The Chuck Berry Database
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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

Memphis, Tennessee

words and music byChuck Berry
also known asLong Distance Telephone

26. 9. 1958 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums

Length2:10
MasterCHESS 9073
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBack in the USA b/w Memphis, Tennessee (CHESS 1729, USA, 1959-06)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Greatest Hits (CHESS 1485, USA, 1964-04)

Audience dubbed

+audience (overdub)
Length2:10
MasterCHESS 12552
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

Eddy Mitchellmaster of ceremonies (overdub)
-audience (overdub)
Length2:10
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry A L'Olympia (Barclay 80258S, F, 1965-05)

 

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

Length3:08
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

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

Length2:52
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

Length3:14
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Hip-O Select B0012465-02, USA, 2009-02)

 

11. 5. 1964 (BBC Radio)

live 1964 BBC

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
John Franklandguitar
Ted "Kingsize" Taylorguitar
John Hawkenpiano
Bobby Thompsonbass
Gibson Kempdrums

Length2:29
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

shortened

First release on albumKingsize Taylor & The Dominoes - Liverpool's First Rock'n'Roll Band (Merseyside's Greatest MG BOX 801005-8, D, 1990)

 

21. 9. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

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

Length2:06
MasterMercury YWI-38884
ProducerChuck Berry
First release on 45rpmMemphis, Tennessee b/w School Day (Mercury C-30144, USA, 1972)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Hits (Mercury 21103, USA, 1967-03)

 

18. 3. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 18 Mar. 1967 San Francisco

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

Length8:51
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

Length4:49
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

Length7:34
First release on albumCheck Me Out! (Crying Steel CSR02, EU, 2014)

 

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

Length4:03
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumChuck Berry Live (Everest CBR 1007, UK, 1982)

Faded in and out

Length4:03
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumLive in Concert (Magnum MR-703, USA, 1978)

Shortened to 3:39

Length3:39
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumMy Dingaling (Royal Collection RC 83148, NL, 1991)

Shortened

Length3:33
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

 

16. 2. 1972 (CBS TV)

live 1972 with John Lennon

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
John Lennonvocal, guitar
Yoko Onovocal, bongos
Wayne "Tex" Gabrielguitar
Adam Ippolitopiano
Stan Bronsteintenor saxophone, tambourine
Gary van Scyocbass
Richard "Rick" Frankdrums
Jerry Rubinbongos

Length3:12
First release on albumIn The 1950s (Chrome Dreams CD3CD5073, UK, 2011)
Other notable releaseJohn Lennon Telecasts (JL 517, USA, 1979)

 

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

Length4:32
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

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Terry Clemsonguitar
John Earlsaxophone
Jimmy Wallsbass
Les Warrendrums

Length1:24
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

Length3:36
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

Length3:29
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

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

Length3:38
ProducerNorman J. Pattiz
Other sourceKMET (live radio broadcast, YouTube)

 

27. 4. 1981 (Shinjuku Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan)

live 27 Apr. 1981 Tokyo

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ingrid G. Berryvocal
Shigeru Narumopiano
Jim Marsalabass
Tsutomu Makidrums

Length2:39
ProducerKei Ishizaka
First release on albumChuck Berry Tokyo Session (East World WTP 90072, J, 1981)

 

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

live 1982 New York

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

Length3:18
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

Length2:54
First release on albumOriginal Legend Versions (Mandarim MR-03978, IE, 1996)

 

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

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 1

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

Length3:03
ProducerKeith Richards
First release on albumHail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (MCA Records MCA-6217, USA, 1987)
Other notable releaseHail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll (Universal Pictures, USA, 1987-10-09)
Other sourceFox Theatre Show 1 (Audience Tape)

 

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

live 1987 Nyon

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

Length2:57
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

Length3:10
First release on albumThe Sheik Of Chicago (Smashing Pumpkin Records PMK-1126, EU, 2016)

 

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