Posts Tagged ‘Rock and Roll’

Johnny B. Goode

October 7, 2017

“Johnny B. Goode,” written by Chuck Berry. Performed by the composer on “The T.A.M.I. Show” in 1954.

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Brown Eyed Handsome Man

August 26, 2017

“Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1956.

Chuck Berry (guitar, vocals) Johnnie Johnson (piano), L. C. Davis (tenor sax), Willie Dixon (bass), and Fred Below (drums).

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Chuck Berry website

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Little Queenie

August 13, 2017

“Little Queenie,” written by Chuck Berry, interpreted by The Rattles on Radio Bremen TV’s “Beat Club,” 1965.

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Rock and Roll Music

May 14, 2017

“Rock and Roll Music,” written in 1957 by Chuck Berry, performed by Mr. Berry with Tina Turner in 1982.

Related:

“Chuck Berry tributes pour in: ‘Greatest rock‘n’roll writer who ever lived,’” James Tapper, The Guardian

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Chuck Berry, 1926 – 2017

March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry, the perpetual wild man of rock music who helped define its rebellious spirit in the 1950s and was the sly poet laureate of songs about girls, cars, school and even the ‘any old way you choose it‘ vitality of the music itself, died March 18 at at his home in St. Charles County, Mo. He was 90.”

— “Chuck Berry, wild man of rock who helped define its rebellious spirit, dies at 90,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post [links added]

More:

“‘Shakespeare of rock ‘n’ roll’ Chuck Berry dies at 90,” Bonnie Kristian, The Week

“Chuck Berry tributes pour in: ‘Greatest rock‘n’roll writer who ever lived,'” James Tapper, The Guardian

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Sleigh Bell Rock

December 11, 2016

“Sleigh Bell Rock,” written by Hal Schneider and recorded by him with his band Three Aces & A Joker in 1960.

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I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis

December 9, 2016

“I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis,” written by Don Kirshner and Bobby Darin, performed by “Debbie Dabney” (or “Marlene Paul,” apparently Marlene Ver Planck). Accompanists include guitarist Kenny Burrell.

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Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)

December 5, 2016

Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me),” written by Aaron Schroeder and Claude Demetrius, performed by The Smithereens. It was originally recorded in 1957 by Elvis Presley, backed by The Jordanaires. The tune has been covered by many other artists including Mae West.

Related:

“Santa’s Privacy Policy,” Laurence Hughes, McSweeney’s

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Nobody Told Me

December 4, 2016

“Nobody Told Me” by Vintage Trouble, performing atop the London West Hollywood Hotel on LA’s Sunset Boulevard for Billboard‘s Sunrise Sessions in 2013.

Ty Taylor (lead vocals), Nalle Colt (guitar), Rick Barrio Dill (bass), Richard Danielson (drums).

Vintage Trouble website

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Almost Saturday Night

December 3, 2016

“Almost Saturday Night,” written and performed by John Fogerty. Dave Edmunds had a hit with it.

John Fogerty website

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