No Money Down (Chuck Berry song)
|"No Money Down"|
|Single by Chuck Berry|
|from the album After School Session|
|B-side||" Down Bound Train"|
|Released||January 1956 |
|Recorded||December 1955 |
|Studio||Universal Recording Corp. (Chicago) |
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Chuck Berry singles chronology|
"No Money Down" is a song written and recorded by Chuck Berry in December 1955. The recording session at Universal Recording Corporation was organized by Chess Records following the success of " Maybellene" and " Wee Wee Hours" singles the same year.  "No Money Down" was first released as a single in January 1956,  with " Down Bound Train" on the B-side, reaching number 8 in the Billboard R&B chart. The song was later included into Chuck Berry's 1957 album After School Session.
"No Money Down" features a repeating stop-time riff similar to the one that had previously appeared in Willie Dixon's " Hoochie Coochie Man", Bo Diddley's " I'm a Man" and Muddy Waters's " Mannish Boy".  It tells a story, in great detail, of a man who enters a Cadillac showroom to trade in his Ford.  
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