Annotation

Disc One:
Track 1-2 Single 1954
Track 3 Single 1955
Track 4 Unreleased Version 1955
Track 5 Single 1956
Tracks 6-10 Unreleased/Alternate Versions 1957
Tracks 11-22 Album - After School Session 1957

Disc Two:
Tracks 1-12 Album - One Dozen Berry's 1958
Tracks 13-16 Singles 1958
Tracks 17-19 Unreleased/Alternate Versions 1958

Disc Three:
Tracks 1-12 Album - Chuck Berry On Top 1959
Tracks 13-17 Singles 1959
Tracks 18-19 Unreleased/Alternate Versions 1959
Tracks 20-21 Singles 1960

Disc Four:
Tracks 1-12 Album - Rockin' At The Hops 1960
Tracks 13-14 Singles 1961
Tracks 15-26 Album - New Juke Box Hits 1961

Annotation last modified on 2016-05-07 17:21 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Oh Maria
Joe Alexander & The Cubans 2:44
2 I Hope These Words Will Find You Well
Joe Alexander & The Cubans 2:42
3 Thirty Days
Chuck Berry 3 2:24
4 I’ve Changed (unreleased)
Chuck Berry 3:04
5 You Can’t Catch Me
Chuck Berry 3 2:43
6 Rock 'n' Roll Music (demo version)
Chuck Berry 2:36
7 How High the Moon (unreleased demo)
Chuck Berry 3:09
8 21 (unreleased)
Chuck Berry 2:25
9 21 Blues (unreleased)
Chuck Berry 2:10
10 Thirteen Question Method (alternate version)
Chuck Berry 2:40
11 School Days
Chuck Berry 4.35 2:42
12 Deep Feeling
Chuck Berry 5 2:17
13 Too Much Monkey Business
Chuck Berry 3 2:54
14 Wee Wee Hours
Chuck Berry 3 3:03
15 Roly Poly
Chuck Berry 2:50
16 No Money Down
Chuck Berry 2:58
17 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Chuck Berry 3 2:17
18 Berry Pickin’
Chuck Berry 2:30
19 Together (We’ll Always Be)
Chuck Berry 2:37
20 Havana Moon
Chuck Berry 2 3:07
21 Downbound Train
Chuck Berry 3 2:50
22 Drifting Heart
Chuck Berry 2:47
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Sweet Little Sixteen
3:14
2 Blue Feeling
3:00
3 La Juanda
3:09
4 Rockin’ at the Philharmonic
3:22
5 Oh Baby Doll
4 2:36
6 Guitar Boogie
2:17
7 Reelin’ and Rockin’
3.35 3:16
8 In-Go
2:28
9 Rock and Roll Music
4.35 2:32
10 How You’ve Changed
2:47
11 Low Feeling
3:07
12 It Don’t Take but a Few Minutes
2:27
13 Beautiful Delilah
3 2:13
14 Vacation Time
2:45
15 Merry Christmas Baby
3:13
16 Run Rudolph Run
2:43
17 Do You Love Me (unreleased)
2:15
18 Reelin’ and Rockin’ (alternate version)
3:35
19 Sweet Little Sixteen (alternate version)
3:11
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Almost Grown
Chuck Berry 2 2:19
2 Carol
Chuck Berry 3.5 2:47
3 Maybelline
Chuck Berry 3.6 2:19
4 Sweet Little Rock n Roller
Chuck Berry 2:20
5 Anthony Boy
Chuck Berry 2 1:51
6 Johnny Be Goode
Chuck Berry 2:38
7 Little Queenie
Chuck Berry 4 2:40
8 Jo Jo Gunne
Chuck Berry 3 2:45
9 Roll Over Beethoven
Chuck Berry 4.5 2:24
10 Around and Around
Chuck Berry 2.5 2:38
11 Hey Pedro
Chuck Berry 1:54
12 Blues for Hawaiians
Chuck Berry 5 3:25
13 That’s My Desire
Chuck Berry 2:12
14 Back in the USA
Chuck Berry 4 2:27
15 Memphis Tennessee
Chuck Berry 2:11
16 Say You’ll Be Mine
The Ecuadors 2:17
17 Let Me Sleep Women
The Ecuadors 2:25
18 Childhood Sweetheart (alternate take)
Chuck Berry 3:11
19 One O’Clock Jump (unreleased)
Chuck Berry 3:08
20 Jaguar and the Thunderbird
Chuck Berry 1:51
21 Our Little Rendezvous
Chuck Berry 1:58
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Bye Bye Johnny
2:04
2 Worried Life Blues
2:09
3 Down the Road a Piece
2:13
4 Confessin’ the Blues
2:08
5 Too Pooped to Pop
2:34
6 Mad Lad
2:12
7 I Got to Find My Baby
2:15
8 Betty Jean
2:29
9 Childhood Sweetheart
2:43
10 Broken Arrow
2:21
11 Driftin’ Blues
2:20
12 Let It Rock
1:44
13 Come On
4 1:48
14 Go Go Go
2:32
15 I’m Talking About You
1:48
16 Diploma for Two
2:29
17 Thirteen Question Method
2:14
18 Away From You
2:39
19 Don’t You Lie to Me
2:09
20 The Way It Was Before
2:53
21 Little Star
2:47
22 Route 66
2:53
23 Sweet Sixteen
2:47
24 Run Around
2:32
25 Stop and Listen
2:27
26 Rip It Up
2:10

