Chanteur et pianiste US né le 9 Janvier 1940 à Lenapah (Oklahoma). "Big" Al Downing, tout en accompagnant Wanda Jackson, a débuté une petite carrière solo en 1958 sur le label White Rock. Big Al a ensuite été sur de nombreux labels dont Challenge (1958), Carlton (58-59), V-Tone (60-61), Kansoma (62), Chess (62), Pop-Line (62), Lenox (63) et Columbia Records (65). Big Al Downing est devenu un pianiste réputé à Nashville (Tennessee). Il est décédé le 4 Juillet 2005 à Leicester (Massachusetts).

Big Al Downing was a unique if unsung figure in the annals of popular music, becoming one of the first African-Americans to enjoy success in the white-dominated realms of rockabilly and country. So varied and checkered was his long career that he even cracked the disco charts. Born January 9, 1940, in Lenapah, OK, Downing was one of 12 children, joining his father and three siblings in a family gospel group. At age ten he began teaching himself piano and by 14 he was performing local events, drawing inspiration from his idol Fats Domino. In fact, Downing not only won a Coffeyville, KS, radio station talent contest covering "Blueberry Hill," but his performance so impressed local rockabilly singer Bobby Poe that he invited the young pianist to join his backing band, the Rhythm Rockers (soon after rechristened the Poe Kats). Downing turned down a basketball scholarship from Kansas State University to accept the offer, and after several tours of the Midwest the group signed to the Dallas-based White Rock label to cut two 1958 singles: the first, "Down on the Farm," was credited to Big Al Downing & the Poe Kats, while the follow-up was credited to Poe. Downing brought to both a gritty, R&B-inspired edge largely absent from most rock & roll records of the time, even recalling Jerry Lee Lewis with his frenetic piano playing.
Neither White Rock release was a hit, but the Poe Kats nevertheless caught the attention of rockabilly spitfire Wanda Jackson, who tapped the group as her new backing unit. Despite touring behind Jackson, Downing & the Poe Kats still found time to cut a second White Rock side, "Miss Lucy," which the Carlton label licensed for national distribution. Carlton set up the next session at producer Cosimo Matassa's New Orleans studio, site of Fats Domino's greatest achievements. Backed by Crescent City session aces like Mac Rebennack (the future Dr. John) and Alvin "Red" Tyler, Downing cut 1959's "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold," but again the disc went nowhere and he and the Poe Kats resumed their work with Jackson, cutting the classic Capitol sessions that yielded her 1960 global smash "Let's Have a Party," which features Downing on piano. Over the next 18 months he headlined three singles for the V-Tone label -- "Yes, I'm Loving You," "Words of Love," and "So Many Memories" -- but solo success remained elusive; a 1962 cover of Marty Robbins' "The Story of My Life" first cut for Downing's own Kansoma imprint nevertheless piqued the interest of Chess, which reissued the disc nationally to little avail. Kansoma's last-gasp follow-up, "The Saints," was at least something of a pyrrhic victory: Domino later covered its b-side, "Heartbreak Hill."
In 1963 Downing signed to the Lenox label and traveled to Nashville to cut a session with Little Esther Phillips. The resulting duet "You Never Miss Your Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)" proved a surprise hit, reaching the number 73 spot on the Billboard pop charts. The solo follow-up, "If I Had Our Love to Live Over," earned little notice, however, and a year later he resurfaced on Columbia with "All I Want Is You." The subsequent "Georgia Slop," a cover of the Jimmy McCracklin tune, ranks among Downing's most incendiary performances, but it too was a commercial failure and his recording career ground to a halt. He spent the next several years as a hired gun, touring behind everyone from Johnny Mathis to Dottie West to his boyhood hero Domino. When he finally returned as a headliner with a 1969 re-recording of "The Saints," issued on the Silver Fox label, he shunned the rock & roll trappings of his earlier efforts in favor of a country-soul sound. The follow-up, "Melody of Soul," which fused three Four Tops hits, further established the new status quo, but again Downing found the charts impenetrable and after one final disc, "Give Me Good Loving," his recording career again went into limbo.
Downing did not resurface until 1973, landing with Chess' Janus subsidiary for "Thank You Baby." When the following "I'll Be Holding On" began generating interest at radio and -- more surprisingly -- nightclubs, Chess reissued the track on its own imprint, and it emerged as one of the earliest disco hits, cracking the Billboard R&B Top 40 and reaching number 85 on the pop charts. Chess had high hopes for its sequel, "Gimmie Some Lovin'," but the record tanked and the label terminated Downing's contract. His lone Polydor release, 1976's "I Love to Love," met a similar fate and the singer again dropped from sight, cutting his already-tenuous ties to dance music to return to his country music roots. His 1978 Warner Bros. debut, "Mr. Jones," immediately hit the Billboard country Top 20, and the subsequent "Touch Me (I'll Be Your Fool Once More)" proved even more successful, reaching the number 18 slot. With 1979's "Midnight Lace" and "I Ain't No Fool," Downing reached only the lower rungs of the Nashville charts, but with 1980's "The Story Behind the Story" he returned to the Top 40. Despite "Bring It on Home" reaching the number 20 position, Warner nevertheless declined to extend Downing's contract, and he went M.I.A. for two years.
When Downing reappeared with 1982's "I'll Be Loving You," he was the flagship act of the fledgling Team Entertainment label. This maiden release still slipped into the number 48 spot, although the subsequent "Darlene" and "Let's Sing About Love" managed to climb only into the mid-sixties. 1983's "It Takes Love" would prove Downing's final Top 40 country entry, although his final Team releases, 1984's "The Best of Families" and "There'll Never Be a Better Reason for Bein' Wrong," both charted. Downing next recorded for Vine Street, notching minor hits with 1986's "How Beautiful You Are (To Me)" and the next year's "Just One Night Won't Do." His final country singles -- the 1990 Door Knob releases "Bound for Baltimore" and "Father #1" -- coincided with a resurgence of interest in Downing's early rockabilly sides, and in 1994 he released Back to My Roots, a return to the sound of his formative recordings. He maintained a relentless tour schedule during the decade to follow, regularly appearing on Nashville's legendary Grand Ole Opry as well. In 2003, he issued his final collection of new material, One of a Kind. After battling leukemia, Downing died July 4, 2005, in Leicester, MA.

