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Covers - The World of Chuck Berry

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Social Distortion  Maybeline   buy on itunes
Johnny Winter  Thirty Days   buy on itunes
John Lennon  You Can't Catch Me   buy on itunes
The Yardbirds  Too Much Monkey Business   buy on itunes
Nina Simone  Brown Eyed Handsome Man   buy on itunes
Electric Light Orchestra  Roll Over Beethoven   buy on itunes
Carlos Santana  Havana Moon   buy on itunes
New Riders of the Purple Sage  School Days   buy on itunes
The Beach Boys  Rock and Roll Music   buy on itunes
Kirby St. Romans  Oh Baby Doll   buy on itunes
The Dave Clark Five  Reelin' and Rockin'   buy on itunes
The Hollies  Sweet Little Sixteen   buy on itunes
The Jimi Hendrix Experience  Johnny B. Goode   buy on itunes
The Animals  Around and Around   buy on itunes
The Rolling Stones  Carol   buy on itunes
The Count Bishops  Beautiful Delilah   buy on itunes
Johnny Rivers  Memphis   buy on itunes
Rod Stewart  Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller   buy on itunes
The Brian Setzer Orchestra  Run Rudolph Run   buy on itunes
Jerry Lee Lewis  Little Queenie   buy on itunes
David Bowie  Almost Grown   buy on itunes
MC5  Back In the USA   buy on itunes
The Shadows of Knight  Let It Rock   buy on itunes
The Rolling Stones  Don't Lie to Me   buy on itunes
Little Walter  I Got to Find My Baby   buy on itunes
The Rolling Stones  Bye Bye Johnny   buy on itunes
The Remains  I'm Talking About You   buy on itunes
The Rolling Stones  Down the Road Apiece   buy on itunes
Dr. Feelgood  Nadine   buy on itunes
The Rolling Stones  Come On   buy on itunes
Emmylou Harris  [You Never Can Tell] C'est la vie   buy on itunes
Elvis Presley  Promised Land   buy on itunes
George Thorogood & The Destroyers  No Particular Place to Go   buy on itunes
Clifton Chenier  I Want to Be Your Driver   buy on itunes
Rockpile  Oh What a Thrill   buy on itunes


When you're such an incredible guitarist, such a pulse-pounding performer, it might get lost on the general public that you're also one of rock's greatest songwriters — but a half-century's worth of musicians know better. If you ever wondered where John Lennon got the idea for "Come Together" — right down to the "flat top, groovin' up" — look no further than Berry's "You Can't Catch Me," which the ex-Beatle retools with a psychedelic twist. While the Rolling Stones took their name from Muddy Waters, they got their first single, "Come On," from Chuck, as Berry disciple Keith Richards lays down a leather-jacket-tough guitar line for Mick Jagger to swagger over. And whether or not Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" was truly code for "brown [i]skinned[/i] handsome man," Nina Simone fires and inspires with a version lodged midway between Carnaby Street and Birmingham, Alabama, with the cool flame of Black Pride flickering beneath her velvet voice. But don't stop there; from Social Distortion's punked-up rave-up of "Maybeline" to Carlos Santana's starry-skied chill-out in "Havana Moon," pretty much every one of your favorite artists has tried his — or her — luck covering Chuck.
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