Sweet Black Angel by Pinetop Perkins


Sweet Black Angel is an album recorded by blues pianist Pinetop Perkins and released in 1998. The title track is a cover of Robert Nighthawk's 1949 "Black Angel Blues (Sweet Black Angel)" (based on Lucille Bogan's "Black Angel Blues" from 1930 (covered by Tampa Red in 1934 with the same title and recut by Tampa Red in 1950 as "Sweet Little Angel." B. B. King later covered "Sweet Black Angel" as "Sweet Little Angel" in 1956.

The last track features Perkins playing a boogie on acoustic guitar and remarking on the apparent clumsiness of his finger work.