Good mixture and a real good flow.
“This is good, real smooth and soulful,” he continued.
“Real good to bump and shuffle to.
But Chuck Berry, who passed away last night at the age of 90, had an open mind when a fanzine writer played him songs by punk and new wave acts, including the Clash, the Sex Pistols and Talking Heads.
Of the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen,” he said, “What’s this guy so angry about anyway?
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In 1958, Chuck Berry played Rhode Island’s Newport Jazz Festival.
He was a rare rock & roll act alongside acts like Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Louis Armstrong and Dinah Washington.
The festival was immortalized in Bert Stern’s remarkable documentary Jazz on a Summer’s Day.
Chuck got it from T-Bone Walker, and I got it from Chuck, Muddy Waters, Elmore James and B.B.
The most stunning moment of the film is Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen.”
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