CHUCK

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Further down in those appreciations, this was tucked away: On his 90th birthday, last October, Berry announced the release of a new studio album, to be called CHUCK. That project sees release next week and is now streaming right on this page. The album features his touring band, with cameos from Tom Morello and Gary Clark Jr., and is the follow-up to a mostly forgettable 1979 effort called Rock It. That’s right: Though he never stopped performing, Chuck Berry’s previous studio record came out during the last days of disco… More at NPR.

The tracks I have previewed so far are classic Berry and that’s a very good thing.

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