BORN IN THE HONEY “The Pinetop Perkins Story”
DVD with Bonus CD
THE ONLY AUTHORIZED
BIOGRAPHY OF NONAGENERIAN PINETOP PERKINS PRODUCED
BY PETER CARLSON, SAGEBRUSH PRODUCTIONS 60-MINUTE
"Born in the Honey - The Pinetop Perkins Story"
is a DVD/CD package that is not only a wonderful
story about Pinetop's long life, but also a fascinating
microcosm of The Great Migration. Born In The Honey
also tells of the incident that ended his career
as a guitar player, how he taught Ike Turner to
play the piano, the explosion that affected his
hearing, his days as a car mechanic and his nights
as a ladies man. Included on this hour-long DVD
is historic film footage and stills of cotton picking,
African-American participation in World War II,
Tutweiler and Clarksdale, MS, Helena, AR, Memphis,
TN, St. Louis, MO and Cairo and Chicago, IL. Additional
features include interviews with Kim Wilson, Bobby
Rush, Ike Turner and performances of Pinetop with
Bob Margolin, Mookie Brill, Willie "Big Eyes"
Smith, Curtis Salgado and Calvin "Fuzz"
WITH 10 TRACKS – PINETOP PERKINS ON THE 88’s:
LIVE IN CHICAGO
Tracks 1-9 (LIVE) Pinetop Perkins-Piano,
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith-Drums, Robert
“Bob” Stroger-Bass, “Little”
Frank Krokowski-Guitar, Recorded in Chicago by Peter
Carlson, Engineered by Chuck Dodson
Track 10 (Previously unreleased
studio recording) Pinetop Perkins-Piano, Harp-Bob
Corritore, Johnny Rapp-Guitar, Paul Thomas-Bass,
Chico Chism-Drums, Produced by Bob Corritore, Engineered
by Clarke Rigsby, Tempest Recordings, Tempe, AZ
How Long Blues
Down in Mississippi
Grinder Man Blues
Little Bit of Your Love
Perkins Boogie The Park
Rather Quit Her Than Hit Her
This package is a real treat for the blues historian
and fan of Pinetop Perkins. The DVD includes both
musical and personal insight to the life of Pinetop
Perkins. I enjoyed the many cool interviews with
blues legends sharing stories about Pinetop over
the years. The delightful bonus CD contains a few
blues standards as well as some great Pinetop classics.
At age 93, Pinetop continues to delight audiences
across the globe with his talent, his endless energy
and his enthusiasm for the blues. A few years ago
I had the pleasure of meeting and sharing stories
with Pinetop at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage
Festival in Helena.
thing that struck me the most was when he said this
to me: “Oh, I feel blessed and lucky to have
every day that the good Lord gives me and to be
able to keep playing the blues”. Pinetop might
not be the fanciest piano player. He might not be
the best blues singer or performer. Pinetop Perkins
is a living blues legend, one who has paid his dues
and has paved the way for others in this profession.
For all that and more, in my opinion, he deserves
all the respect, all those Handy Awards and a lifetime
of memories to cherish forever.
I give this unique
package a definite 5 out of 5 on my STLBluesometer.
Visit him live on the web at www.pinetopperkins.com.
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