Alligator Records is releasing in collaboration with NPR and public radio stations a downloadable 17-song sampler to help bring attention to Public Radio Music Month. Alligator Records Presents Blues & Roots is set to feature songs selected from the label's 42-year history. The sampler was curated by Alligator president and founder Bruce Iglauer, and will be available on April 11 at the Alligator Records Facebook page. A pretty impressive collection is being promised as well, with artists such as Marcia Ball, James Cotton, JJ Grey & Mofro, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Joe Louis Walker, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Koko Taylor, Roomful Of Blues, Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women, Jesse Dee, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Anders Osborne, The Holmes Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, and Albert Collins, Robert Cray, and Johnny Copeland.
Update: The sampler is now available here.