Order # ACD 1003
Track list:
1. Black Panther
2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
3. Al's Boogie-Woogie
4. Buy Me An Airplane
5. Shake Your Boogie
6. Medley: It's Too Late
    Brother/MyBabe
7. That's All Right
8. Betty Lou
9. Can't You See
10. Love Was In Our Hearts
11. Wake Up Old Maid
12. Tears Come Rollin' Down
13. Tin Pan Alley
14. Old Story Blues

Total Time:


3:43
3:16
2:05
2:50
4:00

2:57
3:32
3:29
3:02
4:15
3:02
4:11
3:23
3:30

48:41

 
 

This session, featuring Big Al Calhoun on amplified harmonica and vocals, with Henry Townsend (electric guitar, vocals) and Vernell Townsend on vocals, was recorded in August, 1979, in St. Louis. Big Al had worked for years with Henry and Vernell.

He picked up the harmonica when he was a small boy living on a large sharecropper plantation in Mississippi. When he heard Sonny Boy Williamson on the radio, he started to play the blues. On the plantation he heard many of the great blues musicians of that time, both live and on records, and he played with some of them, notably Eddie Cusik.

Big Al still plays the harmonica "all the time" and lives in St. Louis. "I like blues, that's the whole thing in a nutshell."

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