The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Song: Maybellene

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

Maybellene

words and music byChuck Berry
also known asCome Back Maybellene
also known asMabellene
also known asMaybelline

21. 5. 1955 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Ebbie Hardydrums
Jerome Greenmaracas (poss.)
Leonard Chessmaracas (poss.)

Length2:18
MasterCHESS 7844
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmMaybellene b/w Wee Wee Hours (CHESS 1604, USA, 1955-07)
First release on albumRock Rock Rock (CHESS 1425, USA, 1956-12)

Audience dubbed (CHESS)

Length2:18
First release on albumChuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

Audience dubbed (DEJA VU)

Length2:18
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

DJ dubbed

George "Jumpin'" OxfordDJ talk (overdub)
Length2:18
First release on albumCruisin' 1955 (Increase INCM 2000, USA, 1972-01)

 

Broadcast: 28. 8. 1956 (CBS Radio)

live 1956 New York

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ernest W. "Ernie" Hayespiano (poss.)
Sam "The Man" Taylortenor saxophone
Albert "Big Al" Searstenor saxophone
Haywood Henrybaritone saxophone
Llyod Trotmanbass (poss.)
David "Panama" Francisdrums (poss.)
Alan Freedmaster of ceremonies

Length1:54
First release on albumRock 'n' Roll Radio (Radiola MR-1087, USA, 1978-08)
Other notable releaseRock And Roll Dance Party (AFRTS, USA, 1956)

 

25. 10. 1963 Set 1 (The Walled Lake Casino, Walled Lake, Michigan, USA)

live 1963 Walled Lake, Friday Set 1

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

Length3:06
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

 

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

live 1963 Walled Lake, Saturday Set 2

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

Length3:08
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Hip-O Select B0012465-02, USA, 2009-02)

 

21. 9. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Quincy Maconguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonorgan
Forrest Friersonbass
Ebbie Hardydrums
unknowntambourine

Length2:32
MasterMercury YWI-38879
ProducerChuck Berry
First release on 45rpmMaybelline b/w Roll Over Beethoven (Philco-Ford HP-34, USA, 1967)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Hits (Mercury 21103, USA, 1967-03)

 

13. 9. 1969 (Toronto Rock’n’Roll Revival, Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

live 1969 Toronto

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ron Marinelliguitar
Hughie Leggatbass
Danny Taylordrums

Length3:23
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumReelin' and Rockin' Live (Magnum MFM-017, UK, 1984)

Slightly shortened

Length3:14
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumLive in Concert (Bellaphon BLS 5573, D, 1979)

 

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

live 1977 Hamburg

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

Length3:18
First release on albumChuck Berry's Rock'n'Roll Party with The Flying Saucers (Driving Wheel C 7788, EU, 1988)

 

17. 1. 1981 (Wolf & Rissmiller's Country Club, Reseda, California, USA)

live 1981 Reseda, set 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnny Rivers2nd guitar
unknownpiano, drums
Jim Marsalabass
Billy Ciofe Bandband (poss.)

Length3:33
ProducerNorman J. Pattiz
Other sourceKMET (live radio broadcast, YouTube)

 

17. 1. 1981 (Wolf & Rissmiller's Country Club, Reseda, California, USA)

live 1981 Reseda, set 2

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnny Rivers2nd guitar
unknownpiano, drums
Jim Marsalabass
Billy Ciofe Bandband (poss.)

Length2:15
ProducerNorman J. Pattiz
First release on albumThe Sheik Of Chicago (Smashing Pumpkin Records PMK-1126, EU, 2016)
Other notable releaseIn Concert (Westwood One 81-1, USA, 1981-04-19)
Other sourceKMET (live radio broadcast, YouTube)

 

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

live 1983 Peterborough

as part of the medley

Maybelline / Mountain Dew

  1. Maybellene | Come Back Maybellene | Mabellene | Maybelline
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Mountain Dew
    (trad.)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Billy Peekguitar
Jim Marsalabass
unknowndrums

Length2:42
ProducerNigel Molden
First release on albumLive On Stage (Magnum Force CDMF 092, UK, 1994)

 

6. 6. 1986 (3rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

live 1986 Chicago

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Matthew "Matt Guitar" Murphyguitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Thomas "Tiaz" Palmerbass
Casey Jonesdrums

Length2:27
Other sourceChicago Blues Fest 1986 (audience tape)

 

8. 10. 1986 (Universal Movie "Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll")

live 1986 Cosmo

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Claybass
Frank Dunbardrums
Exact date given by Taylor Hackford in video diary on DVD

Movie edit

Length0:47
ProducerKeith Richards
First release on albumLong Live Rock 'n' Roll - 60th Birthday Celebration (Crying Steel CSR03, 2015)
Other notable releaseHail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll (Universal Pictures, USA, 1987-10-09)

 

16. 10. 1986 Show 1 (Universal Movie "Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll")

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Keith Richardsguitar
Joey Spampinatobass
Steve Jordandrums

Length2:15
Other sourceFox Theatre Show 1 (Audience Tape)

 

17. 10. 1986 Show 2 (Universal Movie "Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll")

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 2

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Keith Richardsguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Joey Spampinatobass
Steve Jordandrums

Length2:16
ProducerKeith Richards
First release on albumHail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (MCA Records MCA-6217, USA, 1987)
Other notable releaseConcert Vault

 

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