Monday, June 28, 2010

More Italian TV! On Guitar, Signor Billy Peek. On Piano, Il Maestro, Chuck Berri!

Here's a long clip with CB sitting down to the piano while Billy Peek and Jimmy Marsala keep it moving on the guitar front.  Note the two finger, double note right hand style that Daryl Davis mentioned in his piece on the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.  And the bonus: "Do You Love Me?!"  We do, Mr. Berry, we do!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is it!! I was there :-) This is the first time I have seen CB live. August 1983, "Covo di Nord Est", Santa Margherita Ligure (near Portofino). Thanks Peter!
Carmelo

Peter said...

This was a cool introduction to Chuck Berry, I'd say. Evidently the entire thing is recorded. We can only hope it all gets in.

I love the piano bits. I've seen him tinkle on it, but not actually play. You can see how he uses the same double note style he has on guitar on these tunes. Daryl Davis talks about that in his Chesapeake piece.

Peter said...

I also loves that he plays that song "Do You Love Me?" at the end. That's the benefit of him travelling with his own musicians. You get to see the stuff you don't normally see!

Anonymous said...

The lenght of the tv show was of about an hour. Hope they will post it entirely (I had a video tape but I've lost it...).
Carmelo

Anonymous said...

quality brilliant outstanding! how'd you get these... man please have a look at my version of let it rock see if chucks licks are there through me? its on youtube under chuck berry cover -let it rock - dominic 'chuck berry' cooper

Anonymous said...

Ole!! El Capitan Chuck, muy bien and Yes we do love you!!!! Carmelo, you witnessed an excellent concert here. Looks like a very intimate crowd for the TV taping.
Doug
CB Forum ID - Busseybootlegger

Peter said...

Dominic-- I get 'em because busseybootlegger sends 'em. Peter

Peter said...

Someday maybe all these live performances-- or the best of them-- will be in a box set.

Ida May said...

Great Clip!!!
I love love love Chuck Berry!!!

Anonymous said...

@Busseybootlegger
Yes Doug, it sounds like it really was a great show. So many years. I even see myself there :-) You know the standing group (and loud) which Chuck indicates with a smile? I was standing there proudly with a kind of Jonathan Richmanesque hair...:-)
Carmelo