OLDIES-ROCK-60'S-70'S-80'S
 
HomeRegisterLog in
Loading ...


Share | 
 

 Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
angi
Admin
Admin


rank : 196
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2010-09-30
Ηλικία : 96
Τόπος : In Your Soul

PostSubject: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   10.06.15 9:33

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

On the 1961 single "Go Go Go," a side that went nowhere on the charts, Chuck Berry sang that he was "Mixing Ahmad Jamal in my 'Johnny B. Goode'/Sneaking Erroll Garner in my 'Sweet Sixteen'/Now they tell me Stan Kenton is cutting 'Maybellene'" -- as always, Chuck is stretching the truth to fit his story. Kenton never cut "Maybellene" but Berry did sneak some jazz into his rock & roll in the '60s, along with plenty of blues, country, and some folk, all evident on You Never Can Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966, Hip-O Select's second volume of Chuck's Chess recordings. Of course, Berry never was stylistically pure -- he invented rock & roll by marrying hillbilly and the blues -- but on his '60s sides he had the opportunity to both stretch out and dig deep, sometimes cutting a set of blues, sometimes expanding with horns or backing vocals or cutting a Twist. The latter is pretty good evidence that some of these wanderings may have been reflections of the times, but as a whole body of work the four-disc You Never Can Tell -- which gathers all the master studio takes, adds some alternates to the mix, and unveils a previously unheard live date that presents the rarest of things: a full adult-oriented concert given by Chuck at a Detroit casino where he was backed by an uncredited group of Berry Gordy's all-stars -- feels like the work of a man who is fully aware of his strengths and abilities, able to subtly tweak them toward the times without losing his identity.
Indeed, one of the striking things about the set is how vigorous Chuck Berry seems in the first half of the '60s, a time that did not treat all '50s rock & rollers particularly well. Of course, Chuck was not immune to the downward dip in rock & roll in the early '60s: he was arrested for a Mann Act violation in 1959 and spent the first years of the '60s embroiled in a legal mess leading to a five-year jail sentence of which he served roughly a year and a half. Before he entered prison, he recorded furiously: about the first disc and a half of You Never Can Tell dates from 1960 and 1961, as Chuck was laying down as many sides as he could, just in case he went away for a long time. Some of these sessions do seem a little hurried -- there aren't many originals, particularly in 1960 -- but this did give him an opportunity to record some very good blues-heavy sessions, where he was able to indulge in his fondness for Charles Brown, Nat King Cole, and Amos Milburn. And while there weren't many originals, those that were there were quite good, especially the "Johnny B. Goode" sequel "Bye Bye Johnny" and his latest car song, "Jaguar and Thunderbird." The 1961 sessions produced an even stronger crop of originals with "I'm Talking About You," "Come On," "Go Go Go," the "Junco Partner" adaptation "The Man and the Donkey," and "Trick or Treat," the latter two appearing on the excellent fake live album Chuck Berry on Stage (the cuts here being presented without the audience overdubs).
Chess planned to launch Chuck's post-prison comeback with a genuine live album recorded at Walled Lake Casino in Detroit in October of 1963, but the record was scrapped, laying in the vaults unreleased until this set. The very reasons why the album was abandoned are why it's such thrilling listening now: the performances are rough and ragged, with Chuck lurching from mood to mood on the closing medley of "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight," "Johnny B. Goode," "Let It Rock," and "School Day," and he spends an inordinate amount of time telling corny old jokes from the stage. It's hardly perfect, but it's a rare glimpse into Berry's on-stage charms and a vital live document of early rock & roll that's more interesting now than it might have been at the time. In any case, Chuck didn't need the boost from the live set: he came back stronger than ever in 1964 with the hits "Promised Land," "No Particular Place to Go," "You Never Can Tell," and "Nadine," all featured on his classic LP St. Louis to Liverpool, its title an explicit reference to how his music inspired the British Invasion.
Discounting Elvis, who existed in his own category by that point, and the Everly Brothers, who continued to have hits, Chuck Berry was the only rock & roller who rubbed shoulders with his progeny, due both to his clear influence on the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and also his vigorous writing. Berry's mid-'60s work rivals his late-'50s work, perhaps not in terms of innovation but in sheer lyrical and musical might; this is plainly apparent in the aforementioned quartet of hits, each one as crisp and clever as "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" and "Johnny B. Goode," but he had plenty of unheralded gems during this stretch, including the dynamite "Dear Dad" (a song so compact and blazing that plenty of punks cut it about a decade later), "It Wasn't Me" (a song he revisited in the '70s), "My Mustang Ford," "It's My Own Business," and "Ramona Say Yes." Add to that Chuck's instrumental jam LP with Bo Diddley -- an album consisting of two tracks that ran well over ten minutes, a length nearly unheard of on a rock & roll record in 1964 -- and some additional blues, and Berry's '60s sessions amount to a truly remarkable run that deepens and adds new dimensions to what was already one of the greatest legacies of 20th century American music. ~Allmusic

