Perkins Single Surfaces for Good Cause

A previously unreleased single from the late rockabilly legend Carl Perkins should soon be available for download and for sale, to benefit New York City firefighters. Perkins recorded the spoken-word tribute song “The Fireman” in his final recording sessions in 1998. His producer, Bob Johnston, who also wrote the song, plans to make it available on a Web site and for commercial release. It will be included on a Perkins CD set for release in January, 2002. Also appearing on Celebration are Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and others. 10/04/01