Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits

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1964's Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits is the first official Chuck Berry "Greatest Hits" LP, inaugurating a long, long line of repackaging Berry's biggest hits. It's a very good overview of his hits up til 1964, containing 12 songs, almost all of them blockbusters -- "Roll over Beethoven," "School Days," "Rock & Roll Music," "Johnny B. Goode," "Memphis," "Maybellene," "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" -- with "Nadine" being the most recent song here. Of course, these tunes were repackaged on other sets later, which may be why this particular collection never showed up on CD, but all the songs are easy to find on other LPs and CDs -- and if you find this LP for cheap, it's both a good listen and a nice little piece of history.

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