http://www.bigaldowning.com/

Talents : Singer, Piano, Keyboard

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Traditional Country, Rhythm 'n' Blues

https://youtu.be/2TgSlJ_GAmQ

DOWN ON THE FARM (1958)

OH ! BABE (1958)

WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN (1959)

THE STORY OF MY LIFE (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1958 SP WHITE ROCK 1111 (US) . Al DOWNING with The POE KATS - Down On The Farm / Oh ! Babe
04/1958 SP CHALLENGE 59006 (US) . Al DOWNING with The POE KATS - Down On The Farm / Oh ! Babe
08/1958 SP WHITE ROCK 1113 (US) . Al DOWNING & The POE KATS - Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner
1958 SP WHITE ROCK 1113 (US) . Al DOWNING & The POE KATS - Miss Lucy / Passing By
11/1958 SP CARLTON 489 (US) . "Big" Al DOWNING & The POE KATS - Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner
04/1959 SP CARLTON 507 (US) . "Big" Al DOWNING & The POE KATS - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / It Must Be Love
10/1960 SP V-TONE 215 (US) . Yes I'm Loving You / Please Come Home
1961 SP V-TONE 220 (US) . Words Of Love / If I Had Our Love To Live Over
12/1961 SP V-TONE 230 (US) . So Many Memories / There'll Come A Time
02/1962 SP KANSOMA 01 (US) . The Story Of My Life / I'd Love To Be Loved
03/1962 SP CHESS 1817 (US) . The Story Of My Life / I'd Love To Be Loved
1962 SP KANSOMA 04 (US) . The Saints / Heartbreak Hill
09/1962 SP POP-LINE 0209 (US) . Big RIVERS ("Big" Al DOWNING) - No One Else / Land Of Make Believe
03/1963 SP LENOX NX-5565 (US) . "Little" Esther PHILLIPS & "Big" Al DOWNING - You Never Miss Your Water (Till The Well Runs Dry) / If You Want It (I've Got It)
07/1963 SP LENOX NX-5572 (US) . If I Had Our Love To Live Over / Mr. Hurt Walked In
04/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-43028 (US) . I'm Just Nobody / All I Want Is You
12/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43185 (US) . Georgia Slop / I Feel Good
1969 SP SILVER FOX 3 (US) . The Saints / Cornbread Row
1969 SP SILVER FOX 11 (US) . Medley Of Soul (It's The Same Old Song - Something About You - I Can't Help Myself) / These Arms You Push Away
12/1970 SP HOUSE OF THE FOX HOF-4 (US) . Give Me Good Loving / I'll Be Your Fool Once More
1973 SP JANUS 211 (US) . Thank You Baby / Bring Your Good Lovin' Home 
1974 SP JANUS 234 (US) . I'll Be Holding On / Hands
1974 SP CHESS CH 2158 (US) . I'll Be Holding On / I'll Be Holding On (disco mix)
10/1974 SP CHESS CH 2158 (US) . Baby Let's Talk It Over / I'll Be Holding On
1974 SP CHESS CH 2158 (US) . I'll Be Holding On / Baby Let's Talk It Over
1974 SP CHESS CH 2158 (NL) I'll Be Holding On / Baby Let's Talk It Over
1974 SP CHESS JET 2308 (JAP) I'll Be Holding On / Baby Let's Talk It Over
01/1975 SP CHESS CH 2174 (US) . Gimme Some Lovin' / The Whole World's Gone Funky
1975 SP CHESS CH 2174 (I) Gimme Some Lovin' / The Whole World's Gone Funky
1975 SP BELLAPHON BF 18313 (GER) I´ll Be Holding On / Baby Let´s Talk It Over
