Live Ledge #86: Chuck Berry's Belated Birthday

As anybody who has listened to my recent shows probably knows, I had planned to celebrate Chuck Berry's 86th birthday the day after the momentous occasion. Unfortunately, as I was putting the show together, I came down with severe pain which was ultimately diagnosed as kidney stones.
Now that I'm back to (almost) perfect health, I figured this was a topic worth airing anyway. Along with some extremely deep cuts from Chuck's catalog, tonight's show is almost all covers of the real King of Rock 'n' Roll. From his contemporaries in the 50's (Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis) to the British Invasion acts who idolized him (Rolling Stones, Yardbirds) to more recent punk acts (Groovie Ghoulies, Replacements), there aren't many bands who haven't covered the grand master.
By now, you should know the drill. You can find this show (and all my other Ledge eps) in iTunes. Or you can stream it on Stitcher. Or have them all on my android/iPhone app, The Ledge. Or you can just...


1. Chuck Berry, Little Queenie
2. Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny B. Goode
3. Gene Vincent, Maybelline
4. Vince Taylor, Sweet Little Sixteen
5. Wanda Jackson, Brown Eyed Handsome Man
6. The Kinks, Beautiful Delilah
7. The Yardbirds, Too Much Monkey Business (Live)
8. Downliners Sect, Roll Over Beethoven
9. The Master's Apprentices, Dear Dad
10. Chuck Berry, Route 66
11. Chuck Berry, Don't You Lie To Me
12. Chuck Berry, Honey Hush
13. Chuck Berry, That's None of Your Business
14. The Remains, I'm Talking About You
15. The Crawdaddys, Down The Road Apiece
16. The Regents, Bye Bye Johnny
17. Chocolate Watch Band, Come On
18. Ronnie Lane, You Never Can Tell
19. David Bowie, Almost Grown
20. Dave Alvin, Promised Land
21. Dave Edmunds, Jo Jo Gunne
22. Rockpile, It's My Own Business
23. The Flamin' Groovies, Sweet Little Rock'n Roller
24. Cannibals, Nadine
25. The Rolling Stones, You Can't Catch Me
26. The Rolling Stones, Little Queenie
27. Chuck Berry, Memphis Tennessee
28. Tenpole Tudor, Rock 'n' Roll Music
29. Thee Headcoats, Jaguar and Thunderbird
30. The Neatbeats, Reelin' and Rockin'
31. Groovie Ghoulies, Betty Jean
32. Suicide Commandos, Back In The USA
33. The Replacements, 'Round And 'Round
34. Backbeat Band, Carol
35. HeadCat, Let It Rock
36. Chuck Berry, Let's Do Our Thing Together
37. Chuck Berry, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)


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