Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection, a 2-CDs-for-the-price-of-one, set boasts over 158 minutes of music and features career-defining performances from blues royalty past, present and future. The collection is housed in a beautiful 6-panel digipak with 24-page booklet featuring liner notes from head ‘Gator, Bruce Iglauer.
Alligator Records has been releasing since 1971 — created by iconic giants of the genre like Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Elvin Bishop and Mavis Staples, and label-nurtured legends including Son Seals, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and Michael “Iron Man” Burks — has more than stood the test of time. With the Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection, we celebrate the label’s remarkable past, history-in-the-making present, and a future filled with more “Genuine Houserockin’ Music.”
The Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection lays out Alligator’s wide-ranging, forward-looking vision with tracks from newer voices – Selwyn Birchwood, Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, Moreland & Arbuckle and Jarekus Singleton – seamlessly programmed next to storied artists including Curtis Salgado, Joe Louis Walker, Delbert McClinton, Anders Osborne, The Holmes Brothers, Guitar Shorty, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ann Rabson and Roomful of Blues. Together, the Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection presents a comprehensive portrait of the label’s deeply rooted, soul-stirring American music.
Pre-order the Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection 2-CD set for the sale price of $14.98 (includes free U.S. shipping) and also receive a free Alligator Records commemorative sticker.