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Perkins at the Riverwalk Blues Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2006
|Birth name||Joe Willie Perkins|
July 7, 1913|
Belzoni, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||March 21, 2011
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|Genres||Piano blues, boogie-woogie, Delta blues, Chicago blues|
|Instruments||Piano, vocals, keyboards|
|Labels||Blind Pig, Antone's|
Joeseph William "Pinetop" Perkins (July 7, 1913 – March 21, 2011) was an American blues musician. He died in Austin, Texas. He was 97 years old when he died. Perkins was a famous pianist. He helped form the style of other musicians. He played with B. B. King for a short time and was part of Muddy Waters' band for more than ten years. He won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
- 1976: Boogie Woogie King (recorded 1976, released 1992)
- 1977: Hard Again (Muddy Waters)
- 1988: After Hours
- 1992: Pinetop Perkins with the Blue Ice Band
- 1992: On Top
- 1993: Portrait of a Delta Bluesman
- 1995: Live Top (with the Blue Flames)
- 1996: Eye to Eye (with Ronnie Earl, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Calvin “Fuzz” Jones)
- 1997: Born in the Delta
- 1998: Sweet Black Angel
- 1998: Legends (with Hubert Sumlin)
- 1998: Down In Mississippi
- 1999: Live at 85! (with George Kilby Jr)
- 2000: Back On Top
- 2003: Heritage of the Blues: The Complete Hightone Sessions
- 2003: All Star Blues Jam (with Bob Margolin et al.)
- 2004: Ladies Man
- 2007: 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads (with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the Muddy Waters Band—Live)
- 2008: Pinetop Perkins and Friends
- 2010: Joined At the Hip (with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith)
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