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Ebby Hardy (tracks 3, 18)
Ebby Hardy (1955-05-21) (tracks 14, 19)
Ebby Hardy (1955-12-20) (tracks 4–5, 15–16, 21)
Melvin Billups (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 17, 22)
Fred Below (1956-12-15) (tracks 6, 11–12)
Fred Below (1957-05) (track 10)
Odie Payne (Drummer, born in 1926) (1958-06-12) (tracks 8–9)
trumpet:
Vincent Pitts (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 22)
guitar:
Chuck Berry (tracks 3, 18)
Faith Douglas (1954-08-13) (tracks 1–2)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (tracks 14, 19)
Chuck Berry (1955-12-20) (tracks 4–5, 15–16, 21)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 17, 22)
Chuck Berry (1956-10-29) (track 20)
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (1956-10-29) (track 20)
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 11)
Hubert Sumlin (1956-12-15) (tracks 11–12)
Chuck Berry (1957-05) (track 10)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (tracks 8–9)
guitar [possibly]:
Chuck Berry (1954-08-13) (tracks 1–2)
bass:
Willie Dixon (track 3)
maracas:
Jerome Green (track 3)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 18)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (track 18)
Willie Dixon (1955-05-21) (tracks 14, 19)
Willie Dixon (1955-12-20) (tracks 5, 15–16, 21)
Willie Dixon (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 17, 22)
Willie Dixon (1956-10-29) (track 20)
Willie Dixon (1957-05) (track 10)
Willie Dixon (1958-06-12) (tracks 8–9)
steel guitar:
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 12)
bongos:
Freddie Golden (1954-08-13) (tracks 1–2)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (track 3)
Johnnie Johnson (1955-05-21) (tracks 14, 19)
Johnnie Johnson (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 17, 22)
Johnnie Johnson (1956-12-15) (tracks 6, 11–12)
Lafayette Leake (1957-05) (track 10)
Paul Gayten (US R&B) (1958-06-12) (tracks 8–9)
piano [possibly]:
Johnnie Johnson (track 18)
Otis Spann (track 18)
Johnnie Johnson (1955-12-20) (tracks 4–5, 15–16)
Otis Spann (1955-12-20) (tracks 4–5, 15–16)
tenor saxophone:
Leroy C. Davis (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 22)
composer:
Chuck Berry (tracks 3–6, 8–22)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (track 3)
Joe Alexander (associated with Chuck Berry in 1950s) (1954-08-13) (tracks 1–2)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (tracks 14, 19)
Chuck Berry (1955-12-20) (tracks 4–5, 16, 21)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 17, 22)
Chuck Berry (1956-10-29) (track 20)
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (tracks 6, 11)
Chuck Berry (1957-05) (track 10)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (tracks 8–9)
lyricist:
Chuck Berry (tracks 3–6, 8–11, 13–14, 16–17, 19–22)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (tracks 10–16, 21–22)
writer:
Joe Alexander (associated with Chuck Berry in 1950s) (tracks 1–2)
Oscar Washington (tracks 1–2)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (2003) (tracks 3, 5, 11–22)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 6, 11–22)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 6, 11)
recorded at:
Premier Studios in St. Louis, Missouri, United States (1954-08-13) (tracks 1–2)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1955-05-21) (tracks 14, 19)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1955-12-20) (tracks 4–5, 15–16, 21)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-04-19) (tracks 13, 17, 22)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-10-29) (track 20)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-12-15) (tracks 6, 11–12)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1957-05) (track 10)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 375) (track 17)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Détective privé (track 17)
Schuitog (track 11)
later versions:
Donne-moi une idée (track 11)
recording of:
Berry Pickin’ (track 18)
Thirty Days (track 3)
I Hope These Words Will Find You Well (1954-08-13) (track 2)
Oh Maria (1954-08-13) (track 1)
Together (We Will Always Be) (1955-05-21) (track 19)
Wee Wee Hours (1955-05-21) (track 14)
Down Bound Train (1955-12-20) (track 21)
I’ve Changed (1955-12-20) (track 4)
No Money Down (1955-12-20) (track 16)
Roly Poly (1955-12-20) (track 15)
You Can’t Catch Me (1955-12-20) (track 5)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (1956-04-19) (track 17)
Drifting Heart (1956-04-19) (track 22)
Too Much Monkey Business (1956-04-19) (track 13)
Havana Moon (1956-10-29) (track 20)
Deep Feeling (1956-12-15) (track 12)
Rock and Roll Music (1956-12-15) (track 6)
School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell) (1956-12-15) (track 11)
Thirteen Question Method (1957-05) (track 10)
Vacation Time (1958-06-12) (tracks 8–9)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

