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Chuck Berry 1965

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Chuck Berry

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.


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Chuck Berry

Fresh Berry's

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!


The King of Rhythm & Blues

Chuck Berry Appreciation Society

5 Eaton Place, Belgravia, London, S.W.1.

Fan Club information 1965

The 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 Europe.

In july 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.

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