IN NEW CARL PERKINS RECORDING
John Fogerty is a featured guest artist
in latest Carl Perkins CD released on 15 October 1996
"GO CAT GO!"
CD in Real Audio at the Audionet Web Site.First song "All Mama's Children"
features John Fogerty. Real Audio free Plug-In and
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Album release information and Review by Dana Doak.
Official release of John Fogerty's first new
studio-recorded guitar and vocal performance since the 1986 "Eye of the Zombie"
sessions: "All Mama's Children", a duet with Carl Perkins on Carl's brand
new album [released Tuesday 10/15 in the USA] entitled "Go Cat Go!"
Carl has assembled many legends of popular music in the
various 17 songs on this record (including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Tom Petty,
Paul Simon, Bono, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson), but perhaps as a sign of his
enormous respect for John, "All Mama's Children" opens the album as cut # 1! And
John Fogerty's vocals open the song. I had not heard the song before hearing it here, but
it's a bouncy little rockabilly tune in the "Honey Don't" and "Boppin' The
Blues" mold. John and Carl trade vocal verses between alternate guitar leads, with
some harmonizing of both in the latter part of the tune. A neat touch is John's happy cry
of "Carl!" to introduce Mr. Perkins' middle guitar lead. John's guitar playing
is clearly identifyable, although he and Carl are kindred spirits in playing a similar
rockabilly style. John's vocals are in the mid-to-higher-end range that has been more
prominent since his "Centerfield" album. Could this be more John's personal
choice to fit this particular song than an indicator that John has a harder time reaching
the lower range often employed in his Creedence days? The song was produced and mixed by
Bob Johnston, Andrew Monroe and Don Robert Johnson. It features:
Carl Perkins - Vocals and Lead Guitar
Howie Epstein - Bass
lee Rocker - Stand-up Bass (of the Stray Cats!)
Keke McCullough - Guitar
Curt Bisquera - Drums
Label - BMG Distribution, 76401-84508-4 - Dinosaur Entertainment
The cover is yellow with a pair of crossed blue suede shoes on it. At the top, above the
shoes, is Carl Perkins signature, then Carl Perkins" printed, then the title "Go
My advice: Run right down to your local record store and buy
this record NOW, if only for this one song (although a number of the other tunes are cool