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Alligator Records

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Alligator Records is an American, Chicago-based independent blues record label founded by Bruce Iglauer in 1971. [1]

77 relations: Albert Collins, Anders Osborne, Big Walter Horton, Billy Boy Arnold, Blues, Bnois King, Bob Koester, Bruce Iglauer, Buckwheat Zydeco, Buddy Guy, Carey Bell, Cephas & Wiggins, Charlie Musselwhite, Chicago record labels, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Clifton Chenier, Compilation album, Corey Harris, Curtis Salgado, Dave Hole, Delmark Records, Eddy Clearwater, Elvin Bishop, Eric Lindell, Fenton Robinson, Gaye Adegbalola, Grammy Award, Guitar Shorty, Hound Dog Taylor, Independent record label, James Cotton, Janiva Magness, Jarekus Singleton, Jesse Dee, JJ Grey & Mofro, Joe Higgs, Joe Louis Walker, Johnny Copeland, Johnny Winter, Kenny Neal, Koko Taylor, Lazy Lester, Lee Rocker, Lil' Ed Williams, List of record labels, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Living Blues, Long John Hunter, Lonnie Brooks, Lonnie Mack, ..., Luther Allison, Marcia Ball, Maurice John Vaughn, Michael Burks, Moreland and Arbuckle, Mutabaruka, Otis Rush, Professor Longhair, Reggae, Robert Cray, Roomful of Blues, Roy Buchanan, Rufus Thomas, Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Sam Lay, Selwyn Birchwood, Shemekia Copeland, Siegel–Schwall Band, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Son Seals, Sonny Terry, The Holmes Brothers, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tinsley Ellis, Tommy Castro, Toronzo Cannon, William Clarke (musician). Expand index (27 more) »

Albert Collins

Albert Gene Drewery, known as Albert Collins and the Ice Man (October 1, 1932 – November 24, 1993),Skeely, Richard.

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Anders Osborne

Anders Osborne (born May 4, 1966 in Uddevalla, Sweden) is an American singer/songwriter.

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Big Walter Horton

Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter (Horton) or Walter "Shakey" Horton (April 6, 1921 – December 8, 1981) was an American blues harmonica player.

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Billy Boy Arnold

William "Billy Boy" Arnold (born September 16, 1935, Chicago, Illinois) is an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter.

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Blues

Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Bnois King

Bnois King (born January 21, 1943) (pronounced "buh-noise"); posted March 12, 2003; Kankakee Valley Daily-Journal.com; Kankakee, Illinois; retrieved October, 2015 is a Texas Blues and Jazz guitar player, vocalist, and composer.

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Bob Koester

Robert Gregg "Bob" Koester (born October 30, 1932) is the American founder and owner of Delmark Records, the oldest jazz and blues independent record label in the United States and one of jazz's best-known imprints.

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Bruce Iglauer

Bruce Iglauer (born July 10, 1947, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) is the American founder and head of the independent blues record label Alligator Records in Chicago.

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Buckwheat Zydeco

Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr. (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016), better known by his stage name Buckwheat Zydeco, was an American accordionist and zydeco musician.

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Buddy Guy

George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer.

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Carey Bell

Carey Bell (November 14, 1936 – May 6, 2007) was an American blues musician who played harmonica in the Chicago blues style.

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Cephas & Wiggins

Cephas & Wiggins were an American acoustic blues duo, composed of the guitarist John Cephas (September 4, 1930 – March 4, 2009) and the harmonica player Phil Wiggins (born May 8, 1954).

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Charlie Musselwhite

Charles Douglas "Charlie" Musselwhite (born January 31, 1944) is an American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, one of the white bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield, or bands such as Canned Heat.

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Chicago record labels

This is a list of notable record labels based in Chicago.

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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18, 1924 – September 10, 2005) was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas.

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Clifton Chenier

Clifton Chenier (June 25, 1925 – December 12, 1987), a Louisiana French-speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana, was an eminent performer and recording artist of Zydeco, which arose from Cajun and Creole music, with R&B, jazz, and blues influences.

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Compilation album

A compilation album comprises tracks, either previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers.

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Corey Harris

Corey Harris (born February 21, 1969; Denver, Colorado) is an American blues and reggae musician, currently residing in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Curtis Salgado

Curtis Salgado (born February 4, 1954 in Everett, Washington, United States) is an American from Portland, Oregon, based blues, R&B, and soul singer-songwriter.

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Dave Hole

Robert David "Dave" Hole (born 30 March 1948, Heswall, Cheshire, United Kingdom) is an Australian slide guitarist known for his style of playing rock and roll and blues music.

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Delmark Records

Delmark Records is the oldest American jazz and blues independent record label.

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Eddy Clearwater

Edward Harrington (January 10, 1935 – June 1, 2018), better known by his stage name Eddy Clearwater, was an American blues musician who specialized in Chicago blues.

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Elvin Bishop

Elvin Richard Bishop (born October 21, 1942) is an American blues and rock music singer, guitarist, bandleader, and songwriter.

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Eric Lindell

Eric Lindell (born 1969, San Mateo, California, United States) is an American singer-songwriter, who came to national prominence after relocating to New Orleans in 1999.

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Fenton Robinson

Fenton Lee Robinson (September 23, 1935 – November 25, 1997) was an American blues singer and exponent of the Chicago blues guitar.

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Gaye Adegbalola

Gaye Adegbalola (born Gaye Todd, March 21, 1944, Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States), All Media Guide (2007); retrieved August 2, 2008.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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Guitar Shorty

Guitar Shorty (born David William Kearney, September 8, 1934 in Houston, Texas, United States) is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.

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Hound Dog Taylor

Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor (April 12, 1915 – December 17, 1975) was an American Chicago blues guitarist and singer.

