Dualtone/Decca Records will release Chuck – the final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades by Chuck Berry – on June 16.
Chuck is Berry’s first new album since 1979’s Rock It. It features 10 new songs, eight of which were written by Berry – who passed away aged 90 on Saturday, March 18.
The album was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group – including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica, vocals), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums). The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III.
You can hear a track from the album, “Big Boys“, below.
The tracklisting for Chuck is:
You Go To My Head
3/4 Time (Enchiladas)
Lady B. Goode
She Still Loves You
Eyes Of Man
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