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Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Extraordinary Chuck Berry: Lyrical, Musical Blue-Collar Beethoven - Shakespearean Genius!

1950's - 1960's Rock and Roll neon animated gif - teenager reading, studying, listening to 45 rpm single record playing rock n' roll music neon jukebox.
MR. CHUCK BERRY
LEGENDARY
LYRICAL, MUSICAL
BLUE-COLLAR
BEETHOVEN
SHAKESPEAREAN
GENIUS


March 19 2017, Michigan's Blue Collar Scholar's Mt. Rushmore of Rock N' Roll Legend, Lyrical, Musical Genius Chuck Berry articles, autobiography book, guitar book, & movie documentary links to learn more about his creative genius.

A Blue-Collar Beethoven (music) and Shakespeare (lyrics)! He's Number 1 in my book.
In Michigan 1950's and 1960's, there would always be a Chuck Berry tune playin' somewhere, be it an AM transistor radio (man, I went through the batteries), restaurant jukebox, someone's too loud car radio driving by, or just being played on your record player.

Put Chuck Berry on Mt. Rushmore.
How about Mt. Rockmore?
Yep!
Chuck Berry Statue St. Louis, Missouri
Statue of Mr. Berry by Blueberry Hill Restaurant, where he would perform. From Roadside America website.
Chuck Berry has a Star on The St. Louis Walk of Fame St. Louis Walk of Fame, St. Louis, Missouri.
St. Louis Music Yesterdays - Mr. Chuck Berry
Metro St. Louis Live Music Historical Society
Great biography of Rock n' Roll Music Legend Mr. Chuck Berry - photos, video, picture of Chuck Berry's star on St. Louis Walk of Fame and more.

His songs were brilliant, lyrically and musically. Through these extraordinary song lyrics Chuck Berry wrote (Chuck Berry loved cars, Mr. Berry was an autoworker in an automotive factory at one stage of his life. Cool.) and the music he performed and created, Chuck Berry inspired a generation to pick up a guitar and learn how to play and write songs. Songs with lyrics anyone and everyone could relate to in their lives. Especially teenagers. He was one of a kind. Unique. Changed hit music and popular music forever, through his great song writing and guitar playing. Who can forget his trademark duck walk? Still today, one can hear his guitar riffs in thousands and thousands of songs and bands, be it country, rock n' roll, blues...etc.
Famous Chuck Berry songs he penned and put music to, like his most famous classic rock n roll hit, Johnny B. Goode (covered by Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix In The West LP, Johnny Winter). Johnny B. Goode tune is a garage band - bar band staple). Johnny B. Goode is the song in the 1985 movie "Back To The Future", famously played on guitar by Marty at that high school dance, near the end of the movie. Cool!
Johnny B. Goode song was covered by other famous artists, also.
Carol (Rolling Stones Get Your Ya Ya's out live album), Let it Rock (Michigan's Bob Seger on Live Lp - man, would be cool if Bob Seger did a whole album of Chuck Berry songs).
Roll Over Beethoven (The Beatles 2nd American LP, ELO Electric Light Orchestra's first radio hit record, Mountain live LP), Rock and Roll Music (The Beatles), Maybelline, No Particular Place To Go, Living In The USA, Memphis (Johnny Rivers) and countless other 45 rpm singles, albums and AM - FM radio classics.
Just remembered, that in the Michigan old days, 45 singles and albums, LP's (long playing - called "vinyl" nowadays) were arranged alphabetically in the record stores aisles. One could effortlessly flip through the latest albums. Chuck Berry was placed in "B" section (B as in Berry) along with The Beach Boys and The Beatles. All started with B. Nice if you wanted to look at lastest records from all three groups. Hmmm. Wonder if that was a wonderful coincidence? Chuck Berry...starts with Be, Beatles starts with Be and Beach Boys...Be. Chuck had seniority on these famous groups and influenced both groups in their teenage years. Early Beach Boys song hits always reminded me of Chuck Berry. Just with a little beach sand thrown in!
Heck, as a youngin' in the Michigan summer, during early 1960's, going to a trampoline park (do they still have them anymore?) which piped in rock and roll throughout the park via various loudspeakers. Loud! Too cool. Remember jumpin' up and down to Chuck Berry rock n roll, Beach Boys, surf music, and other songs. Chuck was the favorite.
Faster the song, the higher you'd try to jump.
Skating rink played that Chuck Berry Rock and Roll, too.
Man, that was some great music to skate to.
Again, as a kid, the faster the song, the faster you'd skate to it.
Man, it hurt real bad when you fell because you were going to fast around that rink.
Ouch!
Too much monkey business, as Chuck would say.
You know what I'm talkin' about.
But it was still
Fun, Fun, Fun!

