St Louis to Liverpool Songs Ranked

St. Louis to Liverpool is the seventh studio album and tenth album overall by rock and roll artist Chuck Berry, released in 1964 on Chess Records, catalog number 1488. It peaked at number 124 on the Billboard album chart, the first of Berry’s studio albums to appear on the chart. Music critic Dave Marsh named it “one of the greatest rock & roll records ever made”. On April 13, 2004, the Chronicles division of the Universal Music Group remastered the album for the compact disc with three bonus tracks as part of its 50th anniversary commemorative of Chess Records, including “O’Rangutang,” the flip side of the fifth of his 1964 charting singles “Nadine (Is It You?),” and a track that had appeared on the 1990 rarities album Missing Berries. In 2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissued the album with Chuck Berry Is on Top on an Ultradisc II Gold compact disc. Here are all of St Louis to Liverpool songs ranked.

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12. Brenda Lee

“Brenda Lee is o.k. but not for me. I wish Chuck would let Ray Charles sing Country and Western and left off Fraulein…left me cold. “Brenda Lee,” with its sumptuous guitar fills and thundering drums, is icing on the cake.”

11. You Never Can Tell

“You Never Can Tell” (which was used quite mrmorably in Pulp Fiction) proves that Chuck was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest storytellers, and includes some smokin’ guitars and pianos for those of you who don’t speak English (how would you even be reading this review?!)”

10. Merry Christmas Baby

“Berry’s big comeback album is this collection of songs penned by the creator of rock. Considering Berry’s albums, this his probably his best work.”

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9. Promised Land

“Promised Land” was written by Chuck Berry whilst he was in prison serving a sentence from February 1962 to October 1963 under the Mann Act for transporting a 14 year girl across state lines for alleged immoral purposes. He borrowed from the prison library to construct the travelogue of the song, and utilised a similar melody to the American folk song “Wabash Cannon Ball” for the song.”

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8. Night Beat

“This is a wonderful record. The big hits are not all that made Chuck great. Chuck played a lot of blues. Check out the blues instrumental Night Beat.

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7. You Two

“You Two is sort of a Big Band ballad sound that Chuck does once in awhile..he can be very versatile. The audio quality on the lesser-heard “You Two” is superb (Odie Payne on Drums) with Chuck playing some very tasty stuff while Paul Williams puts in a late piano solo.”

6. Liverpool Drive

“Liverpool Drive” is a high-speed instrumental pounder with a great burger-joint atmosphere. Liverpool Drive show cases the band musical side and is a great jitterbug song.”

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5. No Particular Place to Go

 “No Particular Place To Go” is simply fantastic – fun, in your face and rockin’ – packing all the wallop you’d expect from a truly great Chuck Berry song but with that great extra muscle in the reproduction. “

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4. Things I Used to Do

“This may be rock’s first great comeback album. Released in 1964, in the early ecstasy of the British Invasion, St. Louis To Liverpool captures the middle-aged Chuck Berry doing what he did best: pounding out song after song of relentless rock ‘n’ roll brilliance without much regard for anything else.”

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3. Our Little Rendezvous

“Our Little Rendezvous” is an endearingly greasy rocker with a hillbilly backbeat and lyrics that grow progressivly more bizarre as the song goes on.”

2. Go Bobby Soxer

“Go Bobby Soxer is a straight cover of Johnny B. Goode but with new lyrics…I got off on it as Johnny B. Goode is the Rock-n-Roll national anthem according to George Thoroughgood.”

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1. Little Marie

“Opener “Little Marie” sets the pace brilliantly, with its churning guitars, a strutting rhythm section, and a nearly hypnotic vocal. Little Marie is a version of Memphis, Tennesse but better.”