Does Chuck Berry's "Great 28" Cover ALL The Greats?

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  1. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    Well, it was one of only nine top-20 hits Chuck had in his career, and his second-biggest hit of the 60s. It's his only top-40 hit (aside from "My Ding a Ling") not included on The Great Twenty-Eight. On basis of chart performance, it was a notable omission even before Pulp Fiction gave it renewed popularity.
     
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  2. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    No doubt.
    It just didn't get the airplay after it's original success over the years on oldie shows and stations.
    Even No Particular Place to Go was played a ton from the same year.
     
  3. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    Just days before George Michael died my daughter had been playing him a lot.
     
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  4. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

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    You need the Rarities albums too.
     
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  5. John Fell

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    That is a great compilation. I have that one as well. It also has more tracks than the domestic 2 cd set Gold/Anthology.
     
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  6. Chris Schoen

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    The night before Jerry Garcia died, I was playing tons of Grateful Dead (not something I do often). Did not know he was in the hospital.
    Was living in San Francisco at the time. Went into work in the morning and someone mentioned he had passed...
     
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  7. jmrife

    jmrife Well-Known Member

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    I see your Great Twenty Eight and raise you The Chess Box.
     
  8. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    I see your Chess box and raise you the Bear family box.

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  9. 2141

    2141 Well-Known Member

    Well, it's a different era and for sure some people don't like it, but it was his ONLY #1 single. My Ding-A-Ling should probably be in there.
     
  10. Lk4605

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    ..No best of without "You never can Tell" and Promised land"...
     
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  11. Lk4605

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    "Dear dad " is also a great track...!!!
     
  12. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    If they'd included that song, they would have had to change more than just the "Twenty-Eight" part of the album's title...
     
  13. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    Currently updating my comp.

    Here's my first attempt...

    Chuck Berry Berry Be Goode


    Maybellene (2:22)
    Wee Wee Hours (3:05)
    Thirty Days (2:25)
    No Money Down (2:58)
    Downbound Train (2:51)
    Roll Over Beethoven (2:25)
    Drifting Heart (2:49)
    Berry Pickin' (2:33)
    Together (We Will Always Be) (2:39)
    I've Changed (3:01)
    You Can't Catch Me (2:44)
    Havana Moon (3:08)
    Too Much Monkey Business (2:56)
    Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:18)
    School Day (2:42)
    Deep Feeling (2:19)
    Oh! Baby Doll (2:39)
    Rock And Roll Music (2:34)
    Sweet Little Sixteen (3:02)
    Reelin' And Rocking (3:18)
    Guitar Boogie (2:22)
    Rockin' at the Philharmonic (3:23)
    Johnny Be Goode (2:40)
    Around And Around (2:40)
    Beautiful Delilah (2:10)
    Carol(2:49)
    Sweet Little Rock And Roller (2:24)
    Jo Jo Gunne (2:46)
    Merry Christmas Baby (3:14)
    Run Rudolph Run (2:44)
    Anthony Boy (1:53)
    Almost Grown (2:21)
    Little Queenie (2:42)
    Hey Pedro (1:57)
    Blues For Hawaiians (3:23)
    Back In The USA (2:28)
    Betty Jean (2:31)
    Memphis, Tennessee (2:14)
    Let It Rock (1:45)
    Too Poopped To Pop (2:37)
    Bye Bye Johnny (2:06)
    Worried Life Blues (2:07)
    I Got To Find My Baby (2:12)
    Down The Road A Piece (2:17)
    Confessin' The Blues (2:11)
    Childhood Sweetheart (2:40)
    Broken Arrow (2:19)
    Jaguar And Thunderbird (1:52)
    I'm Talking About You (1:51)
    Little Star (2:45)
    Come On (1:51)
    Go Go Go (2:33)
    Nadine (2:36)
    No Particular Place To Go (2:44)
    You Two (2:11)
    You Never Can Tell (2:44)
    Promised Land (2:25)
    The Things I Used To Do (2:42)
    Little Marie (2:36)
    Our Little Rendezvous (2:03)
    Liverpool Drive (2:56)
    I Wanna Be Your Driver (2:17)
    Dear Dad (1:50)
    It Wasn't Me (2:32)
    Tulane (2:39)
    Have Mercy Judge (2:40)
    My Ding-A-Ling (4:18)
    Bio (4:25)
    Do You Love Me (2:30)
    House Of Blue Lights (2:29)
    Crying Steel (2:33)

    I took what I had and added a few tracks (still trying to keep it chronolgical.

    I have a few other possible tracks...


    House Of Blue Lights
    Childhood Sweetheart
    Time Was
    Thirteen Question Method
    Crying Steel
    I'm Just A Lucky So And So
    Crazy Arms
    Liverpool Drive
    I Got To Find My Baby
    Viva Viva Rock Rock & Roll
    I'm A Rocker
    Back To Memphis
    Check Me Out
    Flying Home
    Blues For Hawaiians
    Don't You Lie To Me
    Rip It Up
    Driftin' Blues
    Route 66
    That's My Desire
    Mad Lad
    Duece
    I've Changed
    My Mustang
    Run Around
    Why Should We End This Way

    Darryl
     
  14. msza

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    Me too, especially Maybellene. Crazy thing is yesterday a friend and I were hanging out talking about Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis, etc., then I went home and saw news had broke 30 minutes earlier that Chuck had died. It was eerie, especially because we are both early-thirties so it isn't like we sit around talking about Chuck Berry very often.
     
