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Rock N Roll Rarities
Chuck Berry
Rock N Roll Rarities
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Chuck Berry
Title: Rock N Roll Rarities
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Rock 'n roll rarities
UPCs: 076741252121, 076741252145

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Keep on Chuckin'
Ed Kaz | Shell Pile, NJ USA | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's something unsettling (and ultimately wonderful) about hearing a different version of a song that has been deeply set into your psyche. That's what this record is all about; listen to Chuck and the boys as they work out his immortal songs in the Chess studio.

Take "Sweet Little Sixteen" for example. That genre-defining guitar intro develops itself in fits and starts. A few more takes and we're in legend-territory, but right now we're just figuring stuff out. Compelling listening, to say the least.

Chuck Berry never realized that he was writing the soundtrack of a generation. Good thing, because that would have been too much pressure for one man to bear, don't you think?

My advice: Buy Anthology first. Fall in love with it. Then grab this and watch Mr. Berry sew the seeds of Rock 'n' Roll."
Excellent For the Avid Chuck Berry Fan
K. Brown | Walnut, Ca USA | 08/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is an essential addition to anybody building an already awesome Chuck Berry collection. The alternate takes and occasional brief outtakes on tunes like "Johnny B Good" just hit home his hepness, and the great (and way underappreciated) tunes like "Run, Rudolph, Run" and "Bye Bye Johnny" make this album an absolute pleasure to listen to. This is an absolutely solid collection of unique Chuck Berry music.

That said... if you are just becoming acquainted with Chuck Berry's music, this CD might not be the place to start. There are scores of Five-Star Chuck Berry albums out there, which will likely have you addicted to his legacy in no time. After you have sufficiently primed your ear with a few classic Chuck Berry albums, I advise you add this to your CD rack.

Bottom line, Chuck Berry is the coolest of the pioneering rockers! Don't grab just one Chuck Berry CD for your is not enough!"
As good as rock & roll can be
Anthony C. Navarro | US | 10/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"even though these are different takes and whatnot, these sides are as good or better that the original issues -- remember that chuck berry didnt have first say which takes were to be released and ill put my money on Chuck Berry's taste or anothers decision rather than that of Leonard Chess or Phil Chess any day (these two brothers owned Chess Records who blatantly took advantage and/or ripped of artists along with most independent record label owners who did the same thing) --- (read Chess Records by Mike Rowe -- great book about Chess records with superb photos)"