Sunday, December 22, 2019

Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins

While some ill-informed revisionist writers of rock history would like to dismiss Carl Perkins as a rockabilly artist who became a one-hit wonder at the dawn of rock & roll's early years, a deeper look at his music and career reveals much more. A quick look at his songwriting portfolio shows that he composed "Daddy Sang Bass" for Johnny Cash, "I Was So Wrong" for Patsy Cline, and "Let Me Tell You About Love" for the Judds, big hits and classics all. His influence as the quintessential rockabilly artist has played a big part in the development of every generation of rockers to come down the pike since, from the Beatles' George Harrison to the Stray Cats' Brian Setzer to a myriad of others in the country field as well. His guitar style is the other twin peak -- along with that of Elvis' lead man Scotty Moore -- of rockabilly's instrumental center, so pervasive that modern-day players automatically gravitate toward it when called upon to deliver the style, not even realizing that they're playing Perkins licks, sometimes note for note. As a singer, his interpretation of country ballads is every bit as fine as his better-known rockers. And within the framework of the best of his music is a strong sense of family and roots, all of which trace straight back to his humble beginnings.
After a long battle with throat cancer, Perkins died in early 1998, his place in the history books assured.

Born: April 9, 1932 - Died: January 19, 1998

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Blue Suede Shoes-A Rockabilly Session
Boppin Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins - Best of the Sun Sessions
Carl Perkins - Born To Rock
Carl Perkins - Heart And Soul
Carl Perkins - Ol Blue Suede's Back
Carl Perkins - Whole Lotta Shakin
Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Boppin The Blues
Go Cat Go
My Kind Of Country
On Top
Original Sun Greatest Hits
The Greatest Hits Of Rock n Roll