|On Tuesday, November 16, tastemaker UK magazine MOJO released its influential Best Blues Albums Of 2021 list and three Alligator Records artists were selected. Clarksdale, Mississippi's Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's 662 topped the list at #1. West Coast bluesman Chris Cain's Raisin' Cain followed at #3, and Texas' Carolyn Wonderland's label debut, Tempting Fate, earned the #7 position.
The full list was chosen by noted blues writer Tony Russell, and appears in MOJO #338, dated January 2022. This is the first appearance on MOJO's list for Cain and Wonderland. Ingram's debut, Kingfish, was named the #1 Best Blues Album of 2019.
With Alligator Records still in the midst of its 50th anniversary celebration, label founder and president Bruce Iglauer shared his excitement, saying, "I’m very proud of these Alligator artists getting the international recognition they so richly deserve. These days we need the healing power of the blues more than ever, and these wonderful bluesmen and women have delivered that healing power on their albums.”