Chuck Berry at Sound Exchange
by David Blakey
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Chuck Berry recorded his last 2 albums for Chess Records at Sound Exchange. Produced by Esmond Edwards, "Bio" (Chess CH-50043), recorded in June 1973 and released the following month, features Chuck accompanied by New York rock band Elephant's Memory (of John Lennon & Yoko Ono fame). The previous year, the band had written and recorded "Chuck & Bo", a tribute song to Chuck and Bo Diddley and produced by John and Yoko.
His final Chess album, "Chuck Berry" (Chess CH-60032), was again produced by Esmond Edwards and was released in February 1975. It was recorded at Sound Exchange over the course of 4 days in August 1974 and is notable for having his beautiful daughter Ingrid singing harmonies and the occasional lead vocal with her dad.
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