John Townsend

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    Smoke From A Distant FireJohn Townsend
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    Full Time FoolJohn Townsend
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    The Road Leads HomeJohn Townsend
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    Alabama RaintimeJohn Townsend
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    Fear Of FallingJohn Townsend
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        John Townsend is an Alabama-based blues and R&B singer and pianist who, as co-leader of the Sanford-Townsend Band, scored a Top Ten hit in 1976 with the song "Smoke from a Distant Fire." Influenced by classic soul and R&B artists like Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Wilson Pickett, the Tuscaloosa native began playing in bands while still in high school, eventually forming a seven-piece group called the Rubber Band while attending the University of Alabama. Although their career w... Read more

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