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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. MBERTHOLD

    MBERTHOLD Country Gent

    Thanks for the heads up, gotta check that one out;););)
     
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  2. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
     
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  3. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Gretschie

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    For me, it was Reelin and Rockin.

    He was the master lyricist, who could write "Well I looked at my watch and to my surprise
    I was dancing with a woman that was twice my size" , and have everybody love it? It was one of those go to it songs that would bring people to the dance floor. Chuck's music was therapeutic to get people to forget about their troubles, and take them back to that happy place.
    RIP, Mr Berry.
     
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  5. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Electromatic

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    Sweet Little Sixteen.
     
  6. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    Lots of great ones listed here and I don't know if there is a chuck berry song I don't like so in a list like this I try and pull out songs no one else has said like this one

     
  8. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    You Never Can Tell & Memphis Tennessee.
     
  9. blc45

    blc45 Country Gent

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    Aug 23, 2011
    nc
    Chuck Berry had to many great songs for me to narrow down which one I like best!
     
  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    That's the one , thanks Zack
     
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  11. slimwilson

    slimwilson Gretschie

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    Besides the raw, and almost anarchic sound of "Maybellene", this has always been a favorite

    It was ever better when i figured out that the main verse chord was just a C7 with a bent string to add that off kilter sound
     
  12. slimwilson

    slimwilson Gretschie

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    And this has always been a personal, albeit sentimental favorite for the line "In the heat of the day down in Mobile, Alabama..." (that being my hometown).
     
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  13. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

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    Michigan
    The one where he didn't poop on people.
     
  14. gretschbo

    gretschbo Gretschie

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    London Ontario Canada
    Here are three obscure ones by Chuck that I always liked -
    Let's Boogie -
    Go Go Go -
    Dear Dad -
    All three have those crazy wonderful Chuck Berry lyrics
     
  15. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Maybe this is another thread topic but did you have a good, or bad perspective before you saw his tribute to Chuck?
     
  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Mmmmmm... just maybe a little more respect for Gene . Never knew the way he grew up , coming from Isreal , learning a new language , and all that good stuff . Sometimes I don't think any of us give a second thought to the roads the stars have traveled , how they got to where they are now . We all see the glamour , not the heartaches that get them there
     
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  17. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Wait a minute! Weren't you in the KISS tribute band, KISSMANIA, playing the demon/Gene Simmons part?

    [​IMG]

    Rich: I know that is you, under the makeup, dragon boots and prosthetic tongue (it looks so real!).

    ;) :D
     
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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    ya caught me ........:p
     
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  19. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

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    For the sake of accuracy Milo De Venus was a beautiful lass she had the world in the palm of her hand - do I hear any advance on Milo De Venus? Clever stuff Venus de Milo had no arms and Chuck reversed it. Unfortunately cause of Chuck I can never quite remember which way round it's supposed to be. Imagine me being corrected at posh dinner parties when I mention Milo de Venus.

    Anyway I like "Nadine" and "Oh Carol", Oh and the new one they're playing on the radio all the time over here in the UK - something about an itty bitty boy
     
  20. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Feb 12, 2009
    Wisconsin
    There are dozens of great choices, but to me, it has to be Johnny B. Goode. He crushed it so hard with that one, I can't imagine a more perfect example of his craft.
     
  21. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

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    it's hard to argue with this opinion