Post Tagged with: "Alligator Records"

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts of Love (2015)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts of Love (2015)

There’s no let up in Shemekia Copeland found on ‘Outskirts of Love’; her hold on the Queen of the Blues crown is as firm as ever.

Joe Louis Walker – Hornet’s Nest (2014)

Joe Louis Walker – Hornet’s Nest (2014)

It’s a time of consolidation for Joe Louis Walker, an attacking blues guitarist who has, forever it seemed, been the best modern player to never get his due. That changed in a big way with 2012’s aptly named Alligator debut, Hellfire.

Tommy Castro – The Devil You Know (2014)

Tommy Castro – The Devil You Know (2014)

There’s a different attitude surrounding these recordings, which find Tommy Castro collaborating with a tough new group of blues-rock loving youngsters.

James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

James Cotton has long referred to his regular working band as “my family,” so close is their sense of musical symbiosis, so long is their history. Still, to my ear, he’s never put out a more personal album than the forthcoming Cotton Mouth Man.

JJ Grey and Mofro – This River (2013)

JJ Grey and Mofro – This River (2013)

Combining the heartfelt dynamism of Otis Redding and the scuzzy grooves the Allman Brothers, JJ Grey and Mofro are reanimating a memorably greasy turn-of-the-1970s Deep South vibe for a new generation.

Vinyl reissues on tap for Buddy Guy's Stone Crazy, Professor Longhair's Crawfish Fiesta

Buddy Guy’s Stone Crazy and Professor Longhair’s Crawfish Fiesta, both out of print for decades, will be remastered for 180-gram vinyl reissues.

Cancer returns for celebrated soul singer Curtis Salgado; lung surgery planned

Award-winning soul blues singer/harmonica master Curtis Salgado will undergo surgery on July 18 in Portland, Oregon, to remove a cancerous growth from his lung

Lil' Ed and the Blue Imperials – Jump Start (2012)

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials serve as both a direct link back to the legacy of the old blues master J.B. Hutto and also the living template for Alligator Records’ house-rocking style of electrified roots music.

Anders Osbourne – Black Eye Galaxy (2012)

Coming off the career high water mark of American Patchwork, the rugged New Orleans based singer-songwriter Anders Osborne delivers another set of harrowing tales of addiction amongst hymns of hope and redemption.

Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado, a former sideman with Robert Cray, Roomful of Blues and Santana, drops by to discuss a handful of key career moments.

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