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Carl Perkins

p, 1928-1958 US, Indianapolis
Musician of Jazz

American jazz pianist. Born : August 16, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Died : March 17, 1958 in Los Angeles, California. During his short career (he died at the age of 29 years from a drug overdose), Carl Perkins played with Curtis Counce, Harold Land, Jack Sheldon, Oscar Moore, Frank Butler, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Frank Morgan, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dexter Gordon, among others. His only album as a leader, "Introducing Carl Perkins," was released in 1956.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Blue Suede Shoes on The Dance Album by Carl Perkins
Boppin' The Blues on The Dance Album by Carl Perkins
Matchbox on The Dance Album by Carl Perkins
Honey Don't on The Dance Album by Carl Perkins
Coming Home on Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 by Johnny Cash
A Lion In the Jungle on On Top by Carl Perkins
Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby on The Dance Album by Carl Perkins
Sixteen Candles on Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 by Johnny Cash
Keep My Motor Running on Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 by Johnny Cash
Daddy Sang Bass - from the Johnny Cash TV show on The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show by Johnny Cash

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Art Of PepperArt Pepper, Carl Perkins, Ben Tucker, Chuck Flores2014Album
Oscar MooreThe Oscar Moore Quartet With Carl Perkins1992Compil.
Carl Perkins MemorialCarl Perkins1989Compil.
Piano PlayhouseCarl Perkins, Paul Smith, Jimmy Rowles, Gerald Wiggins, Lou Levy1986Album
Best Jazz WestDexter Gordon, Carl Perkins, Buddy Collette, Curtis Counce1977Compil.
Introducing...Carl Perkins1956Album
Introducing...Carl Perkins1956Single
Modern Jazz Piano Stylings...Carl PerkinsSingle
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