The Upper Shelves On Tour With the Mighty Peptones

Catch the Upper Shelves in support of the nation's greatest R&R act, the Peptones

Saturday 30th of January, Nederland 3, Wateringen
Saturday 13th of February, De Vinger, Den Haag
Saturday 20th of March, de Trucker, Pijnacker

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chuck Berry - Jaguar and Thunderbird

With “Jaguar and Thunderbird” Charles Edward Anderson Berry, better known as Chuck Berry, invented rap music. Well, kinda. The verses sure sound like a rap. Of course Chuck B. wasn’t a b-boy in the Chuck D. kinda way. And “Jaguar and Thunderbird” is just a good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll song about a car race in the streets of Loudonville, NY. The coolness of the song was also noticed by a wide range of artists from The Troggs to Thee Headcoats and from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Mano Negra. They all covered it in their own unique way. But the semi-cool way Chuck Berry ‘raps’ the verses over a rollicking bar piano in the original version is unbeatable.

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