The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Song: Let It Rock

The Chuck Berry Database contains the most accurate and up to date information about the recordings of Chuck Berry.

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.

Using this database you can find out which songs Chuck Berry recorded during his musical career, when he recorded the often multiple versions of a song, and who helped him.

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Chuck Berry Song Details

Let It Rock

words and music byE. Anderson (Chuck Berry)
also known asRockin' On The Railroadon Chuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, without overdub

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length1:53
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 2 (CHESS 60023, USA, 1973-02)

 

27. and 29. 7. 1959 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length1:42
MasterCHESS 9632
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmToo Pooped to Pop b/w Let It Rock (CHESS 1747, USA, 1960-01)
First release on albumRockin' at the Hops (CHESS 1448, USA, 1960-07)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length1:42
First release on albumChuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

 

25. 10. 1963 Set 2 (The Walled Lake Casino, Walled Lake, Michigan, USA)

live 1963 Walled Lake, Friday Set 2

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownpiano, saxes, bass, drums
Berry Gordy All Starsband

Length3:42
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

 

25. 10. 1963 Set 2 (The Walled Lake Casino, Walled Lake, Michigan, USA)

live 1963 Walled Lake, Friday Set 2

as part of the medley

Medley: Goodnight Sweetheart/Johnny B Goode/Let It Rock/Rock & Roll Music

  1. Goodnight, Well It's Time To Go | Bonsoir Cherie | It's Time To Go
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Johnny B. Goode | Go, Johnny Go!
    (Chuck Berry)
  3. Let It Rock | Rockin' On The Railroad
    (E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
  4. Rock And Roll Music
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownpiano, saxes, bass, drums
Berry Gordy All Starsband

Length6:31
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

 

26. 10. 1963 Set 1 (The Walled Lake Casino, Walled Lake, Michigan, USA)

live 1963 Walled Lake, Saturday Set 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownpiano, saxes, bass, drums
Berry Gordy All Starsband

Length1:57
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Hip-O Select B0012465-02, USA, 2009-02)

 

26. 10. 1963 Set 2 (The Walled Lake Casino, Walled Lake, Michigan, USA)

live 1963 Walled Lake, Saturday Set 2

as part of the medley

Medley: Goodnight Sweetheart/Johnny B Goode/Let It Rock/School Day

  1. Goodnight, Well It's Time To Go | Bonsoir Cherie | It's Time To Go
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Johnny B. Goode | Go, Johnny Go!
    (Chuck Berry)
  3. Let It Rock | Rockin' On The Railroad
    (E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
  4. School Day | Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll | Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell | School Days
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownpiano, saxes, bass, drums
Berry Gordy All Starsband

Length10:56
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Hip-O Select B0012465-02, USA, 2009-02)

 

27. 10. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonelectric piano
Forrest Friersonbass
Eugene Washingtondrums

Length1:52
MasterMercury YWI-39171
First release on albumRock! Rock! Rock 'n' Roll! (Mercury 6463 044, USA, 1980)

 

18. 3. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 18 Mar. 1967 San Francisco

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Steve Millerguitar
Jim Petermankeyboards
Lonnie Turnerbass
Tim Davisdrums

Length3:48
First release on albumCheck Me Out! (Crying Steel CSR02, EU, 2014)

 

26. 12. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 26 Dec. 1967 San Francisco

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
James "Curly" Cookeguitar
Jim Petermanorgan
Lonnie Turnerbass
Tim Davisdrums

Length4:58
First release on albumCheck Me Out! (Crying Steel CSR02, EU, 2014)

 

29. 12. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 29 Dec. 1967 San Francisco

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
James "Curly" Cookeguitar
Jim Petermanorgan
Lonnie Turnerbass
Tim Davisdrums

Length4:44
First release on albumCheck Me Out! (Crying Steel CSR02, EU, 2014)

 

24. 3. 1972 (Radio Bremen TV)

live 1972 Bremen

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Jimmy Campbellguitar
Mick Snowpiano
Billy Kinsleybass
Dave Harrisondrums

Other notable releaseThe Lost Broadcasts (Gonzo Multimedia HST056DVD, D, 2012-03)

 

29. 3. 1972 (BBC TV)

live 1972 BBC

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Jimmy Campbellguitar
Mick Snowpiano
Billy Kinsleybass
Dave Harrisondrums

Length4:48
ProducerStanley Dorfman for BBC Television
First release on albumSix Two Five (Driving Wheel LP-1001, UK, 1972)
Other notable releaseLive at the BBC (ZitRock ZR-DVD-CHB-16-03, US, 2016)

 

5. 8. 1972 (Empire Stadium, London, UK)

live 1972 Wembley

as part of the medley

Let It Rock / Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Let It Rock | Rockin' On The Railroad
    (E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
  2. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  3. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Terry Clemsonguitar
John Earlsaxophone
Jimmy Wallsbass
Les Warrendrums

Length5:16
First release on albumThe London Rock And Roll Show (TKO Magnum Force CDMF-105, UK, 2001)

 

19. 5. 1977 (De Zandkuil Open Air Theatre, Lochem, The Netherlands)

live 1977 Lochem

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Steve Bloomfieldguitar
Rusty Luptonpiano
Fred Pokebass
Wild Bob Burgosdrums

Length8:18
First release on albumChuck Berry Meets Matchbox (Promised Land Record PL 92 1977, D, 1994)

 

21. 5. 1977 (Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany)

live 1977 Hamburg

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Sandy Fordguitar
Nigel "Niggsy" Owenguitar
Jacko Buddinpiano
Pete Pritchardbass
Terry Earldrums

Length2:50
First release on albumChuck Berry's Rock'n'Roll Party with The Flying Saucers (Driving Wheel C 7788, EU, 1988)

 

29. 4. 1981 (Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan)

live 29 Apr. 1981 Tokyo

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Shigeru Narumopiano
Jim Marsalabass
Tsutomu Makidrums

Length4:39
Other notable releaseTokyo 1981-04-29 YouTube

 

21. 2. 1982 (Ritz Club, New York City, NY, USA)

live 1982 New York

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownguitar, piano, tenor saxophone, bass, drums

Length5:47
ProducerThe Vinyl Rat
First release on albumLet It Rock ! (Let It Rock ! (Bootleg), EU, 1986)

 

Summer 1982 (Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA)

live 1982 Hollywood

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Richie Zitoguitar
William Smithpiano
James Hornsaxophone
Jim Marsalabass
Willie Ornealsdrums

Length5:36
First release on albumOriginal Legend Versions (Mandarim MR-03978, IE, 1996)

 

3. 9. 1983 (Rock'n'Roll Spectacular, Wirrina Sports Stadium, Peterborough, UK)

live 1983 Peterborough

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Billy Peekguitar
Jim Marsalabass
unknowndrums

Length2:47
ProducerNigel Molden
First release on albumLive On Stage (Magnum Force CDMF 092, UK, 1994)

 

24. 7. 1987 (Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland)

live 1987 Nyon

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
George Frenchbass
Herman Jacksondrums

Length3:49
First release on albumSweet, Sweet Rock And Roll (Discourios DIS-124CD, D, 1992)

 

31. 12. 1988 (Palladium Theater, New York City, NY, USA)

live 1988 Palladium

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownguitar, piano, bass, drums

Length3:37
First release on albumThe Sheik Of Chicago (Smashing Pumpkin Records PMK-1126, EU, 2016)

 

12. 8. 1989 (Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan)

live 1989 Yokohama

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownguitar, piano, bass, drums

Length4:26
First release on albumNew Gigs '89 (Private Masters PM047/48/49/50)

 

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