It should have been done 30 years
before. Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore had been friends all those
years, but they performed together only once--in 1975, on a single,
"EP Express," cut for Polygram.
In 1989, they met at a presentation for Carl of an award for a number
one song he had written for the Judds, "Let Me Tell You About
Love." David Conrad, head of Almo-Irving Music, who published
the song, knew Scotty and Carl had been friends for a long time and he
invited Scotty to attend. They talked for an hour or so about
doing "something" together, but then went back to their
respective careers. Carl was busy writing and performing; Scotty,
who had not played on stage since 1968, owned two business.
Some time later, Carl's career was interrupted by illness. By
then, Scotty had sold one of his businesses. This left both of
them with the additional time they needed.
Scotty called Carl to check on his health and the subject of the record
came up again. They both had doubts about performing again--Carl,
after his illness, and Scotty after not performing in 24 years!
But, immediately, it became a labor of love. As soon as Carl could
sing again, they headed to the old Sun Studio in Memphis. They cut
this album the way music should be done--they selected the songs and
recorded them on the spot!
In addition to the music tracks the album contains dialog tracks of Carl
and Scotty reminiscing about the history, the music and recording making
it truly "A Sentimental Journey"
(click for pictures and story)