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Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:03 am

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Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:55 pm

Thanks, HoneyTalkNelson, for your posts on "Ranch Party".

Maybe someday all of this stuff will be found somewhere, as it happened 20 years ago with the "Town Hall Party" shows, which were eventually released by Rockstar (just the Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent segments), and later by Bear Family, which has many DVDs available on the subject.

By the way, speaking of Vincent, did you find any information on his "lost" session tapes from 1956 / 1957 ?

Thanks again.
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Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:58 pm

Thanks also svallen for your posts containing YouTube links.

There's an incredible wealth of material out there. It never ceases to amaze me !

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:22 pm

Mister Moon wrote:Thanks, HoneyTalkNelson, for your posts on "Ranch Party".

Maybe someday all of this stuff will be found somewhere, as it happened 20 years ago with the "Town Hall Party" shows, which were eventually released by Rockstar (just the Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent segments), and later by Bear Family, which has many DVDs available on the subject.

By the way, speaking of Vincent, did you find any information on his "lost" session tapes from 1956 / 1957 ?

Thanks again.


My pleasure, Mister Moon.

It's what I do! :wink:

You might enjoy one of my other heavily researched, fact-filled posts: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55990

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:59 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Thanks, HoneyTalkNelson, for your posts on "Ranch Party".

Maybe someday all of this stuff will be found somewhere, as it happened 20 years ago with the "Town Hall Party" shows, which were eventually released by Rockstar (just the Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent segments), and later by Bear Family, which has many DVDs available on the subject.

By the way, speaking of Vincent, did you find any information on his "lost" session tapes from 1956 / 1957 ?

Thanks again.


My pleasure, Mister Moon.

It's what I do! :wink:

You might enjoy one of my other heavily researched, fact-filled posts: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55990


Wow !!! 162 posts !!!

I'll have to sit down and really absorb all the info contained there !!!

Thanks, HoneyTalkNelson.

Any news about undocumented Gene Vincent 1956 / 1957 Capitol tapes turning up ?

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:06 pm

svallen wrote:Matchbox from Town hall party 1958:



:smt003 :smt006



Thank you for finding this clip. When the Beatles cut their terrific cover of "Matchbox" in June 1964, with Ringo on lead vocals, Carl was there at Abbey Road. He later humourously recalled that Starr's nose "looked like a dollar sign."

Long before Carl lost his way, and acquired a variety of toupees borrowed from Hank Snow, he had a great little band, fantastic songs, and some genuine, down-home charm. All of the film footage from his "Ranch Party" visit in February-March 1957 should be found, restored and released. He was one of the first, true originals.

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:38 pm

I was in a rush, and didn't watch svallen's link at first, but this performance of "Matchbox" comes from the same "Ranch Party" appearance as the previously posted links of "Blue Suede Shoes", "Your True Love" and "Forever Yours". Unfortunately, it's incomplete. Here's the complete performance :



And to round off things, the performance of "Dixie Fried", so we have all five known Carl Perkins "Ranch Party" songs in one thread !.

For some reason, this particular song has always been available in poorer quality footage than the other four. I've tried to find the best YouTube upload of it. There's another upload which features Tex Ritter's introduction but has some "frames" missing during the song. This one has no introduction, and has some lousy audio and video, but the performance is perfectly complete :

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:52 pm

The filming of Carl and his band for "Ranch Party" is perhaps as perfect a moment as any in his career.

I sure wish we could have it all in perfect quality on DVD or Blu-ray.

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:56 pm

As my research has shown, it was filmed in 35mm.

If the negatives or fine grains survive, it will look MUCH better than any of these multi-generation 16mm dupes!

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:06 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:As my research has shown, it was filmed in 35mm.

If the negatives or fine grains survive, it will look MUCH better than any of these multi-generation 16mm dupes!


Yup, we already already knew that from my research posted on 10-30:
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=79786&p=1225221#p1225221

Have you been able to determine if the Screen Gems archive has the footage?

Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:51 pm

Dennis Hopper's record collection is being sold these days, and one of the items is a especially recorded version of "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins for him.

According to the dedication on the record, "Blue Suede Shoes" was one of Hopper's favorite songs. Unfortunately, I can't make out who "Zack" may be.



Hopper Perkins.jpg



Dennis Hopper’s vinyl collection is being sold for $150K
http://www.factmag.com/2016/11/28/dennis-hoppers-vinyl-collection-sold-150k/
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Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:21 pm

Mister Moon wrote:Dennis Hopper's record collection is being sold these days, and one of the items is a especially recorded version of "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins for him.

According to the dedication on the record, "Blue Suede Shoes" was one of Hopper's favorite songs. Unfortunately, I can't make out who "Zack" may be.



Image



Dennis Hopper’s vinyl collection is being sold for $150K
http://www.factmag.com/2016/11/28/dennis-hoppers-vinyl-collection-sold-150k/



Neat artifact. Actor Dennis Hopper loved rock 'n' roll, and of course was in such iconic films as "Rebel Without A Cause" and "Easy Rider." He was with actor Nick Adams when they visited Elvis at 20th Century-Fox in August 1956.

"Zack" may be Eddie Zack, country music promoter in New England and the surrounding area, who often appeared as a support act:
http://www.riheritagehalloffame.org/inductees_detail.cfm?crit=det&iid=15

Zack also had a local record label and studio. Carl Perkins was a member of the "Johnny Cash Show" in 1970, and they made an appearance in Pawtucket on November 11. Perhaps from this came the availability for Carl to cut that special version for the actor.


701111_Johnny Cash ad.jpg

http://www.ripopmusic.org/musical-artists/musicians/eddie-zack-hayloft-jamboree/
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Re: Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" - December 1955

Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:15 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Dennis Hopper's record collection is being sold these days, and one of the items is a especially recorded version of "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins for him.

According to the dedication on the record, "Blue Suede Shoes" was one of Hopper's favorite songs. Unfortunately, I can't make out who "Zack" may be.



Image



Dennis Hopper’s vinyl collection is being sold for $150K
http://www.factmag.com/2016/11/28/dennis-hoppers-vinyl-collection-sold-150k/



Neat artifact. Actor Dennis Hopper loved rock 'n' roll, and of course was in such iconic films as "Rebel Without A Cause" and "Easy Rider." He was with actor Nick Adams when they visited Elvis at 20th Century-Fox in August 1956.

"Zack" may be Eddie Zack, country music promoter in New England and the surrounding area, who often appeared as a support act:
http://www.riheritagehalloffame.org/inductees_detail.cfm?crit=det&iid=15

Zack also had a local record label and studio. Carl Perkins was a member of the "Johnny Cash Show" in 1970, and they made an appearance in Pawtucket on November 11. Perhaps from this came the availability for Carl to cut that special version for the actor.


701111_Johnny Cash ad.jpg

http://www.ripopmusic.org/musical-artists/musicians/eddie-zack-hayloft-jamboree/


Many thanks for this research !

The name Eddie Zack rings a familiar bell because of his 1955 single on Columbia "I'm Gonna Roll And Rock", a version of a 1954 single by Lucky Joe Almond on Trumpet (both can be found on YT).

Maybe Zack and Perkins met each other for the first time by the fact of both being Columbia artists. Carl left Sun for Columbia in late 1957, from memory.

Some great photos in the links you posted. Thank you.



Zack 55.jpg




Almond 54.jpg
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