Tag Archives: Pinetop Perkins

Good Morning Blues

This latest edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour is sure to help wake you up on these post-Super Bowl/Fat Tuesday mornings, with strong nods to both Lead Belly – including the opening cover of the blues/folk great’s “Good Morning Blues” … Continue reading

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Historic recording offers essential listen to Genuine Blues Legends Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Rogers

It’s hard to believe that this coming March will already mark five long years since the death of blues piano great Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins. And it’s been nearly four times that long since we lost Chicago blues guitarist Jimmy … Continue reading

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Johnny Winter box set chronicles nearly 50 years of blues rock legend keeping True to the Blues

With five decades worth of hard-driving rock and blues under his belt, it’s hard to believe that there hasn’t been a definitive box set of Texas blues-rocker Johnny Winter‘s music before now. Perhaps it was precisely the daunting nature of … Continue reading

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The year in re-blues, part 2: presenting the BluesPowR Radio Hour

Just before the new year, you may recall we took a quick look back at some of the best of 2012. But since words themselves don’t always do justice to the great new music we heard and wrote about during … Continue reading

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Heavenly new blues from Pinetop Perkins, Lurrie Bell

It’s been just over a year since the blues world bid farewell to one of its true masters in pianist Pinetop Perkins, who died at age 97 only weeks after receiving a Grammy Award for his Joined at the Hip project with former Muddy Waters … Continue reading

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In fond memory of Willie Big Eyes Smith

Late last week, the blues world lost another of its legends with the passing of drummer and harmonica player Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, who in death is reunited with such former bandmates as the great Muddy Waters and keyboardist Pinetop … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week (Remembering Pinetop): Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Earlier this week, we told you about the passing of legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins. Having begun his career playing with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Nighthawk, B.B. King, and Earl Hooker, Perkins spent a dozen years tickling the … Continue reading

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Farewell, Pinetop

It’s another sad, sad day in the blues music world with the passing yesterday of a greatly admired and important bluesman, the 97-year-young piano-pounding, boogie woogieing Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins. We’re planning a special tribute to Perkins in the coming days, but in … Continue reading

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Big Eyes & Pinetop, Buddy Guy pick up blues Grammy awards

The Grammy Awards were announced tonight, with Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith taking home the award in the Best Traditional Blues Album category for Joined at the Hip, while Buddy Guy won for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Living … Continue reading

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