The Great Twenty-Eight

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The Great Twenty-Eight  is a greatest hits album by classic rock and roller Chuck Berry, released in 1982.  In 2003, the album was ranked number 21 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the second highest ranking compilation on the list, after Elvis Presley’s The Sun Sessions.  The album draws only from Berry’s first 11 years with Chess Records, omitting his post-1965 recordings for the label, including his only No. 1 hit, “My Ding-a-Ling”.  (More from Wikipedia)

The hits continued for Chuck Berry through the end of the 1950’s and are available in the essential collection, The Great Twenty-Eight – Rolling Stone magazine ranks this retrospective album #21 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  Just for fun, try to count up how many other rock bands and artists recorded a group of songs that could justifiably be described as “the great 28”. 


(June 2013/1)


Last edited: March 22, 2021