Skip to main content

Chuck Berry, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Too Much Monkey Business

This 78 rpm recording has made me a fan of Chuck Berry. Recorded in 1956, the two songs, Brown Eyed Handsome Man and Too Much Monkey Business, earned a #5 and #4 spot on the U.S. R&B charts. The songs are very catchy with lyrics like “She flew to Bombay to meet a Brown Eyed Handsome Man.” The recording/production of these songs is excellent. The guitar tone is very upfront in the song and clean. The other instruments have nice separation and work well together. There is an interesting little drum roll that could be sampled at the end of Too Much Monkey Business. Overall, this is a great recording!

Artist: Chuck Berry
Release Date: 1956
Label: Chess Records
Tracks: Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Too Much Monkey Business

Share this post

Comments (0)