Poll: Biggest 4 Omissions from Chuck Berry's The Great Twenty-Eight

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  1. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor Thread Starter

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    Since they are releasing a vinyl Super Deluxe Edition of the Great Twenty-Eight, I thought I would ask forum members which 4 tracks are the biggest omissions that they think should be added to the original track listing of the Great Twenty-Eight as the cd version is approximately 68 minutes.

    I listed his other charting tracks in chronological order and I omitted the live version of Reelin' and Rockin' since the studio version is already included.

    Feel free to list your choices and reasoning.
     
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  2. John Fell

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    Here are the tracks they are adding to the bonus lp with the Super Deluxe Edition.

    Side 1
    1. Wee Wee Hours
    2. No Money Down
    3. Drifting Heart
    4. La Jaunda (Español)
    5. Blue Feeling
    6. Vacation Time
    7. Joe Joe Gun

    Side 2
    1. Too Pooped To Pop "Casey"
    2. Our Little Rendezvous
    3. You Never Can Tell
    4. Promised Land
    5. Little Marie
    6. Dear Dad
    7. My Ding-A-Ling (live single version)

    Run Rudolph Run and Merry Christmas Baby are included on the bonus Christmas EP.
     
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  3. stewedandkeefed

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    First off "You Never Can Tell" which I think is Chuck's greatest song. It even inspired an update - "I Knew The Bride".
    After that "No Money Down". "Jaguar And Thunderbird" which I've heard a lot on Tom Petty live shows I've played recently. And "The Promised Land".
     
  4. John Fell

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    Did you vote for Jaguar And Thunderbird? It doesn't have any votes.
     
  5. Neil Anderson

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    I'm (as of now) the single vote for "Dear Dad." My favorite Chuck Berry song, the guitar sound on that is amazing.
     
  6. stewedandkeefed

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    I am up way past my bedtime so I apparently hit view results instead of cast your vote but "Jaguar" now has three.

    I love Dave Edmunds' version.
     
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  7. jmxw

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    You are no longer the only.

    It is a great track with a lovely lyrical twist at the end. [No spoilers]

    I also had to vote for No Money Down. Another great track that riffs on automobile salesmen and how they will promise everything taken to absurdist extreme by the buyer... [although some of it might get lost on younger listeners, "20 dollar notes", "tv and a phone" in a car?!? ;)]
     
  8. Rock66

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    You Never Can Tell
    Dear Dad
    Promised Land
    My Ding-a-Ling (Single Edit)

    I voted My Ding-A-Ling since it was Berry's only number one. The others were all decent hits and as noted earlier Dear Dad was top of the line Berry Lyrics.
     
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  9. John Fell

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    I am not surprised that You Never Can Tell and Promised Land are running one and two.

    Even though it is great, I am a little surprised that Run Rudolph Run is doing as well as it is since it is a Christmas song.

    I assumed that last two spots would be between No Money Down, My Ding-A-Ling and Wee Wee Hours.
     
  10. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    My list.
     
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  11. JamieC

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    Never Can Tell and Promised Land. I consider those essential. I HATE the single edit of Ding A Ling, but the full cut is awesome!
     
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  12. Sneaky Pete

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    Promised Land
    You Never Can Tell
    Wee Wee Hours
    Little Marie
     
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  13. John Fell

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    Here is a list of the 39 most covered Chuck Berry tracks in order according to Fred Rothwell's - Long Distance Information: Chuck Berry's Recorded Legacy.

    1. Johnny B. Goode
    2. Memphis Tennessee
    3. Roll Over Beethoven
    4. Sweet Little Sixteen
    5. Maybelline
    6. Rock And Roll Music
    7. Promised Land
    8. Little Queenie
    9. Around And Around
    10. You Never Can Tell
    11. Too Much Monkey Business
    12. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    13. School Day
    14. Let It Rock
    15. No Particular Place To Go
    16. Bye Bye Johnny
    17. Carol
    18. Thirty Days
    19. Nadine
    20. Reelin' And Rockin'
    21. I'm Talking About You
    22. Back In The U.S.A.
    23. Sweet Little Rock And Roller
    24. Run Rudolph Run
    25. No Money Down

    26. Almost Grown
    27. You Can't Catch Me
    28. Beautiful Delilah
    29. Wee Wee Hours
    30. My Ding-A-Ling

    31. Come On
    32. Tulane
    33. Downbound Train
    34. Guitar Boogie

    35. Havana Moon
    36. Dear Dad
    37. Jaguar And Thunderbird
    38. Back To Memphis (Mercury)

    39. Oh Baby Doll

    Track 40 is 6 way tie.

    The highlighted tracks do not appear on the Great Twenty-Eight.
     
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  14. joelee

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    I did.
     
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  15. jmxw

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    Yeah, Wee Wee Hours was another of mine as well. Classic blues. Classic Berry. It was the bside of his first 45, as I recall [Maybe it was a double-A, I'm not sure. That was a little before my time, truth be told...]
     
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  16. Jimmy B.

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    Wee Wee Hours, No Money Down, The Promised Land and You Never Can Tell.

    I like It's My Own Business more than any other Chuck Berry song though; that's essential to me, over any of the four I chose.
     
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  17. John Fell

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    I really like Our Little Rendezvous which is included on the bonus lp for the Super Deluxe Edition. I also like Tulane.
     
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  18. Monosterio

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    I picked “You Never Can Tell” and “ Promised Land.” Would have picked “Tulane” if it were an option.
     
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  19. John Fell

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    I tried to include only the other charting numbers as I thought there would be too many choices for most people. I actually like Tulane and Our Little Rendezvous better than some of the numbers that charted.
     
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  20. John Fell

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    It's too bad they didn't include Jaguar And Thunderbird and Tulane on the bonus lp.
     
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  21. Neil Anderson

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    i voted for "no money down" too. love that one.
     
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  22. John Fell

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    Any more votes or comments?
     
  23. John Fell

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    No votes for Anthony Boy.
     
  24. Man at C&A

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    Wee Wee Hours - fantastic blues.
    No Money Down
    You Never Can Tell - A glaring omission
    Promised Land
     
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