The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Recording Session: 29./30. 12. 1957 (CHESS Records)

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Chuck Berry Recording Session Details

Date29./30. 12. 1957
forCHESS Records
atSheldon Recording Studio
Location2120 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
USA

Sweet Little Sixteen | Surfin' USA
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 1 or demo

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

Length3:15
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

without false start

Length3:12
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

Slightly shortened

Length3:09
First release on albumThe Giants of Rock 'n Roll (K-tel TG 1367, EU, 1982)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length3:09
First release on albumAlive and Rockin' (Stack-O-Hits AG 9019, USA, 1983-05)

 

Sweet Little Sixteen | Surfin' USA
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 3

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

Length3:07
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Sweet Little Sixteen | Surfin' USA
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 11

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

Original less false start

Length3:07
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Sweet Little Sixteen | Surfin' USA
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 11/13 mix

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

Length3:09
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)

 

Sweet Little Sixteen | Surfin' USA
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release, take 14

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

Length3:09
First release on albumChuck Berry - The Chess Box (CHESS CH6-80001, USA, 1988-11)

hit version

Length2:59
MasterCHESS 8627
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSweet Little Sixteen b/w Reelin' and Rockin' (CHESS 1683, USA, 1958-01)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

Audience dubbed

+audience (overdub)
Length3:06
MasterCHESS 12551
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmMemphis, Tennessee b/w Sweet Little Sixteen (CHESS 1866, USA, 1963-08)
First release on albumChuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

Audience & Intro

Chuck Berrytalk (overdub)
-audience (overdub)
Length2:57
First release on albumChuck Berry A L'Olympia (Barclay 80258S, F, 1965-05)

 

Rock At The Philharmonic | Rockin' At The Philharmonic (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length3:21
MasterCHESS 8628
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSweet Little Sixteen (CHESS EP 5121, USA, 1958-03)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

 

Guitar Boogie (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:18
MasterCHESS 8629
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSweet Little Sixteen (CHESS EP 5121, USA, 1958-03)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

 

Night Beat (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 3

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length3:12
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Night Beat (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:42
MasterCHESS 8630
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumSt. Louis to Liverpool (CHESS 1488, USA, 1964-11)

 

Time Was
(Gabriel Luna, Miguel Prado, Sidney Keith Russell)
CHESS 1957 Recording, take 4

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

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

 

Time Was
(Gabriel Luna, Miguel Prado, Sidney Keith Russell)
CHESS 1957 Recording, take 9, original release

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

Length1:57
MasterCHESS 8631
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry - The Chess Box (CHESS CH6-80001, USA, 1988-11)

with studio talk

Length2:06
MasterCHESS 8631
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Reelin' And Rockin' | Reeling And Rocking | Reelin', Rockin' and Rollin'
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 1

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

Length3:35
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length3:31
First release on albumAlive and Rockin' (Stack-O-Hits AG 9019, USA, 1983-05)

 

Reelin' And Rockin' | Reeling And Rocking | Reelin', Rockin' and Rollin'
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 7

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

Length0:30
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Reelin' And Rockin' | Reeling And Rocking | Reelin', Rockin' and Rollin'
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, take 8

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

Length3:17
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

Reelin' And Rockin' | Reeling And Rocking | Reelin', Rockin' and Rollin'
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording, original release, take 10

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

Length3:13
MasterCHESS 8632
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmSweet Little Sixteen b/w Reelin' and Rockin' (CHESS 1683, USA, 1958-01)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length3:12
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

 

Chuckwalk (instrumental)
(Chuck Berry)
CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:25
First release on albumTwo Great Guitars (CHESS MCA CHD 9170, USA, 1992-10)

 

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