Chuck Berry In London
unknown english paper 1965
Another moody pic
of Chuck in the front of this one - but on the whole this album
is better than his "You Never Can Tell" one. A good selection of
material, from typical rock'n'roll Berry, to such unlikely Chuck
as "Jamaica Farewell" - which is good, to the bluesy-styled "You
Come A Long Way From St. Louis". This album was recorded here (in
London), and features the hard, solid driving guitar sound which
is associated with Chuck, plus fabulous lyrics on his self-penned
songs. A winner.
unknown english paper 1965
A new Chess LP from
one of the R&B pioneers, and this Berry really is fresh. Eight of
the twelve tracks are originals. "Run You" tells the tale of a "Mehico",
and a "Too Much Monkey Business", type guitar precedes "Every Day
We Rock And Roll", more in the familiar Berry style. Suddenly thrown
in is the atmospheric "One Foe My Baby, And One More For The Road".
His own "Sad Day - Long Night", an instrumental, employs very Little
Walter-ish harp and you can hear where the Rolling Stones were influenced
on a number like "Right Off Rampart Street". "Roll Over Beethoven"
is brought up to date with "My Mustang Ford" and the sleepy "Wee
Hour Blues" is worth a listen. A good LP, full of rocking Berry's!
King of Rhythm & Blues
Chuck Berry Appreciation Society
5 Eaton Place, Belgravia, London, S.W.1.
Fan Club information 1965
Chuck Berry Appreciation was started in januari 1963, by Mike Bocock.
A lifelong admirer of this hip-swinging, guitar-pounding performer,
Kike soon realised that there was a great demand for the society,
through the many enquries that he and the musical papers were receiving
asking about Chuck and his records. The society met with animmidiate
respomse, and it now has hundreds of membes in England and throughout
1963, I took over the running of the society from Mike Bocock, who
decided to concentrate more on abtaning on Chuck's life and his
recordings. This he has done and with the improved facilities of
a London address, I'm now able to produce for members of the society
a monthly newsletter, packed with information on Chuck's activities
and new recordings, complete discographies, photographs and information
on where to obtain his rarer recordings. I also include information
on outher rhythm and blues artists, and a special feature reviewing
recently released american rhythm and blues records.
It's a great
pleasure for me to be able to run a society for my own favourite
artist and also for a man whom I consider to be the most phenomenal
and exciting performer of our generation. His tremendous musicaltalents,
combined with his entirely uninhibited stage performances, have
won hin thousands of fans the world over.