NEW ALBUM ‘CHUCK’ OUT 16th JUNE 2017
ON DUALTONE/DECCA RECORDS
“Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought him a great sense of joy and satisfaction,” CHUCK BERRY’S family has said in a statement this week.
“While our hearts are very heavy at this time — we know that he had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world — and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.”
Some of the songs on ‘CHUCK’ were originally conceived as far back as the 1980s — with Berry developing them in his home studio in St. Louis over many years during down time between tours.
He worked on the album through 2014.
When health concerns forced him to stop touring and recording in 2015, Berry continued to oversee production and planning for ‘CHUCK’ — enlisting his family and close friend Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill, to fulfill his wishes that the album be completed and released.
And from album highlight ‘Lady B. Goode,’ a spiritual sequel to the iconic ‘Johnny B. Goode’ featuring ripping solos from three generations of Berry guitarists, to the poignant country balladry of Darlin’ a duet with daughter Ingrid, new album ‘CHUCK’ is truly a family affair.
“Working on my Dad’s record has been one of the best experiences of my life…” said Charles Berry Jr. “I will forever treasure the musical conversations we had, and the time we spent together completing it.”
Check-out the NEW TRACK titled ‘BIG BOYS’ below