1 800 222 6872

Chuck Berry: The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs: 1955-61

Track List

>Maybelline
>Wee Wee Hours
>Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
>Together (We Will Always Be)
>No Money Down
>Downbound Train, The
>Roll Over Beethoven
>Drifting Heart
>Brown Eyed Handsome Man
>Too Much Monkey Business
>You Can't Catch Me
>Havana Moon
>School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
>Deep Feeling
>Oh Baby Doll
>Lajaunda
>Rock and Roll Music
>Blue Feeling
>Sweet Little Sixteen
>Reelin' and Rockin'
>Johnny B. Goode
>Around and Around
>Beautiful Delilah
>Vacation Time
>Carol
>Hey Pedro
>Sweet Little Rock and Roller
>Jo Jo Gun
>Run Rudolph Run
>Merry Christmas Baby
>Anthony Boy
>That's My Desire
>Almost Grown
>Little Queenie
>Back In the U.S.A.
>Memphis, Tennessee
>Broken Arrow
>Childhood Sweetheart
>Let It Rock
>Too Pooped To Pop
>Bye Bye Johnny
>Worried Life Blues
>I Got To Find My Baby
>Mad Lad
>Jaguar And Thunderbird
>Our Little Rendezvous
>I'm Talking About You
>Little Star
>Come On
>Go-Go-Go

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Paul Watts.

Recording information: Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (01/10/1961); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (01/14/1964); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (01/1959); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (02/17/1959); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (02/28/1958); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (04/16/1956); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (04/20/1958); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (05/02/1958); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (05/06/1957); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (05/21/1955); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (06/12/1958); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (07/27/1959); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (08/03/1961); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (09/1955); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (09/28/1958); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (10/29/1956); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (11/19/1958); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (12/20/1955); Chess Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (1958).

A double-disc set that rounds up both sides of all the classic singles Chuck Berry released prior to his imprisonment in 1962, this 2015 collection does miss some great Chess sides from his first stint at the label -- all the dynamite 1964 singles ("Promised Land," "Nadine," "No Particular Place to Go," "You Never Can Tell") are naturally absent -- but it's a terrific portrait of Chuck's great initial explosion. The momentum is palpable: four singles in, he's gone from "Maybelline" to "Roll Over Beethoven" and from there the classics pile up. The format allows for some oddities here -- "Vacation Time," "Hey Pedro," "La Jaunda," and "Childhood Sweetheart" usually don't show up on Chuck comps -- but it also gives space to "Worried Life Blues," "Deep Feeling," and "Jaguar and Thunderbird," along with all the expected classics, making this a really nice double-disc set of Berry's prime. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review