Chuck Berry is not only a prolific songwriter, his songs have been covered by dozens, if not hundreds of artists over the past 50-plus years. My first introduction to Chuck Berry's music was through the British Invasion: The Rolling Stones covered "Carol" on their debut, The Beatles included "Roll Over Beethoven" on their second U.S. album, early Kinks albums included "Beautiful Delilah" and "Too Much Monkey Business."
Sure, I have original LP's like "Rockin' at the Hops," "Berry Is on Top," "St. Louis to Liverpool," as well as the collections "The Great Twenty-Eight," "The Chess Box" and "The Anthology."
And while Chuck Berry's versions are amazing, there are artists who breathe new life into these classic songs. Here's my nominee for favorite Chuck Berry Cover:
"Memphis" by The Faces from 1971's "A Nod Is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse" (an album title so long it didn't all fit on the front cover). This five-and-a-half minute version rocks from beginning to end.
Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
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