Chuck Berry

The EP Collection

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See for Miles 1996 release The EP Collection is a nifty disc that rounds up material that appeared on Chuck Berry's U.K. EP releases in the 1950s and '60s. Much of this features big hits that show up on almost every Berry comp, so what makes this interesting is how it deviates from the path -- how rarities like "Childhood Sweetheart," "My Little Love Light," "I Got a Booking" and "Jamaica Farewell Song" pop up -- as they illustrate how Berry's music was released at the time, plus it's fun to hear songs that don't show up all that often. This isn't really the first choice for casual Chuck fans, but rather for the hardcore who like to hear how songs feel different in different contexts; for them this is more than worthwhile.

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