The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Recording Session: 6. 1. 1958 (CHESS Records)

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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.

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Chuck Berry Recording Session Details

Date6. 1. 1958
forCHESS Records
atSheldon Recording Studio
Location2120 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
USA

Johnny B. Goode | Go, Johnny Go!
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:35
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)

 

Johnny B. Goode | Go, Johnny Go!
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 2

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length0:40
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)

 

Johnny B. Goode | Go, Johnny Go!
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release, take 3

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Most of the early discographies have listed Lafayette Leake on piano. This seems to stem from out-of-memory reports by Willie Dixon. Also Johnnie Johnson's statement that he had nothing to do with (the development of) Johnny B. Goode made the discographers believe that Johnson also had nothing to do with the recording of Johnny B. Goode. However, the session protocol filed for Union purposes clearly lists the personnel as given here. We accept that other experts disagree, specifically due to stylistic differences they hear.

without overdub

Length2:42
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

hit version

Chuck Berry2nd guitar (overdub)
Length2:36
MasterCHESS 8633
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmJohnny B. Goode b/w Around and Around (CHESS 1691, USA, 1958-03)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

orchestra overdub

Other notable releaseGo, Johnny, Go! (Hal Roach, USA, 1959)

 

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