Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Video Spotlight - Bruce Springsteen & Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode", 1995
Bruce has played duets with many musicians, but I've never seen the man more upstaged than in this clip above. In it, we see Chuck Berry getting the crowd to sing along, embellishing the lyrics, and dancing across the stage, while Bruce hangs in the background, awestruck. Clarence's sax work here is a fantastic addition to the song (I had to go back and listen to the original to see if there had been a saxophone part there originally). Chuck Berry, who is currently 87 years old, is still performing to this day; hopefully, Springsteen was able to glean a lesson or two about maintaining his endurance for the next decade.