LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL…AND MR CHUCK BERRY

By Hans Ebert
@hanseberthk

Again, you need to go back to where you came from to gather your bearings and remember what you either might have forgotten or never appreciated at the time.

Listening to the back catalogue of Mr Chuck Berry, I only now truly understand what a “backbeat and you can’t lose it” really means. Mr Berry might have sounded like playing simple three bar blues or boogie woogie at the time. But his guitar playing always had that backbeat- a non-stop rhythm guitar going on which effortlessly blended in with his leads and gave his vocals probably some of the beginnings of what was slowed down and became funk or soul or whatever black music was labeled.

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