Chuck Berry R.I.P.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39318602

Odysseus, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:20 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP

well the bitter comes out better on a stolen Switch cartridge (snoball), Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Was just going on to someone about how weird it was that Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis are all still alive while Michael Jackson, Prince, George Michael & Whitney Houston are dead.

Hope the obits spend as little time as possible on My Ding-a-Ling.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Well damn. Guess the day had to come.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:31 (two months ago) Permalink

He had just recorded a new album last year, or so I read--

http://chuckberry.com/chuck-new-album-coming-in-2017/

Comprised primarily of new, original songs written, recorded and produced by the
founding rock and roll legend, ‘CHUCK’ is Berry’s first new album in thirty-eight
years. It was recorded in various studios around St. Louis and features Berry’s
longtime hometown backing group – including his children Charles Berry Jr.
(guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist of
forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) – which has
supported him for over two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the
famed Blueberry Hill club. More details about ‘CHUCK’ and other Berry-related
events will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry, referring to his wife
of 68 years, Themetta Berry. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this
record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”

curmudgeon, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:38 (two months ago) Permalink

My friend Rachel did the cover art for it ^. She didn't get to meet him, though. :(

R.I.P. Chuck

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:40 (two months ago) Permalink

(xposts) Jerry Lee Lewis is younger than I thought--he's barely older than Bill Withers or Roberta Flack.

http://www.ihopeidiebeforeigetold.com/oldest-living-rock-stars.php

Among the founders, I'd add Fats Domino to Lewis and Little Richard on the list of those still alive; the Everlys didn't have their first hit until '57, but they were so important I'd also include Don Everly.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:42 (two months ago) Permalink

"When I put my foot down, start. When I put it down again, stop." -- Chuck Berry's only instructions to his many pick-up bands

Rest In Power.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Vera Lynn, Doris Day and Dick Van Dyke are rock stars now?

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:46 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm guilty of only really knowing the hits, but I've always loved this one in particular:

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:48 (two months ago) Permalink

(xpost) It says rock/pop--Dick Van Dyke has the Bye Bye Birdie connection, I guess.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:50 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP Chuck, you ornery genius

Posted this clip on FB, from Hail Hail. One of my faves.

https://vimeo.com/18623223

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:50 (two months ago) Permalink

xps I had no idea Roberta Flack was on the older end of the spectrum. She's a year older than Wanda Jackson, who I've thought was close to 100 for the past two decades.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Changing the entire history of music and then dying at the age of 90 is pretty much a 10/10 life regardless of whatever else went down.

Matt DC, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Dylan always has interesting things to say about the early guys, so I went looking for a quote--think I remember the piece this is taken from getting some attention a while back.

“I was still an aspiring rock n roller. The descendant, if you will, of the first generation of guys who played rock ’n’ roll -- who were thrown down. Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis. They played this type of music that was black and white. Extremely incendiary. Your clothes could catch fire. When I first heard Chuck Berry, I didn’t consider that he was black. I thought he was a hillbilly. Little did I know, he was a great poet, too. And there must have been some elitist power that had to get rid of all these guys, to strike down rock ’n’ roll for what it was and what it represented --not least of all being a black-and-white thing.”

"Your clothes could catch fire"--that's great.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 March 2017 22:59 (two months ago) Permalink

The real king of rock'n'roll. The best of his stuff is still so much fun.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Hail, hail Chuck Berry. RIP.

Brad C., Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:18 (two months ago) Permalink

"I'm guilty of only really knowing the hits, but I've always loved this one in particular"

good choice pal, no experts required here!

calzino, Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Mum and Dad had a rock & roll compilation double album that I was obsessed with as a kid. This track, Reelin & Rockin, was the first Chuck Berry song I heard & I love it to this day

https://youtu.be/_iyAFr8bFTM

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Changing the entire history of music and then dying at the age of 90 is pretty much a 10/10 life regardless of whatever else went down.

― Matt DC, Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:56 PM (thirty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yup! RIP Chuck.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:32 (two months ago) Permalink

killer tune that VG!

calzino, Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh, man. This is a sock in the gut to me. I mean he held out forever and it's not a surprise as such but y'know I always held out the vague idea that I'd someday be on a road trip and go see him play at the little venue where he'd been doing regular gigs for the last however many years...

