Chuck Berry: 10 Country Music Covers

From Marty Robbins to Emmylou Harris, country artists have a long history of interpreting the rock pioneer's songs

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"Back in the U.S.A.," Jim & Jesse

In 1965, bluegrass brother act Jim & Jesse (McReynolds) and their band, the Virginia Boys, devoted an entire LP to Berry covers, cleverly titled Berry Pickin' in the Country. What could have been a hokey novelty record, however, is instead a skillful, thoroughly entertaining collection of harmony-laden versions of 10 Berry gems, including "Too Much Monkey Business," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Reelin' and Rockin'" and "Back in the U.S.A.," which would be a huge pop hit and minor country hit a dozen years later for Linda Ronstadt. 

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