Rock And Roll Music: Chuck Berry And Rock & Roll

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Chuck Berry was a very dominant part of history and rock & roll. Berry, a St. Louis native adopted country, blues and R&B inspirations to create a singular guitar technique. Berry paired these skills with astounding charisma, extraordinary stage moves and an expressive voice that was projected more to *white youth and anyone young at heart, guaranteeing his status as one of rock & roll's first great hit makers. Berry was a big player in “The first wave” of rock & roll artists. Historians say Elvis Presley cracked open the door for rock & roll, BUT Chuck Berry kicked it wide open with his signature duck walk over it for good measure. In Berry's hands, the tune featured lyrics confronting an unfortunate battle with an enthusiastic wish that his…show more content…
Louis to make a demo for Mr. Chess. That same week, Barry got back to Chicago to let Mr. Chess hear what he had to offer. The song that really made Mr. Chess make a ruling to sign Barry to a record deal was “Maybellene". After ths successful “Maybellene", Chuck released numerous hits. "Roll Over Beethoven," "Too Much Monkey Business," "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)," "Johnny B. Goode," "Rock and Roll Music," "Sweet Little Sixteen," "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" and "Carol." As Mr. Berry’s choice of names for the songs he wrote and performed were more energetic and youthful. Berry recorded his knockouts with Chess Records' in-house band members, for live shows, he nominated two of his Sir John's Trio bandmates: pianist Johnson and drummer Ebby Hardy. Berry's flamboyant stage moves from those days carried over: In 1956, he started doing the crowd-pleasing duck walk, a move where he crouched down while playing guitar and hopped across the stage on one foot. Berry became an immensely popular figure within rock & roll, which was then controlled by both white artists and fans. The combination wasn't perfect. in Chuck’s autobiography, he detailed incidents of racism and discrimination he experienced while touring, but he focused these experiences into attempts to accelerate social
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