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3/20/2018 11:04:47 AM
  Chuck Berry - "Chuck"
By SKeon
   

 

From the first notes of Chuck Berrys’ “Chuck” you know you are in for a classic treat of Blues, Rock and Country. Recorded in his hometown of St. Louis,Mo.in 2016 at the age of 90, it has that feeling of old school recordings of yesteryear with a vibrancy of today. Its a family affair with his son, daughter and grandson all contributing throughout.

 

 

This was Mr. Berrys first recording of originals since 1979s “Rock It.” It has that distinct voice and guitar that only he has and brought to the people for over 65 years. The set starts with Wonderful Woman” a classic Berry ditty and leads into another rocker “Big Boys” that will have your toes a tappin.

 

 

Berry does a song that was popular in 1938 titled You Go To My Head” featuring a New Orleans style piano. “3/4 Time” is a country tune recorded live and you can feel Chuck is enjoying every note. “Darlin” is a song about growing older as told to his daughter Ingrid. She joins him and you can just picture them swaying side by side soaking in the moment. “Lady B. Goode” is the bookend to “Johnny B. Goode” and “Jamaica Moon” is a remake of his 1958 hit “Havana Moon”. “Dutchman” is a spoken word story about a travelin man. Reminds one of Mike Flanigin/Billy Gibbons remake of “The Drifter”. Eyes of a man closes out the recording that has a feel of an elder passing on his wisdom.


“Chuck” truly shows that no matter your age or life lessons we all have something to share. Mr. Berry passed on March 18, 2017 at 91, Rest In peace and thank you for this gem.

 

 Chuck Berry  

Chuck

 

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From the first notes of Chuck Berrys’ “Chuck” you know you are in for a classic treat of Blues, Rock and Country. Recorded in his hometown of St. Louis,Mo.in 2016 at the age of 90, it has that feeling of old school recordings of yesteryear with a vibrancy of today. It’s a family affair with his son, daughter and grandson all contributing throughout.

 

 

This was Mr. Berry’s first recording of originals since 1979’s “Rock It.” It has that distinct voice and guitar that only he has and brought to the people for over 65 years. The set starts with “Wonderful Woman” a classic Berry dittty and leads into another rocker “Big Boys” that will have your toes a tappin.

 

 

Berry does a song that was popular in 1938 titled “You Go To My Head” featuring a New Orleans style piano. “3/4 Time” is a country tune recorded live and you can feel Chuck is enjoying every note. “Darlin” is a song about growing older as told to his daughter Ingrid. She joins him and you can just picture them swaying side by side soaking in the moment. “Lady B. Goode” is the bookend to “Johnny B. Goode” and “Jamaica Moon” is a remake of his 1958 hit “Havana Moon”. “Dutchman” is a spoken word story about a travelin man. Reminds one of Mike Flanigin/Billy Gibbons remake of “The Drifter”. Eyes of a man closes out the recording that has a feel of an elder passing on his wisdom.


“Chuck” truly shows that no matter your age or life lessons we all have something to share. Mr. Berry passed on March 18, 2017 at 91, Rest In peace and thank you for this gem.

 

 

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