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Downing, Big Al

Born 1940 in Lenapah, Okla. Brother of Don Downing. Died in 2005.

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 Records 1-132 of 132

Date Label & Number Image Title & Credits Matrix Comps
1958/Mar. 24
Bb r&b rev.
White Rock (Texas)  1111  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Label shot
Pertinent Down On The Farm — Al Downing With The Poe Kats
(from Collector LP 1007)
2 Δ20727 Bullet Collector LP 1007 (#7)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#2)
Bullet Fed CD 07 (#29)
Bullet Lucky CD 502 (#10)
Bullet Presto CD 5 (#47)
Bullet RPM Retro CD 837 (#9)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#1)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#1)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#37)
    Label shot
Borderline Oh! Babe — Al Downing With The Poe Kats
(from Collector LP 1007)
1 Δ20726 Bullet Collectables CD 5554 (#4)
Bullet Collector LP 1007 (#12)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#3)
Bullet RPM Retro CD 837 (#10)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#2)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#2)
1958/Apr.
(Bb est.)
Challenge (Calif.)  59006  [45]Label shot
Pertinent Down On The Farm — Al Downing With The Poe Kats
(from Hollowbody CD 12001)
190 Bullet Ace CD 494 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15233 (#10)
Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#37)
Bullet Hollowbody CD 12001 (#6)
Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#1)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 030 (#9)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 030 (#10)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 100 (#1)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#17)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#10)
Bullet Union Pacific LP 004 (#4)
    Label shot
Borderline Oh! Babe — Al Downing With The Poe Kats
(from Hollowbody CD 12001)
191 Bullet Ace CD 494 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15233 (#11)
Bullet Hollowbody CD 12001 (#17)
Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#2)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#9)
Bullet Union Pacific LP 004 (#5)
1958/Aug.
mx series
White Rock (Texas)  1113  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Label shot
Borderline Miss Lucy — "Big" Al Downing
(from Collector LP 1007)
Δ24527 Bullet Collector LP 1007 (#9)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#3)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#3)
Bullet [no label name] 10 1194 (#4)
    Label shot
Borderline Just Around The Corner — "Big" Al Downing
(from Collector LP 1007)
Δ24528 Bullet Collector LP 1007 (#8)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#5)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#4)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#4)
1958/Nov. 3
Bb pop rev.
Carlton (N.Y.)  489  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Label shot
Borderline Miss Lucy — "Big" Al Downing
(from 45)
CRC-345 Δ25170 Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#3)
Bullet Mr. DJ CD 101 (#5)
Bullet [no label name] LP [recp] (#11)
    Label shot
Borderline Just Around The Corner — "Big" Al Downing CRC-346 Δ25171 Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#4)
1959/Apr. 20
Bb pop rev.
Carlton (N.Y.)  507  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Label shot
Borderline When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again — "Big" Al Downing
(from 45)
CRC 631 Δ27952 Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#12)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#19)
Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#6)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#7)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#10)
    Label shot
Borderline It Must Be Love — "Big" Al Downing
(from 45)
CRC 630 Δ27951 Bullet Collector LP 1007 (#10)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#13)
Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#5)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#8)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#11)
1960-61
(Bb est.)
V-Tone (Pa.)  215  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Label shot
Borderline Yes I'm Loving You — "Big" Al Downing
(from Eagle LP 308)
A Δ36391 Bullet Eagle LP 308 (#13)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#6)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 200 (#19)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#5)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#5)
Bullet Sheik LP 506 (#4)
    Label shot
Borderline Please Come Home — "Big" Al Downing
(from 45)
B Δ36391-x Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#7)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#10)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#13)
1961
(Bb est.)
V-Tone (Pa.)  220  [45]Label shot
No rating Words Of Love — Al Downing B Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#15)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#14)
    Label shot
No rating If I Had Our Love To Live Over — Al Downing A Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#14)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#9)
1961/Dec. 4
Bb pop rev.
V-Tone (Pa.)  230  [45]No rating So Many Memories — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#11)
    No rating There'll Come A Time — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#8)
1962/Feb. 10
Bb pop rev.
Kansoma (Md.)  01  [45]Label shot
Borderline The Story Of My Life — "Big" Al Downing
(from Ace CD 1195)
A Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#18)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#13)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#17)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent I'd Love To Be Loved — "Big" Al Downing B  
1962/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Chess (Ill.)  1817  [45]Label shot
Borderline The Story Of My Life — "Big" Al Downing U-11520 Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#7)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent I'd Love To Be Loved — "Big" Al Downing U-11521  
1962 or later
(Bb est.)
Kansoma (Md.)  0004  [45]Label shot
No rating The Saints — "Big" Al Downing A Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#14)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#18)
    Label shot
No rating Heartbreak Hill — "Big" Al Downing B Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#16)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#11)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#15)
1962/Sept. 1
Bb pop rev.
Pop-Line (N.Y.) BG0209  [45]Label shot
Borderline No One Else — Big Rivers MT-503 Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#9)
    Label shot
Borderline Land Of Make Believe — Big Rivers MT-502 Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#10)
1963/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Lenox (N.Y.) NX-5565  [45]Label shot
Borderline You Never Miss Your Water (Till The Well Runs Dry) — "Little Esther" Phillips And "Big Al" Downing
(from Blend LP 82008)
L-5033 Bullet Blend LP 82008 (#3)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent If You Want It (I've Got It) — "Little Esther" Phillips And "Big Al" Downing L-5035  
1963/July 20
Bb pop rev.
Lenox (N.Y.) NX-5572  [45]Label shot
Borderline If I Had Our Love To Live Over — "Big" Al Downing L-5051 Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#12)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Mr. Hurt Walked In — "Big" Al Downing L-5020  
1964/Apr. 25
Bb hot rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-43028  [45]Label shot
No rating All I Want Is You — "Big" Al Downing JZSP 77267 Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#23)
    Label shot
No rating I'm Just Nobody — "Big" Al Downing JSZP 77266 Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#22)
1964/Dec. 19
Bb hot rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-43185  [45]Label shot
Borderline Georgia Slop — "Big" Al Downing
(from Collector LP 1007)
JZSP 79190 Bullet Blend CD 4 (#4)
Bullet Blend LP 82019 (#11)
Bullet Collector LP 1007 (#11)
Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#1)
Bullet Eric's LP 008 (#6)
Bullet Hallmark CD 305242 (#13)
Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#8)
Bullet Lucky CD 502 (#20)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#6)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#9)
    Label shot
Borderline I Feel Good — "Big" Al Downing JZSP 79189 Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#24)
 
