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(Magnum Force) 10 tracks Carl Perkins is the godfather of rockabilly music, one of the true... more

Carl Perkins: Goin' Back To Memphis (LP)

(Magnum Force) 10 tracks

Carl Perkins is the godfather of rockabilly music, one of the true kings of rock and roll, and one of the key influences on rock music as we know it today. In addition Carl is one of the
finest writers, and key interpreters, of good honest, soulful country music All these things can be heard on this fantastic collection of new recordings by the one and only
Carl Lee Perkins.

Carl grew up in Lake County, Tennessee, the son of a poor sharecropping family. Music was always a part of his life, as he heard the blues and hollers of the black field workers
during the day, country music on the radio at night, and both black and white gospel music in church. This multiplicity of musical influences was ultimately to give Carl
a style that was, and still, Is, wholly unique. Carl built his first guitar and taught himself to play. By 1945 he won an amatuer talent contest, and performed his first composition, 'Movie Magg', which was to become his first 'Sun' recording a decade later. That decade was spent playing clubs and local radio with his two brothers as The Perkins Brothers Band. Finally in 1955 Sam Phillips, who was currently enjoying regional success with Elvis Presley on his small SUN Record label in Memphis, Tenn. signed Carl to the label. His first two releases were met with only moderate success, but when Presley left 'Sun' to join 'RCA' Records in September 1955, Sam put all his big guns behind Carl. The result was Carl's first number one smash, the self-penned 'Blue Suede Shoes'. Carl became the first artist to be a triple crown award winner, having anumber one pop, country and R & B hit simultaneously. Carl's unique. hard-rocking boogie guitar style, combined with his unique vocals that were a strange cross between John Lee Hooker and Hank Williams hit home with the American public. He followed with 'Mathcbox', 'Boppin' The Blues', 'Dixie
Fried', 'All Mama's Children', 'Honey Don't',  'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby' and many more.

As the rockabilly era died out, Carl turned more to country music in the early 60's, feeling that his days as a rock star were over. He found out to his amazement that this was
completely untrue when he toured England in 1963, finding himself lionized by public and musicians alike, including The Beatles who gave a party in his honor, and took him Into the record, studio to teach them his songs note for note (The Beatles recorded no less than four of Carl's compositions). Carl's success in Europe was not duplicated until several years later in the United States, when Carl was rediscovered due to a) the new-found interest in 'Sun Records' and rockabilly music brought about by such
groups as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and b) Carl's long association with Johnny Cash, which gave hot unprecedented exposure on a national basis via Cash's weekly TV series. During that time he wrote 'Daddy Sang Bass', which became one of Cash's all-time biggest hits, with Carl on lead guitar. Carl went back on his own in 1970, and has spent the past decade touring the world and entertaining legions of fans.

The songs on this album display Carl's unique approach to both rock and country music to full advantage, and we are sure that Carl Perkins fans the world over will treasure the appearance of this great new collection of songs from the pen, guitar and voice of the one
and only Carl parkins.

Article properties: Carl Perkins: Goin' Back To Memphis (LP)

  • Interpret: Carl Perkins

  • Album titlle: Goin' Back To Memphis (LP)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1986
  • Label MAGNUM FORCE

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 4000127794994

  • weight in Kg 0.22
Perkins, Carl - Goin' Back To Memphis (LP) LP 1
01 Twenty One
02 Georgia Court Room
03 Hallelujah Special
04 Sweeter Than Candy
05 I Don't Want To Fall In Love Again
06 The Hurt
07 Rise And Shine
08 Take Me Back
09 Sing A Song
10 I Want You Back
Carl Perkins When Carl Perkins walked into 706 Union Avenue in the Fall of 1954, he was as... more
"Carl Perkins"

Carl Perkins

When Carl Perkins walked into 706 Union Avenue in the Fall of 1954, he was as country as a haystack. Carl had been hearing Elvis Presley's music on the radio for the past month or so and he knew that Sam Phillips' fledgling Sun label was the source of those sounds.

Carl figured that he and his brothers had been making the same kind of hillbilly bop music in the bars back in Jackson, Tennessee for close to a year now. If Presley could record and become famous, why couldn't he? Carl was right about one thing. The roots of the rockabilly revolution that had only recently begun were smouldering beneath the surface in Carl's guitar playing and songwriting. But he was very wrong if he thought his lanky and angular country boy appearance could bring teenage girls all over America to a swoon. Presley was beautiful and sexy and vaguely dangerous looking. Carl was a married man with a balding pate and the start of a serious drinking problem. The latter was fixable, but the first two weren't.

 

Sun records owner Sam Phillips remembers exactly what he thought the first time he met Carl Perkins. "I looked at him and said to myself, 'There's one of the greatest plowhands in the world.'" Phillips meant it, at least partly, as a compliment. What he saw was a mile-wide expanse of country soul. He hoped that someday he could coax that soul out of Carl in the studio. It took a while, but he was not to be disappointed.

