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Pinetop Perkins Blues Legend

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Remembering Pinetop Perkins

Cat Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cat Bennett

Another of the great blues musicians from the Mississippi delta has died. I got to know the Muddy Waters Band 35 years ago and for a couple of years, I went on the road off and on with the band.

Pinetop Perkins Dead: Legendary Blues Musician Dies At 97

AP | SHELIA BYRD and JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In 1969 in Buffalo, N.Y., a wiry, middle-aged chain smoker sat in on piano during a jam session and earned a spot in the band of legendary bluesman Mu...