Track listing
cd1:
01. Drifting Blues (2:20)
02. I Got To Find My Baby (2:17)
03. I Got To Find My Baby (Stereo Remix) (2:16)
04. Don't You Lie To Me (2:10)
05. Worried Life Blues (2:12)
06. Our Little Rendezvous (2:04)
07. Bye Bye Johnny (2:06)
08. Bye Bye Johnny (Stereo Remix) (2:06)
09. Run Around (2:33)
10. Run Around (Stereo Remix) (2:33)
11. Jaguar And Thunderbird (1:52)
12. Diploma For Two (2:31)
13. Little Star (2:48)
14. The Way It Was Before (2:54)
15. Away From You (2:40)
16. Down The Road Apiece (2:16)
17. Down The Road Apiece (Stereo Remix) (2:28)
18. Confessin' The Blues (2:10)
19. Sweet Sixteen (2:48)
20. Thirteen Question Method (2:15)
21. Stop And Listen (2:28)
22. I Still Got The Blues (2:07)
23. I'm Just A Lucky So And So (2:53)
24. Mad Lad (2:22)
25. Surfin' Steel (Cryin' Steel) (2:32)
26. Route 66 (Alternate Take) (2:54)
27. Route 66 (Alternate Take) (2:52)
28. I'm Talking About You (1:51)
29. Rip It Up (2:12)
30. Come On (1:50)
31. Come On (Alternate - Stereo) (1:52)
32. Adulteen (2:13)
33. The Man And The Donkey (2:06)
~ (77:29)

cd2:
01. Go Gogo (Alternate Take) (2:49)
02. Go Go Go (2:34)
03. Trick Or Treat (1:34)
04. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Instrumental) (1:47)
05. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (1:42)
06. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Stereo Remix) (1:51)
07. All Aboard (2:09)
08. Guitar Boogie LIVE (3:11)
09. Let It Rock LIVE (1:59)
10. Almost Grown LIVE (4:17)
11. Chuck Berry Dialog (1:48)
12. Johhny B. Goode LIVE (6:15)
13. Introduction / Instrumental LIVE (1:39)
14. Sweet Little Sixteen LIVE (4:28)
15. Wee Wee Hours LIVE (6:16)
16. Chuck Berry Dialog 2 (4:56)
17. Maybellene LIVE (3:11)
18. Medley: Goodnight Sweetheart - Johnny B. Goode - Let It Rock - School Day LIVE (11:00)
19. Nadine (Is It You?) (2:36)
20. You Never Can Tell (2:44)
21. The Little Girl From Central (2:41)
22. (The) Things I Used To Do (2:43)
23. I'm In The Danger Zone (2:52)
~ (77:01)

cd3:
01. Fraulein (2:54)
02. Lonely All The Time (Crazy Arms) (2:15)
03. O Rangutang (3:05)
04. Big Ben (Blues) (2:28)
05. Promised Land (2:25)
06. Brenda Lee (2:16)
07. No Particular Place To Go (2:44)
08. You Two (2:11)
09. Liverpool Drive (2:56)
10. Chuck's Beat (10:38)
11. Bo's Beat (14:05)
12. Little Marie (2:37)
13. Go, Bobby Soxer (3:00)
14. Lonely School Days (3:02)
15. His Daughter Caroline (3:17)
16. Dear Dad (1:51)
17. Want To Be Your Driver (2:16)
18. Spending Christmas (2:12)
19. The Song Of My Love (2:30)
20. Butterscotch (2:40)
21. After It's Over (2:21)
22. Why Should We End This Way (2:53)
~ (76:34)

cd4:
01. You Came A Long Way From St. Louis (2:08)
02. She Once Was Mine (2:38)
03. Jamaica Farewell (2:08)
04. My Little Love Light (2:39)
05. I Got A Booking (2:55)
06. St. Louis Blues (2:40)
07. Shake Rattle & Roll (Alternate Take) (2:22)
08. Wee Wee Hours (Instrumental) (3:27)
09. Honey Hush [Take 3] (2:34)
10. Run Joe (2:19)
11. It's My Own Business (2:12)
12. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (2:45)
13. Every Day We Rock And Roll (2:14)
14. My Mustang Ford (Instrumental) (4:14)
15. My Mustang Ford (2:20)
16. My Mustang Ford [Stereo Remix] (2:52)
17. Merrily We Rock And Roll (2:14)
18. Vaya Con Dios (2:39)
19. Wee Hour Blues (3:16)
20. It Wasn't Me (2:36)
21. It Wasn't Me (Stereo Remix) (2:37)
22. Ain't That Just Like A Woman (2:15)
23. Right Off Rampart Street (2:25)
24. Welcome Back Pretty Baby (2:37)
25. Sad Day, Long Night (Instrumental) (2:45)
26. Ramona Say Yes (2:43)
27. Ramona Say Yes (Alternate Mix) (2:45)
28. Viva Viva Rock 'n' Roll (2:03)
29. His Daughter Caroline (Fast Version) (2:47)
30. Lonely School Days (Fast Version) (2:35)
~ (78:42)



hdnln



[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] To see the link  click the thanks button on the right top of the post!!!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Back to top Go down
jhcl40
Member


rank : 1
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2015-07-21

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   21.07.15 5:55

ty
Back to top Go down
wrzos33
Member


rank : 1
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2015-08-28

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   06.09.15 21:38

Thank you !
Back to top Go down
TitoCamotito
Member


rank : 1
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2015-09-06

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   18.09.15 23:35

Thank you !
Back to top Go down
Digger Blu
Member


rank : 1
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2015-09-19

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   01.10.15 10:24

Thank you !
Back to top Go down
TitoCamotito
Member


rank : 1
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2015-09-06

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   02.10.15 2:07

Thank you !
Back to top Go down
neggie
Member


rank : 10
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2010-12-05

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   04.10.15 21:28

Thank you !
Back to top Go down
crazyhorse1967
Member


rank : 1
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2015-09-13

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   04.10.15 23:38

Thank you
Back to top Go down
rocknick
Member


rank : 2
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2013-07-19

PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   03.09.16 0:51

thanks
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966   Today at 2:49

Back to top Go down
 
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
NEOLERA :: VARIOUS ARTISTS/COLLECTIONS-
Jump to: