He was 29 and had a string
of criminal convictions
before he made his first
record, but the man
christened Charles Edward Anderson Berry must have
been pre-destined to become the best songwriter of
the Rock n'Roll era, how else could such an unlikely
candidate achieve so much? Chuck's finest work
came between 1955 when he signed a deal with
Chess Records and his 1961 incarceration. This
3 CD set features every track Chuck made or played
on during this era. The set includes deluxe 'oysterbox'
packaging and 20 page booklet with extensive
notes by R&B and Jazz expert Charles Waring.
USA, 199 min., 3 AUDIO CD SET, 65 songs,