“After School Session” by Chuck Berry - album review

TJR says

The second ever LP on Chess was this corker from Chuck Berry. The album pooled from his first five recording sessions for the label, spread between 1955 and 1957. Only “Roly Poly” and “Pickin’” were newly released, the other 10 selections having appeared as single sides already. Best two tracks were the only two recorded in 1957 – “School Days” and “Deep Feeling” which were released together as an awesome 7” single in March. On the groovesome “Deep Feeling” Chuck himself proves that the steel guitar ain’t just for the honky tonk brigade. Backing Chuck on the classic “School Days” were guitarist Hubert Sumlin (who is known for his work with Howlin' Wolf), bassist Willie Dixon, and drummer Fred Below. That irresistible power combo took Chess Records all the way to No. 5 on the Billboard Pop Chart as well as hitting the top of the R n B best sellers. “School Days” was also Chuck Berry's first appearance on the UK Singles Chart reaching #24. He was spreading the gospel worldwide: ”Hail, hail rock and roll / Deliver me from the days of old” Hell yeah!

The Jukebox Rebel
29-Dec-2007

A1 [02:43] 9.3.png Chuck Berry - School Days (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:21] 9.8.png Chuck Berry - Deep Feeling (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:56] 8.5.png Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A4 [03:05] 8.6.png Chuck Berry and his Combo - Wee Wee Hours (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:51] 6.5.png Chuck Berry - Roly Poly (aka Rolli Polli) (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A6 [02:59] 7.7.png Chuck Berry and his Combo - No Money Down (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:19] 9.1.png Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:33] 7.8.png Chuck Berry - Pickin’ (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:39] 7.7.png Chuck Berry and his Combo - Together (We’ll Always Be) (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [03:09] 6.6.png Chuck Berry - Havana Moon (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:51] 7.2.png Chuck Berry and his Combo - The Downbound Train (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:50] 6.0.png Chuck Berry - Drifting Heart (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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