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Dock Boggs and John Hurt collaborated on one piece for their New York audience: the evening's final tune, "Banjo Clog," featured banjo by Boggs and clog dancing by Hurt. The two then parted ways and pursued their new recording a performing careers - Peter K. Siegel, The Friends of Old Time Music

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Offline dj

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Re: Lemon's piano recordings
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2007, 05:48:09 PM »
Rivers, talk about "should have expressed myself better".  I really didn't capture my thought process very well at all in my last post. 

I checked the Red Hot Jazz Archive, too.  Should have said that.  My point was really:  Why put Perkins' name on the advertisement if it was a pseudonym and no one would have recognized it?  In that case "with piano" would have worked just as well.  The fact that the ad mentioned "Geo. Perkins" makes me think there was a decent chance that Paramount expected readers to say "Hey, Lemon AND George Perkins.  I'd like to hear that."

I agree we need a piano scholar for this...   

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Re: Lemon's piano recordings
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2007, 07:16:10 PM »
Against all odds this thread is in danger of turning into something quite interesting... surely somebody must know something about George. I thought he sounded a bit Albert Ammons-ish. But what would I know, I'm just  a guitar player.

Perkins - as in Pinetop perhaps??? I must stalk him since he lives and plays around Austin a bit and is very chatty. Maybe a relative??
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Re: Lemon's piano recordings
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2007, 04:51:34 AM »
Thinking that Mr. Perkins may have written some music at some point, I checked with ASCAP, BMI, and the United States Copyright Office.  I did not find any likely candidates.

Does anyone have a copy of Alex van der Tuuk's "Paramount's Rise And Fall"?  It's possible that it might shed some light on this question, especially if George Perkins turns out to be some "local" pianist ("local" being the general Milwaukee/Chicago area).

 


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