Berry Blues is an awesome recording
chocked full of his signature guitar licks!
The blues crew has the legendary Johnnie
Johnson, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
inductee called the world's greatest living
blues pianist and the founding father
of rock and roll playing the ivory keys
on 14 of the 16 tracks and bass giant/composer
Willie Dixon the father of modern Chicago
Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
(check out his 2-cd Chess Box set 36
tracks of great blues) along with Matt Guitar
Murphy of the Blues Brothers and several others
backing up the legendary Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame inductee Chuck Berry. Few can say they
were first, Chuck Berry can and after fifty
years he is still one of the most influential
musicians of all time. While the disc crosses
into his rock-n-roll style on a couple of songs
it is for the most part a well-balanced blues
album. There are even a couple of familiar tunes
(I Just Wanna Make Love To You and Route 66)
with a bit more soul than their original versions.
If you like Chuck and Johnnie youll like
tracks I most liked were:
Wee Wee Hours
#3 Deep Feeling - instrumental only
#4 I Just Want To Make Love To You is a fun
version of a familiar tune with backup vocals.
#5 How Youve Changed is slow and smooth,
Id take a bunch more like this.
#7 Worried Life Blues
#8 Confessin The Blues
#9 Still Got The Blues
#11 Run Around
#13 Sweet Sixteen
for now, peace.