Rock n Roll Legend Chuck Berry announces new album at his 90th birthday
[Jakarta, LttW] Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday, October 18th (born 1926) with announcement that he will release new album in 2017 trough Dualtone records. The album titled simply “Chuck”, and it will be his first studio album since 1979’s “Rock It”.
“I’ve worked on this record for a long time,” Berry said in statement. “Now I can hang up my shoes!”
While new original songs written, recorded and produced by the rock and roll legend himself, it was recorded in various studios around his hometown St. Louis and features Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), Keith Robinson (drums), and his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica).
“Cover the spectrum from hard driving rockers to soulful, thought provoking time capsules of a life’s work” said Berry Jr. about the new songs.
Paul Roper of Dualtone said “It is a great honor to be a part of this record and the broader legacy of Chuck Berry. This body of works stands with the best of his career and will further cement Chuck as one of the greatest icon of rock and roll.”
He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984, and was in the inaugural class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. According to Rolling Stone magazine he “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance”, and place #5 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2010. Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American Culture and History placed his classic 1973’s red Cadillac Eldorado on display as part of permanent collection last month. Therefore, Chuck Berry would be synonymous with rock and roll itself.
Congratulations and happy birthday Mr. Berry.
Chuck Berry on web: http://chuckberry.com/