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Description

This essential LP edition compiles 20 of Chuck Berrys most emblematic and celebrated songs, taped by the Chess label between 1955 and 1961. These recordings helped define the exact nature of early rock & roll. 180g vinyl, limited edition audiophile pressing.

All-time classics such as Berrys car songs (Maybellene), his calculated and carefully crafted instant smashes for the 1950s teenage market (Reelin and Rockin, Sweet Little Sixteen, School Day), and his celebrations of the music itself (Rock and Roll Music, Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven), are some of the greatest rock tunes ever written. Take the aforementioned Johnny B. Goode specifically – the intro alone is arguably one of the most iconic pieces of music ever recorded, and the subsequent hand in hand energy of both the vocal and the instrumentation not only form a brilliantly hook throughout the track, but also create something uniquely Chuck Berry.

This material will convince even the sceptics of Berrys brilliance. All of these original gems – which have been brilliantly remastered to achieve the most pristine sound – are simple two-and-a-half-minute songs that convey all the sheer power and emotion of rock & roll. Enjoy!

 

Tracks:

 

  1. Rock & Roll Music
  2. Maybellene
  3. Roll Over Beethoven
  4. Oh, Baby Doll
  5. ‘Round and ‘Round
  6. Come On
  7. Let It Rock
  8. Reelin and Rockin
  9. School Day
  10. Sweet Little Sixteen
  11. Johnny B. Goode
  12. Thirty Days
  13. Almost Grown
  14. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  15. Memphis, Tennessee
  16. Too Pooped to Pop
  17. Carol
  18. Our Little Rendezvous
  19. Back in the U.S.A.
  20. Too Much Monkey Business