Chuck Berry's Finest Deep Cuts: 10 Overlooked Gems

Delve deeper into the rock originator's legacy with a selection of great tracks that goes beyond the huge hits

"Oh Baby Doll" (1957)

A memory of a high-school romance that ends when summer vacation begins. Perfect miniatures like this one were how Berry created the teen mythology of rock & roll: a teacher leaves the room, the kids turn on a portable radio and dance in the halls, everyone’s back in their seat when the teacher gets back. His vocal carries the melody. Everything else is rhythm, chugging, shimmying and shaking. As close to a drum circle as the pop charts got in 1957.