My dad raised us on Chuck, without saying too much about it. It was something passed down that still felt totally fresh. The timing, the hooks... his music is so fundamental to rock and roll but also to what I look for in rock and roll. His momentum, his wit, his lyrical invention and eye for detail... just an absolute creative titan on record. There's enough of me gushing on the Great Twenty-Eight thread but man.... a twentieth century without Chuck Berry looks really, really different. RIP.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink


posting this one sadly:(

calzino, Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Mr. Berry was i[rock 'n'roll's] master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves

The New York Times

Fine Toothcomb (sonofstan), Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

"Elvis just knows what you need, but I know what you want."

clemenza, Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Blasting the Great 28 atm

all killer, no filler

what joy, this music

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:52 (two months ago) Permalink

^ Same. high five

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Brad C., Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:02 (two months ago) Permalink

ilx twist party right now imo

beers are in the back

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Chuck wrote so many frequently-covered classics that I'd guess it would be entirely possible to hear many of the classic songs he wrote without ever having to hear the originals... although I strongly recommend that people do.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:07 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP. A huge loss.

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:07 (two months ago) Permalink

calzino, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:08 (two months ago) Permalink

The guitar in this will never stop sounding fresh to me. RIP.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:11 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP -- an American genius

tylerw, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:14 (two months ago) Permalink

The two-cd Anthology/Gold is great too--The Great 28 + 22 more essentials ("The Promised Land", "Tulane", "You Never Can Tell", "Jaguar and Thunderbird", "JoJo Gunne"...I could go on)

Thanks Chuck

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:19 (two months ago) Permalink

You can buy this new on CD for as little as $4 online.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Shit, better put some Chuck on the playlist for this party i'm dj'ing tonight now. RIP all-time great.

Οὖτις, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I'd love to read a feminist appreciation taking into account the reported aberrant sexual conduct.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Chuck wrote so many frequently-covered classics that I'd guess it would be entirely possible to hear many of the classic songs he wrote without ever having to hear the originals... although I strongly recommend that people do.

The thing is, I can only think of one cover of a Chuck Berry song that comes even close to the vitality and awesomeness of the originals, and it's Elvis's version of "Promised Land." Everything else just makes me think, why am I not listening to Chuck Berry right now?

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Worth Wild Li'l Tree‏Verified account @karengeier

being a sexual predator plus being good at your job does not make you “complex.” consider the message you’re sending to victims with this

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I would never want to talk about art with that person.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:52 (two months ago) Permalink

just heard the news. RIP Chuck Berry.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:52 (two months ago) Permalink

tbh "taking into account his aberrant sexual behaviour" is something women do with 90% of rock n roll music as it is, chuck doesnt get special dispensation for it

it isnt exactly a walk in the park being a fan of elvis or jerry lee lewis or the stones or zeppelin or really anyone when you get down to it

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:53 (two months ago) Permalink

The thing is, I can only think of one cover of a Chuck Berry song that comes even close to the vitality and awesomeness of the originals, and it's Elvis's version of "Promised Land." Everything else just makes me think, why am I not listening to Chuck Berry right now?

Same song, even better version;

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gG8rG9RhnhY

Fine Toothcomb (sonofstan), Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:54 (two months ago) Permalink

being a sexual predator plus being good at your job does not make you “complex.” consider the message you’re sending to victims with this
― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, March 18, 2017

You seemed to be more forgiving of Michael Jackson seven years ago.

The songs only hint at what a deeply mysterious man he was; his imagination couldn't keep apace with his demons and passions. I know the newssmen are themselves getting their wits togeher, but I wish they wouldn't talk about him in such abstract terms. He was, with Prince, the most brilliant popular musician of his generation -- why isn't his songwriting and production ever discussed as often as his dancing and celebrity goofiness?
― My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:17 PM

clemenza, Sunday, 19 March 2017 00:56 (two months ago) Permalink

would've been cool if we could've waited more than, like, a few hours before derailing into "problematic chuck" talk

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, 19 March 2017 01:00 (two months ago) Permalink

I had to check my copy twice but how is it that Great Twenty-Eight doesn't have "Promised Land"?

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 March 2017 01:05 (two months ago) Permalink

being a sexual predator plus being good at your job does not make you “complex.” consider the message you’re sending to victims with this
― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, March 18, 2017

You seemed to be more forgiving of Michael Jackson seven years ago.

The songs only hint at what a deeply mysterious man he was; his imagination couldn't keep apace with his demons and passions. I know the newssmen are themselves getting their wits togeher, but I wish they wouldn't talk about him in such abstract terms. He was, with Prince, the most brilliant popular musician of his generation -- why isn't his songwriting and production ever discussed as often as his dancing and celebrity goofiness?
― My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:17 PM

― clemenza,

oh I've changed since 2009 and have got a paper trail, thanks to more contact with college students. And I'm not sure what you're suggesting? I've nowhere indicated blanket dismissals.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 March 2017 01:09 (two months ago) Permalink

ah, ok. this one was mine:

https://www.wolfgangs.com/chuck-berry/posters/poster/FEL861018.html

Thus Sang Freud, Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

I'd seen this before somewhere--the reviews are funny. (Can't read them if I reduce the size.)


clemenza, Sunday, 19 March 2017 18:25 (two months ago) Permalink

<3 the reviews, I can imagine that making the Ramones' day.

