March 21, 2011 Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins dies.
Pinetop Perkins was playing boogie piano until he was 97 years old – up until just a few months before he died. I have a record of his and it’s all scratched up in one place cause back in the old days when pianists like me wanted to steal someone’s riffs we kept dragging the needle back over the same lick over and over to learn. Now with digital it’s a lot easier to study!
For today’s song I picked Kansas City which is one of the many songs Pinetop recorded during his long career!
I had a couple of Stingers over to record some top 40 songs tonight and I’m really surprised the neighbors didn’t freak out. We were loud, loud, loud!