CBID is the Chuck Berry International Directory, a 2.200 page pile of Chuck Berry records information published in four volumes between 2008 and 2013. For details see the bibliography section of this site.
CBID is never complete as new records and CDs appear and some old rarities are discovered. This section presents interesting additions and corrections to CBID.
Today: To be added to the chapter on Chuck Berry covers in Volume 3, two Austrian releases:
DE ICCO & The Stoolgang (Austria)
Singer Stefan De Icco led this funny named 50's revival Rock n' Roll band, also known as "De Icco & the Jailgang". Band members at that time were Dieter Libuda (gtr, who also produced and mixed this single), Peter Pansky (bs), Christian Deix (dms), Charlie Furthner (pno), and/or Oliver Jung (pno). Interestingly all of them became well-know Austrian musicians (see the links). Many thanks to studio owner Martin Unterweger for details about this group.
Nadine (3:27) 1991
45: STP Records STP-9111 ? Austria, 1991 (picture sleeve)
This is actually a very goode rockinâ€™ version following the same beat as the original, but has accordion instead of sax and a slide-guitar solo. B-side is a country-rock performance of â€˜Route 66â€™, with a little bit of Berry/Stones.
MONALISA TWINS (Austria)
Twin sisters Mona and Lisa Wagner, 20 years of age, from Vienna, Austria, who have always been influenced by the â€˜60s beat music and in the Beatles particularly. They are now living in Liverpool(!), England. They sing, play guitar and write much of their own stuff, in the â€˜60s style.
Johnny B. Goode (3:01) 2013
CD: Play Beatles & More [Woolgoose Records 81004] ? Austria, 2013
They have beautiful voices and sing good but rockâ€™nâ€™roll is not their style.