That up there is the Sir John Trio, from left to right, Ebby Hardy the drummer, Chuck Berry, and Johnnie Johnson, the pianist and band leader. Johnson hired Chuck Berry to fill in for an ailing member who ended up never returning. It was Berry's first big break. He was not yet the master of licks he would become, but he had a strong onstage personality and with Johnson's guidance became the Chuck Berry we all know and love. Johnson is on nearly all of Berry's significant hits though sometimes not as audible as others. "Merry Christmas Baby" is a slow one and you can hear both well. Understated genius, both with a light touch, respecting each others space.
Now, here's the plan for tonight. Grab your squeeze, head for the mistletoe. Get under it. Play this song. Close the deal.
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Chuck Berry - Merry Christmas Baby mp3 at Panic Stream