History YMMV / ChuckBerry

22nd Mar '17 2:23:10 PM Ezclee4050
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** Louis Jordan's 1949 hit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBH3kjO1KRE "Ain't That Just Like a Woman"]] was obviously very influential on Berry, especially that opening guitar solo. Berry frequently credited Jordan as one of his musical heroes.

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** Louis Jordan's 1949 hit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBH3kjO1KRE "Ain't That Just Like a Woman"]] was obviously very influential on Berry, especially that opening guitar solo. Berry frequently credited Jordan as one of his musical heroes.heroes, and eventually did a CoverVersion of "Ain't That Just Like a Woman".
22nd Mar '17 1:58:23 PM Ezclee4050
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* CoveredUp:
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Bartholomew Dave Bartholomew]] originated "My Ding-a-Ling" in 1952. Berry's hit live version Covered Up his 1968 studio version ("My Tambourine").
** "Memphis, Tennessee" is unusual since everyone knows it's a Chuck Berry song, but it didn't become a hit until Lonnie Mack's 1963 instrumental version and the 1964 Johnny Rivers take (which used Mack's arrangement). Basically every version of the song since then uses the Mack/Rivers arrangement instead of Berry's original.
21st Mar '17 6:44:48 PM Ezclee4050
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** He sued over the similarities of [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] to "Sweet Little Sixteen" and [[Music/TheBeatles "Come Together"]] to "You Can't Catch Me".
** As "Surfin USA" was to "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].

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** He sued over the similarities of [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin "Surfin' USA"]] to "Sweet Little Sixteen" and [[Music/TheBeatles "Come Together"]] to "You Can't Catch Me".
** As "Surfin "Surfin' USA" was to "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].
21st Mar '17 6:43:48 PM Ezclee4050
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** As [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] was to "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].

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** As He sued over the similarities of [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] to "Sweet Little Sixteen" and [[Music/TheBeatles "Come Together"]] to "You Can't Catch Me".
** As "Surfin USA"
was to "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].
21st Mar '17 6:30:50 PM Ezclee4050
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* PeripheryDemographic: He became a popular choice for CountryMusic [[CoverVersion Cover Versions]] starting in TheSixties. Music/BuckOwens ("Johnny B. Goode"), Music/WaylonJennings ("Brown Eyed Handsome Man"), Music/GeorgeJones ("Maybellene", with Johnny Paycheck), Emmylou Harris ("You Never Can Tell") and Mel [=McDaniel=] ("Let It Roll (Let It Rock)") all had Top 10 hits with Berry covers. He even got inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.
21st Mar '17 6:12:09 PM Ezclee4050
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: As [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] was to "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].

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As [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] was to "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].Garlow]].
** Berry acknowledged that "Maybellene" was a rewrite of the old country song "Ida Red".
** "It's My Own Business" is one to "Mind Your Own Business" by Music/HankWilliams.
21st Mar '17 3:52:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: As [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] was to "Sweet Little sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: As [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] was to "Sweet Little sixteen", Sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].
21st Mar '17 3:52:07 PM Ezclee4050
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* OlderThanTheyThink: His original 1959 version of "Memphis", with its rhythm guitar emphasizing off-beats and a busy bass line, sure sounds a lot like early {{Reggae}}. His vocal on the song also sounds a little like Music/PaulSimon at times.

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His original 1959 version of "Memphis", "Memphis, Tennessee", with its rhythm guitar emphasizing off-beats and a busy bass line, sure sounds a lot like early {{Reggae}}. His vocal on the song also sounds a little like Music/PaulSimon at times.times.
** Louis Jordan's 1949 hit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBH3kjO1KRE "Ain't That Just Like a Woman"]] was obviously very influential on Berry, especially that opening guitar solo. Berry frequently credited Jordan as one of his musical heroes.
** The lyrics of "Downbound Train" are a slightly rewritten version of an anonymous poem that dates to the early part of the 20th century.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: As [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Surfin USA"]] was to "Sweet Little sixteen", "Sweet Little Sixteen" was to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ5TE2vfPU "Route 90"]] by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Garlow Clarence Garlow]].
20th Mar '17 5:30:35 PM Ezclee4050
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* OlderThanTheyThink: His original 1959 version of "Memphis", with its rhythm guitar emphasizing off-beats and a busy bass line, sure sounds a lot like early {{Reggae}}. His vocal on the song also sounds a little like Music/PaulSimon at times.
18th Mar '17 5:01:10 PM Pren
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* ValuesDissonance: "Little Queenie," which describes a girl who's "[[{{Lolicon}} too cute to be a day over seventeen]]."

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* ValuesDissonance: "Little Queenie," which describes a girl who's "[[{{Lolicon}} too cute to be a day over seventeen]]."" Note that he was actually arrested for his relationship with a 14 year old girl.
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