Alligator Records

VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011) [2CD]

VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011) [2CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+Cue, Log+Checker + Covers & Booklet (PNG) ~ 1264 Mb
MP3 CBR320 + Covers & Booklet (JPG) ~ 419 Mb | FSonic, FServe, Uploaded, Wupload | 3% Recovery
Blues | Label: Alligator Records | Catalog#: ALCD 125/26

Double CD release celebrating the 40th anniversary of the world’s premier blues label. 38 songs - over 157 minutes of music. Complete 32 page booklet contains biographical information and photos of all artists featured on the compilation.

VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 9, 2016
VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)

VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:40:32 | 372 Mb
Genre: Blues, Rock, Pop / Label: Alligator Records

Disc set celebrating the 45th anniversary of the world’s premier blues label. Thirty-seven songs and a six-panel digipak with 24-page booklet. The Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection clearly 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 legendary artists like Curtis Salgado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, 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 this singular, rooted, soul-stirring American music. No repeat tracks from our five previous anniversary samplers.

Koko Taylor - The Alligator Records Years (2013)  

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 4, 2014
Koko Taylor - The Alligator Records Years (2013)

Koko Taylor - The Alligator Records Years (2013)
Blues, Chicago Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61 min | 142 MB
Label: Alligator Records | Rel: 2013

Koko Taylor was one of very few women who found success in the male-dominated blues world. She took her music from the tiny clubs of Chicago’s South Side to concert halls and major festivals all over the world. She shared stages with every major blues star, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy as well as rock icons Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Over the course of her 40-plus-year career, Taylor received every award the blues world has to offer. On March 3, 1993, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley honored Taylor with a “Legend Of The Year” Award and declared “Koko Taylor Day” throughout Chicago. In 1997, she was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame. A year later, Chicago Magazine named her “Chicagoan Of The Year” and, in 1999, Taylor received the Blues Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009 Taylor performed in Washington, D.C. at The Kennedy Center Honors honoring Morgan Freeman.

VA - Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection (2001)  

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 10, 2011
VA - Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection (2001)

VA - Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC: IMAGE+CUE+LOG | 1.12 GB (RAR 5% Rec.) | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 456.38 MB (RAR 3% Rec.) | Time: 02:29:56 | Full Scans
Genre: Blues | Label: Alligator Rec. & Artists Mgmt., Inc. Catalog Number: ALCD 112/13

Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection has 31 songs (over 145 minutes of music), and offers a distinct alternative to our previous anniversary collections with one disc of studio material and one disc of live performances. Disc 2 features the only known video of Alligators first artist, Hound Dog Taylor, performing at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

VA - Alligator Records - 25th Anniversary Collection  Music

Posted by dirk1 at May 27, 2006
VA - Alligator Records - 25th Anniversary Collection

VA - Alligator Records - 25th Anniversary Collection
Blues | MP3 192 kbps | 206 MB


Lonnie Mack - STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING - Released 1985 - Alligator Records - 320kbs/stereo/MP3 - 100mb


The classic, knockout album by the essential roadhouse rocker, Lonnie Mack. Co-produced and with guest appearances by his #1 disciple, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)

Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4964

The title track of Marcia Ball’s new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the travelling carnival. It’s a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. With raucous horns punctuating Ball’s legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, the song kicks off the CD of eleven originals and one glorious cover (Hank Ballard’s He’s The One). The release mixes Ball’s Gulf Coast blues, New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo, a sound she has been perfecting over the course of her legendary career…

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Alligator Records | # ALCD 4892 | Time: 00:51:46

A continuation of the sound established on his Alligator debut, I Smell Smoke is even more impressive than its much-heralded predecessor. While vocally Michael Burks still invites comparison to Albert King, especially on gospel-fried ballads like "Lie to Me" (the Flying V guitar he sports on this album's cover shot further reinforces the similarities between the two artists), his guitar work has become more electrified and confident. With a tone sounding at times like Eric Clapton's psychedelic work in Cream and a rugged four-piece band supporting him, this is a tough, uncompromising contemporary blues/blues-rock/R&B album that doesn't pull punches. Co-produced and mixed by veteran Jim Gaines, the sound is professional but not polished, with Burks' strong persona commanding attention. However, the songs – which are far above average – are as important as the performance. Mostly written by outside sources, Burks avoids the crowd-pleasing covers that populate his live shows, instead digging into obscure tunes such as Latimore's "Let the Doorknob Hit You," delivering them with his gutsy punch.
Bobby Charles - See You Later, Alligator: 1955-1961 Chess and Imperial Recordings (2016)

Bobby Charles - See You Later, Alligator: 1955-1961 Chess and Imperial Recordings (2016)
RnB, Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Artworks | 01:16:41 | 192 MB
Label: Hoodoo Records | Release Year: 2016

This collector's edition contains 35 remastered studio tracks by Bobby Charles, consisting of all the sensational singles (both A- & B-sides) he made for the Chess and Imperial labels between 1955 and 1961. Several hard-to-find numbers from the same period have also been included here. These magnificent songs are among the finest examples of the genre. Some of the material here isn't available on other collections, nor have these recordings ever been previously compiled together on one CD. This is an essential set for devotees of southern rhythm & blues. /Excerpt from the liner notes.
Tinsley Ellis And The Heartfixers - Cool On It (1986) [Reissue 1991]

Tinsley Ellis And The Heartfixers - Cool On It (1986) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 269 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 95 Mb | Scans | Time: 39:00
Genre: Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator Records | Cat.№: ALCD 3905

In the mid-1980s, The Heartfixers were Atlanta's top blues band and one of the most popular bands in the Southeast. Led by guitarist/vocalist Tinsley Ellis, they packed local and regional clubs and cut two albums for the Landslide label. It was their second album, Cool On It, that brought Tinsley to the attention of Alligator Records and led to his signing in 1988. Since the original release of this recording in 1986, Tinsley Ellis has gone on to become recognized as one of the finest contemporary blues/rock guitarists of his generation. He has recorded two acclaimed solo albums for Alligator and, as of this writing, is preparing his third album. Landslide Records is no longer active, and we at Alligator wanted to make the music of The Heartfixers available again, so more people could discover Tinsley Ellis and this terrific band.