20th Century Masters:Millennium Colle - (Import CD)
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- Rock 'N' Roll
- Mono / Stereo
- Andy McKaie; Andy McKaie (Compilation)
- 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Chuck Berry
Recorded between May 21, 1955 and March 26, 1964. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media Studios, No. Hollywood, California).
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Audio Remixer: Erick Labson.
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
Recording information: Lancaster Arts Festival, Coventry, England (05/21/1955-02/03/1972).
Photographers: Michael Ochs; Dick Waterman; Frank Driggs.
Rock & roll ground zero, which is to say that Chuck Berry may not have invented the music (there being no first rock record any more than there's a first romantic novel) but he definitely invented its grammar (comparisons with D. W. Griffith are thus totally appropriate). A one-CD, 11-song collection clearly doesn't do justice to the man's oeuvre, but there's nothing here that's less than classic, with the exception of his 1972 novelty hit "My Ding-a-Ling." As for the rest, it's all wit, wordplay, sly sexual allusions, and great guitar riffs--what more could anyone want?
- Country of Origin
- MCA (USA)
- Universal Distribution
- Chuck Berry
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Maybellene
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Roll Over Beethoven
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Brown Eyed Handsome Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] School Days
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rock & Roll Music
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Sweet Little Sixteen
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Johnny B. Goode
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Carol
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] You Never Can Tell
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] My Ding-A-Ling - (live, single edit)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] No Particular Place to Go
- Studio / Live
- Vibe (12/99, p.157) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century - "...Blues feel, country bounce, witty words, teen spirit - Berry wired them all into 3-minute big bangs of modern music. The playbook."
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