The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Recording Session: 15. 12. 1956 (CHESS Records)

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Chuck Berry Recording Session Details

Date15. 12. 1956
forCHESS Records
atUniversal Studios
Location46 East Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois
USA

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)

 

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)

 

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)

 

La Juanda | Lajaunda (Español) | La Jaunda (Española)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd vocal (overdub), 2nd guitar (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
unknownbongos

EP/album mix

Length3:09
First release on 45rpmRock And Roll Music (CHESS EP 5119, USA, 1957-11/12)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

single mix

Chuck Berry3rd vocal (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnson2nd piano (overdub)
Length3:10
MasterCHESS 8380
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmOh Baby Doll b/w La Jaunda (CHESS 1664, USA, 1957-06)
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

 

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)

 

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)

 

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