The new release date for Southern Barbeque: The Best of Alligator Jackson is May 28, 2021 for both colored vinyl and cd. The release is through German label Juke Joint 500 Records.
(Huntington, WV) Alligator Jackson's creator David Williams says the band is paying tribute to its' southern rock roots with the release of "Southern Barbeque: The Best of Alligator Jackson" on vinyl and CD in Germany through JukeJoint 500 Records.
Williams says, "Alligator Jackson started as a southern rock project in 2005. Dave Scarboro was at the heart of the southern rock sound with his vocals. I'm not sure if we will work with Scarboro in the future, but for right now...Southern Barbeque is the last Alligator Jackson release. It starts the project where it started...at the southern rock roots. This is the best of the songs recorded with Scarboro. Any new music recorded by me will come from another project name."
"Bipolar Disco" and "Snackcakes and Cheap Beer" were released last year with Williams doing vocals. Williams says anymore music released with his vocals will come from his new project Catfish Williams. Williams says, "I've been creating music other than southern rock music. I have looked at how Alligator Jackson is still getting radio airplay around the world and how people are still buying and downloading this music which most of it is now over 15 years old. I think it is important that this southern music stands alone. It has survived this long and will stand as Alligator Jackson. Unless Scarboro is involved, future projects that I do will be kept separate."
Williams continued, "These songs were a special time in my life and I think for music. I was inspired by several southern rockers like Gary Jeffries and Alligator Stew, Rebel Pride, and several other bands that the old internet radio station AllSouthernRock .com was playing. There was a magic in the air. Alligator Jackson's future is in that past. That period of 2005 -2008 when those songs were created was the best time of my life. Southern Barbeque, the album, is a celebration of those times. The song Southern Barbeque was also a tribute to those bands that were helping keep the traditional sound alive. The song is a celebration of those bands and of that time."
Williams says there will be a Catfish Williams release later in 2021 but it will not be southern rock. Williams says, "Catfish Williams was my first nickname from my elementary school in the early 70's. I was in the fourth grade in Cumberland, Md. and my teacher Mr. Delaney read a book called "The Boy Who Stole The Elephant" and there was a character called Catfish Williams. My classmates started calling me that and soon everyone called me that. When I moved later, I told everyone to call me that - and they did. So Catfish Williams is a return to even deeper roots. It is fun novelty rock inspired by the old Dr. Demento Show. It's a different sound and inspiration so in the future, I will keep it separate from Alligator Jackson. Alligator Jackson now is back to it's southern rock roots."
Alligator Jackson is proud to have been added to a compilation lp on colored vinyl put out by German record label Juke Joint 500. The album "Mo Peaches" is available worldwide on dozens of outlets.
From Juke Joint 500
First time on vinyl!
Limited to 500 copies!
If, like me, you’re a die-hard Southern Rock fan, you might remember the Peaches compilation albums from the early ‘70s. Released in the dirt-cheap Warner Brothers Loss Leaders series, those double albums, which cost just two dollars (Yes, $2!), were crammed full of great, grooving rock music from south of the Mason-Dixon line, showcasing the then current releases from the home of Southern Rock, Capricorn Records.
When I started compiling this record, I knew what music I was going to be seeking out, but I needed a name that reflected the feeling that the music evoked for me. It seemed both fitting and appropriate to honour those legendary compilations of the ‘70s that brought so much great music to the wider public, music that was clearly as much of an influence on the bands on this album, as it was on me. So, I decided to call this album Mo’ Peaches, in homage to that original compilation series.
The albums by the individual artists featured here were not released on JukeJoint500, but they might as well have been, they are all great records. The majority of the artists on Mo' Peaches may be unknown to many fans of this music, as most of the albums were self-released on CD-only by the bands themselves, gaining some level of local or regional recognition at the time. I am pleased to be able to collect these songs together for the first time and present them together here for your enjoyment. Who knows, maybe Mo’ Peaches may go on to influence future bands in turn, spinning the wheel of southern rock once more.
1. John Mohead – Due South
(John Mohead/Mohead Music)
Taken from Lula City Limits CD. Okra-Tone Records 1995.
2. Alligator Stew – Louisiana Man
(Gary Jeffreys/Copyright Control)
Taken from Alligator Stew CD. Hogleg Records 2000.
3. Judge Parker – Slow Down Irene
Fort Smith, Arkansas
(Larry Pearson/Hanging Gallows Pub.)
Taken from their self-titled debut. Court Records 1998.
4. Bishop Black – Long Road To Bama
(Preston Grammar; Jeremy Braswell/SLC Records)
Taken from Bishop Black CD. SLC Records 2009.
5. Morrison Brothers Band – Little Miss Whiskey
(Morrison Brother Band/Copyright Control)
Taken from State Of The Union CD. Self-released 2013.
1. Chase Walker Band – Red House
(Jimi Hendrix/Experience Hendrix LLC)
Taken from Not Quite Legal CD. Self-released 2016.
2. Railbenders – Black Chrome Horse
(James Dalton; Glenn Gibson/Triple JD Ranch)
Taken from Like A Wheel CD. Whiskey Road Records 2009.
3. Alligator Jackson – Enjoy The Ride
Huntington, West Virgina
(David Williams/Copyright Control)
Taken from Chomp On CD. 9 Lives Records 2009.
4. Eat A Peach – Ain't Wastin' Time No More
(Gregory L. Allman/Unichappell)
Taken from Bound To Shine CD. Self-released 2001.
5. The Remus Tucker Band – Bury Me On The Banks Of Mississippi
(Remus Tucker/CD Baby Publ.)
Taken from South Of New Orleans CD. Graystone Records 2013.
The new CD Bipolar Disco and 3 classic reissues are now available through 9 Lives Records in the section Buy Alligator Jackson CDs. 2011's Greatest Chomps has been out of print for seven years. These CDs are just 12,99 with free domestic shipping. They can be shipped overseas for a slight cost.
The Bipolar Disco by Alligator Jackson
Snack Cakes and Cheap Beer is now hitting all digital download and streaming outlets. There are 9 new songs. Gator sings on 7. Nigel Cuff is smoking on guitar. This was just a fun project.
Here is the tracklist
Snack Cakes and Cheap Beer
1. The Snack Cake Song
2. Mr. Mothman
3. Snack Cakes and Cheap Beer
4. Funky Monkeys
5. Meth Gators
6. When Bigfoot and Mothman Drank Off
7. Devil Town
8. When I Get to Heaven
9. Balding Country Boy
Alligator Jackson has been in the studio with Nigel Cuff working on the next Alligator Jackson cd "Snack Cakes and Cheap Beer".
The cd is a comedy/novelty rock project that will feature the gator himself on vocals for the first time.
The cd is tentatively scheduled for an early December 2020 release.
The Little Debbie Song
The first Alligator Jackson vinyl album will be released on colored vinyl by a German record label in early 2021. "Southern Barbeque" will be a 12 song album featuring the best Alligator Jackson southern rock songs. It will also be released on CD.