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Carl, Elvis, and Charlie and the Ozark Jubilee

Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:38 am

I happened upon this little tidbit while googling something else.
I copy and pasted this little bit from the website. Enjoy.



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Carl Perkins, "Blue Suede Shoes", and Elvis
Carl Perkins on Ozark Jubilee
Carl Perkins and the Perkins Brothers Band made their television debut on Ozark Jubilee on March 17, 1956, performing Perkins' No. 1 hit, "Blue Suede Shoes"[30] and the B side, "Honey Don't". The group included Perkins (lead guitar and vocalist), Jay Perkins (rhythm guitar), Clayton Perkins (bass guitar) and W.S. Holland (drums). Coincidentally, Elvis Presley performed the song that same Saturday night on CBS-TV's Stage Show, which overlapped the Jubilee from 8–8:30 p.m. ET (Presley first performed the song February 11 on Stage Show).[31] An automobile accident en route to New York prevented the group from next appearing on The Perry Como Show on March 24. Perkins returned to the Jubilee on February 2, 1957 to again sing "Blue Suede Shoes" and his then-current hit, "Matchbox".

Both Perkins and Presley were fans of the Jubilee.[32] In 1955, Presley saw Charlie Hodge, his eventual friend and stage assistant, perform on the program. He first met Hodge when a Jubilee promotional unit later visited Memphis, Tennessee. That same year, Presley asked Bobby Lord to get him an appearance on the show, but Lord told Presley the producers viewed him as "a flash in the pan."[

Re: Carl, Elvis, and Charlie and the Ozark Jubilee

Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:23 am

ekenee wrote:I happened upon this little tidbit while googling something else.
I copy and pasted this little bit from the website. Enjoy.



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Carl Perkins, "Blue Suede Shoes", and Elvis
Carl Perkins on Ozark Jubilee
Carl Perkins and the Perkins Brothers Band made their television debut on Ozark Jubilee on March 17, 1956, performing Perkins' No. 1 hit, "Blue Suede Shoes"[30] and the B side, "Honey Don't". The group included Perkins (lead guitar and vocalist), Jay Perkins (rhythm guitar), Clayton Perkins (bass guitar) and W.S. Holland (drums). Coincidentally, Elvis Presley performed the song that same Saturday night on CBS-TV's Stage Show, which overlapped the Jubilee from 8–8:30 p.m. ET (Presley first performed the song February 11 on Stage Show).[31] An automobile accident en route to New York prevented the group from next appearing on The Perry Como Show on March 24. Perkins returned to the Jubilee on February 2, 1957 to again sing "Blue Suede Shoes" and his then-current hit, "Matchbox".

Both Perkins and Presley were fans of the Jubilee.[32] In 1955, Presley saw Charlie Hodge, his eventual friend and stage assistant, perform on the program. He first met Hodge when a Jubilee promotional unit later visited Memphis, Tennessee. That same year, Presley asked Bobby Lord to get him an appearance on the show, but Lord told Presley the producers viewed him as "a flash in the pan."[



:lol: Like that.Thank God, sorry Lord, Charlie wasn't a flash in the pan and went on to entertain millions.

norrie

Re: Carl, Elvis, and Charlie and the Ozark Jubilee

Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:05 am

ekenee wrote:I happened upon this little tidbit while googling something else.
I copy and pasted this little bit from the website. Enjoy.



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Carl Perkins, "Blue Suede Shoes", and Elvis
Carl Perkins on Ozark Jubilee
Carl Perkins and the Perkins Brothers Band made their television debut on Ozark Jubilee on March 17, 1956, performing Perkins' No. 1 hit, "Blue Suede Shoes"[30] and the B side, "Honey Don't". The group included Perkins (lead guitar and vocalist), Jay Perkins (rhythm guitar), Clayton Perkins (bass guitar) and W.S. Holland (drums). Coincidentally, Elvis Presley performed the song that same Saturday night on CBS-TV's Stage Show, which overlapped the Jubilee from 8–8:30 p.m. ET (Presley first performed the song February 11 on Stage Show).[31] An automobile accident en route to New York prevented the group from next appearing on The Perry Como Show on March 24. Perkins returned to the Jubilee on February 2, 1957 to again sing "Blue Suede Shoes" and his then-current hit, "Matchbox".

Both Perkins and Presley were fans of the Jubilee.[32] In 1955, Presley saw Charlie Hodge, his eventual friend and stage assistant, perform on the program. He first met Hodge when a Jubilee promotional unit later visited Memphis, Tennessee. That same year, Presley asked Bobby Lord to get him an appearance on the show, but Lord told Presley the producers viewed him as "a flash in the pan."[


That entry -- wherever it may be from, you don't tell us -- makes a few errors of fact.

Perkins' Sun single was never #1, although it reached #2 on the Billboard U.S. pop charts starting May 19, 1956. The Hodge connection is known primarily by stories Charlie used to recount.

Below is some information on this subject I posted on FECC in 2009.


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Carl Perkins "Blue Suede Shoes" ("Ranch Party," Screen Gems syndicated series - filmed February-March 1957)
Hosted by Tex Ritter

Perkins made his TV debut about a year earlier -->

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Carl Perkins "Blue Suede Shoes" ("Ozark Jubilee," ABC-TV, Sunday, March 17, 1956)

Ironically, Elvis was on "Stage Show" (CBS-TV) that evening, and one of his songs was ... "Blue Suede Shoes." To Elvis' credit, he did not issue his version as a single until September; it was released by RCA in March on EP and LP only.

Sadly, just four days after that first TV appearance, Carl and band endured a terrible auto accident that put them out of commission for about a month.
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Re: Carl, Elvis, and Charlie and the Ozark Jubilee

Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:40 pm

This is the show that made Brenda Lee famous.