Al Downing

Alexander Downing

Also known as "Big Al" Downing, "Big" Al Downing, 'Big' Al Downing, (Big) Al Downing, A. Downing, Big Al Downing, Big All Downing, Downing
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.bigaldowning.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Al_Downing

Discography of Al Downing:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Love To Love 2 Audio 1976 Polydor
2 I'll Be Holding On 2 Audio 1974 Chess
3 I'll Be Holding On 2 Audio 1975 Chess
4 I'll Be Holding On / Hands 2 Audio 1974 Janus Records
5 I'll Be Holding On 2 Audio 1975-02-14 Chess
6 Oh! Babe / Down On The Farm 2 Audio 1958 White Rock Records
7 I'll Be Holding On / Baby Let's Talk It Over 2 Audio 1974 Chess
8 Gimme Some Lovin' / The Whole World's Gone Funky 2 Audio 1975 Chess
9 I Love To Love / I'm Just Nobody 2 Audio 1976 Polydor
10 Melô Do Banjo (I'll Be Holding On) 4 Audio 1974 One Way (2)
11 I'll Be Holding On 3 Audio 1974 Not On Label (Al Downing)
12 Mr. Hurt Walked In 2 Audio 1963 Lenox Records
13 You Never Miss Your Water (Till The Well Runs Dry) / If You Want It (I've Got It) 2 Audio 1963 Lenox Records
14 Gimme Good Loving / I'll Be Your Fool Once More 2 Audio 1969 House Of The Fox
15 Thank You 10 Audio 1988 Vine Street Records
16 Mr. Jones 2 Audio 1978 Warner Bros. Records
17 The Best Of Families 2 Audio 1983 Team Entertainment Records
18 I'll Be Loving You 2 Audio 1982 Team Entertainment Records
19 Oh! Babe / Down On The Farm 2 Audio 1958 Challenge
20 I'll Be Loving You 2 Audio 1982 Team Entertainment Records
21 It Must Be Love 2 Audio 1959 Carlton
22 I'll Be Loving You 2 Audio 1982 Team Entertainment Records
23 The Story Of My Life / I'd Love To Be Loved 2 Audio 1962 Chess
24 Rockin'N'Rolln' With Big Al Downing 18 Audio 1988 Roller Coaster Records
25 The Story Of My Life / I'd Love To Be Loved 2 Audio 1962 Chess
26 Oh! Babe / Down On The Farm 2 Audio 1958 Challenge
27 I Love To Love 2 Audio 1976 Polydor
28 Just One Night Won't Do 2 Audio 1987 Vine Street Records
29 Gimme Some Lovin' 2 Audio 1975 Chess
30 Medley Of Soul 2 Audio Silver Fox (2)
31 Yes I'm Loving You / Please Come Home 2 Audio 1960 V-Tone Records (2)
32 I'll Be Holding On / Super Strut 2 Audio 1975
33 Big Al Downing And His Friends 12 Audio Collector Records (2)
34 Big Al Downing 10 Audio 1982 Team Entertainment Records
35 I'll Be Your Fool Once More / Message To My Woman 2 Audio 1976 Double Shot (2)
36 Miss Lucy / Just Around The Corner 2 Audio 1958 Carlton
37 If I Had Our Love To Live Over / Words Of Love 2 Audio 1960 V-Tone Records (2)
38 I Feel Good / Georgia Slop 2 Audio 1964 Columbia
39 I'll Be Your Fool Once More / Give Me Good Loving 2 Audio 1969 House Of The Fox
40 Mr. Jones / I Don't Cry (The Onion Song) 2 Audio 1978 Warner Bros. Records
41 Counting Highway Signs / Midnight Lace 2 Audio 1979 Warner Bros. Records
42 It Takes Love / If You're Leaving 2 Audio 1983 Team Entertainment Records
43 There'll Never Be A Better Night For Bein' Wrong / T. V. Women 2 Audio 1984 Team Entertainment Records
44 Down On The Farm With Big Al Downing 4 Audio 1988 Roller Coaster Records
45 I'll Be Holding On 2 Audio 1974 Chess
46 Down On The Farm 2 Audio 1977 RM
47 Oh! Babe / Down On The Farm 2 Audio Challenge
48 Cornbread Row / The Saints 2 Audio 1969 Silver Fox (2)
49 Bring It On Home 4 Audio Warner Bros. Records
50 Darlene / Love Was Right Here 2 Audio 1982 Team Entertainment Records


Rythm and Blues, rock 'n' roll, country and soul singer - songwriter - pianist.

Born: 09.01.1940

Died: 04.07.2005 from acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Known as well as Big Al Downing

Brother of [a=Don Downing].

He started his career from [a=Bobby Poe]'s [a=Poe Kats, The] in the late 50's.

After his hit with his duet with [a=Little Esther], "You’ll Never Miss the Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)" he was singed to Warner Bros.

Although he had a disco hit with "I'll Be Holdin' On" (1974), he had a series of country music hits between 1978 and 1989.

He built a five-decade career around his powerful singing voice and his hard-driving rockabilly-style piano.


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