Famed Blues Pianist and Muddy Waters sideman Pinetop Perkins passes at age 97

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 5StringBlues, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    sad to hear. as a tribute, do yourself a HUGE FAVOR and check out muddy waters' album HARD AGAIN.

    muddy on vocals
    pinetop piano
    james cotton harp (HE BLOWS THE BACK OFF!)
    johnny winter guitar
    bob margolin guitar
    charles calmese bass
    willie 'big eyes' smith drums (a real back beat)

    every track slays, turn it up

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  3. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Wow, I saw him at the Grammys pre-telecast awards ceremony (where most of the awards are given, and it's open seating, unlike the Staples Center spectacle later). I happened to be sitting two rows behind him. When he was announced as winner of the Best Traditional Blues Album and he and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith got up to go to the stage, I nudged my buddy and said, "Man, that was Pinetop Perkins sitting in front of us! Pinetop Perkins!" He didn't look 97. Old, yes, but not almost a century.

    Interestingly, he and Dr. John made similar instrumental progressions from guitar to piano.

    RIP, Pinetop. Thanks for your music.
  4. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Got to open for Pinetop, a few years bask.
    A real pro, told insane Muddy Waters stories backstage.
  5. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    That cat made some FINE music.
    And a big +1 to "Hard Again".