Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection
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||I'm a Woman||Koko Taylor||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Ain't Drunk||Albert Collins||4:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Strange Feeling||Michael Burks||4:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Backup Plan||Tommy Castro||4:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Icicles In My Meatloaf||Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials||5:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We the People||Guitar Shorty||4:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||U B U||Rick Estrin & The Nightcats||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Party's Still Going On||Marcia Ball||3:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||That's a Pretty Good Love||Roomful of Blues||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Have Blues, Will Travel||Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King||4:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Going Home||Son Seals||3:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Give Me My Coat and Shoes||Buddy Guy & Junior Wells||3:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Slipped, Tripped and Fell In Love||Janiva Magness||3:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mojo Boogie||Johnny Winter||4:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Last Dirty Deal||Coco Montoya||3:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fish Ain't Bitin'||Corey Harris||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All the King's Horses||Luther Allison||5:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Echoes of My Sins||Anders Osborne||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Double Whammy (a.k.a. Wham!)||Lonnie Mack||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||T-Bone Shuffle||Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland||4:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Take Advantage of Me||Lonnie Brooks||4:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Good Leavin' Alone||Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater||4:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sitting At Home Alone||Hound Dog Taylor||5:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Roll Your Moneymaker||Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey Smothers||4:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||With the Quickness||James Cotton||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's My Own Tears||Shemekia Copeland||6:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Red Beans (a.k.a. I Got My Mojo Working)||Professor Longhair||4:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Where Hwy 61 Runs||Charlie Musselwhite||4:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover||Roy Buchanan||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Step Into the Light||Mavis Staples||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Speak No Evil||Tinsley Ellis||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's a Drag||Eric Lindell||3:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Going Down to the River||Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Feed My Soul||Holmes Brothers||4:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Two-Fisted Mama||Katie Webster||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Daddy Pinnochio||William Clarke||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When the Levee Breaks||Buckwheat Zydeco||5:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Sun Is Shining Down||JJ Grey & Mofro||4:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
What a dream come true!
38 Killer sounding Blues Tunes for $9.99? This must be a mistake because its $17 on the Alligator Website...but either way I am glad I cam across it! Outstanding songs and production! Sittin here hittin the J.D. and listening! Great compilation with a poor mans price...thanks Blues gods!
The Legacy of “Genuine Houserockin’ Music”
In addition to containing authoritative blues and roots music, this two-CD set comes with an attractive, low-cost retail price, 160 minutes of completely re-mastered music, 38 recordings released between 1978 and 2011, and cleverly-written mini-biographies about the artists in the 32 page liner booklet.
With a guitar that is loud and in-your-face, Coco Montoya delivers a kickin’ and killer track. Lil’ Ed Williams’ rollicking energy is boundless, and his guitar is a fireball. You’ll experience images of live wires crackling while Johnny Winter’s slide guitar is explosive. Guitar Shorty’s savage blues are angry with fierce attitude. Tinsley Ellis is fueled on rock power. The Holmes Brothers emit redemptive vocal harmonies. Luther Allison releases an emotional and expressive lament. Rick Estrin’s nimble as a cat vocals and classic harp are the core of The Nightcats’ bouncy sound. The Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor, dishes out traditional, electric blues with commanding sass while her throaty vocals roar.
If you want to know what pure Chicago Blues sounds like then listen to the aggressive music of Son Seals. Lonnie Brooks’ booming voice, sassy guitar, and enthusiastic rhythms are as fulfilling as a bowl of gumbo. Like a spontaneous, wild party thrown by your College roommate, Hound Dog Taylor creates a welcome racket that you can’t resist joining. Two of America’s roadhouse kingpins – Roy Buchanan and Delbert McClinton – create the definitive version of a Willie Dixon standard. New Orleans piano master, Professor Longhair, creates a party out of the great Louisiana pastime of cooking. Albert Collins and guests are represented via a track from the best-selling disc Showdown! Alligator’s varied roster of remarkable artists isn’t bursting with acoustic performers, yet Buddy Guy and Junior Wells prove acoustic blues can be rejuvenating. Although there was no room in the liner to list all the impressive sidemen on these sessions, they include: Billy Branch, Johnny B. Moore, Sammy Lawhorn, Pinetop Perkins, Abb Locke, Johnny B. Gayden, Ken Saydak, and countless others.
Driven with a fervent passion for music and using the same hard work ethic as its artists, Alligator Records has begun the careers of new stars e.g., Corey Harris, rescued the careers of existing stars e.g., Lonnie Mack, and ensured the careers of living legends e.g., James Cotton, continue to evolve. This collective body of works celebrates the legacy of their “Genuine Houserockin’ Music” artists.
Smokin' Blues Deal!
What a great price for 38 smokin' blues tracks. If you're not already a blues fan, drop a 10-spot and given this disc a couple of spins. You soon will be a blues fan. If you're already a blues fan, then you know what a great deal this record is, so get to buyin'!