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New Chuck Berry album to be released in 2017

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'Chuck' (Credit: Chuckberry.com) 'Chuck' (Credit: Chuckberry.com)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – For the first time in nearly 40 years, a new Chuck Berry album will be released in 2017.

The album, titled ‘Chuck,’ was recorded in various studios around St. Louis and will be Berry’s first new album in 38 years.

“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry, referring to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”

Berry’s children, Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry, are part of the backing group on the album.

“What an honor to be part of this new music,” said Berry Jr. “The St. Louis band, or as dad called us ‘The Blueberry Hill Band,’ fell right into the groove and followed his lead. These songs cover the spectrum from hard driving rockers to soulful thought provoking time capsules of a life’s work.”

The announcement was made on October 18, Berry’s 90th birthday.

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