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listen  5. Mean Woman BluesCarl Perkins 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Going to JacksonCarl Perkins 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. What Kind of GirlRosanne Cash 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen12. That's Alright Mama / Blue Moon of Kentucky / Night Train to MemphisCarl Perkins 5:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen14. Whole Lotta' Shakin' goin' onCarl Perkins 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen16. Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Blue Suede Shoes EncoreGeorge Harrison 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Gone Gone Gone EncoreCarl Perkins0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 6, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Snapper Classics UK
  • ASIN: B000EYK2GE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,822 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

In late 1985 a superstar cast of friends and fans joined Carl Perkins at London's Limehouse Studios to record a TV special celebrating his career and the classic songs that he had recorded during it. This CD captures the concert and the All-Star band performing Perkins' finest songs including Blue Suede Shoes, That's Alright Mama and Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On. 2006.

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What a joy to listen to!
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Of course it's now bittersweet to hear George Harrison playing with one of his idols, but George's joy is also so clear to see and hear.
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They did this one right, the sound quality is very, very good.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Ronnie Milsap on July 11, 2006
Format: Audio CD
You really have to see the video of this wonderful show to fully appreciate it, but an album version of this concert has been long overdue for years since this is some of the hottest rockabilly ever performed in one setting. Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Dave Edmonds, and Rosanne Cash have rarely sounded better than they did in this totally infectious 1985 rockabilly session taped in England.

The top-notch backing band led by Dave Edmonds does a great job of recreating Carl Perkins' classic songs in their original arrangements while making them rock like never before! There is a great, driving version of "Matchbox" with Perkins, Clapton, and Ringo all singing verses of the song. Another highlight is a rockin' version of Roy Orbison's "Mean Woman Blues" that features Clapton wailing away on a scorching guitar solo!

The powerhouse performance of Perkins' masterpiece "Blue Suede Shoes" is reason enough to buy this CD. Anybody who still associates this song with Elvis needs to hear Carl tear into it with his heart and soul in this performance. This is simply the greatest version of this rock n' roll classic ever performed by anyone!

Get a copy of this CD, but most importantly, be sure to get the video of this superb show if you've never seen it. This is as good as rock n' roll ever gets!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. P. Weil on June 28, 2006
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Long out on VHS and DVD, "Carl Perkins & friends" is finally available on CD and the wait was worth it!

Recorded before a live audience at Limehouse Studios in London in October, 1985, the session captures all the warmth, love and admiration that Carl Perkins ("The Godfather of Rock") had for his friends Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Dave Edmunds. The affections were equally returned and the result is a stunning, rocking revue of Mr. Perkins' early catalogue of hits, as well as other hits to come from Sun Records' hey day.

Along with the headliners, the stage is graced by the likes of Mr. Perkins son, Greg (on bass), Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker from The Stray Cats and Rosanne Cash. Ms. Cash turns in a stellar duet with Mr. Perkins on "Going to Jackson", originally done by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

There are no lulls or weak cuts amongst the 18 tracks and when the final song is sung, you'll find yourself hitting the "repeat" button on your CD player.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Steve S. on November 7, 2006
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I agree with the other reviewers...the DVD is an absolute gem. But to have this finally available on CD, and to be able to listen to it on my iPod on my daily walk, or to blast it in the car...priceless.

Carl was so energized and into this session, and obviously SO touched by the affection and admiration that the "youngsters" had for him, and that vibe is evident throughout. Of course it's now bittersweet to hear George Harrison playing with one of his idols, but George's joy is also so clear to see and hear.

The CD and DVD are both worthy additions to anyone's music collection.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 VINE VOICE on September 23, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you want to enjoy the Rock Experience, then be sure to watch this video. It is long past time this gem of October 1985 was released to dvd. Carl Perkins, the man whom George Harrison admired since his boyhood was in the line up along with George, fellow former Beatle Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and others. Johnny & June Carter Cash and their music is always a treat, but this ensemble rocked the heck out of their song.

Dave Edmonds, an established guitarist does not disappoint. He and Perkins worked guitar magic on this show and you just never want them to stop! Eric, a guitar icon does some intense playing that makes you want more!

You knew very good and well Perkins was not about to leave the place without playing "Blue Suede Shoes." It is one helluva classic that will last for time immemorial. He and Harrison are in no short supply of fun, energy and talent - this is a damn good collection!

The CD is good, but the dvd is even better. Get ready to rock your Blue Suede Shoes off or your Beatle Boots! I just LOVE this one!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Hurley VINE VOICE on November 7, 2007
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What a joy to listen to! Everone on stage seems to be unabashed happy to be with Carl and just have a great unrestrained time. Recorded in 85 in front of a live and appreciative audience, Perkins brings his guests on one at a time to play with his band and sing solos and duets or harmonies. Perkins sounds absolutely great and his energy seems to infiltrate into everyone's soul. Harrison plays and sings with great confidence and clarity, Ringo reprises his Beatles copy of Perkin's "Honey Don't", Clapton sings and really turns it up on guitar, Edmonds plays great and Roseanne Cash rocks on "What Kind of Girl". The music is outstanding and is full of energy but their pure joy of being together comes through on this great album and closes quite touchingly as Perkins thanks his friends after the film stops but the tape rolls on as this all star band of friends plays on.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joel Conner on April 3, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have this on VHS and now on CD, but it needs to be on DVD. Classic show, classic line-up, and the first time 2 Beatles performing together (and the last until Concert For George) since Bangladesh. When Carl breaks up at the end telling everyone how much he appreciated all of his friends it will bring a lump to the throat of any fan of his or of "roots" rock & roll. Seldom does one get to play with people of that calibre and the love they obviously have for the songs is eclipsed by the love they had for Carl himself, a class act all his life.
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