Tag Archives: Carl Perkins

CULT CLASSIC: CARL PERKINS-ON TOP.

Cult Classic: Carl Perkins-On Top. By the time Carl Perkins signed to Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in 1954, he had already been a professional musician for eight years. His career began in 1946, when he was fourteen and still living in Tiptonville, Tennessee, where his parents worked as sharecroppers. Life was tough for Buck and …

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CARL PERKINS-WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’, KING OF ROCK, GREATEST HITS AND ON TOP.

Carl Perkins-Whole Lotta Shakin’, King Of Rock, Greatest Hits and On Top. Label: BGO Records. By the time Carl Perkins signed to Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in 1954, he had already been a professional musician for eight years. His career began in 1946, when Carl Perkins was fourteen, and still living in Tiptonville, Tennessee, where …

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THE SUN RECORDS ROCK ’N’ COLLECTION-40 ROCKIN’ GREATS FROM THE SUN VAULTS-LIMITED EDITION VINYL.

THE SUN RECORDS ROCK ’N’ COLLECTION-40 ROCKIN’ GREATS FROM THE SUN VAULTS-LIMITED EDITION VINYL. Back in late 2014, I was talking to someone who was then, the label manager at an independent record label. At the time, sales of vinyl were growing on both sides of the Atlantic, as well in Europe. Many independent labels …

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: MORE COUNTRY HITS.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: MORE COUNTRY HITS. For many people, the golden age of country music was the late fifties and early sixties. During that period, country music provided the soundtrack to much of American life. Providing the soundtrack were giants of country music like Johnny Cash, Don Gibson, Carl Perkins, George …

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CARL PERKINS-INTRODUCING.

CARL PERKINS-INTRODUCING. The story of jazz pianist Carl Perkins is one of what might have been. Despite being born with polio, Carl Perkins through sheer courage and determination, forged a career as a jazz pianist. Although best known for his work with the Curtist Counce Quintet, Carl played on recordings by Illinois Jacquet, Dexter Gordon, …

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DEXTER GORDON-BLOWS HOT AND COOL.

DEXTER GORDON-BLOWS HOT AND COOL. Dexter Gordon it seems, was destined to be a jazz musician. Jazz music surrounded him. Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton were friends of his father, a Los Angeles doctor. Aged seven Dexter started playing the clarinet, but later, switched to the saxophone. After a dalliance with the alto saxophone, Dexter …

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