Friday, March 12, 2021

FRIDAY MUSIC: Carl Perkins, by JD

One of the architects of rock & roll, Carl Perkins is best known as the writer and original singer of the rockabilly anthem “Blue Suede Shoes” (#2, 1956). Along with Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins was one of the seminal rockabilly artists on Sam Phillips’ Sun label in Memphis.

"Blue Suede Shoes" is one of the first rock-and-roll records. In its style it incorporated elements of blues, country and the pop music of the time. Here is Perkins with Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley's guitarist) performing the song as a Tribute to Elvis:

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