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The band executed a powered-up version of the classic Rockabilly trio and was in its concept as controversial as Elvis in the mid-fifties. After a fairly successful period, Al broke the complete project up, because his audience moved towards redneck-racism and booed his blues performances due to its black content. Practically overnight, Al Cook decided to return to the black side of the road, never to play white stuff again. But his Rockabilly years again left a deep impression on a number of young musicians, who carried along, what had been started. The Salty Dogs and a number of other bands walked the road, that Al Cook paved some years before.
When bassist Mike Jerry left the band, he was replaced by Charlie Lloyd, an enthusiastic and creative piano-player, whom Al Cook taught the requirements of the classic blues piano.
In 1993, Al signed up with Wolf Records, a top label in classical and Chicago-Blues and released seven albums since.
His vinyls are by now highly rated collectors classics and hard to get.
In 2008, Al Cook was nominated for the „Amadeus Award“ for his album „The Barrelhouse Man“.