Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Promised Land

One thing I forgot-- after doing "Promised Land" at The Argosy Chuck Berry mentioned Birmingham and marches.  No doubt now (never was a doubt) the song that mentions Rock Hill, and Birmingham, and busses, and crossing Mississippi clean is about a lot more than a crazy journey west.  He is talking about the same Promised Land that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw-- he's just doing it the Chuck Berry way.  Not that there's doubt about this, either, but the guy is a national treasure-- what Ronny Elliott rightly calls "the greatest living American."  

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