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  15. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    My Ding a Ling wasn't even written by him and it's a lame novelty track that attracted even less than casual fans.
     
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  16. John Fell

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    Rocks omits the following tracks from the Great 28:

    Havana Moon
    I'm Talking About You
    Come On
    I Want To Be Your Driver

    Rocks adds these tracks that are not on the Great 28.

    No Money Down
    Run Rudolph Run
    Betty Jean
    Jaguar And Thunderbird
    Go-Go-Go
    You Never Can Tell
    Promised Land
    Dear Dad
     
  17. John Fell

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    This is an addendum to the 2 cd set that was issued later. These 3 discs contain more tracks than the Chess Box and also contain a few tracks from the Mercury Years.
     
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  18. John Fell

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    Tracklist
    1-1 Johnny B. Goode
    1-2 Maybellene
    1-3 Roll Over Beethoven
    1-4 Rock And Roll Music
    1-5 School Day
    1-6 Sweet little Sixteen
    1-7 Carol
    1-8 Almost Grown
    1-9 Back In The USA
    1-10 Nadine
    1-11 Too Much Monkey Business
    1-12 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    1-13 Oh Baby Doll
    1-14 Promise Land
    1-15 Things I Used To Do
    1-16 Worried Life Blues
    1-17 Run Around
    1-18 Chilhood Sweetheart
    1-19 in-Go
    1-20 Drifting Blues
    1-21 Confessin' The Blues
    1-22 Sweet Sixteen
    1-23 Deep Feelin'
    1-24 Bio
    1-25 Lucky So And So
    1-26 Wee Wee Hours
    1-27 After It's Over
    2-1 No Particular Place To Go
    2-2 Reelin' And Rockin'
    2-3 You Never Can Tell
    2-4 Thirty Days
    2-5 No Money Down
    2-6 Little Queenie
    2-7 Memphis Tennessee
    2-8 Sweet Little Rock And Roller
    2-9 Let It Rock
    2-10 Come On
    2-11 Go Bobby Soxer
    2-12 Go Go Go
    2-13 Beatiful Delilah
    2-14 Hello Little Girl Goodbye
    2-15 Blue Feeling
    2-16 Why Should We End This Way?
    2-17 Welcome Back Pretty Baby
    2-18 I've Changed
    2-19 Blue On Blue
    2-20 She Once Was Mine
    2-21 Right Off Rampart Street
    2-22 Mean Old World
    2-23 Instrumental
    2-24 I Got A Booking
    2-25 San Francisco Dues
    2-26 I Want To Be Your Driver
    2-27 Merry Christmas Baby
    3-1 You Can't Catch Me
    3-2 I Got To Find My Baby
    3-3 Jo Jo Gunne
    3-4 Betty Jean
    3-5 Butterscotch
    3-6 Rit It Up
    3-7 Bye Bye Johnny
    3-8 Don't You Lie To Me
    3-9 Roly Poly
    3-10 Jaguar And The Thunderbird
    3-11 Down The Road Apiece
    3-12 Ain't That Just Like A Woman
    3-13 Around And Around
    3-14 It Wasn't Me
    3-15 Ramona Say Yes
    3-16 My Mustang Ford
    3-17 Orangutang
    3-18 Sue Answer
    3-19 Tulane
    3-20 Have Mercy Judge
    3-21 Gun
    3-22 I Love You
    3-23 I'm Talking About You
    3-24 Oh Yeah
    3-25 Liverpool Drive
    3-26 Little Marie
    4-1 Berry Pickin'
    4-2 Havana Moon
    4-3 La Juanda
    4-4 Vaya Con Dios
    4-5 I'm Just A Name
    4-6 Crazy Arms (Lonely All The Time)
    4-7 You Two
    4-8 Fraulein
    4-9 Too Late
    4-10 Bound To Lose
    4-11 Lonely School Days
    4-12 Bordeaux In My Pirogh
    4-13 Oh Louisiana
    4-14 Got It And Gone
    4-15 Guitar Boogie
    4-16 Down Bound Train
    4-17 Route 66
    4-18 Rockin' At The Philharmonic
    4-19 One For My Baby
    4-20 Away From You
    4-21 Do You Love Me?
    4-22 My Dream
    4-23 Wee Hours Blues
    4-24 Anthony Boy
    4-25 Too Pooped To Pop

    Four cds of Chess material and booklet is great and has notes about every song. Good luck finding it as it was released in 1994 on Charly and is out of print.
     
  19. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    My favorite Chuck Berry song is It's My Own Business.

     
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  20. 2141

    2141 Well-Known Member

    What else would they change besides Twenty Eight?
     
  21. Monosterio

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    I'm pretty sure he's saying you could no longer call it great.
     
  22. 2141

    2141 Well-Known Member

    Of course that's a matter of opinion. Along with being his only #1 hit, the song is good for a laugh. Some would say those things make it great.
     
  23. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    You're right, I should have said czeskleba would no longer call it great.
     
  24. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    I don't know... I'm pretty skeptical even Dave Bartholomew's mom would say it's a great song. Sure, that's a matter of opinion, but how many Chuck Berry fans do consider it among his best work? It's musically a simple children's singalong, and lyrically it's at best funny on a Beavis/Butthead level. It's one of the great ironies of Berry's career that despite being one of rock-n-roll's greatest songwriters, his biggest hit was not written by him and was not even much of a song.
     
  25. 2141

    2141 Well-Known Member

    It's certainly not his greatest work, I'm sure most would agree (except maybe his accountants ;-) but it's special enough that it shouldn't be written out of his greatest hits albums.
     

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