Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Maybellene
3.6 2:22
2 Roll Over Beethoven
4.5 2:26
3 Too Much Monkey Business
3 2:58
4 School Days
4.35 2:44
5 Rock and Roll Music
4.35 2:34
6 Sweet Little Sixteen
3:16
7 Memphis Tennessee
3 2:13
8 Little Queenie
2:43
9 Back in the USA
4 2:30
10 No Particular Place to Go
2:44
11 Johnny B. Goode
4.15 2:40
12 My Ding-A-Ling
2 4:20
13 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
3 2:18
14 Promised Land
2:25
15 Reelin' and Rockin'
3 3:19
16 Carol
3.5 2:48

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Fred Below (track 7)
Melvin Billups (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Melvin Billups (1956-04-19) (tracks 3, 13)
Fred Below (1956-12-15) (track 4)
Fred Below (1957-05) (track 5)
Jasper Thomas (1957-12) (tracks 6, 15)
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 11)
Odie Payne (Drummer, born in 1926) (1958-06-12) (track 16)
Fred Below (1959-02-17) (track 9)
trumpet:
Vincent Pitts (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Vincent Pitts (1956-04-19) (track 3)
membranophone:
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 11)
guitar:
Chuck Berry (track 7)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 1)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-19) (tracks 3, 13)
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 4)
Hubert Sumlin (1956-12-15) (track 4)
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (track 6)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 11)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (track 16)
Chuck Berry (1959-02-17) (track 9)
maracas [possibly]:
Leonard Chess (1955-05-21) (track 1)
Jerome Green (1955-05-21) (track 1)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (track 7)
Willie Dixon (1955-05-21) (track 1)
Willie Dixon (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Willie Dixon (1956-04-19) (tracks 3, 13)
Willie Dixon (1957-05) (track 5)
Willie Dixon (1957-12) (tracks 6, 15)
Willie Dixon (1958-01-06) (track 11)
Willie Dixon (1958-06-12) (track 16)
Willie Dixon (1959-02-17) (track 9)
electric guitar:
Chuck Berry (1957-05) (track 5)
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (track 15)
percussion:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1958-06-12) (track 16)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (1955-05-21) (track 1)
Johnnie Johnson (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Johnnie Johnson (1956-04-19) (tracks 3, 13)
Johnnie Johnson (1956-12-15) (track 4)
Lafayette Leake (1957-05) (track 5)
Johnnie Johnson (1957-12) (tracks 6, 15)
Johnnie Johnson (1958-01-06) (track 11)
Paul Gayten (1958-06-12) (track 16)
Johnnie Johnson (1959-02-17) (track 9)
tenor saxophone:
Leroy C. Davis (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Leroy C. Davis (1956-04-19) (track 3)
background vocals:
Etta James (1959-02-17) (track 9)
The Marquees (1959-02-17) (track 9)
composer:
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–9, 13, 15–16)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 11)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (track 7)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 1)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-19) (tracks 3, 13)
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 4)
Chuck Berry (1957-05) (track 5)
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (tracks 6, 15)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 11)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (track 16)
Chuck Berry (1959-02-17) (track 9)
lyricist:
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–9, 13, 15–16)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 11)
performer:
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 4)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (tracks 1–4, 11, 16)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (1957-12) (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (2003) (tracks 1, 3–4, 13)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 2–6, 13, 15)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 6, 8, 16)
Jewel Music Inc. (track 16)
recorded at:
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1955-05-21) (track 1)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-04-19) (tracks 3, 13)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-12-15) (track 4)
DJ-mixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 7) (track 11)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 18) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 97) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 128) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 272) (track 6)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 375) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Memphis Tennessee (track 7)
Surfin’ U.S.A. (track 6)
later parody versions:
Memphis, Tennessee (track 7)
Афанасий (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
Carol (track 16)
later translated versions:
Autostop (track 8)
Eddie sois bon (track 11)
Johnny B. Good (track 11)
Johnny B. Goode (track 11)
Oh Dearne (track 16)
Repose Beethoven (French Translation) (track 2)
Schuitog (track 4)
Ô Carole (track 16)
later versions:
Ali Be Good (track 11)
Correte Beethoven (track 2)
Détective privé (track 13)
Maybellene (track 1)
recording of:
Little Queenie (track 8)
Memphis, Tennessee (track 7)
Maybellene (1955-05-21) (track 1)
Roll Over Beethoven (1956-04-16) (track 2)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (1956-04-19) (track 13)
Too Much Monkey Business (1956-04-19) (track 3)
Rock and Roll Music (1957-05) (track 5)
Reelin’ and Rockin’ (1957-12) (track 15)
Sweet Little Sixteen (1957-12) (track 6)
Johnny B. Goode (1958-01-06) (track 11)
Carol (1958-06-12) (track 16)
Back in the U.S.A. (1959-02-17) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 11)