Al King

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Alvin K. Smith, 7 August 1923, Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 22 January 1999 Anything other than church music was forbidden in the Smith household, so it was not until Alvin Smith sang with USO bands while serving in the World War II that he discovered his taste for the musical life. Moving to San Francisco and then Los Angeles, he made his recording debut, ‘Homesick Blues’, for Recorded In Hollywood in 1951. Two years later he led the Savoys, who recorded ‘Chop Chop Boom’ with... Read more


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