Greatest Chuck Berry Cover

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  1. younkint

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    Somewhere in my crates of vinyl I have a 40-some year old (totally illegal) bright purple bootleg of a RS concert from approximately this era. The version of Little Queenie on that is the best I've heard. Very similar to this video, but tighter, meaner ... and absolutely perfect.
     
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  3. davidge1

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    I've never heard a Chuck Berry cover that I thought was any where near as good as the original. The Beatles versions are my least favorite versions... they just seem so whitewashed to me. But each to their own!

    I like Buck Owens' version of Memphis:



    And when you're in the mood for something a little harder:

     
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    The intro builds tension, then they slap you across the head with a trashcan lid...(it's LIVE at a bar in case you were wondering - '78-ish or so)

     
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    I love Edmund's takes Cuck too . here's Promised Land, though nobody does Chuck like Chuck




    Don't forget the Stones either



    And Buddy Holly's version of Brown Eyed Handsome man is great too.

     
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    Didn't Dave Edmunds produce them ?
     
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    Yeah NRBQ Though I can't find " It Don't Take but a Few Minutes" anywhere on youtube
     
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    I like this:
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    Man I'm learning a lot on this thread, thanks guys.
     
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    And lyricist, I think he's the best, better than anybody in pop and rock. He's playful the way he makes up words, often even the meaning in his songs are musical too.
     
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    nobody does chuck like dave edmunds! and yes he produced the flamin groovies...their ua singles and first 2 sire lps



    cheers
     
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    Ronnie Hawkins' '40 Days' knocks Chuck's '30 Days' sideways.

     
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    yes, but he also does 30 days as well.
     
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    What a great thread! I'm all about some Dave Edmunds/Rockpile covers of CB, but the by-God Rolling Stones and Keith F#%*ing Richards own the crown IMHO. It's all about the feel, baby....
     
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    I think it might be Surfin Safari, the Beach Boys plagiaristic cover of Sweet Little Sixteen.
     
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    Here are a couple of opinions to spark discussion:

    1) IMO, Keef and the stones played Chuck Berry songs better that Chuck Berry played Chuck Berry songs.

    2) Chuck Berry was just a sideman. The real act was Johnnie Johnson.
     
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    disagree, X2, and so would Keith
     
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