Article successfully added.

Big Al Downing Back To My Roots (CD)

Listen to sample now:
 
0:00
0:00
$12.39 * $20.31 * (39% Saved)

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costsDepending on the country of delivery, the VAT at checkout may vary.

Ready to ship today,
delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

  • CDROLL3026
  • 0.1
P Secure bonuspoints now
Big Al Downing on some recent recordings that hark back to his roots but prove he’s still...more

Big Al Downing: Back To My Roots (CD)

Big Al Downing on some recent recordings that hark back to his roots but prove he’s still current too. Some great R’n’R and R&B styled tracks recorded with Al’s own band. Purists were wary at first but anything Al does has that Downing magic and this is no exception.

Article properties:Big Al Downing: Back To My Roots (CD)

  • Interpret: Big Al Downing

  • Album titlle: Back To My Roots (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Label ROLLERCOASTER

  • Preiscode VCD6
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5012814030260

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Downing, Big Al - Back To My Roots (CD) CD 1
01Long Trucking NightBig Al Downing
02Sneaky Freaky PeopleBig Al Downing
03Please Help Me MamaBig Al Downing
04Daddy's WordsBig Al Downing
05Give A Hand To The LadyBig Al Downing
06I Always Come Back To Loving YouBig Al Downing
07Everybody's Got A DreamBig Al Downing
08Don't Even Think About ItBig Al Downing
09Be-Bop CatBig Al Downing
10Love's Just A Suitcase In My MindBig Al Downing
11Mama Was A PreacherBig Al Downing
12Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me?Big Al Downing
13MelindaBig Al Downing
Al Downing is definitely Big. Obviously! Just observe his girth and over all build. I, however... more
"Big Al Downing"

Al Downing is definitely Big.

Obviously! Just observe his girth and over all build. I, however am referring to his musical prowess, not his physical stature. Al is big even though he hasn't sold millions and millions of albums yet, hasn't acquired Grammys yet, or achieved household name status yet. In the competitive music business world Al has big things going for him: his big voice, his big personality, his big stage presence, his big ability to create musical excitement, and that big big commodity he possesses called soul. Al's talent is so big that by comparison it dwarfs that of many of today's so called super stars. This album aptly titled 'Back To My Roots' is the fruition of a musical journey that began in America's heartland in the early 50's. Al penned all the songs which shows he has many other talents.

He spent his early years on a farm in rural Oklahoma. While a young teenager he and his family (10 brothers and 2 sisters) found a piano in a junkyard, salvaged it and began tinkering out his musical legacy. Radio broadcasts of the day served both as his inspiration and teacher. In a short time he had mastered the 'Licks' of black rythm and blues, favorites of the era. During this period he also developed a fondness for the Country Music heard on the Grand Ole Opry. He grew to love Country Music by working in the hayfields on the farm, loading semi-tractor trailers that came up from Texas and all they played was Country. This fusion of southern music as you will hear, accounts for the Big Al Downing style and sound. 'Back To My Roots' is also a major part of Al Downing's live shows. In the early years gaining work with bands required Al to imitate the stars of the day (Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Elvis, etc.). Al still does great impersanations of these stars in concert, along with parodies of today's biggest Country stars.

Over the years the Big Al Downing sound has touched just about every category of recorded music. Amazingly, doing so without selling out just to jump on the 'band wagon' of some fad or craze. In the 50's (down on the farm), in the 60's R&B soul ('You Never Miss Your Water' with Esther Phillips), in the 70's ('I'll Be Holding On') Disco Dance, in the 80's two Top Ten Country tunes ('Mr Jones', 'Touch Me') and now 'Back To My Roots' puts it all together. From the dance tune 'Sneaky Freaky People' to the bluesy 'I Always Come Back To Loving You' Al never strays far from the roots.The Big guy strikes again. He just keeps getting bigger and better. Q100 Radio, Southbridge, Ma.

Read, write and discuss reviews...more
Customer evaluation for "Back To My Roots (CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.

The fields marked with * are required.

A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years In Show Business (HB)
Cliff Richard: A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years... Art-Nr.: 0018027

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$30.50 $45.21
Nr.29 - Magazin & limited Single (7inch, 45rpm)
Dynamite - Magazin: Nr.29 - Magazin & limited Single (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 0041329

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.58
Hint!
Rock 'N' Roll Tripper
Chris Hyde: Rock 'N' Roll Tripper Art-Nr.: 0042003

Item has to be restocked

$20.37
Hint!
Un Estate Al Mare (copertine estive anni '60) Seaside and Beach Covers Italy 1960s
Maurizio Maiotti: Un Estate Al Mare (copertine estive anni '60)... Art-Nr.: 0042182

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.26 $20.37
Reprise Records - Complete Italian Discography 1961-1987
Reprise Records: Reprise Records - Complete Italian Discography... Art-Nr.: 0071463

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.26 $25.46
Blue Train (CD)
Various: Blue Train (CD) Art-Nr.: CDE601AG

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$7.87 $16.92
På Österåker (CD)
Johnny Cash: På Österåker (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOC14329

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$12.39 $15.79
The Travelin' Blues Boy (CD)
Gary Williams: The Travelin' Blues Boy (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17698

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.92 $19.18
The Coasters - Rock (CD)
The Coasters: The Coasters - Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17526

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.92 $19.18
Valley of Tears (CD)
Mickey Gilley: Valley of Tears (CD) Art-Nr.: CD248021

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$7.87 $18.05
Tracklist
Downing, Big Al - Back To My Roots (CD) CD 1
01 Long Trucking Night
02 Sneaky Freaky People
03 Please Help Me Mama
04 Daddy's Words
05 Give A Hand To The Lady
06 I Always Come Back To Loving You
07 Everybody's Got A Dream
08 Don't Even Think About It
09 Be-Bop Cat
10 Love's Just A Suitcase In My Mind
11 Mama Was A Preacher
12 Don't You Want To Go To Love With Me?
13 Melinda