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: The more you browse the Internet, the more cover versions you find. Here's another list of artists and band playing Chuck Berry's music. [continued]
JEAN-LUC ATTARD & Orchestra (France)
Rock And Roll Music (2:10) 1966 (instr)
LP: Guitar Boogie Vol. 2 [Discara 138] ‚óŹ France, 1966
BERLIN BRATS (USA)
Punk-rock quintet led by vocalist Rick Wilder.
Bye Bye Johnny (1:31) 1976 (live)
CD: Believe It Or Not 1973-1976 [Ratchet Blade Records RBR-714] ‚óŹ USA, 2010
I haven‚Äôt heard this and the time of 1:31 is pretty short(?) I haven‚Äôt found any original release details of this Berry cover so it might be previously unissued?
Rock‚Äôn‚Äôroll band from Madrid, formed in 1998.
Nadine ( : ) 2001
CD: Rock ‚Äėn‚Äô Roll Romance [Garage S√≥nico Records GSR-001] ‚óŹ Spain, 2001
Recorded in August 2001.
PETER CASE (USA)
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, born 1954 in Buffalo, New York. He‚Äôs been into various musical styles, new wave, folk-rock and plain acoustic solo performances. Had his first records out in 1986, and I was amazed of how many singles and albums he‚Äôs released!
Nadine ( : ) 2010
45: Live At Euclid [Euclid Records EISS-011] ‚óŹ USA, 2010 (PS)
Recorded 23 July 2010 at Euclid Records, St. Louis, Missouri. Limited edition of 300 copies.
Very popular pop-rock quintet from California. They do covers of songs from each of the decades, the ‚Äė40s and up. On the album below they were: Samantha Francis (vocals), Ben Ruttenburg (vocals, keyboards), Will Watje (guitar, saxophone), Tobias Brooks (bass), Billy DiBono (drums). So far the band has 3 albums out.
School Day (2:47) 2013
CD: Take Me Back [Decades Music no cat #] ‚óŹ USA, 2013
Recorded June 2013 at Loud Palace Studios, Weed, California, by Grammy-nominated producer Sylvia Massey.
DELTA MUDD (Canada)
Blues duo from Kingston, Ontario. Rick Anglin (vocals, guitar) and Tom Harpell (harmonica)
No Money Down (3:26) 2000
CD: Playin‚Äô In The Mudd [Summit Sound Inc. SCD-5397] ‚óŹ Canada, 2000
Recorded at The Toucan, Kingston, Ontario, 14 October, 2000.
MICKY DOLENZ (USA)
Originally a founding member of the ‚Äė60s super group The Monkees. He was also a member of the ‚Äė70s group Starship (see page 1531). See also The Monkees on page 1372. Rumour has it that Johnny B. was the song he auditioned for The Monkees.
Johnny B. Goode (2:41) 2012
CD: Remember [Robo Records RRMD-0001] ‚óŹ USA, 2012
Acoustic light version but very effective. The album comes as a six panel digipak and a 20 page booklet. Interesting to see that he includes this classic as late as 2012. He‚Äôs also done it live together with a cover of ‚ÄúToo Much Monkey Business‚ÄĚ. Not included here as they were not official releases.
DUISBURG CITY ROCK ‚ÄėN‚Äô ROLL STARS (Germany)
Leader Herbert Pelikan aka A.S.H. Pelikan was born 1953 in Duisburg. Singer, songwriter, guitarist.
No Money Down ( : ) 1988 (live)
Sweet Little Sixteen (4:52) 1988 (live)
CD: Showtime Im Neum√ľhl [OTZ Musik Production Ausflug #3] ‚óŹ Germany, 2010
Recorded live at B√ľrgerhaus Neum√ľhl, Duisburg, 27 August 1988.
Rock quintet from Oulu, Finland. It was formed in the late ‚Äė60s and was most active in the 1970s.
Reelin‚Äô And Rockin‚Äô [as ‚ÄúFiilaten Ja H√∂yl√§ten‚ÄĚ] (3:27) 1997
CD: XXX Since 1967 [EXM CD-2] ‚óŹ Finland, 1997
This is a cover of a cover, namely Raul ‚ÄúBadding‚ÄĚ Somerjoki‚Äôs original Finnish hit version from 1973 (see page 1521).
FLASHBACK Best Of The 50‚Äôs (USA)
1950s cover band (sextet) from Connecticut.
