After Chuck Berry’s passing this week, we thought it would be apt to begin our latest playlist with a song of his. ‘Deep Feeling’ is a slow and soulful blues tune off of Chuck Berry’s 1957 After School Session. Berry, a pioneer of rock’n’roll, was incidentally arrested for marijuana possession in 1990 and now has a hybrid strain named after him.
‘Deep Feeling’ features songs from blues giants B.B. King and Muddy Waters, as well as the early R&B sounds of Big Maybelle and a slow-moving jam from Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.
Also appearing in the playlist is a track from Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Like Berry she was highly influential in the birth of rock’n’roll.
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