Al Osteen, 1949-2010

 
          Al - Union Grove 1968                               Al, Butch Robins - Camp Springs 1968


  Recordings

The Pickin' At Pickens, SC - May 18, 1990
Thanks to Dave Snyder

NOTE: This recording has been remastered and made into a CD for sale,
with all proceeds going to Al's family.
To purchase a copy, contact Ed Hall at basiledh@gmail.com or go to
Horizon Records in Greenville, SC.

If you enjoy the samples below, please purchase the entire CD (see above)
or make a donation to the family with a check to Al's widow:
Rebecca Osteen
790 N. Glassy Mt. Rd.
Landrum, SC 29356

Al Osteen-Banjo, Scott Huffman-guitar/vocals, Jeff Foxall-mandolin, Lester Deaton-bass

August 22, 2012
Samples of this CD will be available here soon.

Mid 1970s with Curtis Blackwell, Randall Collins & the Dixie Bluegrass Boys
Thanks to Dave Snyder

Al's Breakdown
*Camptown Races
*Live at Shoal Creek Music Park, Lavonia, Ga.


Stoney Creek CD - September 11, 1987
Thanks to Dennis Satterlee

Al Osteen-Banjo/Vocals, Scott Huffman-Guitar/Lead Vocals, Jeff Foxall-Mandolin/Vocals

The Old Folks at Home
Wheel Hoss
Break Out the Bottle
Six White Horses
Wildwood Flower
Teardrops in My Eyes
New Camptown Races
When You and I Were Young, Maggie
Down the Road
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Thought I Heard You Callin' My Name
Why You Been Gone So Long
Roving Gambler
Lonesome Road Blues
Bully of the Town
All the Good Times Are Past & Gone
Nine Pound Hammer
I'll Go Steppin' Too
Bound to Ride
I Wouldn't Change You If I Could
Rocky Top
Act Naturally
Cannonball Rag
If I Should Wander Back Tonight
McCormack's Picnic


Lessons for Frank Eastes 2010  (Thanks to Frank)
Birth of the Blues
Pike County Breakdown
When You and I Were Young Maggie
Al Osteen, Lewis Crowe and Friends, TAMYAM Camp - July 10, 2010
Thanks to Jeff Catlin
Curtis Blackwell, Randall Collins & the Dixie Bluegrass Boys
Berryville Bluegrass Festival 1969

Thanks to Ken Landreth

Curtis Blackwell-guitar, Randall Collins-fiddle, Al Osteen-banjo,
Larry Jefferson-mandolin, Sam Cobb-bass

Saturday Afternoon 7/5/69 (opens in a new tab/window)

Sunday Morning Hymn Sing 7/6/69 (opens in a new tab/window)


Curtis Blackwell, Randall Collins & the Dixie Bluegrass Boys
Camp Springs (Reidsville) Bluegrass Festival 1969

Thanks to Ken Landreth

Curtis Blackwell-guitar, Randall Collins-fiddle, Al Osteen-banjo,
Larry Jefferson-mandolin, Sam Cobb-bass

Saturday Set 8/30/69 (opens in a new tab/window)

Sunday Morning Gospel Set 8/31/69
Crown of Thorns
Give Mother My Crown
Oh Brother Do You Want to Go
Kneel Down
When We Get to Heaven
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
There's A Beautiful Mansion
Angel Band
Are You Washed in the Blood (Instrumental)

Sunday Afternoon 8/31/69
Band Intro
Cindy
Introductions
Cheap Love Affair
Panhandle Country
Love and Wealth
Stumbling Stones
Gold Rush
Don't Break the Heart
Lady of Spain
Train 45


  Video

Jim Rollins at Banjothon 2017, talking about Al (starting at 10min8sec)
       Courtesy David Hedrick

(Updated February 7, 2017)