03/1976 SP POLYDOR PD 14311 (US) . I Love To Love / I'm Just Nobody
1976 SP POLYDOR 2066 665 (I) I Love To Love / I'm Just Nobody
1977 SP R.M.A. 1017 (US) . Al DOWNING with The POE-KATS - Down On The Farm / Oh! Babe
1978 SP WARNER BROS. 8716 (US) (promo) . Mr.Jones / Mr.Jones
1978 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 8716 (US) . Mr. Jones (long version) / I Don't Cry (The Onion Song)
1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 8787 (US) (promo) . Touch Me (mono) / Touch Me (stereo)
1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 8787 (US) . Touch Me (I'll Be Your Fool Once More) / I Ain't No Fool
1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49034 (US) . Midnight Lace / Counting Highway Signs
1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49141 (US) . I Ain't No Fool / Mr. Jones
01/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49161 (US) (promo) The Story Behind The Story (mono) / The Story Behind The Story (stereo)
01/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49161 (US) . The Story Behind The Story / Daddy Played The Banjo
05/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49270 (US) . Bring It On Home / Beer Drinking People
1982 SP TEAM 1001 (US) (promo) . I'll Be Loving You (mono) / I'll Be Loving You (stereo)
1982 SP TEAM TRS 1001 (US) . I'll Be Loving You / Don't Mess With An Angel (With A Honky Tonk Mind) 
09/1982 SP TEAM 1002 (US) (promo) . Darlene (mono] / Darlene (stereo)
09/1982 SP TEAM TRS 1002 (US) . Darlene / Love Was Right Here (With You All The Time) 
1983 SP TEAM TRS 1003 (US) . Let's Sing About Love / We Can Only Say Goodbye
1983 SP TEAM TRS 1004 (US) (promo) . It Takes Love (stereo) / It Takes Love (mono)
1983 SP TEAM TRS 1004 (US) . It Takes Love / If You're Leaving
1984 SP TEAM 1007 (US) (promo) . The Best Of Families (mono] / The Best Of Families (stereo]
1984 SP TEAM TRS 1007 (US) . The Best Of Families / Fool Of The Year
1984 SP TEAM TRS 1008 (US) (promo) . There'll Never Be A Better Night For Bein' Wrong (mono) / There'll Never Be A Better Night For Bein' Wrong (stereo)
1984 SP TEAM TRS 1008 (US) . There'll Never Be A Better Night For Bein' Wrong / T. V. Women
198? SP TUG BOAT T.G. 1021 (US) . "Big" Al DOWNING with EAGLE FEATHER & The T.N.P. BAND - Mr. Jones (The Final Chapter) / Mr. Jones (The Final Chapter)
1986 SP VINE STREET 103 (US) . How Beautiful You Are (To Me) / The Only Thing Missing Is You
1987 SP VINE STREET  105 (US) . Just One Night Won't Do (short version) / Just One Night Won't Do (long version)
1987 SP VINE STREET  105 (US) . Just One Night Won't Do / How Beautiful You Are (To Me)
1987 SP VINE STREET  106 (US) . How Ya Gonna Do It / The Only Thing Missing Is You
1988 EP ROLLERCOASTER RCEP105 (UK) DOWN ON THE FARM - Down On The Farm / Miss Lucy / Georgia Slop / Yes I'm Loving You
1989 SP DOOR KNOB 89-328 (US) . I Guess By Now / I Guess By Now 
1990 SP DOOR KNOB 90-340 (US) . Bound For Baltimore / Bound For Baltimore 
1990 SP DOOR KNOB 90-345 (US) . Father #1 / Father #1 















