Chuck Berry



Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Dirk B. » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:50 pm

I like the album, 'cause it's typical Chuck. The only thing that annoys me sometimes is that boring Jim Marsala bass (Boom - Boom Boom etc.) - but Chuck wanted it that way. Chuck's family did a great job on the tracks. On one page of the booklet you can see the full list of tracks Chuck has recorded - with song titles like "Loco Joe" and "Hail Hail Rock'n'Roll" (new track or just another version of "School Days"?). Perhaps these tracks will later appear on a deluxe edtion of the CD??? I have to watch out for the white vinyl limited vinyl edition - is it available anywhere on the net???
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby jarireinikka » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:11 pm

straight from Barnes & Noble
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Tumppi » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:08 pm

I bought the vinyl edition of the new album about a week ago. I think it's quite good album, better than I thought it would be but not a special one. Chucks sound is pretty much the same it's been since the 60's, which is not a bad thing at all, but I've always preferred his sound from the time he had the P-90 pickups on his guitar. There's some nice songs, I like especially the 'Darling' duet. I also like the package, the booklet is very nice.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:44 pm

Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)
19

New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)
7

Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)
23

Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)
14
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Richard Harvey » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:31 am

There's a really nice 134 page magazine on Chuck, published by Vintage Rock magazine. It's very in-depth, and talks about the records a lot. The whole magazine is devoted to Chuck, and there's some really nice pictures (including two full page shots of the Liverpool July 2000 show, which I was at, but didn't take photos, so I'm very pleased with those). I would completely recommend this magazine.

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Also, on the left there is the May issue of Now Dig This. I've got an article in there with some of my photos, where I talk about the shows I saw and my brief meetings with Chuck and how it was being a fan and following his shows round. I'm very pleased with it, it's my own personal tribute. There's a lovely - though I say so myself - colour shot on the back page of Chuck in London 2004. It's one of my favourites I ever took of him.

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You can buy the Vintage Rock magazine here...

https://anthem.subscribeonline.co.uk/vi ... k-presents

And Now Dig This here....

https://www.nowdigthismagazine.co.uk/store/now-dig-this

By the way, I got a mention in the local paper after Chuck died. I sent them a picture of Chuck in Wolverhampton in 2004 and a reporter phoned me up. She was nice enough, but didn't even know who Chuck was, and was completely unaware that he'd ever played Wolverhampton (where I live in the UK). So I was able to give her some facts about the local shows Chuck did.

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This is the picture I sent. It came out crap in the paper.

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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby PeterC » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Thanks for all this Richard! I've just ordered Vintage Rock magazine.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:07 pm

Happy Birthday, Chuck Berry, wherever you are now!
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Re: Chuck Berry

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Re: Chuck Berry

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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:33 pm

NAMM 2019: Gibson Launches Chuck Berry Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbCYG0_ ... ture=share
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby jayhawks » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:26 am

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/080529-000-A/chuck-berry/

New Documentary... (including JJL Interview Section)

(Chuck Berry is considered the forefather and impetus of Rock'n'Roll.
He influenced artists such as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Keith Richards.
The portrait casts a glance behind the façade of the absolute exceptional artist, who created breathtaking songs with a special combination of talent and charisma.
The word "icon" is used too lightly these days. But when it comes to the man who is referred to as the "Rock'n'Roll" pioneer, his live performance in the 1950s will spark the "rock'n'roll fever" among visitors of all ages, and that's it really the only suitable description for him.
Chuck Berry, born in 1926 and dead in 2017, has delighted generations of fans and influences the music world like Elvis Presley might otherwise.
Award-winning filmmaker Jon Brewer leads the rock'n'roll legend. He looks behind the facade and illuminates the people off the legendary status.
It shows Chuck Berry's adventurous and sometimes tragic life, and he tried to fathom Chuck Berry was able to write some of the best rock songs of all time, and what highs and lows he experienced. )
I'm a rollin' stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say
Just another guy on the lost highway
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:05 pm

The documentary is excellent! It is very, very good! Congratulations to everyone who was involved in producing this piece of art!

Thanks for letting us know about it, jayhawks!
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Dirk B. » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:34 am

What is a JJL interview section? Or do you mean JLL?
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby jayhawks » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:21 pm

Dirk B. wrote:What is a JJL interview section? Or do you mean JLL?


...JLL, of course... :wink:
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