 
[need info]     [ ]No rating Bonie Maronie — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#26)
    No rating Break Up — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#22)
    No rating Don't Ever Leave Me — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#9)
    No rating Great Balls Of Fire — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#3)
    No rating I Found Someone To Love — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#17)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2015 (#12)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1548 (#16)
    No rating I Got A Feeling — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#29)
    No rating I Got A Woman — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#18)
    No rating I Was The One — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#21)
    No rating I'm A Fool [vers. 1] — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#8)
    No rating I'm A Fool [vers. 2] — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#11)
    No rating Just Because — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#4)
    No rating Keep-A-Knockin' — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#17)
    No rating Let The Four Winds Blow — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#5)
    No rating Let's Have A Ball — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#15)
    No rating Little Coquette — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#25)
    No rating Love My Baby — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#10)
    No rating Love You So — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#14)
    No rating Lucille — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#1)
    No rating Miss Lucy [alt. vers. 1] — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#6)
    No rating Miss Lucy [alt. vers. 2] — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#28)
    No rating My Blue Heaven — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#21)
    No rating One Night — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#23)
    No rating Poor Me — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#2)
    No rating Rebel Without A Cause — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#16)
    No rating Right Around The Corner — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#7)
    No rating She's Tough — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90116 (#20)
    No rating Stagger Lee — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#24)
    No rating Things Were Done Again — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#12)
    No rating Woman's Love — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#20)
    No rating You Win Again — "Big" Al Downing   Bullet Eagle CD 90125 (#19)

 Records 1-132 of 132

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