carl perkins

Happy Birthday Carl Perkins

If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song. By Walter Price Carl Perkins  9 April 1932 – 19 January 1998   Man, when you’re born in Tiptonville, TN in the early 1930s, population 1300, you probably didn’t have a clue that you’d go on and have a hand…

Your GTC Weekly Top 10: 7 – 13 April 2014

So much music so little time. That is the best way to describe the past couple weeks but that is alright. It may be about time to recruit a few more guest bloggers to the humble pages of The GTC…Yeah, most likely. I would like to say thanks to Matt West (Small Jackets/ Mr. Soul)…

Your GTC Top 10 For The Week Of 18 – 24 November 2013

(OUT NOW) Another grand week has come and gone over here at The GTC. We would like to welcome two newcomers to the reader-leader board, Hurricane Love and Destroy She Said. Two very different but amazingly right-on sounds.Check ’em out! We also watched as the multifaceted and seriously talented Christine McKinley rocketed to the top of the most read list. Thanks to…

Carl Perkins: “Blue Suede Shoes”

By Walter Price “I don’t know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?” – Carl Perkins On this day back in 1955 Carl Perkins entered into Sam Phillips famed Memphis, TN recording studio, Sun Records, to record Blue Suede Shoes. One of the tracks that would ultimately change Rock N’ Roll forever. The rockabilly greatness of…