Oct. 18, 2019

October 18, 1926 Chuck Berry Day In The Great USA

If Charles Edward Anderson Berry was still alive he would be celebrating his 93rd birthday. Heck, Charles Edward Anderson Berry is indeed still alive because the energy that he put into his life, the spirit that he generated each and every time he performed was unmatched and unparalleled. Now only a few of his fans knew him as Charles Edward Anderson Berry, they simply recognized two words, Chuck Berry. Mr. Berry, the majestic King of Rock and Roll, the coolest cat in the music industry during a period of time when Jim Crow controlled the arenas and coliseums in this country. Chuck Berry was pure unadulterated electricity. Think about the magic in the songs he manufactured for his audience; Johnny B. Goode, Maybelline, Roll Over Beethoven, No Particular Place To Go, My Ding A Ling, and the list goes on and on.

To me, Chuck Berry invented the very nature of smooth. He was pure electric, pure cool, and pure dynamite. That's why I created this poem that reflected my thoughts on the smoothest, coolest cat who ever picked up a guitar. Chuck Berry broke down the color line because when he started playing his vibes the mind might've said rebel but in reality, the soul said let go. So today, I bring back in honor of Charles Edward Anderson Berry's 93rd birthday my creation, Chuck B Invented Smooth.