Tag Archives: Chuck Berry

Memphis, Tennessee: Chuck Berry; Johnny Rivers; Jerry Lee Lewis

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic 50s rock ‘n roll tune, Memphis, Tennessee. We will first discuss the original version by Chuck Berry. Next, we will review a cover by Johnny Rivers and then one by Jerry … Continue reading

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You Never Can Tell: Chuck Berry; Bob Seger; Bruce Springsteen

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is You Never Can Tell. This is a great rock ‘n roll tune by Chuck Berry, and is part of our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. We will review Chuck Berry’s … Continue reading

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Johnny B. Goode: Chuck Berry; The Beach Boys; Jimi Hendrix; Michael J. Fox

Hello there! Our song this week is Johnny B. Goode. It is one of the greatest, most iconic rock ‘n roll songs. We will review the original 1958 version by Chuck Berry, and we will discuss covers by The Beach … Continue reading

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Ida Red/Maybellene: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Chuck Berry, Johnny Rivers

Hello there! In this week’s blog post, we will review the Western Swing song Ida Red, performed by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. We will then discuss Chuck Berry’s great ‘roots’ rock song Maybellene, which was originally titled Ida … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Sixteen/Surfin’ USA: Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Sweet Little Sixteen, a terrific “roots of rock ‘n roll” song. We will review the original by Chuck Berry, and a cover of that song by The Rolling Stones. We also include … Continue reading

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Back in the USA/Back in the USSR: Chuck Berry, Linda Ronstadt, the Beatles

Hello there! In this week’s blog we take up the song Back in the USA. We will consider the original by the great Chuck Berry, a cover of that song by Linda Ronstadt, and a clever take-off on that song … Continue reading

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