Chuck Berry



Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Richard Harvey » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:03 pm

Anyone else heard it? Any thoughts?
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:31 pm

I am very pleased with the album, too. It is a good selection of songs, a good reflection of the different styles he has played in throughout his career and a fitting final album.

Thank you for your lengthy review, Richard. I would agree with most of it. However I do not (thankfully) recognize any 80's sound.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:41 pm

Exclusive: Chuck Berry’s son, closest friends discuss posthumous album
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/mus ... 102562928/

Interesting that some vocals were recorded as late as 2013!
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:11 pm

"In my day and time, my music was considered superb"
- Chuck Berry (1926 - 2017)
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Richard Harvey » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:56 pm

wolfgangguhl wrote:Thank you for your lengthy review, Richard. I would agree with most of it. However I do not (thankfully) recognize any 80's sound.


I think it's just the drums of a few of the up-beat numbers. They're mixed a little loud for my tastes, but that's a small criticism. It reminded me of the eighties when they used to mix the drums very loud with effects on them.
I've had quite a few more listens and I'm really pleased with it. Darlin', of course, is Ingrid's middle name. I only realised that yesterday. '
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:28 pm

Darlin Ingrid Berry

The drums sound more like 90's/00's to me. 80's were really, really horrible soundwise! Probably the worst decade ever. Since then things got a little more back to basics.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Richard Harvey » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:59 am

I miss the times from about ten or twelve years ago when there were forums where people would discuss the music of our 50's heroes. We get new Chuck Berry music for the first time in almost 40 years and hardly any comment on it here. Has all the discussion gone to facebook, or is no-one interested so much these days?
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:18 pm

People are no longer able to articulate themselves. They prefer to stare into their mobile phones!
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby scottdoran1 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:45 pm

I think it comes down to personal preference, forums are very 1990S most are not user friendly, clunky and old looking overall not very appealing. The younger generation are all on social media eg Facebook, Twitter, bebo etc you can share and discuss content much easier on there, you can upload pictures, videos etc all with ease. You also have apps meaning you pretty much have access to this all day everyday. I enjoy reading this forum and the opinions expressed.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Richard Harvey » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:23 pm

There was a previously unaired programme on Chuck broadcast today on 6music. It includes a previously unheard interview from 1977. You can listen to it again here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tj3xy
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby PeterC » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:24 pm

(a) I'm busy these days, and (b) I haven't bought or listened to the album yet. I will comment eventually though! 8)
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:08 pm

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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby PeterC » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:49 pm

wolfgangguhl wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lDjjX-M0O0


Very good (should've had Jim Marsala there though!). I didn't realise CBII could play so much like his dad.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby wolfgangguhl » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:56 pm

CBII started out as a very poor guitar player, but he has improved over the years and as you pointed out he is now able to sound pretty much like his dad. He also literally "carried" his dad through his final shows at a time when poppa could do it no more.

CBII did/does a very good job in giving the final touches to this album respectively making sure it gets released and promoted.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby Dirk B. » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:42 am

My "Chuck"-album has arrived by now. I've bought the CD as well as the vinyl record. The artwork is very beautiful - especially when you have the vinyl booklet - and the vinyl has a foldout cover. Inside the booklet there are some great pictures of Chuck during his later days. These would have looked great on the front cover, too. I haven't had time to listen to the album, though. I will post my opinions on the music later.
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