Chuck Berry Pt 1 | Cadillac Records


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We got ourselves a long, satisfying road ahead of us, discussing the Chuck Berry in a variety of celluloid presentations. Today's episode will delve into the Chess Records biopic, "Cadillac Records" with a preview of "Go Johnny, Go" which will be our next episode about Chuck.

We talk plugging, payola, Alan Freed, Leonard Chess, Chuck getting ripped off, taking your own music back, moving beyond "playing for the neighborhood," and which authors seem to have it out for Chuck vs the ones who focus on the impact of his musical and lyrical output. Overall, we'll discuss what sets Chuck apart from what might laughably be called his peers along with his portrayal by Mos Def in this 2009 film.

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