BLUES ROCKERS GA-20 TO UNLEASH GA-20 DOES HOUND DOG TAYLOR: TRY IT...YOU MIGHT LIKE IT! ON AUGUST 20
On Friday, August 20, Colemine Records, in partnership with Alligator Records, will release GA-20 DoesHound Dog Taylor -- Try It...You Might Like It! from high-energy blues-rock trio, GA-20. The albumfeatures ten blistering performances of songs written or performed by Chicago blues legends Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers.
[06/07/2021] On Sunday, June 6, in a virtual ceremony, The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 42nd Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honor. Six Alligator Records artists won nine of the industry's top awards.
CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT TO DECLARE JUNE 18, 2021 "ALLIGATOR RECORDS DAY"
On Friday, June 18, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will declare "Alligator Records Day" throughout the City of Chicago. This same day, the label will release Alligator Records--50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music
ALLIGATOR RECORDS TO REISSUE HOUND DOG TAYLOR AND THE HOUSEROCKERS' NATURAL BOOGIE ON VINYL ON JULY 2
On Friday, July 2, Alligator Records continues its 50th anniversary celebration with the vinyl reissue of Natural Boogie, the raw and raucous classic second LP from high-energy bottleneck blues legends Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers. Originally released in 1974 as the fourth title in Alligator's catalog, this is the first vinyl pressing of Natural Boogie in over 30 years. It features genre classics including Sadie, Take Five, Roll Your Moneymaker and See Me In The Evening. The album was originally produced by label president and founder Bruce Iglauer, who personally supervised its remastering.
CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 662, ON FRIDAY, JULY 23
On Friday, July 23, Alligator Records recording artist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram will release his highly anticipated second album, 662. It's the next chapter in the still-unfolding story of the 22-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Ingram describes 662 (the number is northern Mississippi's telephone area code) as "a presentation of my life in and away from the Delta." The album overflows with hard-hitting original songs, jaw-dropping guitar work and deep, soul-possessed vocals. Rolling Stone declared, “Kingfish is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.”