The writer credit is to Carl Perkins and his co-writer Howard ‘Curly’ Griffin. It is usually described as a reworking or a makeover of Perkins’s Boppin’ The Blues, but the two records played back-to-back reveal nothing in common but their title. Lyrically, melodically and structurally, they are different songs.
Jonathan Sturm, a friend of Blackfeather pianist Paul Wylde, writes at his website: Neither Paul nor the rest of the band could remember the lyric of the old Carl Perkins song, so they wrote their own.
Blackfeather seems to have come up with a new song, but generously kept the Perkins-Griffin songwriting credit.
John Robinson (lead guitar), Leith Corbett (bass) and Mike McCormack (drums), all from the Dave Miller Set, along with vocalist Neale Johns formed the original line-up of this progressive rock band, although Corbett and McCormack were soon replaced by Bob Fortesque and Al Kash. The subsequent history of the band is complicated and involves many musicians: see the Blackfeather page at Milesago, where 46 band members are listed.
See also Seasons Of Change.
Thanks to John Gambrill for pointing out the contrast between the two records.