Still can't beat the sound of a Chuck Berry song playing through that one speaker in the car, in mono (not stereo) from the local AM radio station!
Scratches and everything!
Stereo don't git it with Chuck Berry.
Anyone from the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's and 1960's and 1970's can relate.
You know what I'm talkin' about...
Sunny day with the convertible top down...
I rest my case!

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Seger and others covered his songs and were influenced by Chuck Berry.
Mr. Chuck Berry's Official Website
Mr. Chuck Berry's Official Website
Mr. Chuck Berry's Official Facebook
Mr. Chuck Berry's Official Facebook

The First Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee 1986 Mr. Chuck Berry! Ohio's brand new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened to the public in 1986 & Mr. Chuck Berry was the First Inductee. Congratulations!

Chuck Berry's Son Remembers Rock Pioneer "He Was Inspirational!" Rolling Stone Interview March 17, 2017
Rolling Stone Rock n' Roll Mag, Musician - Artist Mr. Chuck Berry Articles
Rolling Stone Mag compilation of Chuck Berry Articles. Musician's comments - tributes, collaborations, Chuck Berry's new album...etc.
Great job!
Chuck Berry, a Founding Father of Rock N Roll - Billboard Magazine Billboard Magazine March 18, 2017
What Song is on Voyagers Golden Record?
Hint: Starts with a "J" and ends with a "G".

The Rolling Stones comments on Chuck Berry's Passing The Rolling Stones comments on Chuck Berry's Passing.
The Influence of Chuck Berry On The Beatles.
The Influence of Chuck Berry On The Beatles.
From The Beatles Blog.
C-Span - Mr.Chuck Berry, Along With Other Kennedy Honors Award Recipients Honored at The White House President and Mrs. Clinton paid Tribute to The Kennedy Center Honors Recipients for their contributions to The Arts during a ceremony at The White House on December 3, 2000.
Chuck Berry 20 Essential Songs - Rolling Stone Article March 18 2017 Rolling Stone Music Magazine has written an excellent piece concerning Chuck Berry's 20 essential songs. Music videos accompany the article's narrative specific to each timeless Chuck Berry classic song. Sweet! Great job!

"Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll" is an excellent Chuck Berry documentary from 1987 to watch. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is in the movie along with other rock and roll artists. Great jam session.

"Chuck Berry The Autobiography" is a great book to read. Buy or check out at the public library.


Learning to play guitar? Rhythm, Lead.
A great book is
"CHUCK BERRY" - Hal Leonard Guitar, Recorded Versions, With Notes & Tab. Transcription Arrangements by Fred Sokolow.
Seventeen of Chuck Berry's hit songs are transcribed.
Mr. Berry's Music, Rhythm and Lead, are explored and explained with accompanying tab.

Google's You Tube is a groovy place to learn about Chuck Berry's music and his legendary position in Rock and Roll history. Old 1950's and 1960's Black and White Tv shows (before the advent of Color Tv), later Tv shows and concerts...etc.

How To Play Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry - Guitar World guitar magazine online.
Guitar World Magazine online has a piece about how to play Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode. Has a video tutorial lesson.
Rock n' Roll!
Chuck Berry Guitar World Articles
Nice! Great list of articles on legend Chuck Berry from Guitar World.
Celebrating Chuck Berry - Guitar Player Guitar Magazine Online
Guitar Player guitar magazine great list of articles written about Chuck Berry:
How to play guitar like Chuck Berry lesson, 1971 Chuck Berry interview, March 1988 Guitar Player interview.
Chuck Berry Classic Rock Covers - Ultimate Classic Rock Online
Ultimate Classic Rock online website has a video sampling of famous artists and rock bands - groups covers of classic Chuck Berry songs, along with an accompanying narative.
Ultimate Classic Rock site...
rocks!
Chuck Berry 1926-2017 Gibson Guitar Website Article Chuck Berry played Gibson guitars and his trademark guitar was a Gibson ES-335.


Heck, use the AM station setting on your radio, turn that dial, and you never know...
Johnny B. Goode may be spinning right now!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

President Trump Returns to Michigan Water Winter Wonderland Wolverine State.

March 17, 2017 Michigan Blue-Collar Scholar TGIF link:
President Trump Hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at White House and Hold Joint Press Conference

President Trump In Roundtable Discussion On Vocational Training with U.S. and German Business Leaders

WhiteHouse.Gov Briefing Room - Speeches and Remarks
March 15, 16 2017
1600 Daily: Everything White House 3-16-17
"Buy American & Hire American
It's not just a motto - it's a pledge"
President Donald J. Trump

Includes Video from President Trump's discussion with Automotive CEO's General Motors, Ford Motor, Fiat-Chrysler and other US auto companies and UAW (United Auto Workers) President at a Roundtable. Union workers and others attended.

