joey de vivre

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We Will BERRY You
(31 covers of Chuck Berry tunes)

Artist Song Buy
Buddy & the Hearts  Let It Rock  buy on itunes
Kirby St Romaine  Oh Baby Doll   buy on itunes
Beatles  Rock & Roll Music  buy on itunes
Helene Dixon  Roll Over Beethoven   buy on itunes
Rolling Stones  Around & Around  buy on itunes
Yardbirds  Too Much Monkey Business  buy on itunes
Sonny Holiday  School Days   buy on itunes
Led Zeppelin  School Days  buy on itunes
BR549 (live)  Brown Eyed Handsome Man  buy on itunes
Spiders  Johnny B Goode  buy on itunes
Los Rockets  Que Diria Beethoven  buy on itunes
Kinks  Too Much Monkey Business  buy on itunes
Elvis  Too Much Monkey Business  buy on itunes
Pianosaurus  Memphis Tennessee  buy on itunes
Nina Simone  Brown Eyed Handsome Man   buy on itunes
Bertha Breadsacker  No Money Down  buy on itunes
Fabulous Jokers  Memphis Tennessee  buy on itunes
Pretty Things  Oh Baby Doll  buy on itunes
Byrds  Roll Over Beethoven  buy on itunes
Crawdaddies  30 Days  buy on itunes
Neko Case  Brown Eyed Handsome Man  buy on itunes
Buddy Holly & the Crickets  Brown Eyed Handsome Man   buy on itunes
Ernest Tubb  30 Days  buy on itunes
Waylon Jennings  Brown Eyed Handsome Man   buy on itunes
David Grisman  Maybellene  buy on itunes
Animals  Around & Around  buy on itunes
Bob Seger  You Never Can Tell  buy on itunes
Elvis  Memphis Tennessee  buy on itunes
Led Zeppelin  Nadine  buy on itunes
Stray Cats  Johnny B Goode  buy on itunes


31. Beatles - - Roll Over Beethoven

All hail the great guitar god!

This is a 3rd-generation offspring of AOTM collaboration, here - -
a few weeks back Air Raid put out
a Chuck Berry tribute mix
which got me thinking about trying to do the same, so he very kindly sent me his mix to get started with,
& then I remembered that Grandmaster Sean "my Ding-a-Ling" Lally had long ago created & shared with me his own
God Bless Chuck Berry ,
so mostly what I've done here is meld those two collections, plus I've added a few favorites from my own vaults,
plus picked up the Neko Case number from
jenergy ,
and the Fabulous Jokers from that fabulous joker
Mix 'em all together & what have you got? something Berry delicious!

Too many versions of "brown eyed handsome man," I know, but they're all good, so what're you gonna do?
And yes, the David Grisman version of Maybellene is downright strange, but that's why it's on here.

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A thought that struck me while listening to this, maybe others have noticed this before, but wouldn't you say that
Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" owes a big, big debt to Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business"?
Compare & contrast:
Same thing every day - gettin' up, goin' to school.
No need for me to complain - my objection's overruled, ahh!
Been to yokohama - been fightin' in the war.
Army bunk - army chow - army clothes - army car, aah!
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Get sick, get well, Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell If anything is goin' to sell
Try hard, get barred, Get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail, Join the army, if you fail . . .

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I can't manage loading up a whole mix like some people can, but here's a teaser for you -- it will only be here for 7 days
or 10 downloads, whichever comes first, so will be disappeared by May Day, but in the meantime,
it's got a back beat, you can't lose it:
oh baby doll (kirby st romaine).
image for mix


Date: 4/23/2006
alright , i can get behind this. great song list , and great cover artist.
Date: 4/23/2006
Very very well done!
Sean Lally
Date: 4/23/2006
Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! So, is that a sitar or jaw harp on that track? Either way, I'm gonna write a little letter..... The world needs more Chuck - thanks Berry much!
Little Spencer Boys
Date: 4/23/2006
Joey, what an absolute treat. ABSOLUTE!!!
and most any rock song till psychendelia owes a dept to Charles Berry.
Date: 4/23/2006
How about that I Knew The Bride is actually C'est La Vie?
Air Raid
Date: 4/23/2006
Happy to see you post it today. This looks amazing and can't wait to hear it.
Mark Petruccelli
Date: 4/23/2006
Great stuff, but hasn't anybody ever covered "My Ding-a-ling"?
Date: 4/23/2006
Very nice Joey. Haven't heard some of these. And don't be so hard on Dylan. After all, Brian Wilson started out to make his fortune using Chuck's melodies. Thank god he moved on before he tried to write surfing lyrics to My Ding-a-ling.
Date: 4/23/2006
You soooooooooooooo rock. P.S. I've got you covered.
Texas Hobart
Date: 4/23/2006
Wow,your right,how'd you think of that?
Date: 4/24/2006
Rob Conroy
Date: 4/24/2006
Very, very cool.
Date: 4/24/2006
This looks like great fun.
Date: 4/24/2006
Hey, didn't you already do a mix of Berry covers? Oh wait, that was Richard, this is Chuck. Look now - there he is duck-walking across the stage with his guitar!
Date: 4/24/2006
Nice stuff, and appreciating the all-star cast.
Date: 4/25/2006
Hail hail joey de vivre
The kinda' mixer we all wanna' be...
From one who lives in Chuck Berry land: SALUTE!
Dead Man
Date: 4/26/2006
Well done. I Especially like your take on Too Much Monkey Business/Subterranean Homesick Blues.
DJ Karen Adams
Date: 5/1/2006
This is a nice update with a nice flow to it. Good job, squire!
By the way, Busta Rhymes when was with Leaders of the New School released a rap version of our favourite duck-walker's "My Ding-A-Ling".
Air Raid
Date: 5/7/2006
Just heard it last night. Wonderful job. I would not change a thing.
Date: 11/4/2006
This looks great, I would also recommend a local St. Louis tribute done to benefit our local community radio station: Brown Eyed Handsome Man: St. Louis Salutes the Father of Rock and Roll. It features regional artists (including the Bottle Rockets and Jay Farrar).

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