Friday, May 20, 2011

Pinetop Perkins & Willy ‘Big Eyes’ Smith - Joined at the Hip


Pianist Pinetop Perkins is one of the true originals.... can legitimately claim direct roots in the Delta blues of the 1930s

Perkins himself steps forward for singing duties on “Grindin’ Man”, a four-minute declaration of his sexual prowess. Are you going to argue with him? It’s just one more surprise on an album that consistently delights, albeit in an understated way. Musical pyrotechnics are few and far between on this record. Instead, there is a surfeit of heart, soul and precision. When it comes to the blues, little else is needed.

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