Boogie Woogie King

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Although he did not have an album issued under his name as a leader until 1988, pianist Pinetop Perkins actually should have had one released in 1976, when he cut the eight tracks on this recently reissued Evidence CD for the Black and Blue label. They did not appear until 1992, which is a shame. Perkins' trademark boogie-woogie riffs, rumbling rhythms, left-hand lines, and spinning phrases were in fine form. His accompaniment and supporting phrases behind guitarist/vocalist Luther Johnson Jr. are equally tasty and inviting. Johnson, as erratic a performer as any in contemporary blues, came ready to play and sing on this date. His vocals had plenty of grit, conviction, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Although he did not have an album issued under his name as a leader until 1988, pianist Pinetop Perkins actually should have had one released in 1976, when he cut the eight tracks on this recently reissued Evidence CD for the Black and Blue label. They did not appear until 1992, which is a shame. Perkins' trademark boogie-woogie riffs, rumbling rhythms, left-hand lines, and spinning phrases were in fine form. His accompaniment and supporting phrases behind guitarist/vocalist Luther Johnson Jr. are equally tasty and inviting. Johnson, as erratic a performer as any in contemporary blues, came ready to play and sing on this date. His vocals had plenty of grit, conviction, and energy, while his playing had no excesses and was delivered with zip and flair.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/1992
  • Label: Evidence
  • UPC: 730182601121
  • Catalog Number: 26011
  • Sales rank: 5,192

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pinetop Perkins Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson Guitar
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones Bass Guitar
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Drums
Technical Credits
Disques Black and Blue Producer
Peter Chatman Composer
Jerry Gordon Producer, Reissue Producer
Hudson Whittaker Composer
Dave Shirk Engineer
Thomas Vilot Art Direction
David Whiteis Liner Notes
Willie Perkins Composer
Disques Black & Blue Producer
Disques Black Producer
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