Thirty-six takes on Maybellene?! Is he for real? Jesus. I always figured they just came in, set up, played it once. It's such a fresh, barrelling performance, just crackling and young and vibrant and bold.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 19 March 2017 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

That could've included false starts, breakdowns, and general workings-on of the song, though. And, as with "Like A Rolling Stone," which took 20 takes but the 4th was used as the master, it might not have been the 36th take that was released.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 19 March 2017 19:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Looks like the Joy Division track was mistitled. I wonder which one he was listening to.

jmm, Sunday, 19 March 2017 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Those reviews are hard to read, I should have just posted a link:

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/chuck_berry_reviews_sex_pistols_talking_heads_clash_and_many_more_1980

The comparison of Wire to Muddy Waters is fascinating, the kind of intuitive musician's connection I'd never pick up on. At the other end of the spectrum, I'm not sure if his comment about Lydon's anger is genuine or him just slyly feigning befuddlement--I suspect the latter, with a healthy dose of "Did I tell you about 1955?" mixed in.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:31 (two months ago) Permalink

I read something by Marcus or Christgau that the rationale for choosing More as the best available compilation was that it was all the best stuff from Golden Decade + "Come On." (But it still misses "Promised Land.")

Seem to recall they didn't like other collections available at the time because they were either re-records or fake stereo.

Got Your Money Changes Everything (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 March 2017 00:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I was attending an open mic night tonight where one guy got up and sang a Berry song. After he finished and everyone clapped, the organiser guy shouted "yeah lets all applaud a paedophile."

To which mass confusion ensued where the bloke singing thought he was talking about him. lol

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Monday, 20 March 2017 00:43 (two months ago) Permalink

lmao fuck

flappy bird, Monday, 20 March 2017 01:05 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah the fake stereo on Golden Decade is not good. a lot of songs definitely sound wimpier than i remember them being.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Monday, 20 March 2017 02:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I was a little worried his new album would be shelved or left unfinished, but Rolling Stone reports details about the release will be out later this week.

DavidLeeRoth, Monday, 20 March 2017 16:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Johnny B. Goode/His Complete '50s Chess Recordings is so great and in mono

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 20 March 2017 17:16 (two months ago) Permalink

that version of Promised Land tipsy posted is awesome as hell

though the tempest rages, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 20 March 2017 18:27 (two months ago) Permalink

yes. i want so much more of that.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Monday, 20 March 2017 18:32 (two months ago) Permalink

looks like this is the full 1972 show that included that Promised Land:

https://youtu.be/YtrOr3WKmyY?list=PL61vsQuhgyGcv8Pbh3KBG5y5USNRTazDR

Brad C., Monday, 20 March 2017 18:43 (two months ago) Permalink

remember this being solid ('73) -- also Bo, Little Richard, BB, Chubby et al

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 20 March 2017 20:40 (two months ago) Permalink

American History, Practical Math

timellison, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Don't want your botheration

timellison, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:36 (two months ago) Permalink

You just started back doin the things you used to do

timellison, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Seven hundred little records, all rock, rhythm and jazz

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:54 (two months ago) Permalink

tell tchaikovsky the news

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Arrested on charges of unemployment

timellison, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 05:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Take it to the FBI as a personal grudge

timellison, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 05:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Sincerely, your beloved son,
Henry Junior Ford

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 07:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Noneedformecomplaininmyobjectionsoverruledahhhhhhhh

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:15 (two months ago) Permalink

don't know if this has been posted yet? but if there's a video of someone else enjoying themselves as much as chuck is here i'd love to see it

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:20 (two months ago) Permalink

HI DERE

And Run Into It And Blecch It (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Pay phone
somethin' wrong
dime gone
will mail
I ought to sue the operator for tellin' me a tale

Jazzbo, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Ah

And Run Into It And Blecch It (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:59 (two months ago) Permalink

2-3 count with nobody on, he hit a high fly into the stands

timellison, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:31 (two months ago) Permalink

i was walking down the street thinking about the "pay phone" stanza yesterday and it was just blowing my mind over and over how good it was.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Yup. So much imagery with so few words.

Jazzbo, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:51 (two months ago) Permalink

nice

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:53 (two months ago) Permalink

damn, great clip Tracer thx

xxp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe i saw the same show as morbs in '86? he was playing with john entwistle, half of rockpile, chuck leavell, and treated them just like any other backup band with zero rehearsal. brilliant, regardless. miss u chuck.

This one is currently up on dimead0zen.

For bodies we are ready to build pyramids (wtev), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

That Powers article is great.

How have I never heard "Tulane" before?

