The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Recording Session: 12. 6. 1958 (CHESS Records)

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Chuck Berry Recording Session Details

Date12. 6. 1958
forCHESS Records
atSheldon Recording Studio
Location2120 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
USA

Beautiful Delilah | Rebecca And Delilah
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release, take 6

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:08
MasterCHESS 8848
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBeautiful Delilah b/w Vacation Time (CHESS 1697, USA, 1958-06)
First release on albumMore Chuck Berry (UK-Version) (Pye Intl. NPL 28028, UK, 1963-12)

 

Beautiful Delilah | Rebecca And Delilah
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 15/16

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:28
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)

 

Vacation Time | 21 | 21 Blues | When You're Twenty-One
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, named 21, take 1 probably, released as 21 Blues

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:12
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

 

Vacation Time | 21 | 21 Blues | When You're Twenty-One
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, named 21, take 4 probably, released as 21

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:25
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:22
First release on albumAlive and Rockin' (Stack-O-Hits AG 9019, USA, 1983-05)

 

Vacation Time | 21 | 21 Blues | When You're Twenty-One
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, named 21, take 14

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

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

 

Vacation Time | 21 | 21 Blues | When You're Twenty-One
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, named 21 remake, take 9 overdub 13A, released as Vacation Time

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:44
MasterCHESS 8849
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBeautiful Delilah b/w Vacation Time (CHESS 1697, USA, 1958-06)
First release on albumLet It Rock (CHECKMATE 1955, NL, 1987)

incl. Spoken intro

Leonard Chessstudio talk
Length2:54
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Oh Yeah
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:32
MasterCHESS 8864
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 3 (CHESS 60028, USA, 1974-04)

 

Hey Pedro | Lazy Pedro
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums
unknownpercussion

Length1:55
MasterCHESS 8865
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmCarol b/w Hey Pedro (CHESS 1700, USA, 1958-08)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

 

Time Was
(Gabriel Luna, Miguel Prado, Sidney Keith Russell)
CHESS 1958 Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:26
MasterCHESS 8866
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmGo, Go, Go Johnny B. Goode b/w Time Was (Collectables COL.3475, USA, 1988)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 3 (CHESS 60028, USA, 1974-04)

 

House Of Blue Lights
(Don Raye, Freddie Slack)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:26
MasterCHESS 8867
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmRock & Roll Music b/w House of Blue Lights (CHESS 1671 (Bootleg), EU, late 1970s)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 3 (CHESS 60028, USA, 1974-04)

 

Carol | Oh Carol
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums
unknownpercussion

Length2:44
MasterCHESS 8868
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmCarol b/w Hey Pedro (CHESS 1700, USA, 1958-08)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

Piano Overdub

Paul Gayten2nd piano (overdub)
Length2:44
MasterCHESS
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 2 (CHESS 60023, USA, 1973-02)

 

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