Chuck Berry - Essential Works : 1955 - 1962

Tracklist

1
Side A
1.
Roll Over Beethoven
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02:26
2.
Too Much Monkey Business
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02:57
3.
School Day (Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll)
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02:44
4.
Rock And Roll Music
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02:35
5.
Maybellene
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02:21
6.
No Money Down
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03:00
7.
Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
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02:25
8.
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
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02:18
Side B
1.
Johnny B. Goode
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02:40
2.
Sweet Little Sixteen
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03:13
3.
Guitar Boogie
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02:20
4.
Reelin And Rockin
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03:19
5.
Around & Around
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02:40
6.
Carol
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02:50
7.
Sweet Little Rock n Roller
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02:23
2
Side C
1.
Memphis Tennesse
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02:13
2.
Little Queenie
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02:43
3.
Almost Grown
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02:22
4.
Back in The USA
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02:29
5.
Betty Jean
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02:31
6.
Let It Rock
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01:47
7.
Jaguar and the Thunderbird
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01:53
Side D
1.
Bye Bye Johnny
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02:07
2.
Don't You Lie to Me
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02:01
3.
Down The Road A Piece
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02:16
4.
Confessin The Blues
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02:11
5.
Route 66
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02:49
6.
I'm Talking About You
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01:51
7.
Come On
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01:50

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Of all the fathers of rock ’n’ roll, Chuck Berry was the most colourful, a wild and original character who was a model for the greatest rock guitarists. Harassed and imprisoned by racist authorities, Chuck would spend some 60 years either at the top of the charts or behind bars. After being sentenced for hold-ups in three stores, car theft, and possession of a weapon, he spent two years in a reformatory. Released in 1947, it was after an encounter with Muddy Waters, and especially Leonard Chess in 1955, that his life was transformed. He recorded a Bob Wills country song that he retitled “Maybellene”, and it sold over a million copies, which took the song to the top of the R&B charts, the first in a long series of hits he recorded for the Chess label. They are all on this album.

It is the fusion of Gospel, Blues and Jazz that gives birth to new rhythms during the 50’s in the United States. Black artists are the first ones to associate upbeat tempo with jazz and blues. But it is a revolution of the minds that gives to the 50’s its frenetic momentum that rocks the old world into the modern world. Every single area is touched by the revolution : music and painting, obviously, but also and maybe mainly society at large, ways of consuming, the new industrial era, urban life, advertising, marketing and design. The movement develops in every dimension. Rock’n’Roll is the permanent mark left by the youth of that time, embracing the new world and giving it the rhythm that fits.
The Masters of Rock collection traces back the history of these great Rock’n’Roll figures without whom Rock and music in general would not be what they are today. And just like a natural phenomenon, Rock was born at the same time as the LP, absolute revolution in the music world which marked every generation since 1950 and until today. The world could not go round without the collection that pays homage to Vinyl Records and Rock’nRoll : Masters of Rock