After a few years at Mercury, Chuck Berry headed back to Chess Records, home to his iconic and legend making 50s & early 60s greatness – now stretching well beyond the high octane proto rock, raw rhythm & blues simplicity of the days of yore! Chuck sounds very much at home in the late 60s & early 70s cultural landscape, never sounding like flailing 50s relic, actually cooking like never before on the best of it! The voice is as inimitable and identifiable as ever, and his innovative electric guitar sound still the thing of legend, but Chuck loosened up a lot by this point. He's trying different styles on for size, with late 60s/
early 70s Memphis soul influences and raw rock with a soulful edge – and bringing a sometimes sleazy charm across with a nudge, a wink and cheerful aplomb. A lot of Chuck's material from this period has been all too rare in the decades to follow, and thanks to the folks at Hip
-O Select, the whole shebang is available in one incredible 4CD set! 71 tracks all together, including a number of previously unreleased songs, and a few others never before released in the US. The vast majority are Check Berry originals, and titles include "Tulane", "My Ding-A-Ling", the instrumental "Gun" (and alternate versions), "Fish & Chips", "Your Lick", "Bordeaux In My Pirough", "San Francisco Dues", "Reelin' And Rockin' (live), "London Berry Blues", "Woodpecker", "Roll Away", "Turn On The Houselights", "Annie Lou", "Bio", :Baby, What You Want Me To Do" and many more.
(Very limited edition – and in great shape!)