With the Computer Debacle of 2012 finally over, and with a few days of reflecting under my belt, I have learned what can get me out of a trivial funk. Chuck Berry, goddamnit. The music of Chuck Berry can't drive away every funk, but he really triumphed this time. Over the course of a few days I went from toe-tapping, to stepping over what was, really, just a blip of an adversity; to reborn Chuck Berry appreciator. That voice, those lyrics and that Chuck Berry enunciation, his diction. Top notch backing too (with Willie Dixon, and on just about all of the early stuff, pianist Johnny Johnson). No one had, or has, come close to that combination since. And there was nothing really radical about what he was doing, or how he sounded; nothing over the top. Nothing, except the whole package.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Chuck Berry - Thirty Days mp3 at Boogie Woogie Flu
Chuck Berry - Downbound Train mp3 at Clumsy & Shy
Chuck Berry - Our Little Rendezvous mp3 at Fuck Yeah Go Team
Chuck Berry - Hey Pedro mp3 at Clumsy & Shy
Chuck Berry - That's My Desire mp3 at Clumsy & Shy