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Blues And The Alligator
A Film about famous Chicago blues label, Alligator Records featuring icons such as Koko Taylor and Sonny Boy Williamson as well as newer school blues artists like Kenny Neal and Lucky Peterson. The folks at Alligator started a love affair with the blues 40 years ago and this is the story of the first 20 years.
Founded in 1971 by Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records has since released over 250 blues and blues/rock albums and won two Grammy awards for the album I’m Here by Clifton Chenier and Showdown! by Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, and Robert Cray. Present and past Alligator artists include Marcia Ball, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Roomful of Blues, Eric Lindell, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Lee Rocker, Cephas & Wiggins and Michael Burks.
– Sky Is Crying – Horroscope – Sky Is Crying – You Don’t Love Me – Snatch It Back and Hold It – Roll Your Moneymaker – Can’t Let These Blues Go – Devil Child – Stormy Monday – You Got Me Running – Darling I Miss You So – Jealous Man – Like Father Like Son – Star Spangled Banner – It’s A Dirty Job – Sky Is Crying – Sweet Home Chicago