The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Song: Promised Land

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.

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Chuck Berry Song Details

Promised Land

words and music byChuck Berry
also known asThe Promised Land

20. 2. 1964 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownguitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano (poss.)
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Length2:18
MasterCHESS 13049
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmPromised Land b/w Things I Used to Do (CHESS 1916, USA, 1964-11)
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Pye Intl. NPL 28039, UK, 1964-10)

Stereo remix

Length2:27
EngineerSteve Hoffman
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)

 

1. 2. 1965 (BBC Radio)

live 1965 BBC

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Geoff Krivetguitar
Bob Scrivenspiano
Louis Cannamobass
Brian David "Chick" Kattenhorndrums

Length2:38
First release on albumChuck Berry In London - His London Recordings (Official 4012 FS, NL, 2000)

 

18. 3. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 18 Mar. 1967 San Francisco

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

Length5:17
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

Length1:09
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

as part of the medley

Medley: Johnny B. Goode/Carol/Promised Land

  1. Johnny B. Goode | Go, Johnny Go!
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  3. Promised Land | The Promised Land
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ron Marinelliguitar
Hughie Leggatbass
Danny Taylordrums

Length8:32
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumChuck Berry Live (Everest CBR 1007, UK, 1982)

slightly shortened

Length8:18
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumReelin' and a Rockin' (Object Enterprises OR0016, UK, 1987)

Heavily shortened

Length6:13
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumThe Greatest Hits - Live (SPOT 9283, UK, 1983)

JBG + Carol beginning

Length5:19
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumMy Dingaling (Royal Collection RC 83148, NL, 1991)

JBG only

Length5:05
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

Carol only

Length3:19
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

JBG only, DJ dubbed

Arnie GinsburgDJ talk (overdub)
Length2:22
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumCruisin' 1961 (re-issue) (Increase INCM 2006 (R), USA, 1983)

 

3. 2. 1972 (Lanchester Arts Festival, Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, UK)

live 1972 Coventry

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Owen McIntyreguitar
Dave Kafinettipiano
Nic Potterbass
Robbie McIntoshdrums

Length2:48
First release on albumHave Mercy (Hip-O Select B0013790-02, USA, 2010-02)

 

29. 3. 1972 (BBC TV)

live 1972 BBC

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

Length2:01
ProducerStanley Dorfman for BBC Television
Other notable releaseLive at the BBC (ZitRock ZR-DVD-CHB-16-03, US, 2016)

 

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

Length1:59
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

Length3:08
First release on albumChuck Berry's Rock'n'Roll Party with The Flying Saucers (Driving Wheel C 7788, EU, 1988)

 

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

live 1982 Hollywood

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

Length2:41
First release on albumChuck Berry (Newsound/Penny PYCD-260, UK, 1996)

 

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