1600 Daily Blog - The White House
News, Events, Updates & Content from
The White House.



President Trump's Remarks - American Center for Mobility - Willow Run, Ypsilanti Twp. Michigan March 15 2017 White House website. Text of President Trump's Remarks at Willow Run in Michigan - March 15, 2017.
Buy American - Hire American...
It don't get no blue-collarer than that!
Yep!

Michigan Blue-Collar Wednesday, The Sun is Shining. Spring is almost here (still keepin' the snow shovel handy 'cause ya never know). It's Michigan. Weather is taxing sometimes, the older one gets...never a dull moment (wasn't that the name of a classic Rod Stewart LP) weatherwise in Michigan.
We love it.
Michigan rocks!

President Trump's Air Force One will taxi down the runway  of Willow Run airport in a return visit to Michigan. The President will tour American Manufactured Vehicles and host a roundtable with Union Workers and CEO's. The President will visit Michigan's American Center For Mobility Company Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, and later in the day...

Nashville, Tennessee, where he will lay a wreath at the tomb of President Andrew Jackson, located at The Hermitage. President Trump will deliver remarks after.

WhiteHouse.Gov Live President Trump Makes Remarks at American Center For Mobility
Direct and Correct link from The White House Live page. President Trump's remarks at Michigan's American Center For Mobility. March 15, 2017.

Buy American - Hire American is displayed on a sign above the stage where President Trump will deliver remarks at the old Willow Run bomber plant location. American automotive manufacturing, autoworker jobs, CAFE standards (miles per gallon), protecting American factories, workers and American industries, US manufacturing jobs and all other kinds of American jobs; economic and other issues important to Michigan and all the USA. Rosie the Riveter was mentioned and the B-24 that was built in the old Willow Run bomber plant during World War Two. Also, talked about President Andrew Jackson's views on tariffs to protect American industry. Also announced, General Motors, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler are increasing automotive jobs in Michigan. Talked about reopening, restart a midterm automotive revue of federal fuel economy standards with auto companies.

President Trump's Remarks Willow Run - Michigan March 15 2017
The White House Live
The White House Live Link.  Events, remarks, speeches and more here.

WJR 760 AM Michigan radio will broadcast President Trump's return to Michigan event around 2pm.
WJR 760 AM News - Talk Detroit, Michigan
Listen Live on WJR Homepage or on radio. Great Job!

The White House Official You Tube
Official White House You Tube.
Speeches, remarks from The White House video archives.

President Trump won Michigan's 2016 Republican Presidential Primary.
President Trump won Michigan's November 8, 2016 General Election, winning a popular vote majority, and Michigan's 16 electoral votes.
In Michigan, 1988 (28 years ago) was the last year a Republican Candidate for President, won Michigan's General Election for President.
28 years ago (2016).
Donald J. Trump.
The times they are a changin'.
One of a kind!
and
Bob Dylan rocks.


Musically speaking...
sometimes it taxes the brain
remembering certain songs' details.
But most of the time...
it doesn't tax our brilliant minds.

A great song's detail's return to our memories.
One note. (The Who sang about this).
Power of great music.
Universal language.

Nashville Cats by The Lovin' Spoonful is a cool tune. Summer in The City, by The Lovin' Spoonful, Summer 1966 personal fav. Horn beeps, traffic sounds in tune were innovative back in the day. Expressway to Your Heart 1967 song by The Soul Survivors had traffic sounds, also. Donovan song, Hey Gyp was the "B" side of 45 single.
Love music trivia.
You, too?
Cool!


45th President Donald J. Trump will lay a wreath at the tomb of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Nashville, TN, where the tomb of President Andrew Jackson is located, before his remarks in Nashville, TN.
Nice!
President Andrew Jackson - The Hermitage, Nashville, TN
President Donald Trump placed The White House official portrait of President Andrew Jackson onto the wall of The Oval Office (President Trump's office in The White House).
Awesome!
Nashville, Tennessee President Trump Delivers Remarks on Health Care Replacement Bill
C-Span 3-15-17 Video
Browse Series A-Z on C-Span.Org
Series A-Z on C-Span.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

U.S. House Healthcare Bill Discussion, Questions & Answers HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price

