The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Recording Session: 17. 2. 1959 (CHESS Records)

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Chuck Berry Recording Session Details

Date17. 2. 1959
forCHESS Records
atTer-Mar Records Studio
Location2120 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
USA

Do You Love Me
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take from Golden Decade

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:18
MasterCHESS 9235
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade Vol. 3 (CHESS 6641 177, UK, 1974-07)

 

Do You Love Me
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take from America's Hottest Wax

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:18
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

 

Almost Grown
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 14

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:50
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Almost Grown
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 28

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:21
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Almost Grown
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:17
MasterCHESS 9236
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmAlmost Grown b/w Little Queenie (CHESS 1722, USA, 1959-03)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

DJ overdubbed

Hunter HancockDJ talk (overdub)
Length2:17
First release on albumCruisin' 1959 (Increase INCM 2004, USA, 1970-06)

 

Back In The USA
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:27
MasterCHESS 9237
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBack in the USA b/w Memphis, Tennessee (CHESS 1729, USA, 1959-06)
First release on albumTwist With Chuck Berry (CHESS 1465, USA, 1962-02)

 

Fast B 6 (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:08
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

 

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

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:58
MasterCHESS 9238
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 3 (CHESS 60028, USA, 1974-04)

Faded out

Length2:49
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumOn the Blues Side (ACE Records CDCH 397, UK, 1993)

incl. Spoken intro

Leonard Chessstudio talk
Length3:08
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

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