Saturday, June 22, 2024

(Listen) Chuck Berry Sounds Amazing on His Posthumous Single “Big Boys” — It’s a Total Hit, He Even Sings in French


Chuck Berry recorded a whole new album right before he died. “Chuck” will be released on June 16th. The first single, “Big Boys,” is so great– a total hit. Chuck sings and plays guitar like it’s 1959. Why didn’t he do this five years ago? Well, at least he did it. The albums features guest spots from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff, as well as some of Chuck’s kids and grandkids, who all have the music gene.

You’re going to listen to this a few times. In dreary times, it’s a real pick me up:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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