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Let me tell you what the blues is....
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Another original is gone. 97 years - I'm sure he had some great stories to tell.
Boogie Woogie with 93 years:
How Long with 95 years:
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One more is always too many. A Great musician. RIP.
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!
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Have to admit I'd never heard of him until today :(
Although he sounds like my kind of guy:
Perkins outlived most of his peers even though he smoked from the age of 9, battled alcoholism into his 80s and ate at McDonald’s Corp.’s fast-food restaurants daily.
"You Only Live But Once, When Your Dead Your Done...So Let The Good Times Roll" - B.B. King
"I'm So Lonesome I Don't Even Have Me No Friend, I've Done So Much Crying Will I Ever Laugh Again" - Peter Green
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Never heard this dude before, sounds pretty cool. Always a bummer when talented people die. Kai Kaha.
In the name of God, Eric Clapton and the Slowhand, Amen.
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Pinetop was a Legend. End of an Era... RIP
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"
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He was one of the greats. I just missed seeing him a few years ago in Kentucky. A true legend.
I used to be tombstoneblues.
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RIP Pinetop. I'm sure you are already playin' 88's behind Muddy again.
That boy ain't right...,
but he's big on the North Sea Coast of Germany.
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Not that it really matters at all but I am proud to say that Pinetop Perkins was born in my home town of Belzoni, Mississippi.... I just wish some of that blues magic could have rubbed off on me. There is a new museum there commemorating his life but it had not opened when I was visiting my Mom this past summer. I plan to go back through in April, I hope to get a chance to visit the museum then. RIP Pinetop.
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
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