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Independent record label

An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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James Cotton

James Henry Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017) was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time and with his own band.

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Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness (born January 30, 1957) is a Grammy Award nominated American blues, soul and Americana soul singer and songwriter.

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Jarekus Singleton

Jarekus Singleton (born July 11, 1984 in Clinton, Mississippi, United States) is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.

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Jesse Dee

Jesse Dee is an R&B and soul singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts.

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JJ Grey & Mofro

JJ Grey & Mofro (formerly Mofro) is an American Southern soul rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.

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Joe Higgs

Joseph Benjamin "Joe" Higgs (3 June 1940 – 18 December 1999) was a reggae musician from Jamaica.

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Joe Louis Walker

Joe Louis Walker, also known as JLW (born December 25, 1949) is an American musician, best known as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer.

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Johnny Copeland

John Clyde Copeland (March 27, 1937 – July 3, 1997) was an American Texas blues guitarist and singer.

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Johnny Winter

John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

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Kenny Neal

Kenny Neal (born October 14, 1957 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States), son of Raful Neal, is an American blues guitar player, singer and band member.

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Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor (born Cora Anna Walton, September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009) was an American singer whose style encompassed many genres, including Chicago blues, electric blues, rhythm and blues and soul blues.

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Lazy Lester

Lazy Lester (born Leslie Carswell Johnson, June 20, 1933) is an American blues musician who sings and plays the harmonica and guitar.

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Lee Rocker

Lee Rocker (born Leon Drucker, August 3, 1961) is an American double bass player.

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Lil' Ed Williams

Lil' Ed Williams (born April 8, 1955, Chicago, Illinois) is an American blues slide guitarist, singer and songwriter.

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List of record labels

For lists of record labels, see.

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Little Charlie & the Nightcats

Little Charlie & the Nightcats (now billed as Rick Estrin & the Nightcats) is an American four-piece electric blues and swing revival combo, currently consisting of guitarist Kid Andersen, harmonicist and lead vocalist Rick Estrin, bassist Lorenzo Farrell and drummer J. Hansen.

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Living Blues

Living Blues: The Magazine of the African American Blues Tradition is a bi-monthly magazine focused on blues music, and America's oldest blues periodical.

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Long John Hunter

John Thurman Hunter Jr. (July 13, 1931 – January 4, 2016), known by the stage name Long John Hunter, was an American Texas blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.

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Lonnie Brooks

Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) was an American blues singer and guitarist.

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Lonnie Mack

Lonnie McIntosh (July 18, 1941 – April 21, 2016), known by his stage name Lonnie Mack, was an American rock musician whose recordings drew from a wide variety of Southern roots music influences.

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Luther Allison

Luther Allison (August 17, 1939 – August 12, 1997) was an American blues guitarist.

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Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball (born March 20, 1949, Orange, Texas) is an American blues singer and pianist raised in Vinton, Louisiana.

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Maurice John Vaughn

Maurice John Vaughn (born May 10, 1952) is an American blues musician from Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Michael Burks

Michael Burks (July 30, 1957 – May 6, 2012) was an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.

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Moreland and Arbuckle

Moreland & Arbuckle (guitarist Aaron Moreland, vocalist/Harmonicist/blues harp Dustin Arbuckle, and drummer Kendall Newby) are an American Electric Blues/roots rock trio.

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Mutabaruka

Allan Hope, better known as Mutabaruka, is a Jamaican Rastafari dub poet, musician, actor, educator, and talk-show host, who developed two of Jamaica's most popular radio programs, The Cutting Edge and Steppin' Razor.

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Otis Rush

Otis Rush (born April 29, 1934) is a blues guitarist and singer.

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Professor Longhair

Henry Byrd redirects here.

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Reggae

Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Robert Cray

Robert William Cray (born August 1, 1953) is an American blues guitarist and singer.

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Roomful of Blues

Roomful of Blues is an American blues and swing revival big band based in Rhode Island.

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Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and blues musician.

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Rufus Thomas

Rufus C. Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm-and-blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee.

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Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women

Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women was a three-woman blues musical ensemble in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Sam Lay

Sam Lay (born March 20, 1935, Birmingham, Alabama) is an American drummer and vocalist who has been performing since the late 1950s.

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Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood (born March 9, 1985) is an American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from Tampa, Florida.

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Shemekia Copeland

Charon Shemekia Copeland (born April 10, 1979) is an American electric blues vocalist.

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Siegel–Schwall Band

The Siegel–Schwall Band is an American electric blues band from Chicago, Illinois.

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Smokin' Joe Kubek

Smokin' Joe Kubek (November 30, 1956 – October 11, 2015) was an American Texas blues electric guitarist, songwriter and performer.

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Son Seals

Frank "Son" Seals (August 13, 1942 – December 20, 2004) was an American electric blues guitarist and singer.

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Sonny Terry

Saunders Teddell, or Saunders Terrell (or other variants, sources differ) (October 24, 1911 – March 11, 1986), known as Sonny Terry, was an American Piedmont blues and folk musician, who was known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers and occasionally imitations of trains and fox hunts.

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The Holmes Brothers

The Holmes Brothers were an American musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia.

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The Kentucky Headhunters

The Kentucky Headhunters is an American country rock and Southern rock band.

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Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis (born June 4, 1957) is an American blues and rock musician, who grew up in southern Florida.

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Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro (born April 15, 1955, San Jose, California, United States) is an American blues, R&B and rock guitarist and singer.

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Toronzo Cannon

Toronzo Cannon (born February 14, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American electric blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.

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William Clarke (musician)

William Clarke (March 21, 1951 – November 2, 1996) was an American blues harmonica player and singer.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alligator_Records

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