Rock and roll lost a legend when Chuck Berry died on Saturday at the age of 90. His pioneering music in the 1950s blazed a trail that would quickly be followed by the biggest names in the history of rock music, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and so many more. Some of today’s hottest acts probably don’t even realize the debt they owe to Berry when they cite their influences as his acolytes.
And while of course it is appropriate, if not essential, to revisit his groundbreaking music in the event of his passing, it is also heartening to know that new songs are still on the way. Truly new, in fact.
It is inevitable that some kind of vault-opening anthology will surface later this year to unearth previously unreleased Chuck Berry gems. But for the first time in 38 years, a collection of brand new Chuck Berry music is on the horizon. Originally announced last fall, Chuck is set to be released upon the world on June 16. The album is highlighted by collaborations with upcoming new singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, as well as appearances by modern guitar virtuosos Tom Morello and Gary Clark Jr.
Here’s the complete track list for Chuck:
01. Wonderful Woman
02. Big Boys
03. You Go To My Head
04. 3/4 Time (Enchiladas)
06. Lady B. Goode
07. She Still Loves You
08. Jamaica Moon
10. Eyes Of Man
And check out the first song shared from the album, “Big Boys”: