Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chuck Berry - Maybellene

This song was his Chess Records debut in May of 1955. The lean lanky duck-walker's groundbreaking hybrid sound was the foundation that rock and roll would be built upon. "It was something new, and everybody was very interested in it" said his pianist Johnnie Johnson. "Especially coming from a black guy playing hillbilly music." Willie Dixon said, "If he could change that to a different style, from the hillbilly style, and make it a little bluesier" Berry had his first number one hit, emerging as one of rock and roll's first superstars.

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