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Your favourite Chuck Berry number?

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by Uncle Daddy, May 13, 2017.

  1. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Too many to choose from,but when i gigged we did, Johnny B.Goode,Roll Over Beethoven,Sweet Little Sixteen and Thirty Days.
  2. Gimper

    Gimper Gretschie

    Oct 30, 2016
    I don't really have a favorite... but the songs listed in this thread certainly make for a good playlist :)
  3. guitarmike

    guitarmike Gretschie

    Oct 13, 2015
    Ever listened to "Deep Feeling" ?
    Its an instrumental played on a steel guitar by Chuck himself.
    That guy had SOUL.
  4. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

    Jan 3, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    My favorite Chuck Berry song?

    Every single one that he wrote!!! :D

    Chuck Berry laid down the foundation of rock 'n roll and literally everybody on this planet was influenced by him. Heck, I even nicknamed my school bus "Nadine" after his song over the lyric "...Got on a city bus and found a vacant seat, when I thought I saw my future bride walking down 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?..."
  5. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    "As I was motorvatin' over the hill
    I saw Maybellene in a Coupe de Ville"

    Solid Gold lyrics, no BS and straight to the point.
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  6. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    My favorite Chuck Berry song is the first one I ever heard and the only one I knew for a long time (also one that probably wouldn't be on many other people's lists): Almost Grown.
  7. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Great lyrics all over that song. "I was campaign shouting like a Southern diplomat" is a favorite of mine.
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  8. New2blues

    New2blues Newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    New Mexico
    Sweet Little Rock 'n Roller
  9. afire

    afire Country Gent

    That's a great one too. "All dressed up like a downtown Christmas tree."
  10. Byron

    Byron Gretschie

    Sep 4, 2009
    We play School Days on the school run, kids all singing along. My daughter says 'put chuckle berry on', I love that. Next track is Baby Doll, one of my faves.
  11. Byron

    Byron Gretschie

    Sep 4, 2009
    Plus....I looked at the clock and to my surprise I was dancing with a woman who was twice my size. Genius. Reeling and rocking
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  12. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Too many to list them all... but this one has always been my #1 CB tune.

  13. dankas11

    dankas11 Synchromatic

    Jul 6, 2014
  14. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Promised Land

    "Working on a T-bone steak a la carte
    Flying over to the golden state
    When the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
    He would set us at the terminal gate

    Swing low chariot come down easy
    Taxi to the terminal zone
    Cut your engines and cool your wings
    And let me make it to the telephone"

    The Beatles wrote some cracking songs but no Brit could ever come up with these lyrics!!!! LOL
    In a class of his own that man but although this is my favourite Chuck Berry song I actually prefer Elvis' version... including the expletive strewn studio out-takes!