Rockit (album)

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Rock It
Chuck Berry - Rock It.jpg
Studio album by Chuck Berry
Released 1979
Studio Berry Park Studios, Wentzville, Missouri
Genre Rock and roll
Length 36:00
Label Atco
Producer Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry chronology
Chuck Berry Live in Concert
(1978)Chuck Berry Live in Concert1978
Rock It
The Great Twenty-Eight
(1982)The Great Twenty-Eight1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The Village VoiceB+[2]

Rock It is the nineteenth studio album by Chuck Berry, released in 1979 by Atco Records. It was his only release for the label.[3] Atco was the third label for which Berry made studio recordings, after two tenures with Chess Records, interrupted by a brief stint with Mercury Records in the 1960s.

Rock It was Berry's last studio album for 38 years, until Chuck in 2017.[4] It is also the last studio album to be released in his lifetime. Along with 1964's St. Louis to Liverpool, Robert Christgau considered Rock It one of two full-length albums recorded by Berry in his lifetime that were "worthy of the name", a "groove" record "sharpened by two back-end songs skewering the racist society he'd striven so audaciously to integrate and enlighten".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Berry

  1. "Move It" – 2:31
  2. "Oh What a Thrill" – 3:08
  3. "I Need You Baby" – 3:11
  4. "If I Were" – 3:04
  5. "House Lights" – 4:30
  6. "I Never Thought" – 3:52
  7. "Havana Moon" (re-recording) – 5:08
  8. "Wuden't Me" – 2:42
  9. "California" – 2:19
  10. "Pass Away" – 5:35





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