Brad C., Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:15 (two months ago) Permalink

can we talk about the 18 min + track "concerto in b goode" from 1969 album of same name? this thing just kills, almost kraut-y at times. it's like the track was designed to give chuck a platform to experiment with different fx pedals over one chord for an entire lp side. (it also somewhat redeems the mercury years.)

budo jeru, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Wow, this is pretty interesting!

You're going to see a lot of love. Okay? Thank you. (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:32 (two months ago) Permalink

yeahhh, hadn't heard that before this week. pretty sweet -- definitely could pass for a VU outtake jam at points.

tylerw, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:38 (two months ago) Permalink

and some of that echo-y guitar action isn't too far off from sandy bull's awesome cover of "memphis" too

tylerw, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:40 (two months ago) Permalink

haha yeah i can imagine chuck hearing "hallo gallo" by neu and being like 'oh yeah we used to do that in practice' haha

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Dave Edmunds remembers that '87 NYC show on FB

Me & Chuck

Sometimes you have great gigs, and sometimes you don't. This gig was in St Louis, Missouri, and it was the best of the tour. Great audience, great monitor sound, great band (with the renowned Jamie Oldaker on drums). The kind of gig that whatever you do, whatever you sing, whatever you say, and whatever you play – is right! We did three encores, came off sweating and settled into after-gig drinks in the dressing room. We were towelling off and congratulating ourselves when Steve, my tour manager, burst breathlessly into the room spluttering something about Chuck Berry. “Calm down, Steve!...What's up?”

“Chuck Berry is in the audience sitting with two girls – he's seen the whole show and he wants to get up and do a few songs with you!” Whoa! This is no time for practical jokes. “What did you say?” “Chuck Berry is in the audience sitting with two girls – he's seen the whole show and he wants to get up and do a few songs with you!” I explained to Steve that if he was pissing around and we went back out on stage (the audience was still chanting for more), we have no more songs to do and it could get embarrassing. He swore on everything dear to him that Chuck Berry was ready to climb onstage if we would just go back out. He grabbed my spare (black) Gibson 335 and pushed us back out onstage and, sure enough, Chuck clambered up, strapped on my spare, and went into Roll Over Beethoven, moving on through Memphis, Tennessee, and more.

I wondered if he remembered me from his sixtieth birthday gig in the Felt Forum, Madison Square Gardens, NY, in 1987. I don't remember how this came about, but my then manager, John Scher, arranged for me to put a band together for the gig – an opportunity from heaven. I called in my dear friend and colleague, Chuck Leavell (keyboard player with The Rolling Stones), then John Entwistle, (The Who), and Terry Williams (Rockpile/Dire Straits). Came the night, with no rehearsal whatsoever or any prior discussions with Chuck, we gravitated from our hotel bar across the road to the Felt Forum. There was no one backstage to introduce us to Chuck, so we just sort of gathered side-stage and waited. A couple of minutes before showtime, Chuck ambled up to us and sat down with his guitar hanging around his neck. We nervously introduced ourselves to him, but I am convinced he had absolutely no idea who we were. I dared to ask if there would be a set-list. “Nooo, I always start my songs with this guitar riff” (he plays it – as if no one knows, already), “and then I stamp my foot when to end the song.” “Oh, and no drum fills.” And that was it!

I was fifteen years of age when I first heard Johnnie B. Goode on Radio Luxembourg. I was also fifteen when I got my first guitar. I was determined to learn the opening guitar riff and the solo. I also learned the 'knack' of playing Chuck's “raka-rack' rhythm style on the lower strings while singing. Many accomplished guitar players find this uncomfortable or impossible to do without sounding 'stilted'. His songs, his lyrics, his guitar solos, the style and the keys – I've pondered, puzzled, practised and learnt over the years, eventually incorporating them into many of my records.

That night, I don't know if Chuck recognised I was copping his licks, or whether he was just feeling lazy, but he had me play all the guitar solos – to every song. (except My Ding-a-Ling, when we left the stage). At the end of the final song he grabbed my arm and hauled me centre-stage; he held my hand aloft with his and shouted into the microphone to the screaming audience: “Who said the white man can't play the blues?” It was my proudest moment.

- DE

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:45 (two months ago) Permalink

And Run Into It And Blecch It (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:59 (two months ago) Permalink

According to a public radio DJ friend of mine, the single from the new album was been sent out today.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Ann Powers on CB and women

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/03/21/520146232/bittersweet-little-rock-and-roller

― Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:21 PM (yesterday)

that was a fantastic piece, thank you

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Here's the single

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:33 (two months ago) Permalink

might wanna listen to this at 9pm ET tonight

https://wfmu.org/2017/03/20/chuck-berry-tribute-thurs-night/

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:40 (two months ago) Permalink

omg

soref, Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:25 (one month ago) Permalink


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