We remember Pinetop Perkins. ‘Pinetop Off the World’

This day (March 21, 2011), in Austin, Texas, died Joseph William Perkins a.k.a. Pinetop Perkins, an American blues pianist and singer.

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Digest Tracklist :

Happiness Is . w/ Mitch Woods – Boogie Woogie Blowout (2009) . w/ Emily Gimble – Sittin On Top Of The World . w/ Bharath Rajakumar & The Willie Big Eye Smith Band – At Mont-Tremblant . w/ Anthony Sapienza – Kansas City Blues . w/ La Jones – Caledonia (1990) . w/ Muddy Waters – Reefer And Champagne & Blow Wind Blow (1980) . w/ Muddy Waters & Clark Terry – Stormy Monday Blues (1977) .

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Pinetop Perkins Top 10 :

Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie . Blues After Hours . Sweet Home Chicago . Chicken Shack . Down In Mississippi . Big Fat Mama . Kansas City . Look On Yonder Wall . High Heel Sneakers . Just Keep On Drinking .

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[1976] Muddy Waters and his Rhythm Blues Band – that is Luther Johnson (g), Bob Margolin (g), Jerry Portnoy (h), Pinetop Perkins (p), Calvin Jones (b), Willie Smith (d) – plus special guest Junior Wells perform at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, West Germany >> 65 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1977] the Muddy Waters Blues with Clark Terry (tp), Jerry Portnoy (harm), Bob Margolin (eg), Guitar Junior (eg), Pinetop Perkins (p), Calvin Jones (eb) and Willy Big Eyes Smith (dr) will be on stage at Nice Jazz Festival in France >> 26 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1978] German TV program Rockpalast will record Muddy Waters and band – that is Pinetop Perkins (p), Jerry Portnoy (harmo), Luther Guitar, Jr. Johnson (g), Bob Margolin (g), Calvin Jones (b), Willie Big Eyes Smith (d) – during their concert at Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany >> 58 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (March 21, 2011), in Austin, Texas,, died Joseph William Perkins a.k.a. Pinetop Perkins, an American blues pianist and singer.

Official Site : Born Willie Perkins in Belzoni, Mississippi in 1913, Pinetop started out playing guitar and piano at house parties and honky-tonks, but dropped the guitar in the 1940s after sustaining a serious injury in his left arm.

@about.com : An underrated vocalist with a rich, soulful voice, Perkins’ mix of boogie-woogie blues with elements of jazz, barrelhouse, ragtime, and Chicago blues has influenced several generations of blues piano players.

@last.fm : When Otis Spann left the Muddy Waters band, Perkins was chosen to replace him. He stayed for more than a decade, then left with several other musicians to form the Legendary Blues Band, recording through the late 1970s, 80s and early 90s.

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