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Chuck Berry Rock and Roll Music

Rock n Roll

It’s gotta be rock and roll music – if you wanna dance with me. What more does he need to say? The song was written and recorded by Chuck Berry. Blues legend Willie Dixon is on bass.  In 1957, it went to #6 on the R&B Chart and #8 on the Pop Chart. The song has been covered widely, including Bill Haley & His Comets, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys.

Chuck Berry (October 18, 1926 to March 18, 2017) was a  rock and roll icon and pioneer.  He put the essential pieces together  — beat, guitar work, and lyrics to describe the culture Berry has been a great showman, duck walk and all.

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Here are the lyrics to “Rock and Roll Music” by Chuck Berry:

“Just let me hear some of that
Rock and roll music,
Any old way you choose it;
It’s got a back beat, you can’t lose it,
Any old time you use it
It’s gotta be rock and roll music,
If you want to dance with me,
If you want to dance with me

I’ve have no kick against modern jazz,
Unless they try to play it too darn fast;
And change the beauty of the melody,
Until they sound just like a symphony,

That’s why I go for that
Rock and roll music
Any old way you choose it;
It’s got a back beat, you can’t lose it,
Any old time you use it
It’s gotta be rock and roll music,
If you want to dance with me,
If you want to dance with me

I took my loved one over cross the tracks
So she can hear my man awailin’ sax,
I must admit they have a rockin’ band,
Man they were blowing like a hurricane

That’s why I go for that
Rock and roll music
Any old way you choose it;
It’s got a back beat, you can’t lose it,
Any old time you use it
It’s gotta be rock and roll music,
If you want to dance with me,
If you want to dance with me

Way down south they gave a jubilee,
The jokey folks they had a jamboree,
They’re drinkin’ homebrew from a wooden cup,
The folks dancin’ got all shook up
And started playin’ that

Rock and roll music
Any old way you choose it;
It’s got a back beat, you can’t lose it,
Any old time you use it
It’s gotta be rock and roll music,
If you want to dance with me,
If you want to dance with me

Don’t care to hear ’em play a tango,
I’m in the mood to dig a mambo;
It’s way too early for the congo,
So keep a rockin’ that piano
So I can hear some of that

Rock and roll music
Any old way you choose it;
It’s got a back beat, you can’t lose it,
Any old time you use it
It’s gotta be rock and roll music,
If you want to dance with me,
If you want to dance with me”

For more songs by the legendary Chuck Berry: “Almost Grown,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” Maybellene,” “Run Rudolph Run,” and “You Never Can Tell.”

For an album of Chuck Berry’s music, please click on the photo below:

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