For his part, Carl was proud of the fact that he was independently moving in the same direction as Presley. In fact, Blue Moon Of Kentucky had been part of Carl's repertoire in the Jackson honkytonks well before Sun 209 was released. If nothing else, it meant that Sam would not have to invent rock 'n' roll a second time with Carl Perkins. The man was well on his way to a private musical revolution.

Somewhat against his better judgement, Sam invited Carl and his brothers Clayton and Jay, along with drummer W. S. Holland, into his tiny studio for an audition. He later recalled thinking that he feared breaking the heart of that big old country boy by rejecting him without a hearing. Carl paced nervously as Holland unpacked his drum kit. Phillips did what he could to keep the singer calm, although experience had proven that some tension could be an asset in the studio.

Carl began by running through the band's repertoire which, not surprisingly, consisted of just about everything on the country charts. Bands in the local honkytonks were expected to be human jukeboxes. The audiences knew the tunes and it provided some novelty to hear them live rather than blaring through the smoke and noise on a jukebox. Mostly it was Carl who handled the vocal chores, although his older brother Jay occasionally took over the microphone. It was the band's job to play what local hard working drinkers wanted to hear in 1953 and early '54 – which was just about anything by Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce.

As Carl eagerly ran through his song list, Sam Phillips, one of the world's earliest and most canny record producers, encouraged him to keep going. He knew what he wanted to hear and it wasn't a cover version of a Nashville hit. He couldn't tell Carl exactly what he had in mind, but he knew this wasn't it. Given the budget at the Memphis Recording Service, Phillips sure wasn't going to waste valuable tape on Lovesick Blues or Always Late. The only thing Sam Phillips heard that intrigued him that first day was a song called Turn Around. Phillips liked two things about it. It provided a showcase for Carl's soulful voice, and – more importantly – it was an original. Because Carl had written it, Phillips could publish it. That meant retaining a few all-important extra pennies on the sale of every record. Original compositions were not only a way to avoid paying money out, they were also an investment in the future. If any of these songs actually became a hit, Phillips (and Carl) would make some money on airplays. And, better yet, maybe somebody else would have to pay Sam for the right to make his own record of Carl's song.

The audition went well enough for Sam Phillips to invite the band back,

a gesture that meant the world to Carl, and fired his enthusiasm. "Keep writing," he told Carl. "There's no sense recording other folks' music. Let's hear what you can do. Bring me some more songs you've written." It didn't take much prodding to engage the songwriter in Carl. The honkytonks gave him no real incentive to create his own music. Dancers and revellers simply wanted to hear what they knew. They tolerated rather than encouraged Carl's originality. Now, Carl was faced with a famous record producer – the man who had discovered Elvis Presley – asking him to write his own music so that just maybe it might appear on one of those yellow Sun records.

 Sam Phillips decided to place Carl with his two resident country producers: Quinton Claunch and Bill Cantrell. This freed Phillips up to get on with other business in his hectic life and assured that someone would be responsible for shepherding this raw young singer into a level of competence that might be worth recording. It also indicated that, at this point, Phillips saw Carl Perkins primarily as a country artist. Presley notwithstanding, Sun was still a country label. Phillips was weaning himself away from the blues artists he had begun with in favor of the hillbillies. Nobody could be sure that this Presley thing would last, or that there were more Presleys out there. And so Carl Perkins went to work on his first single record.

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The group practiced throughout the Fall and on into the early winter of 1954, Carl eagerly making the drive west from Jackson to Memphis, hoping each time that they'd finally nail a usable take. On January 22, 1955 they hit paydirt. The 'hillbilly weeper' Turn Around was committed to tape along with a usable version of another song Carl had written called Movie Magg. The pairing of a dirge with an uptempo rhythm number was a good way for Phillips to hedge his bets. Movie Magg was a clever song. Its title was a pun on a very popular form of mass market entertainment – a movie magazine – that housewives and teenage girls gobbled up each month to read about their favorite stars and heartthrobs. The 'Magg' in Perkins' song was short for Maggie – a girl he could only see on Saturday night when he took her to the movies or, in Carl's very rural lyric, a 'picture show.' The song talked about "Breaking new ground the whole week long" and "polishing up his old horse Beck." They were wonderful images, but they made it clear that Carl was singing to a very different audience than Chuck Berry was setting his sights on. The entire proceedings were certifiably country, although on Movie Magg there are rudimentary indications that Carl was capable of taking the whole thing up to another level. Sam Phillips heard it too but, for now, he was willing to watch and wait.

 

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Tracklist
Perkins, Carl - Goin' Back To Memphis (LP) LP 1
01 Twenty One
02 Georgia Court Room
03 Hallelujah Special
04 Sweeter Than Candy
05 I Don't Want To Fall In Love Again
06 The Hurt
07 Rise And Shine
08 Take Me Back
09 Sing A Song
10 I Want You Back