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19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#26)) Bonie Maronie
19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#22)) Break Up
19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#9)) Don't Ever Leave Me
19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#3)) Great Balls Of Fire
19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90116 (#17) / Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#12) / Schoolkids CD 1548 (#16)) I Found Someone To Love
19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#29)) I Got A Feeling
19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#18)) I Got A Woman
19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#21)) I Was The One
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19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#4)) Just Because
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19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90125 (#1)) Lucille
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19?? Need info - (Eagle CD 90116 (#21)) My Blue Heaven
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Albums

1971 LP 12" COLLECTOR CL1007 (NL) BIG AL DOWNING AND HIS FRIENDS - Piano Nellie (Bobby POE) / Hoy Hoy (Clyde STACY) / Baby Shame (Clyde STACY) / Rock It (Tommy HUDSON) / Rock & Roll Boogie (Bobby POE) / Rock And Roll Record Girl (Bobby POE) / Down On The Farm / Just Around The Corner / Miss Lucy / It Must Be Love / Georgia Slop / Oh! Baby
1983 LP 12" TEAM TRA 2001 (US) BIG AL DOWNING - Mr Jones / Touch Me / Bring It On Home / We Can Only Say Goodbye / Darlene / It Takes Love / Does He Know About Me / Beer Drinkin' People / Just Strangers / I'll Be Loving You
1987 LP 12" JUMBLE 1111 (US) BIG AL DOWNING & THE POLE CATS - Down On The Farm / Oh Baby / Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner / It Must Be Love / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Story Of My Life / Georgia Slop / Rock'n'Roll Boogie (Bobby POE) / Rock'n'Roll Record Girl (Bobby POE) / Piano Nellie (Bobby POE) / I Found A New Love (Bobby POE) / End Up With The Blues (SPIC & SPAN) / Summertime Blues (SPIC & SPAN) / You're Satisfied (Clyde STACY) / Sittin' Down Crying (Clyde STACY)
1988 LP 12" VINE STREET VSR-LP-005 (US) THANK YOU - Thank You / Boogie Woogie Saturday Night / When Love Is Gone / How Ya Gonna Do It / How Beautiful You Are (To Me) / Midnight Lace / Mr. Jones / The Only Thing Missing Is You / Just One Night Won't Do / Touch Me
1988 LP ROLLERCOASTER 2015 (UK) ROCKIN' & ROLLIN' WITH BIG AL DOWNING - Down On The Farm / Oh Babe / Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner / Yes, I'm Loving You / Georgia Slop / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / It Must Be Love / If I Had Our Love To Live Over / Please Come On Home / Words Of Love / Heartbreak Hill / I Found Somebody To Love / The Story Of My Life / The Saints / Rock & Roll Boogie / Rock & Roll Record Girl / Piano Nellie
1993 CD ORCHARD CD 3270 (US) BACK TO MY ROOTS - Long Trucking Night / Sneaky Freaky People / Please Help Me Mama / Daddy's Words / Give A Hand To The Lady / I Always Come Back To Loving You / Everybody's Got A Dream / Don't Even Think About It / Be-Bop Cat / Love's Just A Suitcase In My Hand / Mama Was A Preacher / Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me?
1994 CD EAGLE EA-R 90116 (GER) ROCKIN' DOWN THE FARM - VOL. 1 - Georgia Slop / Down On The Farm / Oh Babe! / Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner / Yes, I'm Loving You / Please Come Home / There 'll Come A Time / No One Else / Land Of Make Believe / So Many Memories / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / It Must Be Love / If I Had To Live Our Love Over / Words Of Love / Hearbreak Hill / I Found Somebody To Love / The Story Of My Life / When The Saints Go Marching In / She's Tough / My Blue Heaven / I'm Just Nobody / All I Want Is You / I Feel Good
1996 CD SCHOOLKIDS CD 1548 (US)

