First Chuck Berry Album in 38 Years Released
The first album of music from Chuck Berry in thirty-eight years is released this week, three months after his death.
The album, called Chuck, has 10 songs, including eight written by Berry.
A family affair
The album has new songs that he had been writing since 1991. The sound is similar to the original style that first made Berry popular.
Berry told journalists in 2012, "It's the same type of music I've been playing. As soon as I can get someone to guide me in that, I'm gonna come back and push ‘em out, if you know what I mean."
Paul Roper is head of Dualtone Records which produced the album. He says the album is special for Chuck Berry's family.
"Charles Berry Jr (his son) and Charles Berry III (his grandson) play guitar on multiple tracks and his daughter Ingrid sings on a few as well. Mrs. Berry had approval on mixes and the final master so everyone played a role."
Roper adds the album also shows a new dimension to Berry.
"There's the highly emotive ‘Darlin' written for his oldest daughter Ingrid and the passing on of advice in ‘Eyes of Man' alongside of course traditional Chuck Berry classic sounding rockers like ‘Big Boys' and ‘Wonderful Woman.' It's a special body of work, especially considering how long it has been since the public has had new music from Chuck."
A life of success and controversy
Chuck Berry was born in 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. He learned to play the guitar while in high school. In 1952, Berry formed a band and soon was performing regularly around St. Louis.
Berry is often considered one of the most important musicians in rock and roll music history. His first hit song was "Maybellene." From 1955 through 1958, he released many others, including "Roll over Beethoven", "Sweet Little Sixteen", and "Johnny B. Goode."
However, Berry faced legal problems throughout his career. As a teenager, Berry went to reform school after an attempted robbery. He spent two years in prison for bringing an under-aged girl across state lines for "immoral purposes." He also served 100 days in prison after being charged with not paying tax.
Berry's last public performance was on October 15th, 2014, when he played in St. Louis.
He was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2000, U.S. President Bill Clinton presented him with the Kennedy Center Honors Award, calling him "one of the 20th Century's most influential musicians."
Chuck Berry died on March 18, 2017 at his home near Wentzille, Missouri. He was 90 years old.
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本周，于三个月前离世的查克·贝里（Chuck Berry）将发行38年来的首张音乐专辑 。
这张专辑收录了自1991年以来他创作的歌曲 。专辑歌曲与贝里最初走红的音乐风格极为相似 。
2012年，贝里对记者表示：“我一直坚持做这种音乐风格 。只要有人能够在这方面指导我，我会勇敢地尝试，如果你明白我的意思的话 。
保罗·罗珀（Paul Roper）是制作该专辑的Dualtone Records公司负责人 。他介绍称，这张专辑对贝里家人有着特殊的意义 。
小查尔斯·贝里（他的儿子）和查尔斯·贝里三世（他的孙子）参与了多首歌曲的吉他伴奏，其女儿英格丽也为部分歌曲献声 。贝里夫人则终审了混音和最后母带，所以家人们都参与了专辑制作 。
“专辑中有为大女儿写的煽情歌曲《亲爱的》，还有传承深刻内涵的《人的眼睛》 。当然也少不了贝里的经典摇滚风，如《大男孩》、《奇妙的女人》 。这是一个匠心之作，特别是阔别多年后又再次欣赏到查克的新作品 。
1926年，贝里出生于密苏里州的圣路易斯 。中学时开始学习弹奏吉他 。1952年，贝里组建了一支乐队，很快就开始在圣路易斯附近演出 。
贝里经常被称为摇滚乐史上最重要的音乐家之一 。他的首支走红歌曲为“梅波莲”（"Maybellene"，一种发膏的名字） 。1955年至1958年间，他又发行了多首金曲，如《超越贝多芬》、《甜蜜的十六岁》和《约翰尼·B·古德》 。
然而，贝里在职业生涯中曾多次面临法律纠纷 。年少时的他因抢劫未遂进入少教所 。后又因为“不道德的目的”跨州运送未成年少女被监禁两年 。此外，他还因面临逃税指控服刑100天 。
1986年，贝里入选摇滚名人堂 。2000年，美国总统比尔·克林顿（Bill Clinton）为他颁发肯尼迪中心荣誉奖，称他为“二十世纪最具影响力的音乐人之一” 。