MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 218: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • CHUCK BERRY: THE GREAT TWENTY-EIGHT: 1982: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: If there were a class called Rock and Roll 101- and the students in the class had little or no knowledge of rock and roll and I wanted in the first class to give them an idea of what rock and roll was- this may be the album I would choose to play them to give them an idea. Twenty- eight great songs from the greatest rock and roller of them all- Chuck Berry on one disc. There are more extensive packages out there now- but for one single disc that gives you the best of the best this one can’t be beat.

also listened to this weeks hours 2 and 3 of The Neon Beat on Radio George.

listened to the Celtic Crush from last Sunday- September 16th from The Loft.

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10 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 218: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

  1. When I was younger I went looking for records on all the pioneers of rnr- Elvis Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly Roy Orbinson. Great 28 was the Berry one I chose – as you said all the classics on one disc

    • You know what- we agree totally on that- I have thought long and hard over the years on what is the greatest rock and roll song ever- and I can’t find one that tops Johnny B. Goode.

    • It is perfect, isn’t it. I say that as a statement of fact, not a question. I actually like the guitar solo in Rock Around the Clock better–I mean that virtuoso guitar work, I’ve heard great players say how intricate it is–but Johnny B. Goode is pure ROCK and nothing else. It’s not revved up R&B or Country, it’s not sped up Blues or played down Jazz, it’s the prototype. Perfect.

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