Al(fred) "TNT" Braggs


Date of Birth:  May 23, 1938     Dallas, TX

Date of Death:  December 3, 2003

Place of Burial:  Unknown (Dallas?)

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Not yet located


Chase 'Em Tom Cat / A Little Bit Closer, Peacock Records (5-1693)

There / Listen To Me Baby, Peacock Records (5-1698)

I Don't Think I Can Make It / An Angel ( You Belong To Me ), Peacock Records (5-1699)

Cigarettes And Coffee / We Belong Together, Peacock Records (5-1907)

You're Something Else / Easy Rock, Peacock Records (5-1918)

Take A Look At Me / Drip Drip Goes The Tears, Peacock Records (1928)

I Just Can't Get Over You / Hootenanny Hoot, Peacock Records (1931)

Joy To My Soul / Out Of The Pan (Into The Fire), Peacock Records (1936)

That's All A Part Of Loving You / Home In That Rock, Peacock Records (1957)

Earthquake / How Long (Do You Hold On), Peacock Records (1945)

I Like What You Do To Me / I'm A Good Man, Peacock Records (1962)

Give It Up / Running Out Of Lives, Peacock Records (1967)


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______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

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_______ and James Fraher. Texas Zydeco. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006.

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