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RIP Chuck Berry

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by MiniCuse, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. MiniCuse

    MiniCuse All Conference

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    dang. the man was a true legend.
     
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    orange79 Internet Sleuth Staff Member

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    RIP

    Rock and roll legend.
     
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    The best. A lot of legendary musicians received their inspiration from him. Lots of great songs. Johhny B. Goode, Maybelline, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Roll Ovet Beethoven but if I am not mistaken his only #1 was My Ding A Ling.
     
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    One of the true greats of R&R. A rare artist who'll gain even more respect after his passing.

     
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    Two legends sharing a stage. Yoko is also present.

     
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    No words. Legend doesn't begin to describe. Seriously. Most people have no idea how much he impacted music as we know it today.

    G-E-N-I-U-S
     
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    An original and a man of many talents.

    RIP
     
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    We wouldn't have had much of the great music of the 60s and 70s, commercial or otherwise, if Chuck Berry hadn't shown the way. RIP, Chuck.
     
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    One of my favorites...

     
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    My absolute favorite Chuck songs are Carol and Promised Land

     
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    Promised Land

     
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    There is some really great Chuck Berry stuff on youtube.

     
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    Great rendition of Johnny B Goode with Bruce Springsteen and the EStreet

     
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    Great lyrics

    Nadine

    I got on a city bus and found a vacant seat,
    I thought I saw my future bride walking up the street,
    I shouted to the driver hey conductor, you must slow down.
    I think I see her please let me off this bus

    Nadine, honey is that you?
    Oh, Nadine. Honey, is that you?
    Seems like every time I see you Darling you got something else to do

    [Alternate verse: Seems like every time I catch you,
    datcha you're up to something new]

    I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
    And started walkin' toward a coffee colored cadillac
    I was pushin' through the crowd to get to where she's at
    And I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat

    Downtown searching for her, looking all around.
    Saw her getting in a yellow cab heading up town.
    I caught a loaded taxi, paid up everybody's tab.
    With a twenty dollar bill, told him 'catch that yellow cab.'

    She move around like a wave of summer breeze,
    go, driver, go, go, catch her balmy breeze.
    Moving thru the traffic like a mounted cavalier.
    Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear.

     
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    Yeah, he was an amazing lyricist. More prose than poetry, But such great stuff.

    While people think of the iconic guitar riff and the propulsiveness of the music, the lyrics are unforgettable:

    Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans,
    Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
    There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
    Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
    Who never ever learned to read or write so well,
    But he could play a guitar just like a ringing a bell.

    [Chorus:]
    Go Go
    Go, Johnny, go, go
    Go, Johnny, go, go
    Go, Johnny, go, go
    Go, Johnny, go, go
    Johnny B. Goode

    He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
    Or sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.
    Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade,
    Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made.
    The people passing by, they would stop and say,
    "Oh, my, but that little country boy could play!"

    [Chorus]

    His mother told him, "Someday you will be a man,
    And you will be the leader of a big old band.
    Many people coming from miles around
    To hear you play your music when the sun go down.
    Maybe someday your name will be in lights
    Saying 'Johnny B. Goode tonight'."

    [Chorus]
     
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