Born in the Delta

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Pinetop Perkins was 83-years-old when he recorded Born in the Delta in 1996. As a singer, he still had plenty of soul and spirit and got his points across convincingly. And as a pianist, he still had sizable chops. In terms of material, he tends to favor blues standards that have been done to death, including Jimmy Reed's "Baby, What You Want Me to Do?," Peter Chatman's "Everyday I Have the Blues," Leroy Carr's "How Long, How Long Blues" and Paul Gayten's "For You My Love." One could nitpick about the onetime Muddy Waters sideman so often choosing the obvious, but given how much fun he's clearly having at this session, it's hard to complain. Thankfully, Perkins gives ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Pinetop Perkins was 83-years-old when he recorded Born in the Delta in 1996. As a singer, he still had plenty of soul and spirit and got his points across convincingly. And as a pianist, he still had sizable chops. In terms of material, he tends to favor blues standards that have been done to death, including Jimmy Reed's "Baby, What You Want Me to Do?," Peter Chatman's "Everyday I Have the Blues," Leroy Carr's "How Long, How Long Blues" and Paul Gayten's "For You My Love." One could nitpick about the onetime Muddy Waters sideman so often choosing the obvious, but given how much fun he's clearly having at this session, it's hard to complain. Thankfully, Perkins gives himself sufficient solo space, and he has competent support in harmonica player Jerry Portnoy and electric guitarist Tony O.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/1997
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408341823
  • Catalog Number: 83418
  • Sales rank: 60,231

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pinetop Perkins Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Jerry Portnoy Harmonica
Tony O. Guitar
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Drums
Brad Vickers Bass
Technical Credits
Akira Sakata Producer, Liner Notes
Bill Chinnock Contributor, Video Editor
Michael Bishop Mastering
Thomas Cavalier Engineer
Peter Chatman Composer
Lincoln Clapp Programming
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Randy Labbe Producer
Richard P. Robinson Engineer
J. Reed Composer
Anthony Melio Composer
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