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Albums Of The Week: Various Artists | Alligator Records: 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin’ Music

The Chicago blues label celebrates five decades with its latest stellar anthology.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Alligator Records is celebrating a half-century of recording history-making blues and roots-rock with the release of Alligator Records: 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin’ Music. Both the 24 song gatefold two-LP set (over 100 minutes of music) and the 58 song three-CD set (over 230 minutes) clearly lay out label founder and president Bruce Iglauer’s wide-ranging, forward-looking vision. The collection — with richly detailed liner notes written by Iglauer himself — highlights Alligator’s extraordinary past, headline-generating present, and a future dedicated to nurturing new generations of blues artists and fans.

Alligator Records: 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin’ Music features classic, genre-defining recordings by a star-studded who’s who of American blues and roots music artists past and present, like Hound Dog Taylor, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, JJ Grey & Mofro, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon and many more. This is the first-ever Alligator anniversary release on vinyl, as well as the first double-LP in label history.”