Chuck Berry - one of the true pioneers of rock 'n' roll
We at Acrobat join the voices of everyone else in the world of popular music as we mourn the passing of one of genuine and most influential pioneers of the music that got most of involved in this business in the first place, whether as aspiring singers and musicians, or as enthusiasts who wanted to make our passion our way of making a living.
The plethora of fulsome and eloquent tributes we have had in the media over the last 24 hours from artists who themselves are happy to recognise the creative debt they owe to him are sufficient to underline his importance. There were, of course many other artists who were his contemporaries who would have still been in the vanguard of that great musical revolution in the '50s, but Chuck Berry lent a particular character to his contribution to the genre which resonated with fans and aspiring artists in a unique way, and the sheer ubiquity of his songs in the repertoire of amateur and professional bands alike, all around the world and across the decades, emphasises just how important he was.
Inevitably a company like ours has collections of Chuck Berry material in their catalogue. Ours are:
ADDCD3122 Chuck Berry The Complete Chess Singles As & BS 1955-61
Details at http://acrobatmusic.net/?cid=5&AlbumId=952
FABCD157 Rock 'n' Roll Music - Chuck Berry 'Live'
Details at http://acrobatmusic.net/?cid=5&AlbumId=323