Today, I found myself rather unexpectedly at one of the several excellent record stores around DC. While I was there, I picked up an Excellent EP from Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Max Roach. It was originally recorded way back in 1944, and it’s amazing.
I’m always unsure if Convoy is a song that everyone knows by heart, or if my childhood happened in some kind of atemporal 19A0s, as opposed to the 1990s that everyone else my age grew up in. When I was 8, this piece of trucker-country was My Jam. Apparently, this song’s history features hamburger buns, a working class rebellion, middle-eastern politics, and everyone’s favorite christmas music.
At 90 years old, just before he passed away, Chuck Berry recorded an album of all new material. It’s due to come out next month. The first single is here, and it’s everything you’d want from a 90 year old rock legend.