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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2019, 12:02:32 PM »


Oh, while I'm here, this is my favourite Carl P song and one of my all-time favourite r'n'r tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYH_SS_aYtA

Probably my favorite intro in Rock!

Wow yes! For someone who's hardly a household name, Mr P has produced so many classics!
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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2019, 06:27:39 PM »

Ooh, so cool. Can't wait!!
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« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2019, 11:50:55 PM »

706 ReUnion - A sentimental journey





Now, this is a release that's very dear to me. First, find out more about the story of it's evolution and the recording on this link. You can listen to some samples if you click on the link above the album cover.

Carl and Scotty Moore - Elvis' lead guitar player from '54 to '68 - go way back. Just when Elvis and Carl toured together during 1954/1955 and parts of 1956, Scotty and Carl also became friends.


Source: https://www.royalbooks.com/


Source: https://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/pictures/1956-june-1.html

Carl and Elvis in Memphis on June 1st 1956


In 1975 Carl called Scotty, D. J. Fontana and the Jordanaires to back him up on his Elvis-tribute single E. P. Express (a re-recording is found on 706 ReUnion) backed with a re-recording of Carl's mid-60s song Big bad blues.


The album's concept and it's title might make one think that this is just another of those awful and cheaply produced albums of re-recordings with subpar performances. Well, in this case one would be very wrong.
The music tracks are interspersed with dialogues between Scotty and Carl and tell the story of how the album came to be in real time. That can get very corny, but not as creepy corny as us Beach Boys fans are treated with from time to time, but corny in a nice way; just two old guys having some fun.
The main focus of course lies on the music performances. Instead of tired note-for-note re-recordings, we actually get some great performances and a couple of new songs as well in a laid-back style. The musicians are some of the best for this kind of music and recording, including D. J. Fontana, Marcus van Storey, Johnny Black (son of Bill Black) and Carl's sons, Geg and Stan. Both, "Night train to Memphis" and "Milkcow blues boogie" are played in mid-tempo and giving Perkins and Scotty enough room to show their guitar skills without taking up too much space. Carl is in strong voice, although he was just declared throatcancer-free after getting treatment. Two instrumentals, "Black eyed Suzie Brown" and "Windy & warm", put the distinctive guitar styles of both center. For this album Carl wrote three new songs: "Damn Sam" (about Sam Phillips and the working atmosphere at Sun Records - co-written by Scotty), "The worst of her" (co-written by Stan and Greg Perkins as well as D. J. Fontana) and the funky "Pickup truck".
Recorded at the old Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennesse (the Sun Studio), the sound is very much alive. Eventually released on Scotty Moore's Belle Meade label, this may not be a commercial blockbuster project (it's much too laid back for that, anyway), but it definitely is everything but a cheaply produced, lackluster run through some old favorites. Everyone involved cared about the project and music and you can clearly hear this.

It used to be available through Scotty's website but I don't know if that is still the case. If you can get a copy of this album, I'd advise you to get it. It's one of those albums that I can't help but grab my guitar and try to play along.
I was lucky to get a copy of this album when it came out - and personally signed by both Carl and Scotty.
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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2019, 01:45:50 AM »

It seems that the "new" private recordings were talked about in this article from 2017:


Discovering Carl

http://www.southerncultures.org/article/discovering-carl/  


BTW regarding the private recordings fom 1952, just for fun, here's Carl's later studio recording of "Good rockin' tonight":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=258nkJad4HQ

And although he never recorded it in the studio "Drinkin' wine ..." was always a possible choice for concert performances. And here's a peformance from very late, probably aroud the promotion for his latest album, "Go Cat Go!", and a documentary on Perkins from 1996/97,:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YAdeJHm5Hc
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2019, 03:14:12 AM »

Look at these two beauties:


Carl Perkins Epiphone 1962 Emperor Live at Folsom San Quentin For Sale The Spa Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2wYRXPE9oA




Carl Perkins 1953 Les Paul Blue Suede Shoes For Sale The Spa Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrk_N5oKn1w
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a diseased bunch of mo'fos if there ever was one… their beauty is so awesome that listening to them at their best is like being in some vast dream cathedral decorated with a thousand gleaming American pop culture icons.

- Lester Bangs on The Beach Boys


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To sum it up, they blew it, they blew it consistently, they continue to blow it, it is tragic and this pathological problem caused The Beach Boys' greatest music to be so underrated by the general public.

- Jack Rieley
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