Roll Over Beethoven (2:37) 1986
LP: Now & Then [FEE Records WRA1-308] ‚óŹ USA, 1986
It‚Äôs printed June ‚Äô56 besides the Berry title which is probably referring to the month Berry‚Äôs original entered the Billboard Hot 100, 30 June ‚Äô56. Anyway, I can‚Äôt find any other releases by the group except the album above.
Let It Rock (2:23) 1996
CD: The Gathers [Nutmeg NC-2069] ‚óŹ Japan, 1996
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (UK)
See Volume 3, page 1211 for biographical info.
Reelin‚Äô And Rockin‚Äô ( : ) 1965 (live)
CD: Live At The BBC [Parlophone ¬†0190295636319] ‚óŹ UK, 2018
Previously unreleased. Recorded for Saturday Club, 27 July 1965.
JOHN GOTTING (UK)
Singer, songwriter, also known as Johnny G.
Nadine (5:42) 1994 (live)
2-CD: A Month Of Sundays + The Best Of Johnny G [John Gotting JGCD-1+2] ‚óŹ UK, 1994
A self-released double CD. The live set ‚ÄúA Month Of Sundays‚ÄĚ was recorded at The Best Inn, Bath, February 1994.
Leebert ‚ÄúGibby‚ÄĚ Morrison, singer, songwriter, guitarist.
Johnny B. Goode (3:42) 2001
CD: I‚Äôm Just Electrified [High Voltage LM-001] ‚óŹ Jamaica, 2001
HARD WORKING AMERICANS (USA)
American rock group with members from various Americana and rock bands, formed in 2013. Todd Snider (lead vocals), Neal Casal (guitar), Jesse Aycock (guitars), Chad Staehly (keyboards), David Schools (bass), Duane Trucks (drums). From 2014-2017 they released four albums and a couple of singles.
School Day (3:54) 2017 (live)
LP: CD: We‚Äôre All In This Together [Thirty Tigers MEL-005] ‚óŹ USA, 2017
2-LP: We‚Äôre All In This Together [Melvin Records MEL-005-1] ‚óŹ USA, 2017/2018
Pretty good rock version. They even released a video of this, and also various live clips, check You Tube.
HARDIN & YORK (UK)
As a duo they have released several albums since 1969 which was the year they came out with their debut album, namely ‚ÄúTomorrow, Today‚ÄĚ.
Edward Hardin was a singer, songwriter, pianist, born 1949, died in 2015. As a solo artist he released a lot of singles and albums since the early ‚Äė70s.
Peter York, drummer, born 1942. Has played with Eric Clapton, Brian Auger, Alexis Corner and you name it.
Rock And Roll Music-Sweet Little Sixteen (3:52) 1969
CD: Tomorrow, Today [RPM Records RPM-128] ‚óŹ UK, 1994
Reissue with bonus tracks. Series: The RPM Hardin & York Collection ‚Äď Volume One.
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, Spring 1969. Previously unissued. It only says ‚ÄúRock And Roll Music‚ÄĚ as the title. It starts with Rock And Roll Music and goes into Sweet Little Sixteen and then back to the first one.
GRADY HARRIS And The Modern Country (USA)
Country quartet. Grady was born in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains near Sylva, North Carolina and has been playing the guitar and singing since the age of 10. The album below was recorded at Ripcord Recordings Studios in Vancouver, Washington.
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:13) late 1970s
LP: Grady Harris And The Modern Country [Ripcord Records RSLP-1015] ‚óŹ USA, late 1970s
Again it is an irritating fact that companies doesn‚Äôt print any year on their releases. I have never understood why?
Anyway, the album has 12 tracks of well-known country songs.
HARVEY & THE WALLBANGERS (USA)
Harvey Brough, a versatile singer, guitarist, composer, arranger. The Wallbangers: a jazz/blues vocal harmony group. Band members shifted but on the album below they are in addition to Harvey: Chuck Baker (guitar), Dean Dixon (piano), Chris Wiser & Theron Sharp (saxophones), Matt Blagg (trumpet), Kevie Hazelton & Martin Butcher (bass), Mike McCarty (drums). It seems the band was active around 6 years (ending in May 1987) and released three albums (1984-1987). However, the album below means they must have had a reunion. A compilation album ‚ÄúEarly Days‚ÄĚ was released in 2005.
It‚Äôs My Own Business ( : ) 1999
Sweet Little Rock And Roller ( : ) 1999
CD: Nothing Takes The Place Of You [HWB Records LLC KH-3504] ‚óŹ USA, 1999
HERMAN‚ÄôS HERMITS (UK)
See Volume 3, page 1243 for biographical info.
