Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music)

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Legal name: Carl Lee Perkins

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Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is "Blue Suede Shoes".

According to Charlie Daniels, "Carl Perkins' songs personified the rockabilly era, and Carl Perkins' sound personifies the rockabilly sound more so than anybody involved in it, because he never changed." Perkins' songs were recorded by artists (and friends) as influential as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Johnny Cash, which further cemented his place in the history of popular music. Paul McCartney even claimed that "if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles."

Called "the King of Rockabilly", he was inducted into the Rock and Roll, the Rockabilly, and the Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame; and was a Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 Dance Album of... Carl Perkins 2
1966 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Carl Perkins 3
1970 Boppin' The Blues Carl Perkins and NRBQ 1
1973 My Kind of Country Carl Perkins 1
1978 Ol' Blue Suede's Back: Carl Perkins' Tribute to Rock and Roll Carl Perkins 2
1982 Every Road, Volume 1 Carl Perkins 1
1986 Class of '55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 4
1989 Born to Rock Carl Perkins 3
1992 706 ReUnion: A Sentimental Journey Carl Perkins & Scotty Moore 1
1992 Friends, Family & Legends Carl Perkins 1
1992 Restless: The Columbia Recordings Carl Perkins 2
1995 Country Soul Carl Perkins 1
1996 Go Cat Go! Carl Perkins 1
2002 Jet Propelled: The 1978 Comeback Carl Perkins 2
A Rockabilly Session Carl Perkins 1
Country Soul Carl Perkins 1
Greatest Hits Carl Perkins 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1974 Rocking Guitarman Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1982 The Sun Years Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1986 Original Sun Greatest Hits Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1986 Up Through the Years 1954-57 Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1987 The Best of Carl Perkins Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1987 The Greatest Hits of Rock 'n' Roll Compilation Carl Perkins 2
1988 Blue Suede Shoes Compilation Carl Perkins 2
1988 Rock 'n' Roll Superhits Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1990 The Classic Carl Perkins Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1990 Jive After Five: The Best of Carl Perkins (1958-1978) Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1992 The Rockin' Guitar Man Compilation Carl Perkins 3
1997 Rare Tracks Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1997 The Unissued Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1999 Best of Sun Years Compilation Carl Perkins 1
1999 The Essential Sun Collection Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2000 Carl Perkins: The Complete Sun Singles Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2000 Back on Top Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2000 Best of the Sun Sessions Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2004 Carl Perkins (Orby Records Spotlights) Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2004 Dance Album of Carl Perkins Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2005 Carl Rocks Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2005 Honky Tonk Babe Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2006 Tennessee Bop Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2006 Golden Legends Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2008 Rock 'n' Roll Legend Compilation Carl Perkins 1
2012 The Sun Era Outtakes Compilation Carl Perkins 1
Best Of Compilation Carl Perkins 1
Carl Perkins Gold Compilation Carl Perkins 1
Rock 'n' Roll Greats Compilation Carl Perkins 1
Sunstroke! 12 Great Classics of Country Rock Compilation Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins 1
The Country Store Collection Compilation Carl Perkins 1
The Sun Years: The Definitive Rock'n Roll and Country Recordings 1954 to 1957 Compilation Carl Perkins 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 The Survivors Live Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins 2

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