Written By Carl Perkins

Last update: Friday, April 05, 2019

Matchbox Written by Carl Perkins
Based on Match Box Blues written by Blind Lemon Jefferson
Match Box Blues First Released by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1927 on Okeh 8455 10inch 78rpm shellac
A-side: Black Snake Moan

Matchbox first released by Carl Perkins in 1957 on 7inch single and 10inch single Sun 261
A-side: Your True Love
Recording: December 4, 1956 at Memphis Recording Service Memphis, Tennessee
Musicians: Carl Perkins (vocals, lead electric guitar) Jerry Lee Lewis (piano) Fluke Holland (drums) Clayton Perkins (bass) Jay Perkins (acoustic guitar)

Original release
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Match Box Blues + 1927 10inch 78rpm shellac Okeh 8455 (US) 10inch 78rpm shellac Jazz Classics 511 (US)

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Carl Perkins - Matchbox + 1957 7inch single Sun 261 (US) 1957 10inch 78rpm shellac single Sun 261 (US) 1957 10inch shellac single London Records HLS.8408 (UK) 7inch single London Records 45-HL.S 8408 (UK) 7inch single Sun SUN 15 (US)

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Beatles release:
The Beatles recorded Matchbox July 1963 for radio show Pop Go The Beatles
is on the album Live at the BBC, released in 1994
The Beatles recorded Matchbox June 1, 1964
is on the EP Long Tall Sally, released in 1994 (UK) and 7inch single b/w Slow Down (US)

