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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Charlie O. » 18 Mar 2017, 23:39

Bent Fabric wrote:Shit.

Yeah, but he was still a hell of a songwriter and guitar player.



(Too soon?)



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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Bent Fabric » 18 Mar 2017, 23:42

Charlie O. wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:Shit.

Yeah, but he was still a hell of a songwriter and guitar player.



(Too soon?)




;)

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby German Dave » 18 Mar 2017, 23:44

Belle Lettre wrote:Thanks, Chuck


"Ta, chuck," surely?
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Hugh » 18 Mar 2017, 23:56

Tarah, Chuck.

Rock and Roll genius.

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby kath » 19 Mar 2017, 00:00

yes, thanks, chuck.

yes, 90 is quite a run.

yes, rock and roll genius, with an influence that can never be measured.

r.i.p.

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Belle Lettre » 19 Mar 2017, 00:01

Pat O'Banton wrote:
Belle Lettre wrote:Thanks, Chuck


"Ta, chuck," surely?

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2017, 00:02

sloopjohnc wrote:
fange wrote::(

Another musical giant down.

RIP.


He was 90. I think that's considered a pretty good run in anyone's book.


Damn straight. It was obviously all that clean living he did.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Mar 2017, 00:12

fange wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
fange wrote::(

Another musical giant down.

RIP.


He was 90. I think that's considered a pretty good run in anyone's book.


Damn straight. It was obviously all that clean living he did.


There was this crazy little venue in my hometown that had a rotating stage that must've had one of the best bookers in the world. They specialized in soul and R&B and Chuck Berry played there occasionally.

We went to see him in high school. I heard he could be ornery some nights, but he lived up to my imagination that time. My friends and I left saying, "We just saw fucking Chuck Berry."
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Six String » 19 Mar 2017, 00:37

He managed to hang around longer than most of his peers. R.I.P. to one of the architects of rock and roll. Some of his songs were the earliest rock songs I ever heard through my uncle's record collection. Chuck had a long and strange life.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby *fun and open field* » 19 Mar 2017, 00:48

True that he'd had a good innings, but because of the new album and the fact that he was still gigging (albeit sporadically), I thought he was doing OK - this comes as a bit of a shock.

Rockers don't come much greater nor more influential. Wonderful lyricist, too, of course.

RIP Chuck.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby kath » 19 Mar 2017, 00:58

Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:Wonderful lyricist, too, of course.


yes!

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Bent Fabric » 19 Mar 2017, 01:01

Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:Rockers don't come much greater nor more influential.


I've been sort of contemplating the ripples, and they really are a matter of record.

Wonderful lyricist, too, of course.


To wit - I think a lot of the sort of "cadence" of the prime rock era that followed might very well not exist without him.

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2017, 01:06

Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:True that he'd had a good innings, but because of the new album and the fact that he was still gigging (albeit sporadically), I thought he was doing OK - this comes as a bit of a shock.

Rockers don't come much greater nor more influential. Wonderful lyricist, too, of course.

RIP Chuck.

Yep, one of THE great lyricists. Cars, girls and playing rock and roll were the raw materials, but the way they sounded and could make you feel ... a lot of poets would kill to be able to use words the way Chuck Berry did.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2017, 01:14

It wasn't me, baby, no it wasn't me, baby
It must have been some other body,
uh uh, baby, it wasn't me

He was cold, tired and hungry,
came a-begging for bread
The lady took him and fed him breakfast in bed
It wasn't me, Boss, no Boss, it wasn't me
It must have been some other body,
uh uh, Boss, it wasn't me

You say you saw my car parked in the drive-in one night
Came over to speak to me, I was out of sight
It wasn't me, baby, uh uh, baby, it wasn't me
It must have been some other body,
uh uh, baby, it wasn't me

Yes, a shrewd young whipper snapper love to run and play
But the draft got him, they inducted him today
It wasn't me, Sarge, uh uh, Sarge, it wasn't me
It must have been some other body,
uh uh, Sarge, it wasn't me

I met a German girl in England
who was going to school in France
Said we danced in Mississippi at a Alpha Kappa dance
It wasn't me, Officer, no, Officer, it wasn't me
It must have been some other body,
uh uh, Officer, it wasn't me

Wailing down the freeway,
testing out the cruising power
State trooper trailing,
clocked him ninety miles per hour
It wasn't me, Sheriff; Uh huh, Sheriff, it wasn't me
Ah! It must have been some other body,
uh uh, Sheriff, it wasn't me

Calling for brave young soldiers,
needed on the front row
Lieutenant said, "Which one of y'all volunteer to go?"
It wasn't me, Captain, uh uh, Captain, it wasn't me
It must have been some other body,
uh uh, Captain, it wasn't me
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby *fun and open field* » 19 Mar 2017, 01:22

Fabulous.

I really like 'Nadine' for the words and the rhythm, too. It's really a kind of masterclass. Brilliant.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Hightea » 19 Mar 2017, 01:27

RIP Chuck! :(

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Mar 2017, 01:29

Some people are such geniuses that you can't even call them that any more without it being a cliche.

Anyway, may he RIP. Glad he stuck around as long as he did.

So did he finish the album that's due out this year? Hope so. He sounded pretty excited about it.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Jimbo » 19 Mar 2017, 01:37

How he did what he did - and without a synthesizer - is a wonder. Thank you Chuck.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby fire and fueryIre » 19 Mar 2017, 01:39

RIP, Mr Berry. For once the term "one of the greats" really is justified.

While never got to see him live, I was in the queue waiting to see Pink Floyd do an early version of Dark Side at a late night show at Coventry Locarno while CB performed an earlier show at the same venue as part of the 1972(?) Lanchester Arts Festival. It was the night CB recorded most of the live songs for what eventually became the London Sessions. One of the tinny songs me and my mates heard coming through the walls high above us that night was the that totally uncharacteristic career albatross My Ding a Ling.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Dayodead » 19 Mar 2017, 01:40

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