Still Rockin' And Rollin' Down On The Farm

Big Al Downing

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD1133
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Release Date:  04 February 2022

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988113327

Genres:  Rock 'N' Roll  Rhythm and Blues  

  • Description

    A powerful, pounding piano player and singer, Big Al Downing recorded one the greatest unsung Rock & Roll tracks of all time, 'Down On The Farm', in 1958.

    He went on to enjoy a remarkable career, in which he tasted fame and success across several different musical genres, ranging from R&R, R&B, soul and disco to country (he was the second most successful black Country singer, after Charlie Pride).

    This unique 30-track compilation focuses on his rock & roll years, between 1958-62, during which he operated predominantly as an impersonator of Little Richard and Fats Domino.

    In addition to his own recordings during this period, Downing also appears as a sideman herein, playing piano on five of Wanda Jackson's most rocking sides, notably her UK hits 'Let's Have A Party' and 'Mean, Mean Man'.

    Among other collectors' rarities compiled on this set, he is also featured backing Bobby Poe, Bobby Brant, Spic & Span, Clyde Stacy and Big Rivers.

  • Tracklisting

    1. Down On The Farm
    2. Oh! Babe
    3. Rock & Roll Boogie
    4. Rock & Roll Record Girl
    5. Let?s Have A Party
    6. Money, Honey
    7. Long Tall Sally
    8. Mean Mean Man
    9. Rock Your Baby
    10. Miss Lucy
    11. Just Around The Corner
    12. Piano Nellie
    13. It Must Be Love
    14. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
    15. Yes I?m Loving You
    16. Please Come Home
    17. If I Had Our Love To Live Over
    18. Words Of Love
    19. So Many Memories
    20. There?ll Come A Time
    21. Slipping And Sliding
    22. Summertime Blues
    23. End Up With The Blues
    24. Sit?in Down Crying
    25. You?re Satisfied
    26. The Story Of My Life
    27. The Saints
    28. Heartbreak Hill
    29. Land Of Make Believe