Monday, May 15, 2017

Introducing... Carl Perkins

Ace Records’ Boplicity label was one of the earliest entries into the jazz reissues market in the mid-1980s. The short release schedule covered classic modern jazz from the 50s and 60s, taking in music originally released by Blue Note, Riverside, Prestige and various smaller independents. We are now re-launching the label as home for our small but distinct catalogue of 1950s and 1960s modern jazz. Featuring bonus tracks wherever possible, each release will strive for the highest quality in sound reproduction, using fresh transfers of the original master tapes.
Our first batch of releases comprises albums recorded by Dexter Gordon, Carl Perkins, Curtis Counce and Buddy Collette for Dootsie William’s Dootone label. A fixture of the Los Angeles scene since the early 1930s, Williams set up his label in the late 40s to take advantage of the nascent vocal group scene. Dootone scored a big hit in 1954 with ‘Earth Angel’ by the Penguins, which allowed him to indulge his passion for jazz.
Pianist Carl Perkins’ playing on Dexter Gordon’s Dexter Blows Hot & Cool set so impressed Dootsie Williams that he also recorded him in a trio setting for the album Introducing Carl Perkins. Perkins had first recorded for Savoy in the late 40s and at the time Williams cut him he was just establishing himself as an important player and composer. Over the next couple of years, as a founder member of the Curtis Counce Group, he helped define the very best of West Coast hard bop. Numbers such as ‘Carl’s Blues’ and ‘Groove Yard’ signalled the arrival of a great composer, but just as he was gaining this success he died at the age of 28 from a drug overdose. A fantastic mix of bop classics, standards and original compositions, his Dootone album was his only outing as a leader. A wonderful window into what could have been.
Dean Rudland

Source : http://acerecords.co.uk/introducingcarl-perkins

Introducing
Carl Perkins

Tracks

1 Way Cross Town (Perkins)  3:51
2 You Don't Know What Love is (Raye, DePaul)  3:31
3 The Lady is A Tramp (Rodgers, Hart)  3:18
4 Marble Head (Perkins)  3:46
5 Woody'n You (Perkins)  4:15
6 West Side (aka Mia) (Perkins)  2:09
7 Just Friends (Lewis, Klenner)  2:48
8 It Could Happen to You (Burke, VanHeusen, Walter)  3:05
9 Why Do I Care ? (Perkins, Williams)  4:00
10 Lilacs in the Rain (DePaul, Johnson)  3:23
11 Carl's Blues (Perkins)  4:51
12 West Side (aka Mia) [alt. take - prev. unissued] (Perkins)  2:41
13 Memories Of You [prev. unissued] (Razaf, Blake)  3:03

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Personnel
Carl Perkins - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Lawrence Marable - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; 1955-1956

24 comments:

Rico Palacio said...

This is nice. Thank u

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

neil said...

Someone's found a couple of new tracks since the Boplicity copy I have! Many thanks for the extras, mel...

Bhowani said...

Indispensable. Thank you...

furnguy said...

thanks.

Rick said...

The West Coast sound really holds up for me. Thank you for all.

Luis said...

Thanks Mel. The recording dates must be around 1955-1956

grumpy said...

Ihave the Boplicity LP, many thanks for the bonus tracks.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks Melanchthon.

rubberduck said...

Many thanks Mel

fcapeau said...

Many thanks, Mel, to re-post this great classical session.

Mike said...

Yes, excellent post! Thanks so much.

deGallo said...

Must have! Thank you.

LC said...

Hi:

Tks fOR POSTING , BUT PASSWORD FOR PT 1 DID NOT WORK, PLS. HELP

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

Beto said...

Hi Mel!
Password for file 1 with problems...
Thanks
Beto

kristophermc28 said...

Nice! Thanks Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

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sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

steve said...

New to my ears! Thanks Mel!

Geoviki said...

Thanks for this new-to-me artist.

Fred Archtop said...

many Thanks Mel.

Brush&Stick said...

Thank you! Didn't have the bonus tracks.