You Never Can Tell (C‚Äôest La Vie‚Ä¶) (3:04) 2006 (?)
CD: Live In Germany [Zounds Gold 24 Karat 600680] ‚óŹ Germany, 2007
The correct title of the CD is: Herman‚Äôs Hermits & Chantal ‚Äď Live In Germany. Chantal has 3 tracks, Herman‚Äôs Hermits have 13, then Hermits & Chantal have 5 tracks together. The CD is in a series titled Audiophile Edition ‚Äď Volume 15.
Chantal is a German classical group or instrumental-ensemble. They are also on this blog of covers list.
DAN HICKS And The Hot Licks (USA)
Daniel Ivan Hicks was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1941, and died in 2016 at the age of 74 in his hometown Mill Valley, California. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I counted 16 albums by him spanning 1969-2017 including 5 compilations. He called his music Folk Swing.
Run Rudolph Run (2:27) 2010
CD: Crazy For Christmas [Surfdog Records 2-525580] ‚óŹ USA, 2010
This is an unusual folk swing (yes) version, really goode !
Rock quintet from Philadelphia, formed in the late ‚Äė90s.
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:53) 2001
CD: H-F House Party! [MSP-002] ‚óŹ USA, 2001
I‚Äôm Talking About You ( : ) 2005
CD: Money Isn‚Äôt Everything [Teen Regime Records TR-004] ‚óŹ USA, 2005
HOBO BLUES BAND (Hungary)
Also known as HBB, a blues rock sextet formed in 1978 and disbanded 2011. They have released plenty of albums.
Bye Bye Johnny (3:27) 1980
CD: Kopaszkutya [Mega HCD-37692 (93/M-085)] ‚óŹ Hungary, 1993
Actually a soundtrack album for the 1981 movie ‚ÄúKopaszkutya‚ÄĚ, songs that first became available in 1993.
Country music quintet from Tokyo.
Memphis, Tennessee ( : ) 1970
LP: I Wanna Go Stateside (Hometowners In Guam) [Green City GCL-1971] ‚óŹ Japan, 1971
Recorded live on the American Island Guam 21 November, 1970.
RICH HOPKINS & BARRY ‚ÄúTHE FISH‚ÄĚ MELTON (USA)
Rich Hopkins, born 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas, singer, songwriter guitarist. Barry Melton, born 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, singer, guitarist. They have help from Nick Augustine (bass) and Tom Larkins (drums).
Thirty Days (3:16) 2005
CD: Duel In The Desert [Taxim Records TX-2082-2 TA] ‚óŹ Germany, 2007
Recorded at Cavern Recording Studios, Tucson, Arizona. Unusual and different rockin‚Äô version.
JANICE HOYTE (UK)
Black singer who had worked at Marks & Spencer and their Social Society was behind the release of her first album (see below). A live album came out in 1977 on the SRT label and also a single on the Seismic label. In 1979 she had a single out on United Artists and later on started working behind big names like Pete Townshend (studio backing vocalist) and Bill Wyman‚Äôs Rhythm Kings (singer in the band). Another single came out in 1992.
Brown Eyed Handsome Man ( : ) 1974
LP: I‚Äôm A Winner [Marks & Spencer Social Society, no cat #] ‚óŹ UK, 1974
All proceeds from the sale of this record were to be donated to B.A.R. (The British Association for the Retarded).
HUMAN NATURE (Australia)
Male vocalist quartet, Andrew James Tierney, Michael John Tierney, Phil Andrew Burton and Toby Charles Allen. Since their debut in 1996 they have released several albums and singles, and many of them have covers of soul and R&B hits from the ‚Äė60s/‚Äô70s.
Run Rudolph Run (3:17) 2015
CD: The Christmas Album (Deluxe Edition) [Sony Music 8887 514 4382] ‚óŹ Australia, 2015
This album was originally first issued in 2013, but this new Deluxe Edition has 4 extra tracks newly recorded, including the Berry number. A rockin‚Äô version with a girl choir.
Punk rock band from Long Beach, California, who started out in 1989. Some of the members had already been part of the L.A. punk band The Suicide Kings in the ‚Äė80s.
Run Rudolph Run (3:29) 1993
Various 10‚ÄĚ LP: Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus [Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI-271] ‚óŹ USA, 1993
As so often with punk bands they play in a rapid speed. Although this is actually rockin‚Äô without the usual noise.
Rock band. Paul Hubert (vocals, guitar), Ron Bijtelaar (vocals, guitar), Wilfred Arends (bass), Sidney Wachtel (drums).
