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: Besides covering Chuck Berry and Johnnie Johnson, CBID also has chapter 19 containing a session discography as well as record releases by the Berry-inspired US artist Eddy Clearwater. Two releases need to be added thereto:
SESSION WORK and GUEST APPEARANCES
NEW COOL OLD SCHOOL
CD: Ogden Records ORCD-380 â—Ź USA, 2016
Eddy Clearwater tracks: Big Boss Man w/Gerry Hundt / Iâ€™ll Change My Style w/Ariyo / Last Night / Walking By Myself w/Ariyo
Album also featuring Willie Buck, Billy Flynn, Lee Kanehira, Mark Fornek, Katherine Davis, Erwin Heller, Milwaukee Slim, Grant Kessler, Marty Binder.
14 tracks recorded in Chicago June/July 2015, produced by Shoji Naito. Shoji was born in Toyota, Japan and moved to Chicago in 1996. Harmonica and guitar player. Co-produced Eddy Clearwaterâ€™s â€śSoul Funkyâ€ť CD from 2014.
WESTMONT TO CHICAGO â€“ Tribute To Eddy Clearwater
CD: Ogden Records ORCD-382 â—Ź USA, 2020
Sen Sa Shun (instr) â€“ Eddy Clearwater Band / I Need You Baby â€“ Eddy Clearwater / Like The Creeper (instr) â€“ Shoji Naito / Stranded â€“ Eddy Clearwater / A Minor Cha-Cha (instr) â€“ Eddy Clearwater Band / Reconsider Baby â€“ Eddy Clearwater / Eddyâ€™s Midnight Dream (instr) â€“ Lee Kanehira / Find Yourself â€“ Win Noll / Deep Blue Sea Blues â€“ Willie Buck / Donâ€™t Go No Further â€“ Willie Buck / Greyhound Harmonica Jam (instr) â€“ Shoji Naito / You Donâ€™t Have To Go â€“ Eddy Clearwater / Women Be Wise â€“ Ginny Morin / Crossover â€“ Tom Crivellone / Ogden Avenue (instr) â€“ Shoji Naito
Finally we have a tribute album to Eddy Clearwater which is a little unusual since we also get four previously unissued tracks by Eddy himself, recorded back in the Summer of 2015 (see CD â€śNew Cool Old Schoolâ€ť above). 15 tracks all staged by guitar and harp player Shoji Naito who also produced the album. The musicians featured are people from Eddyâ€™s original band plus musical friends. (Eddy died 1 June 2018, he was 83.)