2008 reissue of the Rock 'N' Roll pioneer's best-selling album originally released in 1957. 'Influential', 'pioneering' and 'innovative' are just three of the words used to describe Chuck Berry. His role in the development of Rock 'N' Roll cannot be understated, taking into account his abilities as both a guitarist and writer. Indeed, in the former he need stand in no one's shadow, whilst in the latter, perhaps only Otis Blackwell was as vital to the early days of Rock. Yet Chuck Berry had a further string to his bow, that of a performer, having become a professional shortly after his release from prison for armed robbery. He was always the ultimate showman and as his shows began attracting a larger audience, his ascent up the ladder to stardom was ensured. Hallmark.