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    Default RIP Pinetop Perkins

    Mississippi Delta Blues legend Pinetop Perkins passed away at home in Austin, Texas, Monday, March 21st. He was 97 years old.

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    Another unique talent gone- I loved his album with my favourite Blues Guitarist, Ronnie Earl.

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    Default Re: RIP Pinetop Perkins

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMusicMan View Post
    Mississippi Delta Blues legend Pinetop Perkins passed away at home in Austin, Texas, Monday, March 21st. He was 97 years old.

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    MartinMusicMan, Pinetop died a year ago on March 21.
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    Default Re: RIP Pinetop Perkins

    uh ... yeah ... I actually knew that ... I, uh, I'm remembering him on the anniversary of his death ... yeah, that's it
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    Default Re: RIP Pinetop Perkins

    Woke upa dis mornin (YEAH!)
    Realised I wasa dead (a year!) etc

    But seriously: Don't worry about it MMM. I'm sure Pinetop wouldn't care. In fact he'd probably have found it very funny.
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    Default Re: RIP Pinetop Perkins

    From Wiki:

    Perkins was born in Belzoni, Mississippi, United States.[1] He began his career as a guitarist, but then injured the tendons in his left arm in a fight with a choirgirl in Helena, Arkansas.

    Excellent!

    And here's a nice quote: "I can't play piano like I used to either. I used to have bass rolling like thunder. I can't do that no more. But I ask the Lord, please forgive me for the stuff I done trying to make a nickel."
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    Default Re: RIP Pinetop Perkins

    I actually did know it. But I forgot. I'm sure I found it more funny than Pinetop did. May he rest in peace.
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    Default Re: RIP Pinetop Perkins

    Quote Originally Posted by RootyTootoot View Post
    injured the tendons in his left arm in a fight with a choirgirl in Helena, Arkansas.
    It does not get any better than that. A life well-lived.
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    It's news to me....


    Uh.....



    Who's pine top wassaname?

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    Sorry to hear about Top's passing. Great blues and boogie piano player. He used to get through DC once in a while. My band did a couple of shows with him and his band. Very nice cat. Hadn't heard the story about the choirgirl.

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    Default Re: RIP Pinetop Perkins

    Is it this Pinetop who is referred to in the tune/album "I Saw Pinetop Spit Blood"?

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