Farewell Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

We bid goodbye to another Blues legend and boogie-woogie master, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins.

In a career spanning eight decades, Perkins toured with Ike Turner in the 1950s and later with Muddy Waters. Perkins also won Grammy awards for Lifetime Achievement in 2005 and for Best Traditional Blues Album in 2007.

Once asked about his longevity, Perkins said: "I always try to do something different all the time."
Another blues legend, BB King, said: "He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesmen, and he sure could play the piano.

He will be missed not only by me, but by lovers of music all over the world." His agent said that his tastes were simple. "Two cheeseburgers, apple pie, a cigarette and a pretty girl was all he wanted."


Nonoy March 23, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

I haven't dig his music, but listening to it from the video makes me want to listen his songs everyday. Thanks for the info. Cheers! :-)

John Du March 23, 2011 at 11:50 PM  

hello noy,

pinetop perkins is best known for playing the boogie woogie on piano but he's a good singer himself. i'm sure he's playing in a jam session right now, somewhere...

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