July 7, 1913 - March 21, 2011--Pinetop Perkins began playing blues in the late 1920s, and was widely regarded as one of the best -- and certainly most enduring -- blues pianists. He forged a style that influenced three generations of piano players, and continues to be the yardstick by which great blues pianists are measured.

July 7, 1913 - March 21, 2011--Pinetop Perkins began playing blues in the late 1920s, and was widely regarded as one of the best -- and certainly most enduring -- blues pianists. He forged a style that influenced three generations of piano players, and continues to be the yardstick by which great blues pianists are measured.

Will people ever see this Marc Maron-narrated documentary about Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Hubert Sumlin?

Will people ever see this Marc Maron-narrated documentary about Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Hubert Sumlin?

Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011). Delta bluesman continued playing shows at Antone's in his 97th year.

Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011). Delta bluesman continued playing shows at Antone's in his 97th year.

Pinetop Perkins © KLRU photo by Scott Newton ~ from Austin City Limits website

Pinetop Perkins © KLRU photo by Scott Newton ~ from Austin City Limits website

Walk This Way -  Pinetop Perkins, Rusty Zinn, R.B. Brooks (Video is all caricatures of jazz and rock icons)

Walk This Way - Pinetop Perkins, Rusty Zinn, R.B. Brooks (Video is all caricatures of jazz and rock icons)

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