133 – Bruce Iglauer – The Story of Alligator Records Episode # 4 — A1Blues.Com

133 – Bruce Iglauer – The Story of Alligator Records Episode # 4

by A1 Mark on April 1, 2010

This week hear the conclusion of our series on Bruce Iglauer, founder of Alligator Records.  Bruce talks about Alligator Records getting Lonnie Brooks on the label as well as Johnny Winter and Roy Buchanon.  Alligator Records has been around for almost 40 years, as you can imagine there are many more stories to tell than we have time to tell them.

Please take time to go by the Alligator Records Website because this is a website all blues lovers should have bookmarked.  There is a lot of biographies about the blues artists that have been on Alligator Records, also photos, list of their records, and concert dates. They also have a “Streaming Radio” (mostly songs from new releases) and there is the really cool Alligator Jukebox with a lot of songs you can pick to play.  Their online store has DVDs, t-shirts, books and a lot of great blues CDs.

Even though Alligator Records has been around for about 40 years this is not a label of the past.  They keep adding new and important artists to the label. Just a few of the artists that have put out CDs recently are Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Tinsley Ellis, The Holmes Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Guitar Shorty, and coming April 13th a new one by Janiva Magness.

See the list below for a full list of artists that have been on Bruce Iglauer’s Alligator Records.  If you go to their website you can click on any of these names and get a biography on the artist. Great website.

Gaye Adegbalola
Luther Allison
Billy Boy Arnold
Marcia Ball
Carey Bell
Big Twist
Elvin Bishop
Billy Branch
Big Leon Brooks
Lonnie Brooks
Andrew Brown
Charles Brown
Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown
Nappy Brown
Roy Buchanan
Buckwheat Zydeco
Michael Burks
Henry Butler
Tommy Castro
Cephas & Wiggins
C.J. Chenier
Clifton Chenier
W.C. Clark
William Clarke
Eddy Clearwater
Michael Coleman
Albert Collins
Johnny Copeland
Shemekia Copeland
James Cotton
Robert Cray
Detroit Junior
Floyd Dixon
Tinsley Ellis
Queen Sylvia Embry
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Lacy Gibson
JJ Grey & Mofro
Guitar Shorty
Buddy Guy
Corey Harris
Johnny Heartsman
Michael Hill’s Blues Mob
Dave Hole
The Holmes Brothers
Big Walter Horton
Long John Hunter
John Jackson
Jimmy Johnson
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson
Johnny Jones
The Kinsey Report
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King
Lovie Lee
Left Hand Frank
Lazy Lester
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
Eric Lindell
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Professor Longhair
Lonnie Mack
Magic Slim
Janiva Magness
Bob Margolin
Delbert McClinton
The Mellow Fellows
Coco Montoya
Charlie Musselwhite
Kenny Neal
Raful Neal
Anders Osborne
Johnny Otis
The Paladins
Dion Payton
Pinetop Perkins
Lucky Peterson
Professor’s Blues Review
Ann Rabson
AC Reed
Fenton Robinson
Lee Rocker
Roomful of Blues
Otis Rush
Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women
Scotty and the Rib Tips
Son Seals
Eddie Shaw
Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues
Siegel-Schwall Band
Little Smokey Smothers
Mavis Staples
Sugar Blue
Hound Dog Taylor
Koko Taylor
Melvin Taylor
Sonny Terry
Rufus Thomas
Maurice John Vaughn
Johnny ‘Big Moose’ Walker
Phillip Walker
John Watkins
Noble “Thin Man” Watts
Katie Webster
Valerie Wellington
Junior Wells
Johnny Winter
Rusty Zinn

Alligator Records Website

Alligator Records Mailing List
(it’s free & a good way to keep up with what is going on)

Alligator Records MySpace

Alligator Records Store

Thanks to Bruce Iglauer for all his time and help in putting this show together.


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