Pinetop Perkins – Pinetop's Boogie Woogie [2xLP Color Vinyl] – New LP
Red vinyl, 2xLP 3-sider, insert with extensive personnel and recording notes, beautiful die-cut and embossed sleeve, stellar sounds, lots of focus on the fast boogie (my personal favorites), rolling down the road and hollering get out of the way, the whole band in fine form, James Cotton (Mississippi/ Chicago) and Kim Wilson (Detroit) with their amazing harmonica sounds, two Memphis legends on guitar (Matt Murphy and Luther Tucker), and of course, Pinetop leading the proceedings. -- winch (green noise)
Bill Dahl: The maze of releases by this veteran Chicago piano man can be daunting, but rest assured that this is one of his best to date. Many of the songs are Perkins standbys -- "Kidney Stew," "Caldonia," and of course, "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" -- but the backing here is so stellar (sidemen include harpists James Cotton and Kim Wilson, guitarists Matt Murphy, Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, and Duke Robillard, and several driving rhythm sections) -- that the project rises above most of Perkins's output.
Recorded At – Arlyn Studios Recorded At – Studio D, Austin Recorded At – Lone Star Studios Recorded At – Reelsound Designed At – Man Alive Creative Lacquer Cut At – Golden Mastering Pressed By – United Record Pressing Art Direction – Rick Deeves Design Bass – Bob Stroger (tracks: A4), Calvin Jones (tracks: A3, C3), Preston Hubbard (tracks: A1 to A2, B1 to B2, B4, C1 to C3) Design [Reissue Package] – Tom Bejgrowicz Drums – Fran Christina (tracks: D4), George Rains (tracks: A1 to A2, B1, B4, C3), Ted Harvey (tracks: A4, C1), Willie Smith (tracks: A3, B3) Engineer, Mixed By – Stuart Sullivan Executive Producer – Clifford Antone Guitar – Derek O'Brien (3) (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B4, C3), Duke Robillard (tracks: A1 to A2, B1, B4, C3), Hubert Sumlin (tracks: B3), Jimmy Rogers (tracks: A3, B3), Luther Tucker (tracks: A4), Matt Murphy (tracks: A4, C1) Harmonica – James Cotton (tracks: A4, C1), Kim Wilson (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B4, C2) Lacquer Cut By – John Golden Mixed By – Arkadelphia (2), Derek O'Brien (3) Photography [Cover Photograph] – John Mintz Piano, Vocals – Pinetop Perkins Reissue Producer – George Fontaine Sr., Peter Jesperson, Tommy Robinson Remastered By – Jim Wilson Mastering Originally released on Antone's Records, 1992.