ROCKIN' 'N' ROLLIN' WITH BIG AL DOWNING - Down On The Farm / Oh Baby / Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner / Yes, I'm Loving You / Rock & Roll Boogie / Rock & Roll Record Girl / Piano Nellie / Georgia Slop / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / It Must Be Love / If I Had Our Love To Live Over / Please Come On Home / Words Of Love / Heartbreak Hill / I Found Somebody To Love / The Story Of My Life / The Saints

1997 CD ROLLERCOASTER RCCD 3026 (UK) BACK TO MY ROOTS - Long Trucking Night / Sneaky Freaky People / Please Help Me Mama / Daddy's Words / Give A Hand To The Lady / I Always Come Back To Loving You / Everybody's Got A Dream / Don't Even Think About It / Be-Bop Cat / Love's Just A Suitcase In My Hand / Mama Was A Preacher / Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me? / Melinda
1997 2 CRAZY MUSIC 52002 (AUT) CLASSIC COLLECTION :
CD 1 : Mr. Jones / Beer Drinkin´ People / The Story Behind The Story / Countin´Highway Signs / I Ain´t No Fool / I'll Be Loving You / Just Strangers / Does He Know About Me / Don't Mess With An Angel / Song Of Home / Kid At The Bar / There'll Never Be A Better Night / Fool Of The Year / It Takes Love / Honky Tonk Country (demo)
CD 2 : Darlene / Midnight Lace / T.V. Women / Mama Was A Preacher (demo) / Daddy Played The Banjo / Touch Me / The Onion Song / Let's Sing About Love / You Don't Belong To Daddy / You're Leavin' / Bring It On Home / The Best Of Families / We Can Only Say Goodbye / Gator Man (demo) / Give Me A Minute (demo)
01/1998 CD BEAR FAMILY BBX 577933 (GER) BACK TO MY ROOTS - Long Trucking Night / Sneaky Freaky People / Please Help Me Mama / Daddy's Words / Give A Hand To The Lady / I Always Come Back To Loving You / Everybody's Got A Dream / Don't Even Think About It / Be-Bop Cat / Love's Just A Suitcase In My Hand / Mama Was A Preacher / Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me? / Melinda
1998 CD EAGLE EA-R 90125 (GER) ROCKIN' DOWN THE FARM - VOL. 2 - THE POE-KATS FEATURING BIG AL DOWNING - Lucille / Poor Me / Great Balls Of Fire / Just Because / Let The Four Winds Blow / Miss Lucy (alternative take) / Right Around The Corner / I'm A Fool / Don't Ever Leave Me / Love My Baby / I'm A Fool (alternative take) / Things Were Done Again / Rock 'n' Roll Boogie (alternative take) / Love You So / Let's Have A Ball (alternative take) / Rebel Without A Cause (alternative take) / Keep-A-Knockin' / I Got A Woman / You Win Again / Woman's Love / I Was The One / Break Up / One Night / Stagger Lee / Little Coquette / Bonie Maronie / Bobby Brant Intoduces The Band / Piano Nellie / Miss Lucy / I Got A Feeling / Summertime Blues
04/2000 CD TUG BOAT 3270 (US) BACK TO MY ROOTS - Long Trucking Night / Sneaky, Freaky People / Please Help Me Mama / Daddy's Words / Give A Hand To The Lady / I Always Come Back To Loving You / Everybody's Got A Dream / Don't Even Think About It / Be Hop Cat / Love's Just A Suitcase In My Hand / Mama Was A Preacher / Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me
02/2003 CD ROLLERCOASTER RCCD 3026 (UK) BACK TO MY ROOTS - Long Trucking Night / Sneaky Freaky People / Please Help Me Mama / Daddy's Words / Give A Hand To The Lady / I Always Come Back To Loving You / Everybody's Got A Dream / Don't Even Think About It / Be-Bop Cat / Love's Just A Suitcase In My Hand / Mama Was A Preacher / Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me? / Melinda
06/2003 CD ORCHARD 802567 (US) BIG AL DOWNING'S GREATEST HITS - VOLUME 1 - Mr. Jones / Mr. Jones (The Final Chapter) / Touch Me / Love Is On A High Roll / Payin' My Dues / Give A Hand To The Lady / Sneakie Freakie People / Love's Just A Suitcase / Hold Me (duo with Bent' BOE) / Mama Was A Preacher / Be Bop Cat / Please Help Me Mama
07/2003 CD HAYDEN'S FERRY 2304 (US) ONE OF A KIND - Hometown America / Cigarette, A Bottle, And A Jukebox / Love's Tragedy / Jesus, It's Only Me, Johnny / Talkin' The Talk / I'm Too Green To Be Blue / Joe's Truck Stop / Boogie-Woogie Roll / She's A Miracle (To Me) / Goodbye My Love (Teresa COLIER) / What A Man Will Do (A Woman Will Too) / I'm Raisin' Hell / I Never Got Over You / Rock Me Baby
2005 CD ALBE MUSIC 903 (US) CLASSIC COLLECTION - The Best Of Families / Does He Know About Me / Bring It On Home / Mr. Jones / Touch Me / Fool Of The Year / Kid At The Bar / Let's Sing About Love / Just Strangers / I Ain't No Fool / You Don't Belong To Daddy / Daddy Played The Banjo / The Story Behind The Story / There'll Never Be A Better Night / If You're Leavin'
2005 CD ALBE MUSIC 904 (US)

