The Chuck Berry Database
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The Chuck Berry Database contains the most accurate and up to date information about the recordings of Chuck Berry.

Fred Rothwell: Long Distance Information Morten Reff: Chuck Berry International Directory Vol. 1 The database is an international joint work by Fred Rothwell, England, author of "Long Distance information - Chuck Berry's Recorded Legacy", Morten Reff, Norway, author of "The Chuck Berry International Directory", and Dietmar Rudolph, Germany, author of "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry" featuring collaboration from Thierry Chanu, France, Arne Wolfswinkel, the Netherlands, and Claude Schlouch, France, with help from record collectors world-wide.

Using this database you can find out which songs Chuck Berry recorded during his musical career, when he recorded the often multiple versions of a song, and who helped him.

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Chuck Berry recordings Otis Spann can be heard on

Otis Spann

20. 12. 1955 (CHESS Records)

You Can't Catch Me
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano (poss.)
Otis Spannpiano (poss.)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Ebbie Hardydrums

Length2:42
MasterCHESS 7951
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmYou Can't Catch Me b/w Havana Moon (CHESS 1645, USA, 1956-11)
First release on albumRock Rock Rock (CHESS 1425, USA, 1956-12)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:40
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

 

20. 12. 1955 (CHESS Records)

Rolli Polli | Roly Poly (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano (poss.)
Otis Spannpiano (poss.)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Ebbie Hardydrums

Length2:48
MasterCHESS 7952
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumAfter School Session (CHESS 1426, USA, 1957-05)

 

20. 12. 1955 (CHESS Records)

Berry Pickin' (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano (poss.)
Otis Spannpiano (poss.)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Ebbie Hardydrums
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Length2:30
MasterCHESS 7953
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSchool Day b/w Deep Feeling (re-issue with incorrect flip side) (CHESS CH-1653, USA, ca. 1967)
First release on albumAfter School Session (CHESS 1426, USA, 1957-05)

 

20. 12. 1955 (CHESS Records)

No Money Down
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano (poss.)
Otis Spannpiano (poss.)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Ebbie Hardydrums

Length2:54
MasterCHESS 7955
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmNo Money Down b/w Downbound Train (CHESS 1615, USA, 1955-12)
First release on albumAfter School Session (CHESS 1426, USA, 1957-05)

 

20. 12. 1955 (CHESS Records)

I've Changed | Changed
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano (poss.)
Otis Spannpiano (poss.)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Ebbie Hardydrums

Length3:06
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length3:03
First release on albumAlive and Rockin' (Stack-O-Hits AG 9019, USA, 1983-05)

 

20. 12. 1955 (CHESS Records)

Upchuck | Blue On Blue (Upchuck) (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano (poss.)
Otis Spannpiano (poss.)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Ebbie Hardydrums

Length3:02
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

26. 9. 1958 (CHESS Records)

Anthony Boy
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 3 overdub 6A

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Otis Spannpiano, chorus (overdub)
Willie Dixondouble bass, chorus (overdub)
Jasper Thomasdrums, chorus (overdub)

Length1:58
First release on albumBerry Is On Top / St. Louis To Liverpool (Mobile Fidelity UDCD-776, USA, 2008)

 

26. 9. 1958 (CHESS Records)

Anthony Boy
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release, take 3 overdub 9A

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Otis Spannpiano, chorus (overdub)
Willie Dixondouble bass, chorus (overdub)
Jasper Thomasdrums, chorus (overdub)

Length1:50
MasterCHESS 9070
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmAnthony Boy b/w That's My Desire (CHESS 1716, USA, 1959-01)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

 

26. 9. 1958 (CHESS Records)

Sweet Little Rock And Roller
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 5

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Otis Spannpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:27
First release on albumMore Rock 'n' Roll Rarities (CHESS 9190, USA, 1986-08)

 

26. 9. 1958 (CHESS Records)

Sweet Little Rock And Roller
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release, take 9 overdub 11A

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Otis Spannpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:19
MasterCHESS 9072
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSweet Little Rock & Roll b/w Joe Joe Gun (CHESS 1709, USA, 1958-10)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

 

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