Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hear Chuck Berry's new single "Wonderful Woman" now

Great news for fans of Chuck Berry (who passed away at the age of 90 on March 18). Check out "Wonderful Woman," the second track off the late rock 'n' roll legend's forthcoming and final studio album titled Chuck, set for release via Dualtone Records (an Entertainment One Company) in June 2017. The song was just released today!

The fantastic song features Berry (whose vocals sound terrific), as well as his son Charles Jr., his grandson Charles Berry III, and Austin, Texas singer-guitar hero Gary Clark Jr.

Here is more information featured in the media release I received today:

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, 'CHUCK' is his first new album since 1979's 'Rock It.' It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (vocals, harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry's bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. In addition to Gary Clark Jr., the album includes guest performances from Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Chuck's grandson Charles Berry III. Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.
Following the release of first single "Big Boys" on March 22nd, early praise began pouring in for 'CHUCK.' Rolling Stone said the album finds Berry "raging against the dying of the light, but in a vulnerable and tender way his earlier music had not prepared us for," while The Guardian raved that 'CHUCK' "proves the late rock'n'roller was brimming with energy until the very end." Uncut remarked that "Berry has as much to say about life and death as Cash and Bowie and Cohen did on their final albums."

'CHUCK' Track List:
Wonderful Woman
Big Boys
You Go To My Head
3/4 Time (Enchiladas)
Lady B. Goode
She Still Loves You
Jamaica Moon
Eyes Of Man

More information about 'CHUCK' here:

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