Tuesday, December 9, 2008

But he could play a guitar just like a ringin' a bell

Just in St. Louis for an overnighter so what better way to celebrate than with the music of one of the Gateway City's prodigal sons.

Although steeped in the history of Jazz (Scott Joplin, Miles Davis, etc.), St. Louis has had it's fair share of legendary rockers. Among then, the absolute standout is Chuck Berry. Rock's first badass (and badboy) lead guitarist, Berry's music was so damn good, his message so universal and appealing that it's just as relevant and kickass today as it was over 50 years ago. To say he was a/the seminal, influential rocker doesn't even begin to do him justice.

I'm just sayin'.

Chuck Berry Collection

Chuck Berry- Johnny B. Goode (live in Paris 1958)

Chuck Berry- Roll Over Beethoven (195?)

Chuck Berry and John Lennon -Johnny B Goode (Mike Douglas Show, 1972)

Chuck Berry- Reelin' And Rockin' (Midnight Special, 1973)

Chuck Berry- You Never Can Tell (Pulp Fiction, 1994)

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