Elvin Bishop

Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Blues Hall of Fame


Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite
100 Years Of Blues
Alligator Records, Sept. 25, 2020 | ORDER HERE!
“Elvin Bishop is a legendary guitarist…Impeccable and spirited…a distinguished American player. Charlie Musselwhite, with unabashed excellence, sets the standard for blues harmonica.” – Rolling Stone

Alligator Records is pleased to announce the September 25, 2020 release of 100 Years Of Blues, the first-ever album by Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Elvin Bishop and Grammy-winning harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite. 100 Years Of Blues is front-porch, down-home music with Bishop and Musselwhite trading licks and vocals on 12 rootsy, spirited songs, mixing nine originals with three reimagined classics.

The two history-making musicians – both Blues Hall Of Famers – are blues legends with over 100 years of professional musicianship between them. They are among the most famous bluesmen in the world. Although they’ve known each other since the early 1960s and recorded as guests with John Lee Hooker (and other friends), this is the first time that they ever teamed up to make a full record. According to Musselwhite, “This is us sitting down to play the music that we love and resonating together effortlessly because we’re ‘coming from the same place’…on many levels.”


Alligator Records, 2018

“Deceptively loose but always tight…the raspy chuckle in Bishop’s singing and the sharp sting of his guitar are forceful and fresh, enduring and fun.” —Fresh Air, NPR

“Raw and simple and utterly endearing.” –Relix

“Elvin Bishop has always been big fun and is the ringmaster in his own blues circus. With Willy Jordan and Bob Welsh, Bishop whomps out tough, muscular and rollicking boogie-infused blues.” –No Depression

Alligator Records, 2017

Deceptively loose but always tight…the raspy chuckle in Bishop’s singing and the sharp sting of his guitar are forceful and fresh, enduring and fun.     —Fresh Air, NPR

I love these guys; Bob and Willy are great musicians. With a trio there’s no place to hide – you’ve got to be pourin’ everything you got right out front, totally goin’ for it all the time. If you’ve got some real good musicians who are willing and able to do that, you’ve got something that will move people. And it’s fun!     -Elvin Bishop

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and blues master Elvin Bishop – along with his friends, guitarist/pianist Bob Welsh and percussionist/vocalist Willy Jordan – unleashes his latest musical mixture, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (AL 4973) on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Can't Even Do Wrong Right by Elvin Bishop
Can’t Even Do Wrong Right
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Alligator Records, 2014

A masterpiece of rollicking blues and R&B, shot through with Elvin’s stinging fretwork and performed with an undeniable spirit of raucous fun.  Include five new Bishop originals, plus Elvin’s take on Jimmy Reed’s “Honest I Do,” Fats Domino’s “Bo Weevil” and Lionel Hampton’s “Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop.”  Special guests include Mickey Thomas (of “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” and Jefferson Starship fame) and blues harp icon Charlie Musselwhite.

Rousing, down-home, feel-good music…spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide…Bishop’s a superb guitarist of great strength and skill…a rockin’ good time. –Guitar World

She Puts Me In The Mood, 2012
(Blues Boulevard, Music Ave.)

Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue (Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise), 2011 (Delta Groove)

Red Dog Speaks, 2010 (Delta Groove)

Little Smokey Smothers & Elvin Bishop: Chicago Blues Buddies, 2009 (Blackderby)

Juke Joint Jump & Struttin’ My Stuff 2on1 (Raven, Australia)

The Blues Rolls On, 2008 (Delta Groove)

Booty Bumpin’, 2007 (Blind Pig)

Gettin’ My Groove Back, 2005 (Blind Pig)

Extended Versions, 2004 (Collectables)

Party Till The Cows Come Home, 2004 (Acadia)

King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents, 2001 (King Biscuit Entertainment)

That’s My Partner, 2000 (Alligator)

The Skin I’m In, 1998 (Alligator)

The Best Of Elvin Bishop, 1997 (Universal Special Products)

Ace In The Hole, 1995 (Alligator)

Tulsa Shuffle: The Best Of Elvin Bishop, 1994 (Sony)

Sure Feels Good: The Best Of Elvin Bishop, 1992

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection…, 1992 (Mercury)

