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Big Al Downing Down On The Farm With Big Al Downing (7inch EP, 45rpm, PS, TS)

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Big Al Downing: Down On The Farm With Big Al Downing (7inch EP, 45rpm, PS, TS)

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Down On The Farm may not have been the monster h it it deserved to be back in 1958, but today there is no denying its universal acceptance as a rock 'n' roll classic.

Originally recorded for the White Rock label in Dallas, Texas, the record became a hit in Oklahoma and Texas where it topped many local charts. At this point Challenge Records, a major Hollywood label, bought the master from White Rock for national distribution. Despite their efforts and several television appearances by Al the record failed to break through.

Al Downing was born on January 9th 1940 in Lenepah, Oklahoma, literally 'down on the farm'. When Al was in his early teens he and his brother were travelling home from the fields when they saw an old piano in a junkyard -they loaded it onto their wagon and carried it home. Although only around 40 ofthe keys worked it changed Al's life. He began picking up ideas by listening to radio station WLAC out of Nashville which at that time featured black r'n'b stars like Fats Domino and Joe Turner. At the same time Al was hearing white country music on the radio via the Grand Ole Opry's Saturday night broadcasts. It wasn't long before Al found himself in a band - Bobby Brant's Rhythm Rockers - as a result ofwinning a talent contest in Coffeyville, Kansas. The fact that the rest ofthe band were white made it quite a radical move for Al in the days of sometimes humiliating segregation laws but the fusion of black and white musical styles made it all worth while.

Bobby would do the 'white' Elvis and Jerry Lee numbers while Al covered Fats and Little Richard. Miss Lucywas Al's second for White Rock and this time Carlton Records of New York leased it nationally but it too failed to hit the big time. But Al never gave up - he continued to record for a variety of labels and stayed with rock'n'roll right up and into the British invasion when he recorded Georgia Slop in 1964 . . . a kind of Custer's last stand against the British beat groups who by then were having it all their own way, often with recycled fifties material.

From then on Al turned to soul music, and came up with the occasional minor hit. Then in the late seventies Al went back to his roots with country & western music. Although, like Charlie Pride, he is something of an anomaly, he is nevertheless a majorstar, regularly hittingthe country charts. But forall this, Al has nevergiven up rock'n'roll, as anyone who was fortunate enough to see him during a recent visit to this country will testify - the vision of B ig Al beaming from ear to ear and pounding away at the piano is a memory to treasure! (Chris Woodford)

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  • Interpret: Big Al Downing

  • Album titlle: Down On The Farm With Big Al Downing (7inch EP, 45rpm, PS, TS)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1988
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Geschwindigkeit 45 U/min
  • Vinyl Size Single (7 Inch)
  • Artikelart 7inch

  • Label Rollercoaster Records

  • EAN: 4000127733351

  • weight in Kg 0.05
Downing, Big Al - Down On The Farm With Big Al Downing (7inch EP, 45rpm, PS, TS) 7inch 1
01 Down On The Farm
02 Miss Lucy
03 Georgia Slop
04 Yes, I'm Loving You
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Downing, Big Al - Down On The Farm With Big Al Downing (7inch EP, 45rpm, PS, TS) 7inch 1
01 Down On The Farm
02 Miss Lucy
03 Georgia Slop
04 Yes, I'm Loving You