Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Introducing Carl Perkins

Recorded two years before legendary West Coast pianist's death. With Leroy Vinnegar (b), Lawrence Marable (d). Six Perkins originals make this an important document. He was an important sideman. Here as a leader he shows his true worth. A must find/buy.
Michael G. Nastos

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0vfixq85ldfe

Carl Perkins
Introducing Carl Perkins


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 - previously unissued] (Perkins) 2:41

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

Recorded in 1960
A fine bop-oriented pianist who overcame a slightly crippled left hand (due to polio), Carl Perkins was a victim of his drug problems, passing away when he was just 29. After stints with Tiny Bradshaw and Big Jay McNeely, he became a fixture on the West Coast. Perkins was with Oscar Moore's trio (1953-1954) and briefly played with an early version of the Max Roach-Clifford Brown quintet (1954), but is best-known for his association with Curtis Counce (1956-1958). Perkins, who composed one jazz standard ("Grooveyard"), recorded with Counce, Chet Baker, Jim Hall, Art Pepper, and as a leader for Savoy (1949), Dootone (1956), and Pacific Jazz (1957), but did not live long enough to realize his potential.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/carl-perkins-p36888/


Collectionist said...

Thanks for the Carl Perkins post, Mel. Love the version of "why do i care?"

Axel.T. said...

It is such a shame that Carl died so young as he has always been one of my favorite piano players. After I first heard him with Curtis Counce on his Contemporary sessions, I really wished he had recorded more.
Thanks a million Mel.

Anonymous said...


Thank you for this post! It's great to have you back. You run a terrific site here and I appreciate all of your efforts at spreading and sharing this wonderful music.

Kovina Kris said...

Can't wait to hear this one. Thank you so very much!

Melanchthon said...


imacodfish said...

Rats! :-(

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Pernath said...

Good post.Thanks Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you for Carl Perkins...and thank you for Rapidshare Public Folder. Great album.