Billy Always

William Lewis Moore

Also known as Always, B. Always, Lawrence E. Harper
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Discography of Billy Always:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Some Kind Of Love / I Mean To Love You 2 Audio 1980
2 Back On Track 5 Audio 1988 Epic
3 Back On Track 5 Audio 1988 Epic
4 Back On Track 3 Audio 1988 Epic
5 Let Your Body Rock 2 Audio 1986 Waylo
6 Where You Touch Me 3 Audio 1988 Epic
7 Watch Out 10 Audio 1988 Epic
8 Let's Get Personal 10 Audio 1990 Waylo
9 My First Love 2 Audio Waylo
10 Where You Touch Me 2 Audio 1988 Epic
11 Back On Track 5 Audio 1988 Epic
12 Let's Get Personal 10 Audio 1990 Waylo
13 Back On Track 2 Audio 1988 Epic
14 Billy Always 10 Audio 1982
15 Ain't Nothing But A Heartache / Just Not Enough 2 Audio Waylo
16 I Do Don't You 2 Audio Waylo
17 I Do Don't You 2 Audio Waylo
18 More Than A Minute / Didn't We Do It 2 Audio Waylo
19 Ain't Nothing But A Heartache 3 Audio 1990 Waylo
20 My First Love 2 Audio 1982
21 Back On Track 3 Audio 1988 Epic
22 Let Your Body Rock 2 Audio 1986 Waylo
23 I Need You / One Of Them Thangs 2 Audio 1990 Waylo
24 Looking At The Sun / More Than A Minute 2 Audio 1987 Panarecord International
25 Do That To Me One More Time 2 Audio Waylo

b. 1955, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Billy’s the Godson of the Queen of Gospel Music Mahalia Jackson. As a youth he was the lead voice in his church choir. At the age of nine Aretha Franklin took him under her wing and by age 11 he was touring and recording with ( cousin ) Reverend Isaac Whittman. In 1969, Billy ( 14 yrs old ) was taken on as Aretha's protégé’ and was given studio time by her production company Do It To It Productions. He recorded a single 'Do It Again' with the help of Aretha, Carolyn Franklin and Cissy Houston, however it was not released. 1975 Aretha's backing singer Evelyn Green introduced Billy to Barrett Strong, Where a number of songs came from this partnership including 'Man Up In The Sky', recorded by both Barrett Strong (1976) and Johnny Bristol (1989). In 1979, his friend and attorney financed his debut solo album Billy Always, totally self-written, performed and produced. Though not released officially, two songs 'I Mean To Love You' and 'Some Kind Of Love' were bootlegged and scored success as an illegally released single. The following year he met Willie Mitchell ( known for producing hits for Al Green, Denise Lasalle, Ann Peebles Otis Clay and more ) Mitchell produced Billy's song 'Didn't We Do It' as the first release on Waylo Records in Memphis. Also In 1981, he wrote 'Come To Me' (with Bernie Miller former DJ on WJPC 95 AM in Chicago) for the late Walter Jackson's album Tell Me Where It Hurts'. ( Produced by Chicago’s legendary R&B Producer Carl Davis ) A debut Waylo album Titiled Billy Always was later released in 1982 which included the hit single Didn’t we do it, I mean to love you, love’s knockin’ as well as cover of Al Greens let’s stay together. (Ann Peebles later covered 'Didn't We Do It'). Billy continued to work with Willie Mitchell and Waylo into the nineties, although 1988's 'Watch Out' CD which included the hit Back on track was released on Epic Records. His 1990 album 'Let's Get Personal', included the songs 'One Of Them Thangs, 'Ain't Nothing But A Heartache' and 'I Need You'. Billy is currently working on an inspirational CD. A single is expected by the summer of 2009. This may be the best project yet.

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