Al Huskey - Al Huskey In Tennessee LP NM (Private Press Country)
Al Huskey was born in east Tennessee and learned to play guitar and mandolin by 13. He organized a 14 piece teenage band and played thru-out Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. The back of the records suggests that this band probably had the first full set of drums used in country music. I’m not so sure about that, but who knows? After five years of of playing in that band, Al left and drifted around from state to state working odd jobs at night clubs and factories and he even tried his hand at construction work and truck driving. “Did a little bit of everything and what I haven’t done, I’ve been accused of.” This album is a solo look into Al’s heart and soul. The greatest songs are the opening “You’ve Made A Fool Out Of Me” which is a real foot stomping jam about some woman who made him look bad in front of all his friends, and “Will The Angels Let Me See” a sad and slow steel guitar song, questioning whether or not a recently blind man will be able to see again once he gets to heaven.