electric bass guitar:
Bob Bushnell (1958-02-28) (tracks 8, 12)
drums (drum set):
Fred Below (1956-12-15) (tracks 2, 11)
Fred Below (1957-05) (tracks 5, 9–10)
Jasper Thomas (1957-12) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Jasper Thomas (1958-02-28) (tracks 8, 12)
Odie Payne (Drummer, born in 1926) (1958-06-12) (track 13)
guitar:
Chuck Berry (1957-05) (track 5)
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (tracks 1, 6)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (track 13)
bass:
Willie Dixon (1957-05) (track 5)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1956-12-15) (tracks 2, 11)
Willie Dixon (1957-05) (tracks 5, 9–10)
Willie Dixon (1957-12) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Willie Dixon (1958-06-12) (track 13)
electric guitar:
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (tracks 2–3, 11)
Chuck Berry (1957-05) (tracks 5, 9–10)
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (tracks 4, 6–7)
Chuck Berry (1958-02-28) (tracks 8, 12)
bongos:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1956-12-15) (track 3)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (1956-12-15) (tracks 2–3, 11)
Lafayette Leake (1957-05) (tracks 5, 9–10)
Johnnie Johnson (1957-12) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Johnnie Johnson (1958-02-28) (tracks 8, 12)
Paul Gayten (US R&B) (1958-06-12) (track 13)
composer:
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–14, 19)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 3)
Chuck Berry (1957-05) (tracks 5, 9–10)
Chuck Berry (1957-12) (tracks 1, 7)
Chuck Berry (1958-02-28) (track 12)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (track 13)
lyricist:
Chuck Berry (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9–10, 12–14, 19)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (1956-12-15) (tracks 2, 11)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (1957-05) (tracks 5, 10)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (1957-12) (tracks 4, 6–7)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (1958-02-28) (tracks 8, 12)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (1958-06-12) (track 13)
writer:
Marvin Broadie (track 16)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 16)
phonographic copyright by:
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1958) (track 16)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 1–3, 5, 7, 9–11, 19)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 1, 16, 19)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 16)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 1, 7, 9, 19)
recorded at:
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-12-15) (tracks 2–3, 11)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1957-05) (tracks 5, 10)
Sheldon Recording Studios, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1957-12) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 128) (track 9)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 272) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Surfin’ U.S.A. (tracks 1, 19)
later translated parody versions:
Quand arrive l’été (tracks 1, 19)
later translated versions:
later versions:
recording of:
Run Rudolph Run (track 16)
Vacation Time (track 14)
Blue Feeling (1956-12-15) (tracks 2, 11)
La jaunda (1956-12-15) (track 3)
How You've Changed (1957-05) (track 10)
Oh Baby Doll (1957-05) (track 5)
Rock and Roll Music (1957-05) (track 9)
Guitar Boogie (1957-12) (track 6)
Reelin’ and Rockin’ (1957-12) (track 7)
Rock at the Philharmonic (1957-12) (track 4)
Sweet Little Sixteen (1957-12) (track 1)
Ingo (1958-02-28) (track 8)
It Don’t Take but a Few Minutes (1958-02-28) (track 12)
Beautiful Delilah (1958-06-12) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
Good Old Rock ’n Roll (tracks 1, 19)

