Chuck Berry

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Very Good!!: 20 Greatest Rock & Roll Hits

Chuck Berry

Waxtime

8436559466882

LPS 157668

772269

ROCK AND ROLL

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LP 12,39 €

• LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs

• HIGH-DEFINITION VINYL FOR SUPER FIDELITY

• 180 gram VINYL –AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

• 20 GREATEST ROCK & ROLL HITS

This essential LP edition compiles 20 of Chuck Berry’s most emblematic and celebrated songs, taped by the Chess label between 1955 and 1961. These recordings helped define the exact nature of early rock & roll.

This material will convince even the skeptics of Berry’s brilliance. All of these original gems –which have been brilliantly remastered to achieve the most pristine sound– are simple two-and-a-half-minute songs that convey all the sheer power and emotion of rock & roll. Enjoy!

PERSONNEL:

  • CHUCK BERRY, lead vocals and guitar, plus:
  • A1:
  • Willie Dixon (b), Johnnie Johnson (p), Jasper Thomas or Ebby Hardy (d), Jerome Green (maracas). Recorded on May 21, 1955.
  • A2 / B3 & B5:
  • Willie Dixon (b), Johnnie Johnson (p), Fred Below (d), Leroy C. Davis (tS). Recorded on April 16, 1956.
  • A3 & A8 / B2:
  • Willie Dixon (b), Lafayette Leake (p), Fred Below (d). Recorded on December 29, 1957.
  • A4 / B1: Same personnel as on Side 1, tracks 3 & 8. Recorded on May 6, 1957.
  • A5:
  • Chuck Berry sings and plays all of the instruments (guitar, bass & drums). Recorded on February 27, 1958.
  • A6 / B6:
  • probably Reggie Boyd (b), Johnnie Johnson (p), Phil Thomas (d), Leroy C. Thomas (ts), Martha Berry (voc). Recorded on August 3, 1961.
  • A7 / B9:
  • Willie Dixon (b), Johnnie Johnson (p), Fred Below (d), Harvey & The Moonglows, feat. Harvey Fuqua, Marvin Gaye, Janes Nolan, Reese Palmer, Chuck Barksdale, Chester Simmons, and Etta James (voc). Recorded on February 17, 1959.
  • A9:
  • Willie Dixon (b), Johnnie Johnson (p), Fred Below (d). Recorded on January 21, 1957.
  • A10:
  • G. Smith (b), Johnnie Johnson (p), Ebby Hardy or Jasper Thomas (d / perc). Recorded on May 2 or June 12, 1958.
  • B4:
  • Willie Dixon (b), Johnnie Johnson (p and voc), Ebby Hardy (d and voc), Jerome Green (maracas and voc). Recorded in September 1955.
  • B7:
  • Willie Dixon (b), Lafayette Leake (p), Fred Below (d). Recorded on November 19, 1958.
  • B8:
  • Chuck Berry sings and plays all of the instruments (g, b & d). Recorded in July 1958.
  • B10:
  • Reggie Boyd (b), Johnnie Johnson (p), Ebby Hardy (d). Recorded on January 10 or 19, 1961.

All tracks recorded at Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois

TRACKS:

  • A1 Maybellene [aka Maybelline]
  • A2 Roll Over Beethoven
  • A3 Johnny B. Goode
  • A4 Oh, Baby Doll
  • A5 ‘Round and ‘Round
  • A6 Come On
  • A7 Almost Grown
  • A8 Reelin’ and Rockin’
  • A9 School Days
  • A10 Carol
  • B1 Rock and Roll Music
  • B2 Sweet Little Sixteen
  • B3 Too Much Monkey Business
  • B4 Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
  • B5 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  • B6 Go-Go-Go
  • B7 Run Rudolph Run
  • B8 Memphis, Tennessee
  • B9 Back in the U.S.A.
  • B10 Route 66