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Matchbox

We'd like to share a live cut with you today. This one is Carl Perkins' rockabilly classic, "Matchbox" Recorded at GAC coffeehouse Saturday, January 12, 2013. from wikipedia... After recording "Your True Love", Carl Perkins's father Buck suggested that he do "Match Box Blues". Buck knew only a few lines from the song, either from a 1927 recording by Blind Lemon Jefferson, or from the version by country musicians The Shelton Brothers (who recorded the song twice in the 1930s, and again in 1947). As Perkins sang the few words his father had suggested, Jerry Lee Lewis, who was at that time a session piano player at Sun Studios, began a restrained boogie-woogie riff. Carl began picking out a melody on the guitar and improvised lyrics.[2] On December 4, 1956 Carl Perkins recorded the song called "Matchbox". Later that day, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and session pianist Jerry Lee Lewis were all in the Sun studio with Sam Phillips. The impromptu group formed at this jam session became known as the Million Dollar Quartet.

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