Born in Iron Mountain in 1927, Al Barkl began his musical career in the U.P., but moved out West in the 1950s. His first two releases were on a Sheboygan, WI label, but the rest of his performing and recording was confined to the Western states, where he worked with and opened for many big-name country acts. (I have been informed that Al Barkl died in 2002.)
By AL BARKLE & THE TRAILBLAZERS:
WOULD YOU MIND b/w LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALL ALONE (Polkaland 99; 1951).
HONKY TONK MAN b/w GOODNIGHT WALTZ (Polkaland 100; 1951)
JUMPIN' FROM 6 to 6 b/w WRONG (M&M 3036; 1956).
DIG ME LITTLE MAMA b/w unknown (M&M 3038; 1957).
JUMPIN' FROM SIX TO SIX b/w WHAT MAKES A MAN FOOL AROUND (M&M 4041; 1957).
THE SIGNAL b/w TEENAGE ANGEL (w/ the Tri-tones) (Vita 171; 1957).
SPUTNIK II b/w WITH THIS RING (w/ the Tri-Tones) (Vita 173; 1957).
MUSCLE BEACH b/w GRADUATION PARTY (Frantic 108; 1958).
PRIVATE WAR b/w SODA WATER (w/ Dave Rosas Band) (Frantic 110; 1959).
COME SUMMER b/w GREENBACKS (w/ Dave Rosas Band) (Frantic 111; 1959).
WOLF, WOLF b/w LORELEI (Frantic 113; 1959).
THE SIGNAL b/w WAIT 'TILL THE COMMERCIAL (by Al Barkle & the Starliners w/ Rosie & Romelle) (Koo Koo 1001; 1962).
UNEMPLOYED b/w COMING BACK ON YOUR MIND (Royal American 154; 1975).
By AL BARKL:
ANOTHER DAY IS DAWNING b/w UNEMPLOYED (Voc 108; 1969).
IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT b/w WOE IS ME (Voc label; number and date unknown)
YOU'RE THE ONE b/w TALK WITH MY HEART (Voc label; number and date unknown; also, Kangaroo 31).