose '99 Blu-RayRolling Stones - No Security San Jose '99 Blu-Ray
Recorded at the San Jose Arena on Stones' 1999 No Security tour. It followed on from the colossal Bridges To Babylon tour and took its name from the "No Security" live album recorded on that 97/98 tour. This show was recorded in April 99 at the end of the North American dates. Songs on CD & BLU-RAY include Jumpin Jack Flash, Bitch, ou Got Me Rocking, Respectable, Honky Tonk Woman, I Got the Blues, Saint of Me, Some Girls, Paint It Black, You Got The Silver, Before They Make Me Run, Out Of Co...









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