Saturday, July 7, 2012
Chuck Dylan and Bob Berry
Both loose with their own melodies.
Both quiet off stage.
Both of them poets—authors of hundreds of songs.
Both, now, singers of Christmas carols!
It doesn’t matter if one stands stock still on stage, seemingly frozen, while the other scoots, bends, splits and duckwalks; or if one can barely crack a smile while the other grins and mugs.
Both dip deeply into the current of American music and pull up something that is timeless and original. They are both giants among their fellows.
Both hugely charismatic, each in his own peculiar way.
Both available to be seen and heard today.
My advice? Do it.
(Chuck Berry photo byKevin Reynolds, http://www.kevinreynolds.co.uk/.)