WEATHER »

Courtesy Photo

Chuck Berry’s ‘Chuck’

Posthumously Released Album Is a Soulful Blast


Chuck Berry’s final, posthumously released album is a soulful blast of old-school rhythm ’n’ blues that captures the heart and the imagination. Dedicated to his wife, Themetta “Toddy” Suggs, and recorded with friends and family, Chuck proves that Berry was joyfully rocking right to the end. The exuberant “Big Boys,” saucy sequel “Lady B. Goode,” and impishly celebratory “Wonderful Woman” go all out with signature Berry riffs. Chuck Berry the man may have passed away — but Chuck Berry’s musical genius as the poet laureate of first-generation rock and great emancipator of American youth during the ’50s is immortal. Hail, hail the true king of rock ’n’ roll!

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

You Solve It,’ City Tells County on Library Money Shortage

To avoid financial shortfall, city sends ball back to county's court.

Vigil for Victims in Palestine Held at Courthouse

Community gathers to protest injustice.

Stoker to Be Sworn into EPA Job

Former Santa Barbara County supervisor confirms his appointment as regional head of Environmental Protection Agency.

Live Stream of Channel Island Falcons Makes History

Webcam follows wild peregrine falcon family on the Channel Islands.

Sonos Informs Employees of Potential Layoffs

'Restructuring' could affect 96; how many in Santa Barbara unknown.