Chuck Berry, "Memphis, Tennessee"
KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are at 4221 West Easton Ave, St Louis for Chuck Berry's "Memphis Tennessee", first released on Chess Records as a B-Side in 1959...
"Chuck Berry claims to have recorded this at his office, although it may have been taken to Chess Studios in Chicago for overdubs before its release. Re-issued in the UK as an A-Side in 1963 at the insistence of Guy Stevens, it went to #6 in the charts. Between late 1971 and early 1973, I must have played The Faces version of this song every single day, but it is Chuck's original I have preferred for over 40 years now."
"One of the greatest divorce records ever made." - KV
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