CD 3

electric bass guitar:
Bob Bushnell (1958-02-28) (tracks 10, 12)
drums (drum set):
Jaspar Thomas (track 21)
Melvin Billups (1956-04-16) (track 9)
Fred Below (1958) (track 4)
Jasper Thomas (1958-02-28) (tracks 10, 12)
Odie Payne (Drummer, born in 1926) (1958-06-12) (tracks 2, 11)
Fred Below (1959-01) (track 7)
Fred Below (1959-02) (track 1)
Fred Below (1959-02-17) (track 14)
trumpet:
Vincent Pitts (1956-04-16) (track 9)
guitar:
Matt Murphy (US blues guitarist) (track 21)
Chuck Berry (track 21)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 3)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-16) (track 9)
Chuck Berry (1958) (track 4)
Chuck Berry (1958-02-28) (track 10)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (tracks 2, 11)
Chuck Berry (1959-01) (track 7)
Bo Diddley (1959-02) (track 1)
Chuck Berry (1959-02) (track 1)
Chuck Berry (1959-02-17) (track 14)
bass:
Willie Dixon (1958) (track 4)
Willie Dixon (1959-01) (track 7)
Willie Dixon (1959-02) (track 1)
maracas [possibly]:
Leonard Chess (1955-05-21) (track 3)
Jerome Green (1955-05-21) (track 3)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (track 21)
Willie Dixon (1955-05-21) (track 3)
Willie Dixon (1956-04-16) (track 9)
Willie Dixon (1958-06-12) (tracks 2, 11)
Willie Dixon (1959-02) (track 1)
Willie Dixon (1959-02-17) (track 14)
percussion:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1958-06-12) (tracks 2, 11)
steel guitar:
Chuck Berry (1958-02-28) (track 12)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (track 21)
Johnnie Johnson (1955-05-21) (track 3)
Johnnie Johnson (1956-04-16) (track 9)
Johnnie Johnson (1958) (track 4)
Johnnie Johnson (1958-02-28) (tracks 10, 12)
Paul Gayten (US R&B) (1958-06-12) (track 2)
Johnnie Johnson (1959-01) (track 7)
Johnnie Johnson (1959-02) (track 1)
Johnnie Johnson (1959-02-17) (track 14)
tenor saxophone:
Leroy C. Davis (track 21)
Leroy C. Davis (1956-04-16) (track 9)
background vocals:
Etta James (1959-02) (track 1)
The Marquees (1959-02) (track 1)
Etta James (1959-02-17) (track 14)
The Marquees (1959-02-17) (track 14)
composer:
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–5, 7–12, 14, 20–21)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (track 21)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 3)
Chuck Berry (1956-04-16) (track 9)
Chuck Berry (1958) (track 4)
Chuck Berry (1958-02-28) (track 10)
Chuck Berry (1958-06-12) (tracks 2, 11)
Chuck Berry (1959-01) (track 7)
Chuck Berry (1959-02) (track 1)
Chuck Berry (1959-02-17) (track 14)
lyricist:
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–5, 7–11, 14, 20–21)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (tracks 2–3, 9, 11–12, 21)
Willie Dixon (track 21)
Chuck Berry (track 21)
vocals:
Chuck Berry (1959-02) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (2003) (track 3)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 9, 12)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 2, 7)
Good-Tunes-Music AG (track 10)
Isalee Music Publishing Company (tracks 9–10, 12)
Jewel Music Inc. (track 2)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 3, 9)
Rock ’n’ Roll Music (tracks 9–10)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (1958 –) (track 10)
recorded at:
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1955-05-21) (track 3)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1958 (recordings) (number: 10) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 18) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 97) (track 9)
later translated parody versions:
Carol (track 2)
Son dernier round (track 10)
later translated versions:
Autostop (track 7)
Oh Dearne (track 2)
Repose Beethoven (French translation) (track 9)
Ô Carole (track 2)
later versions:
Correte Beethoven (track 9)
Maybellene (track 3)
Sirop Rock'n'Roll (track 4)
recording of:
Anthony Boy (track 5)
Joe Joe Gun (track 8)
Maybellene (1955-05-21) (track 3)
Roll Over Beethoven (1956-04-16) (track 9)
Sweet Little Rock and Roller (1958) (track 4)
Around and Around (1958-02-28) (track 10)
Blues for Hawaiians (1958-02-28) (track 12)
Carol (1958-06-12) (track 2)
Hey Pedro (Lazy Pedro) (1958-06-12) (track 11)
Little Queenie (1959-01) (track 7)
Almost Grown (1959-02) (track 1)
Back in the U.S.A. (1959-02-17) (track 14)

