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Details For Song: Reelin' And Rockin'

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Chuck Berry Song Details

Reelin' And Rockin'

words and music byChuck Berry
also known asReeling And Rocking
also known asReelin', Rockin' and Rollin'

29./30. 12. 1957 (CHESS Records)

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)

 

29./30. 12. 1957 (CHESS Records)

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)

 

29./30. 12. 1957 (CHESS Records)

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)

 

29./30. 12. 1957 (CHESS Records)

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)

 

27. 10. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

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

Length4:20
MasterMercury YWI-39172
First release on 45rpmSchool Day b/w Rock & Roll Music +4 (Hammer HB 610, UK, 1979-09)
First release on albumChuck Berry (SAAR) (SAAR SM 3989/2, EU, 1982)

Slightly shortened

Length4:13
MasterMercury YWI-39172
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Pickwick SPC-3327, USA, late 1972)

shortened

Length4:00
MasterMercury YWI-39172
First release on albumOn Stage (On Stage OS 007, EEC, 1991)

 

18. 3. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 18 Mar. 1967 San Francisco

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

Length6:34
First release on albumCheck Me Out! (Crying Steel CSR02, EU, 2014)

 

29. 6. 1967 (Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA)

live 29 June 1967 San Francisco

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

Length5:57
EngineerDennis Drake
First release on albumLive at Fillmore Auditorium (Mercury 836 072-2, USA, 1989-06)

 

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

Length6:12
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumLive in Concert (Magnum MR-703, USA, 1978)

slightly shortened

Length6:04
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumReelin' and a Rockin' (Object Enterprises OR0016, UK, 1987)

heavily shortened

Length5:14
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumMy Dingaling (Royal Collection RC 83148, NL, 1991)

 

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

live 1972 Coventry

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

Original LP version

Length7:04
MasterCHESS CH2227
ProducerEsmond Edwards
First release on albumThe London Chuck Berry Sessions (CHESS 60020, USA, 1972-04)

US Single Edit

Length4:20
First release on 45rpmReelin' and Rockin' b/w Let's Boogie (CHESS 2136, USA, 1972-11)
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

UK Single Edit

Length4:30
First release on 45rpmReelin' and Rockin' b/w I Will Not Let You Go (CHESS 6145 020, UK, 1973-01)

faded only

Length4:55
First release on 45rpmReelin' And Rockin' b/w Johnny B. Goode (CHESS CH-25002, FR, 1972)

Jukebox Edit

Length3:42
ProducerEsmond Edwards
First release on 45rpmReelin' and Rockin' b/w Don't Ha Ha : Casey Jones (Durium LdA 7811, I, 1973)

 

29. 3. 1972 (BBC TV)

live 1972 BBC

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

Length7:14
ProducerStanley Dorfman for BBC Television
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

Length6:44
First release on albumThe London Rock And Roll Show (TKO Magnum Force CDMF-105, UK, 2001)

 

Broadcast: 12. 10. 1973 (NBC TV)

live 1973 NBC

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Robin Gibb2nd vocal
Maurice Gibb2nd vocal
Barry Gibb2nd vocal
unknownpiano, bass, drums

Length4:27
First release on albumBee Gees: Down The Road (Drifter CD022, US, 2009)

 

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

live 1977 Lochem

as part of the medley

Medley: Reelin' and Rockin'/House Lights

  1. Reelin' And Rockin' | Reeling And Rocking | Reelin', Rockin' and Rollin'
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. House Lights | Turn On The Houselights
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Steve Bloomfieldguitar
Rusty Luptonpiano
Fred Pokebass
Wild Bob Burgosdrums

Length13:35
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

Length2:21
First release on albumChuck Berry's Rock'n'Roll Party with The Flying Saucers (Driving Wheel C 7788, EU, 1988)

 

late 1977 (Paramount movie "American Hot Wax")

live 1977 Los Angeles

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ira Newbornguitar
Paul Griffinpiano
Anthony Browntenor saxophone
Buddy Collettetenor saxophone
Steve Douglastenor saxophone
Don Menzatenor saxophone
Jock Ellistrombone
Al Aaronstrumpet
Gary Baronetrumpet
Wolfgang Melzbass
Don Poncherdrums
Tim McIntiremaster of ceremonies

Length2:29
ProducerJoe Ferla
First release on albumAmerican Hot Wax (A&M SP-6500, USA, 1978-02)
Other notable releaseAmerican Hot Wax (Paramount Pictures, USA, 1978-03-17)

 

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

live 1981 Reseda

as part of the medley

Medley: Reelin' and Rockin'/House Lights

  1. Reelin' And Rockin' | Reeling And Rocking | Reelin', Rockin' and Rollin'
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. House Lights | Turn On The Houselights
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnny Rivers2nd guitar
unknownpiano, drums
Jim Marsalabass
Billy Ciofe Bandband (poss.)

Length12:25
ProducerNorman J. Pattiz
Other notable releaseKBCO (radio broadcast, audience tape)
Other sourceKMET (live radio broadcast, YouTube)

 

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

live 29 Apr. 1981 Tokyo

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

Length9:21
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
Ron Woodguitar

Length10:55
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
Ingrid G. Berryvocal
Richie Zitoguitar
William Smithpiano
James Hornsaxophone
Jim Marsalabass
Willie Ornealsdrums

Length11:21
First release on albumLive (Columbia River VMK-1154, UK, 1997)

 

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

live 1983 Peterborough

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ingrid G. Berryvocal
Billy Peekguitar
Jim Marsalabass
unknowndrums

Length8:58
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
Keith Richardsguitar (prob.)
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Thomas "Tiaz" Palmerbass
Casey Jonesdrums

Length4:00
Other sourceChicago Blues Fest 1986 (audience tape)

 

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

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ingrid G. Berryvocal
Etta Jamesvocal
Eric Claptonguitar
Keith Richardsguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Joey Spampinatobass
Steve Jordandrums

Length12:30
First release on albumHail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll Reheasals (no label, J, 2001)
Other sourceFox Theatre Show 1 (Audience Tape)

 

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

live 1987 Nyon

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

Length11:29
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

as part of the medley

Reelin' and Rockin'

  1. Reelin' And Rockin' | Reeling And Rocking | Reelin', Rockin' and Rollin'
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. House Lights | Turn On The Houselights
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ingrid G. Berry2nd vocal
unknownguitar, piano, bass, drums

Length11:03
First release on albumThe Sheik Of Chicago (Smashing Pumpkin Records PMK-1126, EU, 2016)

 

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