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: You can add this release to both the DVD and the Cover Versions sections of CBID.
BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN
Liberation Hall LIB-4057 • Germany, 2020
(Black & white/Colour 54 minutes + 26 minutes)
Carol â€“ Chuck Berry, â€śHail, Hail Rock & Rollâ€ť movie 1986 / Maybellene â€“ Chuck Berry, Chess 1955 / Wee Wee Hours â€“ Chuck Berry, Chess 1955 / You Canâ€™t Catch Me â€“ Chuck Berry, â€śRock, Rock, Rockâ€ť movie 1956 / Around And Around â€“ The Rolling Stones, â€śThe T.A.M.I Showâ€ť (â€śGather No Mossâ€ť UK) 1964 / Roll Over Beethoven â€“ The Beatles, Washington Coliseum concert 1964 / Johnny B. Goode â€“ Jimi Hendrix, â€śJimi Plays Berkeleyâ€ť 1971 / Back In The USA â€“ Linda Ronstadt, â€śHail, Hail Rock & Rollâ€ť movie 1986 / Nadine â€“ Chuck Berry, â€śHail, Hail Rock & Rollâ€ť movie 1986 / Sweet Little Sixteen â€“ Chuck Berry, BBC TV show â€śSounds For Saturdayâ€ť 1972 / (Johnny B. Goode â€“ Paul Shaffer & His Band, â€śRock And Roll Hall Of Fameâ€ť induction 1986) see below / Johnny B. Goode â€“ Chuck Berry & Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, â€śRock And Roll Hall Of Fameâ€ť Grand Opening concert 1995 / Roll Over Beethoven â€“ Jeff Lynn & Electric Light Orchestra, â€śRock And Roll Hall Of Fameâ€ť induction 2017 / Carol â€“ Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, â€śSoundstageâ€ť 2003 / Brown Eyed Handsome Man â€“ Paul McCartney, â€śLive at the Cavern Clubâ€ť 1999 / Let It Rock â€“ Chuck Berry, BBC TV show â€śSounds For Saturdayâ€ť 1972 / Memphis, Tennessee - Chuck Berry, BBC TV show â€śSounds For Saturdayâ€ť 1972
Bonus: 26 minute interview with Chuck from the German TV show â€śBeat Club, 24 March 1972. (See page 2037 â€śThe Lost Broadcastsâ€ť in Vol. 4.)
This could be a bootleg but who cares(?) Good picture and sound quality. This documentary has been transmitted on various TV stations but so far very few have seen it, therefore this DVD is a welcome addition. The best performance is by all means Tom Pettyâ€™s version of â€śCarolâ€ť !!! What a drive and what a band. This documentary is more like a musical tribute to Berry than the other documentaries coming out lately. All performances are complete with no interruptions.
Note: The Paul Shaffer performance from the induction in 1986 is not featured although itâ€™s printed on the back cover. I have tried to find it on You Tube but itâ€™s not there either.
When Jeff Lynne starts off with â€śRoll Over Beethovenâ€ť thereâ€™s a big screen behind showing a picture of Chuck Berry. This song was ELOâ€™s first hit in the USA in 1973. Also he was inducteed in 2017 not 2016 as printed on the back cover.
I have searched for Liberation Hall (printed on the back cover) to see what turned up and they actually have a website and there seems to be some other releases like The Blasters, The Flaminâ€™ Groovies, Commander Cody and more according to discogs. So maybe itâ€™s not a bootleg after all (?)