Carl Perkins' Cadillac

Album: The Dirty South (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • This song recounts the celebrated Sun Records label "Million Dollar Quartet" (Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash). Their boss, Sam Phillips, promised a brand-new Cadillac to the first one of the quartet to sell a million records. Carl Perkins won the prize for his "Blue Suede Shoes" disc, having recently smashed up his Chrysler Imperial.

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