Chuck Berry with Guitar

Remembering Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry

 Today terrible news came out in the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll; Chuck Berry the father of Rock ‘n’ Roll died at age of 90. All over the web you find beautiful contributions to his music and life. Chuck Berry is also a huge inspiration  for Black Bull Blues. With his music he influenced many musicians. I made up a little list with Chuck Berry favorites.

Viva Rock ‘n’ Roll is a true dance classic. This song fits every setlist in a bar, concert venue or house party. The tight guitar riff is amazing, but above all Chucks vocals really make this song. Viva Rock ‘n’ Roll was released on his 1971 album San Fransisco dues by Chess Records.

“There’s only one true king of rock ‘n’ roll.
His name is Chuck Berry.”

— Stevie Wonder – 

 Viva Rock ‘n’ Roll

Berry recorded many great songs and logically the movie world featured some of his songs. The 1994 Cult classic Pulp Fiction is one of the movies that featured a Chuck Berry song. Pulp Fiction is a fantastic movie and one of the funniest scenes is the ‘dance’ performance of Vincent and Mia where the dance to “You Never Can Tell”.

“You Never Can Tell” – Pulp Fiction feature

As a tribute to his pervasiveness in the realm of rock, a clip of “Johnny B. Goode” was chosen played in the Voyager I spacecraft, proving Chuck Berry and his rock legacy are truly out of this world.

“Johnny B Goode”

This next song contains lyrics that mark the introduction a new era, called Rock ‘n’ Rp;;. Away with the old style of Beethoven and Tsjaikovski,  cause Roll Over Beethoven there is a new genre in town.

Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

The Rolling Stones Covered this song pretty good, but the original version of “Come On” still stays my favorite. The laid back vocals and direct lyrics really get to you. On top you find a catchy guitar riff. Come On is short, easy and finished when you want to hear more of it.

Chuck Berry – Come On

Photo: By Universal Attractions (management) (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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