Chuck Berry "San Francisco Dues"

Chuck Berry "San Francisco Dues"

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Not much is talked about of Rock N' Roll legend Chuck Berry's work during the 1970s. (Unless youξcount his novelty hit Š—“My Ding-A-Ling.) Though he would remain a prevalent live fixture for much of theξdecade, his studio work slowed to a crawl. It was during this time that Berry returned to ChessξRecords from his previous association with Mercury, to release the overlooked San Francisco Duesξin 1971. The album remained obscure and largely unnoticed, but remains a fascinating glimpse intoξBerry's musical mind, and is now looked upon by critics as a forgotten great.ξThe album showcases a different side of Chuck Berry. His signature blend of pioneering rock n' rollξmusic would give way to a more somber and contemporary (For the 1970s) sound. Berry's moreξserious side is on display on yearning tracks like "Oh Louisiana", and fragile numbers like "My Dreamξ(Poem)" which features Berry on piano. The album paints a solemn, never-before-seen portrait ofξBerry, and still finds room for traditionally rocking tracks like "Viva Rock & Roll" and the title trackξ"San Francisco Dues."ξThough San Francisco Dues has received newfound retrospective acclaim from critics, it has neverξbeen reissued on compact disc. Now in 2013, Get On Down is glad to change that, reissuing theξoft-forgotten Chuck Berry gem in a deluxe digipak, painstakingly re-mastered and re-created with theξsame level of care and detail that have come to define the Boston label's reissues. A bygone classicξfrom one of rock n' rollŠ—Ès great trailblazers.

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Track Listing:ξ

1. Oh Louisiana

2. LetŠ—Ès Do Our Thing Together

3. Your Lick

4. Festival

5. Bound To Lose

6. Bordeaux In My Pirough

7. San Francisco Dues

8. Viva Rock and Roll

9. My Dream (Poem)

10. Lonely School Days

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Vinyl:ξ

SIDE ONE

1. Oh Louisiana

2. LetŠ—Ès Do Our Thing Together

3. Your Lick

4. Festival

5. Bound To Lose

SIDE TWO

1. Bordeaux In My Pirough

2. San Francisco Dues

3. Viva Rock and Roll

4. My Dream (Poem)

5. Lonely School Days


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