Monday, June 21, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 42 : Havana Moon

Havana Moon - Chuck Berry (1956)

Chuck Berry, the true father of Rock and Roll, only has one number one hit on the Billboard Charts....... and it's "My Ding-A-Ling" I wish it had been this storytelling masterpiece of star-crossed love from 1956. Berry plays a simple guitar lick behind the tale, helping to illuminate his twist ending even better. I cannot rave enough about this song. It should have been a hit, and I hope it is placed in a commercial, a movie, anything so that a new generation can discover how Chuck Berry is so much more than Johnny B Goode.

In 1983, Carlos released a great re-working, but it still pales in comparison to the original.

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