“Run, Rudolph Run” Performed By Chuck Berry (1958)

December 6, 2010

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#59 Pop

Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry, Chuck Berry was one of the earliest rock stars of the 20th century.

Sure,  I know that “Little Richard”  Wayne Penniman has bestowed this title upon himself as well as many other titles. (LOL)  Even though both of these extraordinary musicians and performers were major architects of Rock and Roll,  it was  Berry’s shovel that made the first dig into the foundation of worldwide R&R when he became a  Chess Records recording artist.

Chuck’s first big hit recording,  “Maybelline, ” reached #1 R&B and #5 Pop in 1955.  This was a year before Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” charted #1 R&B and #6 Pop in 1956.

Each season when I bring out my holiday music,  hearing this tune play from one of the most treasured cassettes in my collection (yes I still have and play my cassette tapes on the regular) I know the season has officially begun.

Musically Yours,

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