Mar. 16, 2017

He Invented Smooth On The Licks, Saluting Chuck Berry

Growing up in East Baltimore I didn't get to know Chuck Berry greatness until I was a little older. You see I grew up in the age of the Motown and Philly International. However, as I began to research musical option I discovered Chuck Berry. I mean when you talk of a musical genius the name Chuck Berry rings out loudly. The fact that this living legend is still with us is indicative that God rewards those who rewarded others. Chuck Berry is still married to his first love and he still can hit the licks on Lucille at 90 years of age. Yesterday, I was listening to some of the master's music and I decided to create a little something to salute Chuck Berry. I wrote a poem last year honoring the work Chuck Berry did while this nation was excluding black people from everyday society because of the color of their skins. He almost singlehandedly shut down Jim and Jane Crow when he lit the stage up back in the 1950's. How are you going to hate when Chucky B is being great? Salute this morning to a living legend to black equality and justice Chuck Berry.