Happy 88th birthday to one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. In Chuck Berry, music defined as "white" and music defined as "Black" collided in an electrifying explosion that sent shock waves across the world! When Chuck mixed country and blues, it was the BIG BANG that shook the framework of American society and we're still reelin' and rockin' as a result.
If there was ever any doubt that music has the power to change the world, one needs only to look at the effect of Chuck Berry.
Today's Record of the Day is Chuck's message song "Brown Eyed Handsome Man". It was indeed a brown-eyed handsome man with a guitar who knocked down the racial walls of Jericho.
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!