Audio Magazine (12/92, p.164) - "...Pinetop Perkins moves spiritedly through well-worn chestnuts by a veritable pantheon of bluesmen, from Roosevelt Sykes to B.B. King, while also including two of his own classics...The only thing you need to provide here is a party..."
Personnel: Pinetop Perkins (vocals, piano); Duke Robillard, Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Matt Murphy, Derek O'Brien, Luther Tucker (guitar); James Cotton, Kim Wilson (harmonica); Preston Hubbard, Calvin Jones, Bob Stroger (bass); Fran Christina, Ted Harvey, George Rains, Willie Smith (drums).
Recorded at Arlyn Studio, Studio D, Lone Star Audio & Reel Sound, Austin, Texas.
Audio Mixers: Derek O'Brien; Arkadelphia; Stuart Sullivan.
Audio Remasterer: Jim Wilson .
Recording information: Arlyn Studio, Austin, TX; Lone Star Audio, Austin, TX; Reelsound, Austin, TX; Studio D, Austin, TX.
The maze of new and recent discs by this veteran Chicago piano man can be daunting, but rest assured that this is one of his best to date. Many of the songs are Perkins standbys -- "Kidney Stew," "Caldonia," and of course, "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" -- but the backing here is so stellar (sidemen include harpists James Cotton and Kim Wilson, guitarists Matt Murphy, Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, and Duke Robillard, and several driving rhythm sections) -- that the project rises above most of Perkins's output. ~ Bill Dahl