After School Session
1 x LP
2016 EU reissue on 180 LP - the legendary guitarists debut longplayer in 1957, including the alltime classics 'Too Much Monkey Businessand,' 'Brown Eyed Handsome Man'and the rock n roll anthem 'School Days'. This classic production demonstrate...
Release date 04-01-2016 (Originally released in 1957)
2016 EU reissue on 180gram VINYL - originally released as the legendary guitarists debut longplayer including the alltime classics "Too Much Monkey Business" and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man". the three superior instrumentals Deep Feeling, Roly Poly and Berry Pickin alongside the moody Wee Wee Hours the protodoowop 'Together Well Always Be' and the rock n roll anthem 'School Days'. This classic production demonstrates Berrys professional versatility as well as his unbridled pop showmanship.
A1 School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)
A2 Deep Feeling
A3 Too Much Monkey Business
A4 Wee Wee Hours
A5 Roly Poly
A6 No Money Down
A8 Rock & Roll Music
B1 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
B2 Berry Pickin'
B3 Together We Will Always Be
B4 Havana Moon
B5 Down Bound Train
B6 Drifting Heart
B7 Sweet Little Sixteen
B8 Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
Originally released in 1957 Chuck Berrys first Chess LP After School Session features an assortment of tunes recorded between 1956 and 1957, including the three superior instrumentals Deep Feeling, Roly Poly and Berry Pickin alongside the moody Wee Wee Hours the protodoowop 'Together Well Always Be' and the rock n roll anthem 'School Days'. This classic production demonstrates Berrys professional versatility as well as his unbridled pop showmanship.
Chuck Berry is an American original. Celebrating six decades in the music business, this East St. Louis native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties with his first recordings like "Maybellene" and "Roll Over Beethoven." He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks, poetic lyrics and dynamic presence on stage.
Introduced to Chess Records by fellow blues rocker Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry hit a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. These great songs culminated in a handful of top charting singles which led to his first legendary album After School Session.
Kicking things off with the monumental "School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)," Berry roars through a bevy of 11 more home runs which helped make this one of the most important albums of all time. The album collects additional gems like "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," "Too Much Monkey Business," "Havana Moon" and "No Money Down."
Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing the turnaround riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, After School Session was truly a primer for many rock and blues artists that followed including Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Johnny Winter, The Animals and The Yardbirds.
Chuck Berry was more than a rock ‘n roll genius. He was a natural poet. He could rhyme. He could compose lyrically two and three minute musical stories about the everyday man and woman, about the struggles of being a teenager, about romance, about cars, about faraway places, about dancing, and most notably about rock ‘n rollin.’ His unconventional approach to music was unlike that of anyone before him. He opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him one of the first pioneers of the recording business.
Originally released: 1957
This release: 2016