CD 4

electric bass guitar:
Reggie Boyd (track 13)
drums (drum set):
Fred Below (track 12)
Ebby Hardy (track 13)
Jaspar Thomas (tracks 1–3, 11, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
Phil Thomas (drummer) (track 13)
guitar:
Matt Murphy (US blues guitarist) (tracks 1–3, 11, 17, 23–25)
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–3, 11–13, 16–18, 20–21, 23, 25)
bass:
Willie Dixon (track 12)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (tracks 1–3, 11, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
steel guitar:
Chuck Berry (track 24)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (tracks 1–3, 11–13, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
tenor saxophone:
Leroy C. Davis (tracks 1–3, 11, 13, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
background vocals:
Martha Berry (track 13)
composer:
A. Nugetre (track 23)
Don Raye (track 3)
Bobby Troup (track 22)
Chuck Berry (tracks 1, 12–13, 16–18, 20–21, 24–25)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–3, 11–13, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
lyricist:
A. Nugetre (track 23)
Don Raye (track 3)
Bobby Troup (track 22)
Chuck Berry (tracks 1, 12–13, 16–18, 20–21, 24–25)
other vocals:
Martha Berry (track 13)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (tracks 1–3, 11, 13, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
Willie Dixon (tracks 1–3, 11, 13, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
Chuck Berry (tracks 1–3, 11, 13, 16–18, 20–21, 23–25)
writer:
Maceo Merriweather (track 2)
Charles Brown (blues musician) (track 11)
Sleepy John Estes (track 2)
Johnny Moore (blues musician, Three Blazers) (track 11)
Eddie Williams (blues musician) (track 11)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 12)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 13)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 13)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Johnny Bye Bye (track 1)
Johnny Bye-Bye (track 1)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (Spanish version) (track 22)
Ruta 66 (track 22)
Valtatie 66 (track 22)
later versions:
recording of:
Away From You (track 18)
Betty Jean (track 8)
Bye Bye Johnny (track 1)
Come On (track 13)
Diploma for Two (track 16)
Drifting Blues (track 11)
Let It Rock (track 12)
Little Star (track 21)
Run Around (track 24)
Stop and Listen (track 25)
Sweet Sixteen (track 23)
Worried Life Blues (track 2)
version of:
Someday Baby Blues (track 2)

Release

ASIN:DE: B005Y0583A [info]