Musicians from St. Louis, Missouri: Chuck Berry, Donny Hathaway, Robert McFerrin, Angela Winbush, Grant Green, Grace Bumbry, Michael McDonald Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781233064809

Published: August 18th 2011

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Musicians from St. Louis, Missouri: Chuck Berry, Donny Hathaway, Robert McFerrin, Angela Winbush, Grant Green, Grace Bumbry, Michael McDonald  by  Source Wikipedia

Musicians from St. Louis, Missouri: Chuck Berry, Donny Hathaway, Robert McFerrin, Angela Winbush, Grant Green, Grace Bumbry, Michael McDonald by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Chuck Berry, Donny Hathaway, Robert McFerrin, Angela Winbush, Grant Green, Grace Bumbry, Michael McDonald, Ellen Foley, Kay Thompson, Fontella Bass, Helen Traubel, Truth Hurts, Irene Scruggs, Dan Wool, Frances Ginsberg, Louis F. Gottschalk, Theo Peoples, Javier Mendoza, Eugene Church, Billy Davis, Jr., Harry Babbitt, Greg Guidry, Gene Phillips, Shorty Baker, Wadud Ahmad, Jeanette Bazzell Turner.

Excerpt: Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as Maybellene (1955), Roll Over Beethoven (1956), Rock and Roll Music (1957) and Johnny B. Goode (1958), Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.

Born into a middle class family in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he served a prison sentence for armed robbery between 1944 and 1947. On his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of blues player T-Bone Walker, he was performing in the evenings with the Johnnie Johnson Trio. His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May, 1955, and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records.

With Chess he recorded Maybellene-Berrys adaptation of the country song Ida Red-which sold over a million copies, reaching #1 on Billboards Rhythm and Blues chart. By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established s...



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