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Pinetop Perkins (1913–2011)

Pinetop Perkins was born on July 7, 1913 in Belzoni, Mississippi, USA as Joe Willie Perkins. He died on March 21, 2011 in Austin, Texas, USA. See full bio »


(age 97) in Austin, Texas, USA

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Known For

The Blues Brothers Luther Jackson
Angel Heart Toots Sweet Band - Piano
Benny & Joon Soundtrack
Mississippi Masala Soundtrack


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 2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (performer: "Krystalline", "Train Kept a Rollin'")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Three Fingered Boogie") / (writer: "Three Fingered Boogie" - as willie Joe Perkins)
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "Big Fat Mama") / (writer: "Big Fat Mama" - as Willie Joe Perkins)
 1993 Benny & Joon (performer: "PINETOP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE" - as Joe 'Pinetop' Perkins) / (writer: "PINETOP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE" - as Joe 'Pinetop' Perkins)
 1991 Mississippi Masala (performer: "Yancey Special")
 1955 Sincerely Yours (music: "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" - as Clarence "Pinetop' Smith)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Joined at the Hip". NOTE: Won a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

'Pinetop' Perkins

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Personal Quote:

I grew up hard. I picked cotton and plowed with the mule and fixed the cars and played with the guitar and the piano.


As of November 2009, was living in Austin, TX, and playing the blues in clubs and festivals. He is believed to be the oldest of the Delta blues musicians who is still active. See more »

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