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CHUCK BERRY – THE LATEST AND THE GREATEST LP – EXC/VG+ A1/B1 UK ROCK 'n' ROLL

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Chuck Berry – The Latest And The Greatest
(Pye International Records  1964  NPL28031)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

G&L Flipback Sleeve in Very Good/Good condition
 – wear to edges/corners, small tear at opening edge and name written on back at top

Vinyl in Excellent/Very Good+ condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl which do give light pops/crackles but sound quality is Excellent overall – name written on the labels)

 

Charles Edward AndersonChuckBerry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.

Born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he was convicted of armed robbery and was sent to a reformatory, where he was held from 1944 to 1947. After his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of the blues musician T-Bone Walker, Berry began performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio. His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955 and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess, of Chess Records. With Chess, he recorded “Maybellene”—Berry’s adaptation of the country song “Ida Red”—which sold over a million copies, reaching number one on Billboard magazine’s rhythm and blues chart. By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star, with several hit records and film appearances and a lucrative touring career. He had also established his own St. Louis nightclub, Berry’s Club Bandstand. But in January 1962, he was sentenced to three years in prison for offenses under the Mann Act—he had transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines. After his release in 1963, Berry had several more hits, including “No Particular Place to Go”, “You Never Can Tell”, and “Nadine”. But these did not achieve the same success, or lasting impact, of his 1950s songs, and by the 1970s he was more in demand as a nostalgic performer, playing his past hits with local backup bands of variable quality.[2] His insistence on being paid in cash led in 1979 to a four-month jail sentence and community service, for tax evasion.

Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.” Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazine’s “greatest of all time” lists; he was ranked fifth on its 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll includes three of Berry’s: “Johnny B. Goode”, “Maybellene”, and “Rock and Roll Music”. Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” is the only rock-and-roll song included on the Voyager Golden Record.

Tracklist

A1 Nadine (Is It You)  
A2 Fraulein  
A3 Guitar Boogie  
A4 Things I Use To Do  
A5 Don’t You Lie To Me  
A6 Driftin’ Blues

Written-By – Brown*, Williams*, Moore*

 
A7 Liverpool Drive  
B1 No Particular Place To Go  
B2 Lonely All The Time  
B3 Jaguar And The Thunderbird  
B4 O Rangutang  
B5 You Two  
B6 Deep Feeling  
B7 Bye Bye Johnny

 

Weight1.00000000 kg

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