Saturday, January 2, 2010
CHUCK BERRY'S GREAT TWENTY-EIGHT
So today I was listening to the Chuck Berry collection, The Great Twenty-Eight. UNBELIEVABLE. Like, if you could only have one record, this would be a good one to pick. Chuck isn't as well marketed as, say, Elvis or Aretha. But you listen to this stuff and it is just perfect. One of my favorite songs ever is "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man." A two minute seventeen second gem with social commentary in it (replace "eyed" with "skinned" and you'll see how people may have been upset about it in the '50s). Anyway, if you trust me, pick up a Chuck Berry collection: I don't know if this one is still in print, if it isn't, get Gold, from the Universal Music "Gold" series, it looks like it has most of the best songs.