Back To Back, 1992

Don’t Let The Bossman Get You Down!, 1991 (Alligator)

Big Fun, 1988 (Alligator)

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby (Line Records, German), 1981

Hog Heaven, 1978 (Capricorn, Universal)

Raisin’ Hell: Live!, 1977 (Capricorn)

Home Town Boy Makes Good, 1976 (Capricorn)

Struttin’ My Stuff, 1975 (Capricorn, Universal)

Juke Joint Jump, 1975 (Capricorn)

Let It Flow, 1974 (One Way)

The Best Of Elvin Bishop: Crabshaw Rising, 1972 (Epic/Legacy)

Rock My Soul, 1972 (Epic)

Feel It!, 1970 (Sundazed)

The Elvin Bishop Group, 1969 (Sundazed)


  • Guardians of the Galaxy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack], 2014
  • Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue, 2008
  • Gold – Soft Rock, 2007
  • Crusin’ The 66 Vol. 2, 2006
  • Invincible, 2006
  • Hit Collection, 2006
  • Forty Shades Of Blue Original Soundtrack, 2005
  • The Devil’s Rejects, 2005
  • Southern Rock Gold, 2005
  • Super Hits Of The ’70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 18, 2004
  • Crucial Slide Guitar Blues, 2004
  • Crucial Live Blues, 2004
  • Ultimate Southern Rock, 2003
  • Singers And Songwriters, 2003
  • Southern Rock Christmas, 2002
  • EZ Ridin’, 2002
  • The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Tour, 2001
  • Blues Guitar Greats (Universal), 2001
  • Singers & Songwriters, 2001
  • Goin’ South Vol. 2, 2001
  • Alligator Records 30th Anniversary…, 2001
  • Harley-Davidson: Southern Road Songs, 2001
  • Amplified, 2000
  • Southern Rock Essentials, 1999
  • Soft Rockin’ 70’s Vol. 2, 1999
  • Summer Of Sam, 1999
  • Easyriders, Vol. 4, 1998
  • Rock On: Summer 1976, 1998
  • Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute, 1998
  • Sounds Of The 70’s: 70’s Gold, 1998
  • 70s Hit(s) Back, 1998
  • Boogie Nights Vol. 2, 1998
  • Have A Nice Decade: The ’70s Pop…, 1998
  • San Francisco Live, 1997
  • A Rockin’ Christmas, 1997
  • Southern Rockin’ Rebels: The South’s Gone & Done.., 1997
  • A Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas, 1997
  • Fast Cars And Southern Stars, 1997
  • The Roots Of Rock: Southern Rock, 1997
  • Essential Southern Rock, 1997
  • Bay Blues Live, 1997
  • A Celebration Of Blues: The Great…, 1997
  • Roots Of Rock: Southern Rock, 1997
  • A Celebration Of Blues:…Guitarists V.3, 1996
  • The Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection, 1996
  • Class Reunion ’76: Greatest Hits Of 1976, 1996
  • The Best Of Southern Rock (Rebound), 1995
  • Prom Night: The 70’s, 1995
  • Billboard Top Hits 1975-79, 1995
  • Genuine Houserockin’ Music Vol. 5, 1993
  • Rare Chicago Blues: 1962-1968, 1993
  • Super Hits Of The ’70s: Have A…Vol. 18, 1993
  • The Alligator Records Christmas Collection, 1992
  • Rebel Rousers: Southern Rock Classics, 1992
  • Southern Fried Rock, 1992
  • 70s Greatest Rock: The South Rules, 1991
  • Alligator Records’ 20th Anniversary Collection, 1991
  • Billboard Top Hits 1976, 1991
  • Genuine Houserockin’ Music Vol. 4, 1990
  • Genuine Houserockin’ Music Vol. 3, 1988
  • Fillmore: The Last Days, 1972


  • The Snake Box – Harvey Mandel, 2015
  • Kabuki Wuki / Born in Mississippi – John Lee Hooker, 2013
  • Double Dynamite – The Mannish Boys, 2012
  • Ladies Man – Pinetop Perkins, 2004
  • Let’s Work Together Live – George Thorogood, 1995
  • The Alligator Records Christmas Collection, 1992
  • Where We All Belong – The Marshall Tucker Band, 1974