Offered for sale is an original 1965 mono pressing of Fresh Berry’s by Chuck Berry.
About this copy: This copy of Fresh Berry’s is a rare original 1965 mono pressing on the black label with the gold Chess logo with the chess piece.
Many sources indicate that the original pressings of this album had the blue “fade” Chess label, but apparently that label was introduced shortly after the release of this album, and subsequent pressings of Fresh Berrys’ appeared on that label, making the black labels pressings somewhat of a rarity.
The cover is VG++, with just traces of wear at the corners and on the back. There is a punch hole in the cover. The mono disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.
A nice copy of a terrific record.
Background: We’ll let Allmusic describe Fresh Berry’s:
Chuck Berry’s last album for Chess, for the next four years, has him back in the U.S., and running smack into the mid-’60s blues revival, playing with the likes of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield (who were beginning a brief but productive association with Muddy Waters around this time). The material varies from first-rate songs (“It Wasn’t Me,” “My Mustang Ford,” “Ain’t That Just Like a Woman”) that sound utterly contemporary, to fascinating experiments (“One for My Baby”) and filler like “Everyday We Rock and Roll” and “Merrily We Rock and Roll.” He still rocks out, and sounds like he’s having a great time playing blues with Bloomfield and Butterfield.