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Gratulerer!

18.10.2014
Chuck Berry har bursdag! Mannen ble født i St. Louis 18. oktober 1926! To som har spilt med ham, Bruce Springsteen og Eigil Berg(!), har begge noen ord om Chuck Berrys "Nadine".

Se Eigil og NJS gjøre "Nadine" i 2013 her






Springsteen forteller om Chuck Berrys billedbruk i "Nadine" og om samspillet med legenden i filmen "Hail! Hail! Rock And Roll":
Om "Nadine": - I've never seen a coffee-colored Cadillac, but I know excactly what it looks like!   
Om samspillet med Chuck Berry: Bruce: - What songs are we gonna do? - Chuck: - Well, we're gonna do some Chuck Berry-stuff! - Bruce: - That was all he said! (Samme dialog utspant seg mellom Chuck Berry og Eigil før konsertstart i 1989 og 1993!).




















Eigil om "Nadine": - "Nadine" er en av disse billedrike tekstene til Berry som er et sant kick å få framføre. Min eneste opptreden med gitaristen Georg "Jojje" Wadenius var med "Nadine", og senest for et par uker siden fikk jeg også gjort den i duett med Toini Knudtsen på en klubb i Oslo. I likhet med tekster som "Promised Land", "Maybellene" og "No Particular Place To Go" er det bare å pugge inn sånne Berry-klassikere, så har jeg følelsen av at de sitter der - forever! Så langt har ikke hukommelsen sviktet meg der, i alle fall!

Få med deg teksten til "Nadine" nedenfor!

Eigil om samspillet med Berry i 1989, sjekk her
Eigil om samspillet med Berry i 1993, sjekk her































































NADINE 

As I got on a city bus and found a vacant seat
I thought I saw my future bride walking up the street
I shouted to the driver, "Hey conductor, you must slow down
I think I see her, please let me off the bus"

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine, honey is that you?
Seems like every time I see you
Darling, you got something else to do

I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
And started walkin' toward a coffee colored Cadillac
I was pushin' through the crowd tryin to get to where she's at
And I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine, honey where are you?
Seems like every time I catch you
But you're up to something new

Downtown searching for her, looking all around
Saw her getting in a yellow cab heading uptown
I caught a loaded taxi, paid up everybody's tab
Flip the twenty dollar bill and told him catch that yellow cab

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine, honey is that you?
Seems like every time I catch you
But you're up to something new

She moved around like a wayward summer breeze
Go, driver, go, go on, catch her for me please
Moving through the traffic like a mounted cavalier
Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine, honey is that you?
Seems like every time I see you
Darling, you're up to something new

Chuck Berry








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