Along with " Crazy About My Baby ", "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" is sometimes cited as "the first rock and roll song", being an early instance of a danceable 12 bar blues with backbeat. This recording was made in , and its lyrics are exclusively instructions to dancers in the audience, as was traditional at the time. Musically, it is strikingly similar to the previous year's hit, " Honky Tonk Train Blues ", by Meade Lux Lewis ,  which like "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" went on to become a standard recorded many times by many artists.
Shortly before he died, while discussing his late career resurgence with an interviewer, he conceded, "I can't play piano like I used to either. I used to have bass rolling like thunder. I can't do that no more. But I ask the Lord, please forgive me for the stuff I done trying to make a nickel. Perkins was also one of the last surviving bluesmen to have known Robert Johnson.
Bruce Iglauer , founder of Chicago's Alligator Records , stated Perkins was "absolutely the premier blues piano player. He was the symbol of a whole generation of musicians. In , Perkins was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. At the age of 97, Perkins won a Grammy Award in the category Best Traditional Blues Album for Joined at the Hip , which he recorded with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith , thus becoming the oldest winner of a Grammy Award,  edging out the comedian George Burns , who had won in the spoken word category 21 years earlier.
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Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November 1,Although he did not have an album issued under his name as a leader until , pianist Pinetop Perkins actually should have had one released in , when he cut the eight tracks on this recently reissued Evidence CD for the Black and Blue label. They did not appear until , which is a shame. Perkins' trademark boogie-woogie riffs, rumbling rhythms, left-hand lines, and spinning phrases 6/