Monday, July 21, 2008

Ernest Tubb Plays Chuck Berry

Ernest Tubb - Thirty Days (buy)

Early rock'n'roll owed a lot to country music. And vice versa. Take this Chuck Berry hit from 1955 (#2 on US R&B chart), replace Chuck's vocals with Ernest Tubb's, replace Chuck's guitar with Billy Byrd's (not to mention "Half Moon" Bradley's* piano and Tommy Jackson's fiddle), and you've got yourself a great country record.

* Tubb jokingly referred to producer Owen Bradley as "Half Moon" because he only played halfway like Moon Mullican


Dave D. said...

In the "coincidence that no one else will care about" department, we just saw George Bedard and the Kingpins perform that song Saturday, albeit closer to the Chuck Berry version.