Otis & The Alligators – Serious Alligations
Otis and the Alligators are one of the many fine barroom blues bands out of Wisconsin. They are fronted by the wailing harmonica playing and raw powered vocals of Otis McLennon. A typical Alligators' set features super tasty numbers, some old soul and R&B classics, and 12-bar saloon standards. The fast, jangling guitar riffs enhance the many originals written by Otis. Of course, they feature Otis' deep, expressive harp sound and his hip, impassioned vocals, with lyrics about mistakes and regrets (packing a deep emotional impact). These guys offer a chance to swing to their energetic, heart-felt blues. We suggest that you do not miss this chance.
1. Shake and Fingerpop - 4:42 2. Bad Barbecue - 3:25 3. Mojo Crossroads - 5:23 4. Brick Layin' Man - 3:49 5. Lady - 3:32 6. I'll Move On - 5:22 7. Paid Too Much - 2:47 8. It Ain't That I Don't Love You - 4:47 9. Same Old Grind - 4:31 10. Part Time Love - 2:57 11. The Thrill is Gone - 6:05 12. Sailor's Grill and Rec - 4:12 13. I Didn't Come to Dance - 5:00 14. Love is Aflame - 4:59
Otis McLennon (lead & background vocals, harmonica) , Kevin Stellman (lead & rhythm guitar) , Tony Menzer (bass guitar, background vocals) , Stuart L. McDoniel III (drums) , Jim Meyers (tenor saxophone) , John Quirk (sound reinforcement, background vocals) , Howar 'Guitar' Luedtke (slide guitar on 2) , Bob Spahn (tenor saxophone on 4,9,13 & soprano saxophone on 5) , Simon Weller (baritone saxophone)