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Houston, Texas; Greenville, S. C; etc. Toured the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Recorded for Columbia, Decca, RCA, King, and Bluebird Records. Album: Sixteen All-Time Favorites. Songs recorded: Blues Stay Away From Me; Born to Be Blue; Brown's Ferry Blues; Hill Billy Boogie; Muddy Water; Good Time Sat. Night; There's Something About Love; Steamboat Boogie; Mid­night Train; Trouble Ain't Nothin' But the Blues; Tenn. Choo Choo; Sweet Sweet Thing; Everybody Loves Her; Blues You Never Lose; Freight Train Boogie; Please Be My Sunshine; I'll Be There; Field Hand Man; Lone­some Yodel Blues; Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar; The Frozen Child; Bury Me Out on the Prairie; I'm Leaving You; I'm Going Back to Alabama; I Ain't Got Nowhere to Travel; Ramblin' Minded Blues; I Guess I Got to Be Going; I've Got the Kansas City Blues; Keep the Camp Fires Burning; The Fugitives Lament; Down South; Alabama Lullaby; Hey Hey I'm Memphis Bound; The Nashville Blues; When It's Time for the Whippoor-will to Sing. Alton recorded: Thunder Across the Bor­der, and Good Times in Memphis. Alton and Rabon were members of the Brown's Ferry Four Quartet. Leading record was: Blues Stay Away from Me. Alton is writer of: I Don't Mean to Cry; Brown's Ferry Blues; Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar; Big River Blues; When It's Time for the Whippoorwill to Sing; The Nash­ville Blues; I Now Have a Bugle to Play; Mobile Boogie; Somebody Else's Darling; Put Me on the Trail to Caro­lina; Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mts.; Lonesome Yo­del Blues; Weary Lonesome Blues; Southern Moon; etc. Co-writer of: Beautiful Brown Eyes; False Hearted Girl; Blues Stay Away from Me; Hill Billy Boogie; Freight Train Boogie; Pan American Boogie; Ole Moun­tain Dew; Midnight Special; Sophronie; I Don't Know Why; Whose Gonna Be Lonesome for Me; The Girl by the River; Field Hand Man; Trouble Ain't Nothin' But the Blues; Good Time Sat. Night. Business enterprises: Printing service, advertising, and teaching music and instrumental courses, Huntsville, Ala. Address: 2520 Larry Street, Huntsville, Alabama.