Chuck Berry In Memphis - AudioSoundMusic
Chuck Berry In Memphis - AudioSoundMusic
Chuck Berry In Memphis - AudioSoundMusic
Chuck Berry In Memphis - AudioSoundMusic

Chuck Berry In Memphis

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Chuck Berry – guitar, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Chuck Berry]

Satch Arnold – drums

Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar

Bobby Emmons – piano

Andrew Love – tenor saxophone

Gene Miller – trumpet

James Mitchell – baritone saxophone

Reggie Young – guitar

Written by Chuck Berry (A1-2, A4 to B2), Joe Sherman (A3), Noel Sherman (A3), Bob Bell (B3), Roy Branker (B3), Irving Melsher (B4), Remus Harris (B4), Russ Morgan (B4), Calvin Carter (B5), Pookie Hudson (B5)

 

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Elemental Music

Original Label : Mercury

Recorded in Memphis in March 1967

Produced by Boo Frazier, Roy Dea

Originally released in August 1967

Reissued in November 2023

 

Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Back to Memphis
  2. I Do Really Love You
  3. Ramblin' Rose
  4. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
  5. My Heart Will Always Belong to You
  6. Oh Baby Doll

Side B:

  1. Check Me Out
  2. It Hurts Me Too
  3. Bring Another Drink
  4. So Long
  5. Goodnight Well It's Time to Go


        Reviews :

        “Chuck Berry in Memphis was the artist's first effort to record an album of new material under his contract with Mercury Records -- it followed a blatant cash-in attempt, Golden Hits, on which Berry had cut new versions of his classic Chess Records hits. Recorded over a three-day period in Memphis in March of 1967, the record features Berry mixing blues and pop with rock & roll. None of it is bad, though his version of the Nat King Cole hit "Ramblin' Rose" raised a few eyebrows. Much more encouraging were the bluesy "It Hurts Me Too" and "Back to Memphis," and the recut "Sweet Little Rock and Roller." The main problem with the record, however, was that it was too slick-sounding, especially when compared to Berry's classic Chess Records sides -- backed by the Memphis Horns and a contingent of the city's top session musicians, the resulting sides also lacked the inherent "dirtiness" of those earlier sides, as well as a measure of excitement. Still, it's not a bad album, and shows that as late as 1967, Berry was still serious about making records.” AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder


        Rating:

        AllMusic: 3 / 5 ; Discogs : 3.98 / 5

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