LONG TRUCKIN' NIGHT - Don't Even Think About It / Melinda / Give A Hand To The Lady / Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me / Please Help Me Mama / Be-Bop Cat / Boogie Woogie Saturday Night / How Ya' Gonna Do It / How Beautiful You Are To Me / Happy Anniversary Darling / I Guess By Now / The Story Behind The Story / Mr. Jones / Mr. Jones #2 (The Final Chapter) / Long Truckin' Night

2007 2 CD CRAZY MUSIC SP 605 (AUT) LIVE AT XM-RADIO :
CD 1 : RECORDED AT XM-RADIO WASHINGTON, D.C. AUGUST 6TH, 2003 : Did He Do It ? / Sneaky Freaky People / I'll Be Your Fool Once More (Touch Me) / Boogie Woogie Saturday Night / I'm Raisin' Hell / I Never Told You That I Love You / Let The Good Times Roll / A Cigarette, A Bottle And A Jukebox / Mr. Jones / Al talks about his youth / Blueberry Hill / Boll Weevil / Father Number One / Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me? / Hometown America / Al talks with Country Dan Dixon & introduces Rio Drive
CD 2 : RECORDED AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE MAY 6th, 2005 : Live interview parts 1-16
2008 CD CRAZY MUSIC SP 608 (AUT)

BEST OF THE EARLY YEARS - Narrative / Down On The Farm / Oh Babe / Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner / It Must Be Love / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Yes I'm Loving You / Please Come Home / If I Had Our Love To Live Over / Words Of Love / So Many Memories / There'll Come A Time / The Story Of My Life / Oh When The Saints / Heartbreak Hill / Land Of Make Believe / No One Else / She's Tough / Mr. Hurt Walked In / You Never Miss Your Water / If You Want It I Got It / Georgia Slop / I Feel Good / Bonus Tracks : I Found A Love / Down On The Farm [extended]

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