He took the jazz/R&B stylings of T-Bone Walker and invented a new guitar style that IS rocknroll. He turned the whole concept of “authenticity” on its ear fifteen years before it reared its misguided head, by writing perfect vignettes of white middle class teenagers as a 30-year old black man. He was sometimes bitter and sometimes difficult and had good reasons for both, but he always got his due and always will. And check out this smoking drummer, who I’d give his due if I only knew who he was. Bye bye.
I think the drummer is the same guy from the Supershit 666 cover video.
I think it was Fred Bellows who also drummed with Little Walker and the Four Aces. He was a jazz drummer first – I don’t think he was on any of Berry’s post-prison albums. I think that was Odie Payne.
It looks to me like the drummer’s name is Fred Below. He was a member of Little Walter and the Nightcats and worked as a session guy on all those early Chuck Berry sides.