Chuck is the eponymous (posthumous) twentieth and final studio album by American rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry, released in June 2017. Berry died between the announcement of its recording on his 90th birthday in October 2016 and its release. It (posthumously) became his first UK Top 10 chart entry since 1977, debuting at No. 9. This is the first Berry studio album to be released in almost four decades
Chuck Berry didn't hang up his rock & roll shoes after releasing Rock It in 1979, but he did stop writing and recording new songs. The next few decades were filled with performances as he traveled across the country with guitar in hand, settling down in his hometown of St. Louis for a residency at the local restaurant Blueberry Hill in 1996. New Chuck Berry music didn't appear the following year or the next. It didn't arrive until June of 2017, when Chuck appeared three months after Berry passed away at the age of 90. Chuck proves Berry's contention that he wasn't an oldies act to be correct.
Watch the video for Back in the USA from Chuck Berry's The Great Twenty-Eight for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Chuck Berry remains an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music who first began performing in 1953. Cub Koda wrote, "Of all the early breakthrough rock & roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry.
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|A1||For What It's Worth
Written-By – Stephen Stills
|A3||Chuck's First Cup|
|B1||Flatt & Scruggs
Performer [Plunger] – E.Chadbourne*
|B4||U S A|
Written-By – Vic Mizzy
- Pressed By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.
- Engineer – Doug Baker
- Performer – David Nikias, Murray Reams
- Producer – Eugene Chadbourne
- Written-By – Chuck (tracks: A2 to B4)
Notes"Chuck explores the sonic potential of conventional and non-convential instruments. Chuck is non-synthesized structured improvisation. Chuck has a percussive orientation. Chuck is trans-cultural. Chuck is a textural humorist. Chuck has a wide base of appeal."
Made & Printed in Canada
Release includes 2 inserts: b&w A4 (credits / instruments) and an A5 ('1987 Social Outcast Music' / hand- spraypainted 'Chuck').
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- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): UP · 1001 · A [??? ??] DM- 2 ✳ SOCIAL 007 ST ✳
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): UP · 1001 · B [??? ??] DM- 2 ✳ SOCIAL OUTCAST ✳
|UP 5||Chuck*||Chuck USA (Cass, Album)||Upheaval||UP 5||US||Unknown|
|UP 1001||Chuck*||USA (LP, Album, RE)||Upheaval Records||UP 1001||US||Unknown|