Sunday, October 23, 2016

Carl Perkins - Memorial

Carl Perkins (born August 16, 1928, Indianapolis, Indiana, died March 17, 1958, Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz pianist.
Perkins was born in Indianapolis but worked mainly in Los Angeles. He is best known for his performances with the Curtis Counce Quintet, which also featured Harold Land, Jack Sheldon and drummer Frank Butler. He also performed with the Clifford Brown–Max Roach group in 1954, and recorded with Frank Morgan in 1955. Perkins composed the standard "Grooveline."
His playing was influenced by his polio-affected left arm, which he held sideways over the keyboard.
He died of a drug overdose at age 29, having recorded one solo album, Introducing Carl Perkins, in 1955 and 1956. Authors Paul Tanner, Maurice Gerow, and David Megill cite Perkins as one of the best "funky," or hard bop, piano players, but his early death prevented him from leaving a legacy.

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Carl Perkins


1 Too Close For Comfort (Bock, Holofcener, Weiss)  3:12
2 What's New (Haggart, Burke)  4:07
3 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  3:33
4 Adams Theme (Mann)  1:55
5 Our Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:03
6 Song For Ruth (Mann)  3:18
7 Love Walked In (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:54
8 Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Mills, Parish)  4:11
9 A Fifth For Frank (Wiggins, Tjader)  1:54


[# 1-3] Leroy Vinnegar Quartet
Richie Kamuca (ts)
Carl Perkins (p)
Leroy Vinnegar (b)
Tony Bazley (d)
Recorded in Los Angeles ; 1957
[# 4-6] Herbie Mann Quartet
Herbie Mann (fl)
Carl Perkins (p)
Leroy Vinnegar (b)
Bill Douglass (d)
Recorded in Los Angeles ; 1957
[# 7-9] Curtis Counce Quintet
Jack Sheldon (tp)
Harold Land (ts)
Carl Perkins (p)
Curtis Counce (b)
Frank Butler (d)
Recorded in Los Angeles ; 1956

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L.O.L. said...

Thx Mel=)))

L.O.L. said...

I just came back later. File owner's public traffic exhausted. (da3c7b74)

Luis said...

L.O.L. just wait till midnight (european time) when Rapidshare reset their counters.

Luis said...

Thank you melanchthon. Very interesting post.

DEEP said...

Boy is that bio ever off the mark. Perkins played his left hand upside down because as he was learning to play the piano as a child he used to bang the bass notes with his elbow. Polio??? I don't theeenk so. He saw action during the Korean war. The U.S. Army did not induct polio victims during that conflict. Also the standard that he composed was NOT "Grooveline" it was GROOVEYARD!!
And the RS is exhausted. Too BHad. This IS a good example of his playing. I have the LP on Fresh Sound.

kmangold01 said...

Would someone be kind enough to provide the password necessary to open these files? I have a couple of these albums downloaded, but can't access them without it - and it's really frustrating. Thanks!!!

DEEP said...


or baruch

or bloom

this one is melanchthon

deGallo said...

Your files are now showing this message.... "Download permission denied by uploader."

This is from RapidShare... The default access rights for RapidShare folders are changing today. A folder with no specific access rights will now be treated as a "private" folder. This means even if someone knows a download link of a file, the file cannot be downloaded as long as you don't change the setting. In your File Manager you can always check the access right setting of all folders.
In the past, your files were already well protected from unwanted access because the exact download link was only known to you. However, we think the default settings for an online service should provide maximum privacy and then let the customers decide if they want their data to be available to others, not the other way around.

If you want to use file download links in the classic way (i.e. sending the link to someone else who then downloads the file), you have to explicitly activate the "download" permission. Then the behaviour is the same as before.

deGallo said...

So in addition to the daily download limit you now have to contend with giving permission to each person who wants to download your files.

Maybe it is time to use another host....mirror creator, zippyshare etc.

If I'm wrong on this, anyone, please correct me. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

As per deGallo's comments...I thought it was just me....ha.

This RS change is unfortunate, my account expires next week. Serious evaluation will be given to renewal.


OldHippieRick said...

This is so frustrating indeed to get a file that not only Mel paid $$'s to use as a share and me how also paid $$'s to DL and keep files yet no file without permission WTF rapid-share is history in book not another $$ from me and reloaded all files to another server
But a nice post that I not get from Rapidshare I sure..

Adrian said...

As someone said before Rapidshare is history and takes its place next to Megaupload and other hosts.
The battle continues...
I'm glad that, in time, I've succeeded to download most of the albums that interested me....thanks again Melanchthon.
Will you please re-up this one?
Thank you.

neil said...

Could I echo the sentiments of the last poster, mel?
Please provide alternative links, other than rapidshare...

gilhodges said...

I've been trying and trying to reel this one in for two weeks. Trying to find the time on the clock when the Rapidshare limit gets reset to 0. finally: success! And so very much worth it. I have always loved Perkins's unorthodox playing and am thrilled to replace my scratchy old vinyl. Thank you so much, Mel!

duck said...

Thank you again Mel, how come I missed this before?

deGallo said...

Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks for another new-to-me re-up Mel!

rev.b said...

Thanks Mel. Nice to have you back.

hepcat said...

Thank you very much Mel.

Mike said...

Once again, a surprising find. Gracias!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you. Zippyshare is the best!

Chris said...

Thanks Mel for this good example of Perkins playing

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post, Melanchthon.
Many thanks.

tdelyon said...

Many thanks, mel :)

bho wani said...

I'm a naughty boy : I didn't thank you the first time. As I've lost it somewhere-who-knows, I'm lucky to find this reup ! So, THANK YOU BEAUCOUP, Melanchthon !

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Adrian said...

Thanks a lot for reposting this nice album at my request....even after three years.....

chuchuni said...

Thank you very much indeed, Mel.

Melanchthon said...

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

I may already have this one courtesy of you, however I do love me some Leroy and the silly bio was correct in saying Carl P was one of the best Bop pianists IMHO.
Merci toujours.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Kovina Kris said...


Kovina Kris said...

The Wiki page for Perkins does say: "His playing was influenced by his polio-affected left arm, which he held parallel to the keyboard. He used his elbow to play deep bass notes. He was thus known as "the crab"

Just passing it along whether Wiki is right or not.