March 10, 11, 14, 2017 Blue Collar MI (MI - abbreviation for the great manufacturing state of Michigan) Scholar's Educational Websites:
The White House Live Page
Today's Press Secretary Press Briefing is broadcast live here from press briefing room. Great place to visit to hear Directly and Correctly from The White House as Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions from the press - media, and gives detailed answers to the media - press representatives (journalists, newspapers, cable tv news, radio, local national, international news media representatives).
Great way to stay current on all current legislative and other topics.
The American Health Care Act has is currently one major topic that is being discussed during the questions and answers session. Press Secretary Sean Spicer's answers to the media's questions concerning The American Health Care Act are concise and detailed. Watch or read the text of the Press Briefings to hear what was said, directly and correctly.
One can quickly learn more in the Q & A between the W. H. Press Secretary and the Press, than watching the cable news views - opinion shows...
and form their own opinions.
Heck, no commercials, either!


The White House Live Events Page also broadcasts other live White House events.


White House Health Care Listening Session
United States Labor Force Participation Rate
Trading Economics site. Graphs, pie charts, economic data. View trends.
The WhiteHouse.Gov Blog What's Happening.

WhiteHouse.Gov Press Briefings Text Archive
Direct & Correct.
White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer. Great Job.
Text of remarks, statements, questions and answers, Q & A, during White House Press Briefing.
C-Span.Org Cities Tour
C-Span Cities Tour. Educational. No commercials!
March 9, 2017
American Health Care Act (ACHA) U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan Powerpoint Presentation
House Speaker comments on ACHA with Powerpoint Presentation.

United States Economic Indicators
Current United States Economic Indicators
From Trading Economics Website.
TradingEconomics.com

C-Span Live U.S. House & Senate Hearings
Live House & Senate Hearings C-Span Live Stream or Awaiting & Archived Video.
C-Span Twitter Viewer Guide to C-Span Program Scheduling and more.
Facebook C-Span C-Span on Facebook

Washington Journal Phone Call-In Program C-Span
Daily on C-Span, viewers can call-in to Washington Journal at 7am ET and voice their views, opinions on C-Span's current discussion topic. C-Span Washington Journal viewers can also offer their views on Washington Journal's Twitter, Facebook social media links.
Phone lines are usually divided by political affiliation.
C-Span Call-in Phone Numbers for Washington Journal:
Republicans: (202) 748-8001
Independents: (202) 748-8002
Democrats: (202) 748-8000
Outside U.S. (202) 748-8003
C-Span Washington Journal Social Media Links
Twitter, Facebook, Email, Phone Numbers and FAQs
At Top of Page.
C-Span Washington Journal Call-in program is on Comcast cable channel 96.
Dish Tv satelite channel 210.
C-Span.Org Website Tv Channel Finder at bottom of C-Span's Home Page.
American History TV C-Span Series
American History TV Series on C-Span

ReadTheBill.Gop

White House Press Briefing Press Secretary Sean Spicer White House website
The White House Press Briefings Website
Direct and Correct from The White House

U.S. House of Representatives Healthcare Bill Discussion, HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price comments, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Press Briefing Trump Administration

March 7, 2017
White House Press Briefing with comments and analysis from U.S. House members. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Dr. Tom Price comments, analysis, questions and answers session, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer breifing, question and answers session at end of White House Press Briefing.

Donald Trump Speeches and Press Conferences
Trump Clinton Debates, President Trump speeches, President Trump's Weekly Addresses to the Nation, White House Press Briefings, and more.

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Who Was First Republican U.S. President?

March 7, 2017
Blue-Collar Michigan's Scholar Great Books about Great Presidents at your local library. Visit your local library. Learn about America's great political history. Check out a book or two.
Nothing better than holding a book in your hands and reading. Library card is free. Awesome!

Who Was The First Republican President of The United States?
Hint 1. Top Hat, Beard.
Hint 2. Emancipation Proclamation.
Hint 3. On The Penny (U.S. coinage) and 5 Dollar Bill (U.S. paper currency)
Hint 4. Our 16th President of The United States of America.
Last Hint. One of the Great U.S. Presidents Carved into Mount Rushmore.

National Archives Prologue Magazine Interview: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Author of "Team of Rivals" The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Spring, 2006.
Here's the Answer to the Question of
Who was the First Republican U.S. President?

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th and First Republican President of the United States of America. The Republican Party was a new political party that was recently formed in the 1850's.
To Learn more about Our First Republican U.S. President Abraham Lincoln,
Check out "Team of Rivals",  The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln written by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Great bibliography at end of book for further research of President Abraham Lincoln, the First Republican President of the United States of America.
Bravo Ms. Doris Kearns Goodwin!


