måndag 29 juni 2015

Carl Perkins - Teen Beat (The Best of Carl Perkins US 1961)

290:- (24-Bit Limited Remaster Edition. Ett kulturbrott att inte införskaffa detta album. Tillhör definitivt vår rockhistoria.)

This is the 1961 re-release of the Carl Perkins Sun Dance Album. This album is arguably one of the greatest rock albums ever released. The Beatles recorded every song on this album. 

"Blue Suede Shoes" is a rock and roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955 and is considered one of the first rockabilly (rock and roll) records and incorporated elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. Perkins' original version of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks, and spent 2 weeks in the No. 2 position. 

Elvis Presley performed his version of the song three different times on national television. It was also recorded by Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran among many others.

Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley, and other Louisiana Hayride acts toured throughout the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman, C. V. White,  whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany, who had referred to his military regulation airmens shoes as "blue suede shoes." Cash suggested that Carl write a song about the shoes. Carl replied, "I don't know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?"

When Perkins played a dance on December 4, 1955, he noticed a couple dancing near the stage. Between songs, Carl heard a stern, forceful voice say, "Uh-uh, don't step on my suedes!" Carl looked down and noted that the boy was wearing blue suede shoes and one had a scuff mark. Good gracious, a pretty little thing like that and all he can think about is his blue suede shoes, thought Carl.

Carl Perkins - US EP 1958
That night Perkins began working on a song based on the incident. His first thought was to frame it with a nursery rhyme. He considered, and quickly discarded "Little Jack Horner..." and "See a spider going up the wall...", then settled on "One for the money..." Leaving his bed and working with his Les Paul guitar, he started with an A chord. After playing five chords while singing "Well, it's one for the money... Two for the show... Three to get ready... Now go, man, go!" he broke into a boogie rhythm. 

He quickly grabbed a brown paper potato sack and wrote the song down, writing the title out as "Blue Swade"; "S-W-A-D-E – I couldn't even spell it right," he later said. According to Perkins, "On December 17, 1955, I wrote 'Blue Suede Shoes'. I recorded it on December 19," releasing the second take of the song. Producer Sam Phillips suggested that Perkins's line "go cat go" be changed to "go man go", but it wasn't.

This is the 1961 re-release of the Carl Perkins Sun Dance Album. This album is arguably one of the greatest rock albums ever released. The Beatles recorded every song on this album. 

  Blue Suede Shoes - on Beatles Anthology 3, Live Peace in Toronto, 1969, by John Lennon and Eric Clapton, Lost Lennon Tapes, Paul McCartney version, George Harrison and Ringo Starr version on Perkins HBO special.
  Honey Don't - Beatles 65, Beatles For Sale, Beatles 4 x 4 EP, Concert for George, Ringo Starr All-Star Band album, Lost Lennon Tapes.
  Matchbox - 1964 Beatles 45, Beatles at the BBC, Beatles at the Star Club, Beatles Past masters Vol. 1, Tripping the Live Fantastic, Lost Lennon Tapes.
  Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby - Beatles 65, For Sale, Anthology 2, Shea Stadium Concert film, 1966.
  Movie Magg - Run Devil Run album by Paul McCartney. 
  Tennessee - Let it Be sessions, 1969. 
  Gone Gone Gone - Lost Lennon Tapes version. 
  Sure to Fall - Let it Be sessions, Ringo Starr Stop and Smell Roses album, 1981, Ringo Starr Greatest Hits Vol. 2.
  Only You - influenced Ringo Starr/John Lennon Version of the 1970s. 
  Right String, Wrong Yo Yo - Let it Be sessions. 
  Your True Love - unreleased Beatles version. 
  Boppin the  Blues - "bop cat bop" verse in Beatles' For You Blue. 

You get the picture? This album is priceless just for the original version of Blue Suede Shoes and the B-side Honey Don't. Everything else is gravy. This is the greatest rock album of the 1950s. The Beatles would certainly agree. 
This is a very very influential album. Jerry Lee Lewis is on two cuts, playing rocking piano.

This album is highly recommended.

01. Blue Suede Shoes 02:13
02. Movie Magg 02:07
03. Sure To Fall 02:30
04. Gone, Gone, Gone 02:34
05. Honey Don't 02:47
06. Only You 03:16
07. Tennessee 03:00
08. Wrong Yo Yo 02:34
09. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 02:11
10. Matchbox 02:06
11. Your True Love 02:46
12. Boppin' The Blues 02:46