Chuck Berry
Nadine
The Great 28
(1964)
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igor  (Seattle, WA)
19:28:53.3896+00 , - :

I suddenly remembered Nadine from the Twin Peaks :)
 
junebaby65  (Cleveland, OH)
16:48:58.7903+00 , - :

 sid1950 wrote:
Some time in 1970 or 1971 Berry did a session for BBC TV. I was a very junior trainee engineer in the studio, and got the job of setting up the colour monitors in the studio while he was rehearsing. Monitors in those days were not just analogue, they had valves (vacuum tubes) and were very finicky. I got to spend an hour while the ran through numbers and got the sound levels right. It was many years later that I found out his backing band were session musicians from London, and had only met him the day before! The still did a great job and it was a privelidge to listen in. A master!

 
Chuck was known for travelling from city to city and using hired musicians as his backing band.  Chuck never gave the guys a setlist, though.  You had to be on your toes.  Bruce Springsteen and band once worked with Chuck and he asked Mr. Berry what songs were going to be played that night, Chuck replied, "We're going to play some Chuck Berry songs."
 
sid1950  (Surbiton, Surrey, UK)
14:57:31.6553+00 , - :

Some time in 1970 or 1971 Berry did a session for BBC TV. I was a very junior trainee engineer in the studio, and got the job of setting up the colour monitors in the studio while he was rehearsing. Monitors in those days were not just analogue, they had valves (vacuum tubes) and were very finicky. I got to spend an hour while the ran through numbers and got the sound levels right. It was many years later that I found out his backing band were session musicians from London, and had only met him the day before! The still did a great job and it was a privelidge to listen in. A master!
 
kurtster  (drifting)
14:56:15.5772+00 , - :

 cc_rider wrote:
 unclehud wrote:

King = Elvis.  Nuff said.


Nothing against Elvis, but he stood on the shoulders of giants.

 
Carl Perkins being one of them.
 
lizardking  (700 miles north of Paradise)
18:40:37.0131+00 , - :

My wife and I recently enjoyed some Chuck Berry UTube videos to commemorate his passing, and really enjoyed some of his performances of "Ding-a-ling" - especially the one in London.  I'm telling you those prim and proper English teens and 20 year olds sure were NOT ready to start singing about the penis so openly.  It's really funny and amazing how the black music made it's way, slowly in places, to the rest of the world; watching that video from the late 50s/early 60s was such a treat!

RIP Chuck Berry!


 
On_The_Beach  (The Blue Planet)
05:54:47.7726+00 , - :

Well, he made it to 90.
That's pretty amazing for a rock star.
 
bm.deavenport613  (Pensacola)
12:56:57.0033+00 , - :

Brian May of Queen makes a nod to Chuck Berry in a song he penned,"Now I'm Here" at the end of the song with the words go go go Little Queenie. Mr. Berry influenced many future guitarists.
 
hayduke2  (Southampton, NY)
12:48:03.6508+00 , - :

{#Crown}
 
Dorothyhancock
05:15:25.82001+00 , - :

Best song for ever
 
Peter_Bradshaw  (UK)
21:56:44.94281+00 , - :

{#Hearteyes} ..... this is outstanding
 
ScottFromWyoming  (Powell)
21:11:43.42713+00 , - :

 stkman wrote:
Love Chuck but not his best recording of Nadine, not his fault its the record companies, unfortunately there's a bunch of sub par recordings of great songs out there especially compilations, I have this on 78 and it sounds great, yes some of us ol farts still have turntables that play 78's 

 
I'm pretty sure that this is the song that, if you play the 45 at 33, you have the music bed of Get It On, by T. Rex.
 
edit: Little Queenie is the song I'm thinking of. 
 
xtalman  (What dimension?)
16:46:19.89735+00 , - :

Saw him back in the early to mid eighties at the old Buffalo Memorial Stadium (the old Rockpile) after a Bisons game.  Don't really remember the ball game, do remember Chuck gave a hell of  show.  Everybody was dancing.  
 
shellbella  (so california)
16:45:24.885+00 , - :

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sherf  (OCNY)
22:24:37.75452+00 , - :

I saw him at the Whiskey in 1968, thought he was an 'old guy,' and the he is still out on the road 45 years later. Big time wow for this guy. Nobody better in Rock than Chuck. Nobody.
 
Boy_Wonder  (Bath, back in the UK)
18:39:56.00137+00 , - :

 stkman wrote:
Love Chuck but not his best recording of Nadine, not his fault its the record companies, unfortunately there's a bunch of sub par recordings of great songs out there especially compilations, I have this on 78 and it sounds great, yes some of us ol farts still have turntables that play 78's I said before how great he was in person, opened for the Stones and blew them away{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}

 
I was thinking the sound wasn't as deep as I'd remembered... seems someone else had the same thought.... but still a great song.
 
helgigermany  (Germany)
04:37:27.88755+00 , - :

 YLazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 
Yes, not bad!