Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Alligator Records News, Blues & More      
"Tinsley Ellis sings and plays with the conviction of a man possessed." --Billboard cover.png
Without question, blues/rock guitarist and vocalist Tinsley Ellis is proud to be from Georgia, a state blessed with a rockin' blues heritage, having spawned Blind Willie McTell, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes and many others. Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly and that is most evident on his brand-new CD, TOUGH LOVE, where he blends the red clay soul of those who came before him with the finely honed power of blues guitar and heartfelt vocals. TOUGH LOVE takes the listener on a musical journey from the Georgia roadhouse through the blues juke joint and beyond.

TOUGH LOVE is the third offering from Ellis’s own label, Heartfixer Music. With help from longtime veterans of Delbert McClinton’s band, including Nashville keyboard wiz Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer), bassist Steve Mackey, and drummer Lynn Williams (John Hiatt), TOUGH LOVE combines first rate musicianship with Tinsley’s expert production guidance. Tinsley's gifted production mentors include Eddy Offord and Tom Dowd.

TOUGH LOVE features ten original tunes that showcase Ellis’ distinctive style and versatile ability.  “I’ve never been more proud of an album than I am of TOUGH LOVE,” says Ellis.
Order TOUGH LOVE by Tinsley Ellis for the sale price of $14.98 (includes FREE U.S. shipping).
Order now and receive an autographed copy!

Also available! We have limited quantities of MUSCLE SHOALS, the brand-new BLU-RAY/DVD documentary of a small town with a big sound.
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals sound" and The Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jimmy Cliff and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.

"A joy to watch."

"Evocative, soulful, enormously entertaining." --Los Angeles Times

"Magnificent." --Boston Globe
Order MUSCLE SHOALS on BLU-RAY or DVD for the sale price of $24.98 (includes FREE U.S. shipping).



Blues Calendars Still Available--Clearance Prices!
Still need a 2015 Classic Blues Calendar with 24 track CD? We have four left in stock!

Click here to order the 2015 Classic Blues Calendar with 24 track CD for the special sale price of $16.98.

Did you know you can use a 2009 calendar for 2015? This is true..the days match! We just happened to unearth some 2009 Blues Photo Calendars featuring stunning photographs of James Cotton, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Junior Kimbrough, Albert King and more.

We are selling them cheap!

Click here to order the 2009 Blues Photographs Calendar for the clearance price of $7.98 (includes FREE U.S. shipping).

If you have specific questions about our online store or anything in our catalog, you can call us toll-free at 1.800.344.5609.      
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