YouTube links underlined
[OV] original released version
Albert King with Stevie Ray VaughanMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 1999^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
American English Beatles TributeMatchbox
(Full Concert: She Loves You + Please Please Me + Don't Bother Me + Matchbox + A Hard Day's Night + Tell Me Why + I'm Happy Just To Dance With You + And I Love Her + I Should Have Known Better + Can't Buy Me Love + Help! + Roll Over Beethoven + Day Tripper + Twist And Shout + Yesterday + Blackbird + The Inner Light + You've Got To Hide Your Love Away + Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band + With A Little Help From My Friends + Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds + Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! + Hello Goodbye + Yellow Submarine + A Day In The Life + If I Needed Someone + Here Comes The Sun + Get Back + Come Together + While My Guitar Gently Weeps + The Ballad Of John And Yoko + Birthday + Revolution)
+ 10/1/17, Oktober Fest at St. Alphonsus Church - Chicago IL
Andy Fairweather-Low
(Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders)
Matchbox + 2017 Digital Listen Here Low Rider Products
+ Y Theatre LEICESTER 9-11-12
Arlen RothMatchbox + 2008^Carl Perkins^
BeatlesMatchbox + 1964^Carl Perkins^
Bernie Woods & The Forest Fires!Matchbox + 2003^Carl Perkins^
BlackoutMatchbox + 1993^Carl Perkins^
Blind Lemon JeffersonMatchbox
(Match Box Blues) [OV]
+ 1927^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Bob Dylan & Johnny CashMatchbox + 1969*^Carl Perkins^
Bob Mitchell OrchestraMatchbox + 1973^Carl Perkins^
Caballero ReynaldoMatchbox + 2016^Carl Perkins^
Caballero Reynaldo
(Caballero Reynaldo & Rebeca Ibanez)
Matchbox + 2016 Digital Ringomania Hall of Fame Records HOF-129-CD
^Carl Perkins^
Cadillac Kolstad & The FlatsMatchbox + 2007^Carl Perkins^
Carl PerkinsMatchbox
+ 1956^Carl Perkins^
Carl PerkinsMatchbox + Songs We Were Singing The Music That Inspired The Beatles
^Carl Perkins^
Carl PerkinsMatchbox + 2014 2CD Borrowed By The Beatles - 50 Original Recordings By The Original Artists Who Inspired The Beatles Performance 38389 (UK)
^Carl Perkins^
Carl Perkins & Scotty MooreMatchbox + 1992^Carl Perkins^
Carl Perkins & Willie NelsonMatchbox + 1996^Carl Perkins^
Carl Perkins + FriendMatchbox + 1979^Carl Perkins^
Carl Perkins ShowMatchbox + 1976^Carl Perkins^
Carl Perkins, Duane Eddy & The MavericksMatchbox + 1994^Carl Perkins^
Clive Gregson & Christine CollesterMatchbox + 1986^Carl Perkins^
(Heiko Effertz)
(Ian Cussick)
(Max Cohen)
(Ian Cussick, Heiko Effertz)
(Ian Cussick, Heiko Effertz, Max Cohen)
(Magical Mystery Project, Dirk Zuther, Ian Cussick)
Matchbox + 2010^Carl Perkins^
Derek and The Dominos with Johnny Cash and Carl PerkinsMatchbox +2007^Carl Perkins^
Eero & HilleMatchbox + 1976^Carl Perkins^
Guy DavisMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ Chocolate To The Bone*^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Hasil AdkinsMatchbox + 1987^Carl Perkins^
Head CatMatchbox + 2006^Carl Perkins^
HeartbeatMatchbox + 2011^Carl Perkins^
Jalopy Five
[Nashville studio group]
Matchbox + 1964 7inch single Hit Records 147 (US)
Jerry Lee LewisMatchbox + 1958^Carl Perkins^
John JacksonMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 1979^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Johnny HallydayMatchbox
(Un garcon sur la route) (Finnish) [F]
+ 1975*^Carl Perkins-Long Chris^
Johnny RiversMatchbox + 1998^Carl Perkins^
Kelli GrantMatchbox + 1998^Carl Perkins^
Larry WilliamsMatchbox ?????????^Carl Perkins^
Lemmy & FriendsMatchbox + 2000^Carl Perkins^
Magic Slim & The TeardropsMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 2012^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
MatchboxMatchbox + 1976^Carl Perkins^
Mavericks With Carl Perkins & Duane EddyMatchbox *^Carl Perkins^
Max CohenMatchbox + 2009 Wish Were The Beatles - A Tribute To Past Masters Vol. 1
^Carl Perkins^
Mel Stevens & The StrollersMatchbox + 2001^Carl Perkins^
Menster Phip and The PhipstersMatchbox + 1993^Carl Perkins^
Micke MusterMatchbox + 2002^Carl Perkins^
(Aski) (Finnish) [F]
+ 1988
+ Suomi Huiput
*^Carl Perkins^
OrionMatchbox + 1980^Carl Perkins^
ParamountsMatchbox + 1998^Carl Perkins^
Paul McCartneyMatchbox + 1990^Carl Perkins^
Peter CaseMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 1994^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Piedmont FourMatchbox + 2017^Carl Perkins^
Popa ChubbyMatchbox + 2003^Carl Perkins^
Ragged RebelsMatchbox + 2014^Carl Perkins^
Rockabilly'sMatchbox + 1994^Carl Perkins^
Rockin' the JointMatchbox + 2009^Carl Perkins^
Ronnie Hawkins and The HawksMatchbox + 1967^Carl Perkins^
Roosevelt HoltsMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 1974^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Roy DunnMatchbox
(Roy's Matchbox Blues)
+ 1975^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Roy Newman and His BoysMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 1939^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Roy Powell & The Shiver GiversMatchbox
(Twistin' With Jerry Lee Lewis Medley: Great Balls of Fire + Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On + Matchbox + Lovin' up a Storm)
+ 1976^Carl Perkins^
Scotty MooreMatchbox + 1977^Carl Perkins^
Sleepy LaBeefMatchbox + 1978^Carl Perkins^
Sonny BurgessMatchbox + 1976^Carl Perkins^
Stan Perkins & Ian B. MacLeodMatchbox + 2000^Carl Perkins^
Swing CatsMatchbox + 1999^Carl Perkins^
SynthoTux Magic OrchestraMatchbox
(Beatles Rhythm & Blues Medley: Eight Days A Week + For You Blue + Old Brown Shoe + Can't Buy Me Love + Matchbox + Got To Get You Into My Life + Kansas City + Chains + Revolution)

*^Carl Perkins^
Tab BenoitMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 1995^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Tom ShawMatchbox
(Match Box Blues)
+ 1972^Blind Lemon Jefferson^
Tony Vincent CSAMatchbox + 1997^Carl Perkins^
Unkool HillbilliesMatchbox + 2005^Carl Perkins^
Warren Phillips & The RocketsMatchbox + 1969^Carl Perkins^
Wild AngelsMatchbox + 1970^Carl Perkins^
Willie Nelson And FamilyMatchbox + 2013 LP Let's Face The Music And Dance Legacy 887765469531 (US)
+ 2013 CD Let's Face The Music And Dance Sony Records Int'l SICP 3801 (Japan)
+ 2013 CD Let's Face The Music And Dance Legacy 88765425852 (Europe)
+ LP Let's Face The Music And Dance Music On Vinyl MOVLP733 (Netherlands)
+ 2013 Digital Let's Face The Music And Dance Legacy no number
+ at Billy Bob's Texas, Stockyards, Forth Worth, at his 4th of July Picnic
*^Carl Perkins^

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