Chuck Berry

Reelin' & Rockin'

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MCA's 1995 budget-line release Reelin' & Rockin' contains a good 12-song cross-section of Chuck Berry's classic Chess recordings. Although there are many big tunes missing -- no "Maybellene," no "Johnny B. Goode," no "School Days," among many other big tunes -- there's nevertheless not a bad tune here, as this has "You Never Can Tell," "Almost Grown," "The Promised Land," "Little Queenie," and, of course, the title track. Not a comprehensive comp by any means, nor is it the first choice to get, but it's nevertheless an entertaining listen that's worthwhile for a budget price.

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