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: still we discover releases which were missing from the book, including some from well-documented countries.
CHUCK BERRYâ€™S GREATEST HITS
Marble Arch MALS-660 • January 1967
See page 176 for info.
Same tracks as the mono LP but in electronic stereo. STEREO MALS is stamped in red letters on the back cover. Â You will find the labels with the printing Stereophonic or without. Both have MALS 660 printed on the labels.
Nadine / Come On
Funckler AR 45.111 • 1964 (picture sleeve, Chuck Berry Song Series #6)
Here we have three different variants. The Chuck Berry Song Series was a series of 45s going way up to #17. This one pictured had an orange Funckler label with some variations in printing. However, you might find it with a black label although I have never seen one. The other two images show two different (earlier) releases having colour tops, blue and purple. One with orange and one with black Funckler label, the latter being the first issue. Although we have no info what came first, the hen or the egg.
There is also a third label variant from Holland, Chess International orange label. Although I have never seen ARI 45.111 like that. Hopefully to give you a better explanation regarding all of this, please see page 400 under ARI 45.082 Roll Over Beethoven / Sweet Little Sixteen.
Probably third issue:
Probably second issue:
Probably first issue:
ST. LOUIS TO LIVERPOOL
Viking [Chess] LP-1488 • 1964
This is the mono variant. Donâ€™t know if the stereo one was released.
You Never Can Tell / Brenda Lee
Chess ARI-1013 • 1964
Multicolor label. The sound here is pretty poor. According to Thierry Chanu it seems like master (the tape machine) might have fluctuated.
ROCKINâ€™ AT THE HOPS
Zafiro [Serdisco] 301 12367 • 1989
Same as the UK reissue Charly (Green Line) LP GCH-8041 (1986).
NEW JUKE BOX HITS
Zafiro [Serdisco] 301 12364 • 1989
Same as the UK reissue Charly (Green Line) LP GCH-8008 (1986).
BERRY IS ON TOP
Zafiro [Serdisco] 301 12369 • 1989
Same as the UK reissue Charly (Green Line) LP GCH-8043 (1986).
The above three albums have printed 1988 on the back cover, but the labels says 1989.
CHUCK BERRYâ€™S GOLDEN DECADE VOL. 2 [2-LP]
Giant TD-1215 16 • 1973
Same as US LP 2CH-60023, but it seems as this was a single LP cover, no fold-out. And the back cover is in black & white, no colours.