Carl Perkins

Go Cat Go!

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Go Cat Go! is a curious mixture. It isn't a solo Carl Perkins album so much as an all-star tribute album with some of the big-name guests recording with their hero. Both John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix appear via previous recordings, contributing their own versions of "Blue Suede Shoes." (Lennon's was a home recording, while Hendrix's was recorded live.) Carl works in tandem with live guests Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bono, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Fogerty, and Paul Simon in right fine fashion. But the bottom line is that the real star of the show is Perkins himself, just playing and singing in a most masterful and rockin' way. If stars of this magnitude are tipping their hat, Carl shows on this waxing that their idolatry is well-placed.

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