Al perkins

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Top of pageBottom of page   By b.soul (152.163.252.68) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:11 pm:

any info about this producer?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (68.80.162.3) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:45 pm:

I knew Al Perkins when he was a DJ in Memphis,
then he went to Detroit and started a production
compeny,I talked to him when I would go to Detroit, he was killed in Detroit, some one shoot him.
WELDON

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.252.68) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 08:05 pm:

ARE WE TALKING FORMER DETROIT DJ AL PERKINS "THE PERKER" HERE???...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e2003 (66.73.8.8) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 08:10 pm:

I believe he is Stu.
Didn't Al have or produced a group called 'Sins Of Satan'? they did a tune called 'Changed Man'
I didn't know he was shot and killed, I just thought he just ill or something.
So...what were the circumstances surrounding his death, if It may be said?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dennis Coffey (152.163.252.68) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 08:47 pm:

I remember doing record hops at the Twenty Grand and shows for Al Perkins when my record It's your Thing was out. Al was a popular DJ on WJLB.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 09:53 pm:

Al Perkins was popular, fine, and a good singer. He has a couple hits in Detroit. Don't know how far they went anywhere else. I was just reading one of my old Jets which had an article on Al's death. His murder was serious business, if you know what I mean.

Top of pageBottom of page   By b.soul (152.163.252.68) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 11:02 pm:

so what were the circumstances behind his death???

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 11:07 pm:

b.soul - I don't think they found the murderer. I don't remember the particulars, but I believe it has something to do with the music business.

I have numerous 80's jets and ebonys. I look through them every now and then. There are lots of good stuff in them.

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e2003 (66.73.11.123) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 09:24 am:

SisDetroit,
Greetings, I had a small collection myself, but I had a house Fire...Yes, I remember Al Perkins very well "The Perker". That's 2 bad he had 2 leave this world violently.
I believe Al Perkins was a businessman, who was dealing with someone who didn't have a clue about 'REAL Business'. Just wonder what he'd B doing 2 day if he were here. A lot of the DJ's from our day R back/still on radio like Jay Butler and Butterball Jr. and they were real DJ's, I mean U would know who the artists were B4 or after the music played.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Scratcher (65.238.127.53) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 09:43 am:

Good point Medusa, I absolutely hate that most DJ's don't tell you who the artist is before and after playing a record.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 10:06 am:

Here is the Jet article on Al Perkins. Along with the Top 20 for the week. Depending on how many views, bandwidth may temporarily shut it down.
http://soulconcert.tripod.com/soulmusic/id3.html

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 10:11 am:

Coincidently, notice #16 on the top 20.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 10:26 am:

Meduca - How are you? Which show are you going to on Aug. 2nd. Hart Plaze or Comerica?

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e2003 (155.139.50.14) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 06:40 pm:

Sis,
I thought it was Ford Field on the 2nd!
I have 2 work anyway....>%@##%**%<...sorry

Top of pageBottom of page   By Don (68.75.183.132) on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 11:04 pm:

At the time Mr. Perkins spent alot of time here in Chicago, I use to think he lived here and probally did too? I think at the time he was managing Al Hudson and One Way (f.k.a.) Al Hudson and The Soul Partners.

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa (68.248.38.213) on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 11:32 pm:

...that's how Alicia Myers got her start.

Top of pageBottom of page   By JSmith (212.39.231.20) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 03:11 am:

Al also managed the groups that Oliver Cheatham sang in (Roundtrip, Oliver).
I had a long chat with Oliver about his work with Al back in the mid 80's when he was signed to Move Records of Edinburgh.
Oliver told me Al would cut anything on him coz he (Oliver) was a skilled roofer & was always being called upon by Al to repair his (flat) leaking studio roof.
What studio was it that Al ran (owned?).

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa (68.248.20.11) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 07:25 am:

Wow, Roundtrip????
Hey I knew the guy that wrote 'Lost inside of you'
(Now deceased) Mr. Gary Glenn.
That song & that group were underrated.

Top of pageBottom of page   By JSmith (195.93.34.9) on Friday, August 22, 2003 - 01:49 am:

If that's the Gary Glenn that also recorded on Motown, his work is well respected here in the UK, especially his rarish outings on PPL (?)


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