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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock N Roll session
This is an audio CD recording of one of the best TV music specials ever made. I remember watching it on TV when it was first shown and recorded and watched it over and over and over. Recorded live in front of a studio audience the atmosphere is electric and so is the playing.

To pick highlights is very difficult because its all great. But for me the rare...
Published on 23 Jun 2007 by S J Buck

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing vocal sound!
Very disappointing vocal sound!
My God, they haven't got to get much right, but they still manage to mess things up!
Hear Carl singing "Honey Don't" on the Letterman Show.
That's the sound we want! Exciting! Natural! Wonderful!
This album is a lot better than nothing... but it could have been so much more!
Published 22 months ago by Francis Sellors


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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock N Roll session, 23 Jun 2007
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S J Buck (Kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is an audio CD recording of one of the best TV music specials ever made. I remember watching it on TV when it was first shown and recorded and watched it over and over and over. Recorded live in front of a studio audience the atmosphere is electric and so is the playing.

To pick highlights is very difficult because its all great. But for me the rare appearance of George Harrison is an absolute treat. Eric Clapton plays some truly blistering guitar solos, that put all the other guitar players into the shade, and Carl Perkins admits as much himself. Dave Edmunds, who was the musical director for the show puts in a rare appearance as well. Other guests include Ringo Starr (Honey Don't), Rosanne Cash (Going to Jackson) and a cracking session band who keep the whole thing rocking all evening.

However it is Carl Perkins who is the star of the show and its great to hear him in prime form. If you like 50's Rock 'n' Roll and a hint of country than this is well worth getting.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music at its best!, 12 Jun 2008
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Not to be missed it's as if you were there yourself at this fabulous gig. Carl Perkins and his friends at their best - especially Clapton. Don't hesitate to buy, you will love it. Excellent in every respect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ANCIENT AND MODERN COME TOGETHER, 3 Oct 2013
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The recording of this assembly, dating back from 1985 and put out the same year, was reissued in 2009, and there's now a DVD available of the same. It brings together original rockabilly legend, now the late Carl Perkins, ably supported by a host of more recent great guitar exponents in the shape of Dave Edmunds, Eric Clapton, and perhaps the most talented of the Beatles,George Harrison. Vocals suitably provided by not just Carl, but all the others plus Roseanne Cash doing a Johnny and June number. Ringo is there too, joining in by attempting to both sing and play the drums, and in my opinion he can't do either. He's the only downside of this run through of all the standard material that Perkins started out with on Sun, but it all comes over as a great jam session, very reminiscent of 'Matchbox' in which Perkins also once did at a charity effort coupled with Duane Eddy and the Mavericks. If you grew up with this sound and still live with it, then this is an album you'll enjoy, even they get it a bit wrong sometimes.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to buy this CD, 4 Feb 2008
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Macca "Macca" (Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
Listen to Mean Woman Blues and hear Eric Clapton play 2 of the most incredible solos he may have ever performed.

It's 2 mins 34 seconds of sheer genius that leaves me breathless
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4.0 out of 5 stars Why Clapton?, 8 May 2013
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A. L. Hammick "Anthony Hammick" (Herefordshire, U.K.) - See all my reviews
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Eric Clapton was a very odd choice for a rockabilly concert. He doesn't display much evidence of being familiar with real rockabilly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How music should be, 18 Jun 2014
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Bought this as a present for my dad. He absolutely loves it . He's got the DVD but this he can play anywhere . Not a bad song on it and it was delivered quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars carl and friends, 9 Mar 2014
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brilliant.if you like old time r,n,roll with a touch of class this is for you.keeps you on your feet all right
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy hubby, 30 Mar 2013
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Bought for hubby he really pleased as its brings back good music plays it quite a lot keeps him happy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session Carl Perkins, 6 Dec 2012
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If you like golden oldies you will love this. They just don't make music like this anymore.Will not disappoint. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great show with famous stars of yesteryear, 9 Oct 2014
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Absolutely great, did have it on video years ago, worth getting for Eric Clapton's solos alone
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