Big Boys (Single)
Well……what else is there to say about Chuck Berry? It’s not even being a romantic to name at least 4 of his songs in the Top 10 Greatest Rock n Roll songs of all time; they are there on merit.
If there was any good news to be had when we heard the Great Man had died was that he had actually recorded a brand new album; CHUCK which was pencilled in for release on June 16th 2017.
It’s with great excitement we at RMHQ have the opportunity to give you the chance to hear first single BIG BOYS before anyone else.
Trademark Chuck Berry he sounds like he was having a blast and it bodes very well for the album itself.
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Some of the songs on ‘CHUCK’ were originally conceived as far back as the 1980s, with Berry developing them in his home studio in St. Louis over many years during down time between tours. He worked on the album through 2014. When health concerns forced him to stop touring and recording in 2015, Berry continued to oversee production and planning for ‘CHUCK,’ enlisting his family and close friend Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill, to fulfill his wishes that the album be completed and released. And from album highlight ‘Lady B. Goode,’ a spiritual sequel to the iconic ‘Johnny B. Goode’ featuring ripping solos from three generations of Berry guitarists, to the poignant country balladry of ‘Darlin’,’ a duet with his daughter Ingrid, ‘CHUCK’ truly is a family affair.
“Working on my Dad’s record has been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Charles Berry Jr. “I will forever treasure the musical conversations we had, and the time we spent together completing it.”
Chuck Berry’s passing on 18th March prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from fans, fellow musicians, and world leaders – from members of The Rolling Stones and Beatles, to former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The Times commented, “Berry created a set of riffs that remain the core building blocks of rock guitar-playing. He combined them with smart, sassy, sly and playful lyrics that painted incisive vignettes of teenage life. The result was a series of perfect three-minute pop masterpieces.” The Daily Telegraph reflected, “Chuck Berry was one of the undisputed, all-time greats of rock and roll, a founding father of the music that shook and shaped the world. His influence on Elvis, The Beatles and Stones (as well as every other star of the rock and roll firmament, from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen) is enough to guarantee musical immortality”.
Rolling Stone claimed that Berry “defined rock & roll during it’s early years and for decades to come.” The New York Times called Berry rock’s “master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves,” adding that after 60 years, his earliest music “still sounds reckless and audacious.”
‘CHUCK’ Track List:
‘You Go To My Head’
‘3/4 Time (Enchiladas)’
‘Lady B. Goode’
‘She Still Loves You’
‘Eyes Of Man’