Looking at the photo above while listening to a scratchy copy of "Merry Christmas" froze me in my tracks, probably the last reflective moment I'll get for a while, what with all of this holiday mayhem. But, dig this, Chuck Berry still walks the earth. Hell yeah, the man is still alive. That alone is worth celebrating. On top of all that, his "Merry Christmas Baby" is godhead.
The song is as perfect as they come. With Johnny Johnson, his long time piano player, filling like he invented it, the great Willie Dixon on bass, and Fred Below with the insanely restrained brushwork, plus the little pops and surface noise on the copy posted at Boogie Woogie Flu, this will make you stop what you're doing and slow the fuck down for three minutes. Turn your cell phone off.
Leave your phone off. Listen to "Run Rudolph Run". This is greatness, the messenger and the package, These songs are just two of many, This man is still alive. We may never see the likes of him again. Okay, just throw your phone away.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Chuck Berry - Merry Christmas Baby mp3 at Boogie Woogie Flu
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run mp3 at Boogie Woogie Flu
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High resolution version of above photo