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Monday, March 06, 2017

Trade Deficits Matter - Peter Navarro Speech March 6 2017

White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro Outlines Trump Administration's Trade Policy - Economic Policy Conference
March 6, 2017
Blue-Collar Michigan's Scholar - It's About American Jobs, Jobs and More J-O-B-S! C-Span Video, Trade Deficits Matter, Economic Policy Conference Video link.
Peter Navarro, President Trump's White House National Trade Council Director, speaks at the National Association for Business Economics
Again, his speech is titled...
"Trade Deficits Matter"
You Betcha!!!
American Workers deserve a level playing field when it comes to trade. In Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Every State in the United States of America.
Question and Answer session at end of Mr. Navarro's speech.

A Great Website for latest data on U.S. Trade deficits and other countries trade deficits/surpluses around the globe. Other economic data subjects are covered with current and past economic data. Compare our trade deficit with other nation's surpluses/deficits.
Very interesting reading. Has current GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of countries, also.
Trading Economics Website

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Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's White House Twitter Press Secretary Tweets Links

White House Press Secretary Official Twitter
March 6, 2017
Good Monday Mornin' from Blue Collar Michigan's Scholar. Spring is almost here. Summer, too. Still keeping the snow shovel ready to do it's duty, though.
You know, it seems like when the snow shovel is put away and vehicle snow scraper, suddenly snow appears in the weather forecast. Huh?
Kinda like when one gets the car and truck cleaned, polished and shined at the local car wash, all of a sudden it rains the next day or two.
You, too?
Yup!
Saw on tv tube or read it somewhere along the line that one of the reasons our great camping, boating, golfing, hunting, fishing, recreative, travel, tourism and history making vacation state of Michigan's weather changes so much (seems like it's always been like this since the 1950's...the good old days of only free 3 channel black and white Tv. Hmmm. Color Tv and more Tv channel choices is good. Not free, though unfortunately), is that we are surrounded by water, the Great Lakes of Michigan. This affects our weather patterns. So they say.
Don't know.
It's above my pay grade!

Back to the old day's of Tv
All the major news channels seem to be editorials and opinions.
They're making the big bucks. Why don't they show both sides of the issues and...
Drumroll.....
Let us Decide.
What a novel concept!

Local News is the Best and they do a professional job for our communities. Great job!


Anyhoo...

The White House Press Secretary's Twitter is one of many great sites to visit for the current
Direct & Correct (very important, big time)
Current News from
President Trump,
Our
45th President of the United States of America.
In the 2017 Presidential Election, Donald Trump won our great Wolverine State of Michigan's 16 Electoral votes, along with Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and other battleground swing-states throughout our Great Nation.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

C-Span Daily Tv Program Schedule Times Guide

February 28, 2017
Blue-Collar Michigan Scholar's C-Span Tv guide link.
C-Span doesn't have commercials.
C-Span 1, 2, 3 Daily Tv Schedule Live Archived Video Guide
C-Span 1, C-Span 2, C-Span 3 cable channels live & archived shows video guide.

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POTUS Donald J. Trump Joint Address to Congress February 28 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Blue-Collar Michigan's Scholar
Direct and Correct Link:

President Trump's Joint Address to Congress - U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
White House Joint Address February 28 2017
The White House Joint Address to Congress February 28 2017.

President Donald J. Trump Address Joint Session of Congress First Time
Tuesday
February 28, 2017
9:00 pm EST
Directly
Correctly
From The White House website.
Live Streams from official The White House website.
POTUS Facebook and POTUS Twitter links on official White House Website.

The official WhiteHouse.gov website is the Best place to visit
For
Direct and Correct
Information.
USA!



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Monday, February 27, 2017

White House Presidential History & Grounds

February 27, 2017 Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's White House President's History and more.
White House History & Grounds
Direct
and
Correct.
From the official White House website!
First Ladies
Vice-President and more.
Great American history.
USA!

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President Trump Statements & Releases White House

February 27, 2017 Blue-Collar MI Scholar.
President Trump White House Statements & Releases
Directly and
Correctly.
White House Statements & Releases
From
Our
45th President of The United States of America
Donald J. Trump

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Spring Ahead Fall Back Agriculture News

February 26, 2017.
Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's...With the Sun Shinin' and Spring quickly approaching (along with Daylight Savings Time Springing forward in Michigan just ahead. Don't know the date. Sure we'll hear about it! Man, one gets tired changin' those clocks back and forth. Spring ahead, Fall back 1 hour. Why do they do this? Remember when time stayed the same in the old days! ). Anyhoo, saw a cool farming news website on Google.
Agweb Agricultural News...
Ag Web Farm Journal Media
Farming, Agricultural News, info.
Great Job!
Farm Journal Media About Page
Contains other Agricultural Farming links.

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