Johnny B. Goode (2:43) 1983
Roll Over Beethoven (2:10) 1983
Sweet Little Sixteen (2:09) 1983
Thirty Days [as ‚ÄúFourty Days‚ÄĚ] (2:34) 1983
LP: Russian Spy And I [Universe Productions LS-44] ‚óŹ Netherlands, 1983
MICHAEL HURLEY (USA)
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddle player, born 1941. He grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and has released a lot of albums since 1964.
It Don‚Äôt Take But A Few Minutes ( : ) 1976 (live)
MC: Land Of Lo-Fi & Redbirds [Bellemeade Phonics no cat #] ‚óŹ USA, 1988
Consists of two albums, the first recorded in 1988 together with Dave Reisch and the other recorded live in 1976. This is a self-released ditti where he‚Äôs used C-90 cassettes.
LP: Redbirds Live At Folk City [Feeding Tube Records FTR-240] ‚óŹ USA, 2017
Re-issue of the live album above. Good that he did it or else it wouldn‚Äôt have been here. I usually don‚Äôt include private cassette releases.
JACKIE AND THE CEDRICS (Japan)
A trio instrumental garage rock/surf band from Tokyo, formed in the early 1990s. They had their first two singles out in 1993, and by the way they also sing a little.
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:51) 1994 (instr)
2 x 7‚ÄĚ 33 1/3 EP: Great 9 Stomps Set [One plus Two Records EP-058] ‚óŹ Japan, 1995
Album recorded 1994 at the Blue Plum Studio in Tokyo. This is a strange version, as they have incorporated some of the Buddy Holly riffs and the song ends sounding a bit like ‚ÄúTequila‚ÄĚ (!)
You Never Can Tell (3:33) 1998
CD: Bringin‚Äô Back The Good Times [Jackpot Music 2405-1983-2] ‚óŹ Germany, 1999
Album recorded at ‚ÄúOnkel Toms H√ľtte-Tonstudio‚ÄĚ, Berlin. August-October 1998.
PAUL JAMES BAND (Canada)
See Volume 3, page 1265-1266 for biographical info; also on page 1824.
Nadine (4:12) 1987
You Never Can Tell (2:45) 1987
LP: Paul James Band [OPM Records OPM-PJ-1] ‚óŹ Canada, 1987
The album also includes a soundalike version of ‚ÄúRoute 66‚ÄĚ, which is by the way included in Vol. 4 (see above).
The album even has liner notes from Mr. Bo Diddley himself. There are two Diddley covers on the album.
LEO JAIME (Brazil)
Leonardo Jaime, born 1960, singer, songwriter, actor, author and journalist. Released his debut album in 1983 which was the one below here.
Rock And Roll Music [as ‚ÄúRock‚ÄôN‚ÄôRoll‚ÄĚ] ( : ) 1983
45: Epic 46.075 ‚óŹ Brazil, 1983 (picture sleeve)
LP: Phodas ‚ÄúC‚ÄĚ [Epic 144.471] ‚óŹ Brazil, 1983
CD: Phodas ‚ÄúC‚ÄĚ [Columbia 866.103] ‚óŹ Brazil, 1995
Recorded At Sigla Studios and Transamerica Studios, Rio De Janeiro.
Blues-rock trio from Berne, originally formed in 1976 by Boris Pilleri as Jammin‚Äô The Blues. It was renamed Jammin‚Äô in 1989 and Boris Pilleri‚Äôs Jammin‚Äô in 2008.
Nadine (3:58) 1990
CD: Too Many Nights [Mercury ¬†842 228-1] ‚óŹ Switzerland, 1990
Hard rock trio formed in 1987, Diddi Hock (guitar, vocals), Olaf Steffens (vocals, bass), Klaus Schmid (drums) are the members on the album below.
School Day [as ‚ÄúSchool Days‚ÄĚ] (2:51) 2005 (live)
2-CD: Night Moves ‚Äď Live [Pesch Records PR-1007] Germany, 2007
Rhythm & blues / mod quintet from Vienna.
Let It Rock (2:20) 1993
EP: Oh, Baby [Ilsa Records ILSAREC-69002] ‚óŹ Austria, 1993
PETER JEZEWSKI (Sweden)
See Volume 3, page 1271 for biographical info. In 2021 he released a new album titled ‚ÄúRock Me Tonight‚ÄĚ.
Roll Over Beethoven (3:15) 2013 (live)
2-CD: Be Bop A Luba - Back To The Fifties Live [Be Bop A Luba CD-001] Sweden, 2013