The grand old man of rock and roll left one final legacy before he died, earlier in the year, with one final album. Released by Dualtone/Decca Records ‘CHUCK,’ is the first new recordings in nearly four decades, eight of which were written by Berry himself.
Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, ‘CHUCK’ is his first new album since 1979’s ‘Rock It.’ It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group – including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica, vocals), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) – which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III. Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.
Just unveiled is the new video to album track ‘Big Boys’. It’s a real rock and roll stomper, lamenting the fact he couldn’t party with the big boys when he was young. His voice stands up remarkably and there’s neat contributions all round. The video is as fun as the track, featuring mass dance moves, and a typical 1950s high school dance. Check it out, here