Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Chuck Berry at Bumpershoot, September 1980
And so is this recording-- so clear it sounds like it came straight through the soundboard.
Which makes me think someone was naughty!
The recording is almost all vocal, guitars and bass, with just enough drums a few (mercifully) short keyboard solos. I read somewhere that Chuck kicked Heart's bass player off stage at this show. If true, I'm betting that it was because Jimmy Marsala travelled with Chuck to do this show.
There are 16 1/2 songs ("Reelin' and Rockin'" becomes "House Lights" at times) including most of the big ones, plus "Bio" and a good version of "Promised Land."
Once upon a time I was able to find pictures from that show on line, but this time I came up blank. I'll keep looking. And listening.
So THANK YOU!