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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 Fred Below can be heard on

Fred Below

15. 12. 1956 (CHESS Records)

Rock And Roll Music
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, demo

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:40
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Slightly shortened

Length2:34
First release on albumCHESS Masters (CHESS CXMP 2011, UK, 1983-04)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:28
First release on albumAlive and Rockin' (Stack-O-Hits AG 9019, USA, 1983-05)

 

15. 12. 1956 (CHESS Records)

Deep Feeling (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Hubert Sumlinguitar
Chuck Berrysteel guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:18
MasterCHESS 8378
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSchool Day b/w Deep Feeling (CHESS 1653, USA, 1957-03)
First release on albumAfter School Session (CHESS 1426, USA, 1957-05)

 

15. 12. 1956 (CHESS Records)

School Day | Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll | Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell | School Days
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Hubert Sumlinguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:40
MasterCHESS 8379
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSchool Day b/w Deep Feeling (CHESS 1653, USA, 1957-03)
First release on albumAfter School Session (CHESS 1426, USA, 1957-05)

 

15. 12. 1956 (CHESS Records)

Blue Feeling | Low Feeling (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Full speed original

Length2:59
MasterCHESS 8381
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmRock & Roll Music b/w Blue Feeling (CHESS 1671, USA, 1957-09)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

edited and slowed down "Low Feeling"

Length3:06
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

 

15. 12. 1956 (CHESS Records)

Untitled Instrumental (1956) (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS 1956 Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:21
EngineerDoug Schwartz
First release on albumMissing Berries - Rarities Volume 3 (CHESS CHD-9318, USA, 1990-07)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

How You've Changed
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:46
MasterCHESS 8498
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

Rock And Roll Music
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, alt. take

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd vocal (overdub)
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:24
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

Rock And Roll Music
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:29
MasterCHESS 8499
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmRock & Roll Music b/w Blue Feeling (CHESS 1671, USA, 1957-09)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:30
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

Oh Baby Doll
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:34
MasterCHESS 8500
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmOh Baby Doll b/w La Jaunda (CHESS 1664, USA, 1957-06)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

Thirteen Question Method
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS 1957 Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:41
MasterCHESS 8501
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

How High The Moon (instrumental)
(Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length3:07
MasterCHESS 12496
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Audience dubbed (CHESS)

Length on some releases only 1:03
E. Rodney Jonesmaster of ceremonies (overdub)
-audience (overdub)
Length1:45
First release on albumChuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

Audience dubbed (Stack-O-Hits)

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

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Betty Jean | Chucky Boy
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 14

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:27
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 2 (CHESS 60023, USA, 1973-02)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Betty Jean | Chucky Boy
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 17

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:39
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Betty Jean | Chucky Boy
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:29
MasterCHESS 9626
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumRockin' at the Hops (CHESS 1448, USA, 1960-07)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

County Line
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:15
MasterCHESS 9627
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmCarol b/w County Line (CHESS 1700 (Bootleg), EU, late 1970s)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 3 (CHESS 60028, USA, 1974-04)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Childhood Sweetheart
(E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
CHESS Recording, alt. take

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length3:13
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length3:11
First release on albumAlive and Rockin' (Stack-O-Hits AG 9019, USA, 1983-05)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Childhood Sweetheart
(E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
CHESS Recording, original release, take 16

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:42
MasterCHESS 9628
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBroken Arrow b/w Childhood Sweetheart (CHESS 1737, USA, 1959-09)
First release on albumRockin' at the Hops (CHESS 1448, USA, 1960-07)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

One O'Clock Jump | Chuck's Jam
(Count Basie)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Leroy C. Davistenor saxophone
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length3:08
MasterCHESS 9629
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
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)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

I Just Want To Make Love To You
(Willie Dixon)
CHESS 1959 Recording, take 3

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:01
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

I Just Want To Make Love To You
(Willie Dixon)
CHESS 1959 Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:11
MasterCHESS 9630
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumOn the Blues Side (ACE Records CDCH 397, UK, 1993)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:09
First release on 45rpmRock'n'Roll Music b/w I Just Want To Make Love To You (CHESS 169512, F, 1968/69)
First release on albumChuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Broken Arrow | Never Do That Again
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 21

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Leroy C. Davistenor saxophone
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

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

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Broken Arrow | Never Do That Again
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Leroy C. Davistenor saxophone
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:19
MasterCHESS 9631
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBroken Arrow b/w Childhood Sweetheart (CHESS 1737, USA, 1959-09)
First release on albumRockin' at the Hops (CHESS 1448, USA, 1960-07)

longer fade?

Length2:28
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Let It Rock | Rockin' On The Railroad
(E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
CHESS Recording, without overdub

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length1:53
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 2 (CHESS 60023, USA, 1973-02)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Let It Rock | Rockin' On The Railroad
(E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length1:42
MasterCHESS 9632
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmToo Pooped to Pop b/w Let It Rock (CHESS 1747, USA, 1960-01)
First release on albumRockin' at the Hops (CHESS 1448, USA, 1960-07)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length1:42
First release on albumChuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Too Pooped To Pop | Casey
(Roquel "Billy" Davis, Alonzo Mitchell)
CHESS Recording, take 4A

Chuck Berryguitar, vocal (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Leroy C. Davistenor saxophone
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:35
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Too Pooped To Pop | Casey
(Roquel "Billy" Davis, Alonzo Mitchell)
CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryguitar, vocal (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Leroy C. Davistenor saxophone
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums
Roquel "Billy" Davischorus
Etta Jameschorus
The Ecuadorschorus
Harvey Fuquachorus

Length2:30
MasterCHESS 9633
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmToo Pooped to Pop b/w Let It Rock (CHESS 1747, USA, 1960-01)
First release on albumRockin' at the Hops (CHESS 1448, USA, 1960-07)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Say You'll Be Mine
(R. Butler)
CHESS Recording

Roquel "Billy" Davisvocal
Etta Jamesvocal
The Ecuadorsvocal
Harvey Fuquavocal
Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:19
MasterCHESS 9634
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSay You'll Be Mine b/w Let Me Sleep Woman (ARGO 5353, USA, 1959-11)
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Slightly shortened version

Length2:15
First release on albumCHESS Masters (CHESS CXMP 2011, UK, 1983-04)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

Let Me Sleep Woman
(R. Butler)
CHESS Recording

Roquel "Billy" Davisvocal
Etta Jamesvocal
The Ecuadorsvocal
Harvey Fuquavocal
Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:25
MasterCHESS 9635
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSay You'll Be Mine b/w Let Me Sleep Woman (ARGO 5353, USA, 1959-11)
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

 

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