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Show #243: Pinetop Perkins in Madison

December 23rd, 2011

Blues legend Pinetop Perkins died this year at age 97 so here’s a show in his memory.

pinetop 2002 08 24 Show #243: Pinetop Perkins in Madison
(Photo found here.)

Pinetop was here in Madison on 24 August 2002 at the Madison Blues Festival and luckily someone taped it. He comes onstage about halfway through the set (the guy was 89) but the backing band here is all-star.

Bob Margolin – guitar & vocals
Mookie Brill – bass & vocals
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – drums & vocals
Carey Bell – harmonica & vocals
Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins – piano & vocals


Give Me Back My Wig
You’re The One
Sad Story
Be Careful What You Say
Not What You Said Last Night
Low Down Dirty Shame
I Can’t Keep Hid
Laundromat Blues
Pinetop Intro>
Chicken Shack
Down In Mississippi
How Long Blues
Just A Little Bit
Miss Ida B.
Got My Mojo Workin’
Last Night

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Pinetop Perkins

I’m not sure when it was recorded, but this is Pinetop performing “Got My Mojo Workin’”.

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