Title - ‘Blues: Remastered’ (Universal Chronicles)
Artist - Chuck Berry
As one of rock n' roll's forefathers, all of Chuck Berry's influence cannot be summed up onto one disc. We all know that, but this Remastered Blues album goes a long way to give people who are not familiar with certain artists a taste of what they did in certain genres.
Berry's playful singing, classic '50s guitar chugging, and wholesome credible look at adolescence is greatly showcased here. Songs that everyone knows like "Route 66," "House of Blue Lights," "I Just Want To Make Love To You" and "Sweet Sixteen" will get your head bobbing even today. The songs are a product of that wonderful by-gone era of maltshops, drive-in movie theaters, and souped-up hot rods! Carefree and fun rock n' roll blues at it's very, very finest, Blues stands out as one of the most unique Berry compilations, offering a glimpse of the artist's musical roots like never quite before.
Reviewed by Kal Freeman