The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Song: Rock And Roll Music

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

Rock And Roll Music

words and music byChuck Berry

15. 12. 1956 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, demo

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:40
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Slightly shortened

Length2:34
First release on albumCHESS Masters (CHESS CXMP 2011, UK, 1983-04)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:28
First release on albumAlive and Rockin' (Stack-O-Hits AG 9019, USA, 1983-05)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, alt. take

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd vocal (overdub)
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:24
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)

 

6. or 15. 5. 1957 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Fred Belowdrums

Length2:29
MasterCHESS 8499
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmRock & Roll Music b/w Blue Feeling (CHESS 1671, USA, 1957-09)
First release on albumOne Dozen Berrys (CHESS 1432, USA, 1958-03)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:30
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

 

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

Length1:42
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)

 

21. 9. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

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

Length2:31
MasterMercury YWI-38886
ProducerChuck Berry
First release on 45rpmJohnny B. Goode b/w Rock & Roll Music (Mercury C-30146, USA, 1972)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Hits (Mercury 21103, USA, 1967-03)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:33
First release on albumRock 'n' Roll ! (Fontana SFL 13120, UK, 1969)

 

29. 12. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 29 Dec. 1967 San Francisco

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

Length3:40
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

Length2:20
ProducerBrower/Walker Enterprises
First release on albumLive in Concert (Magnum MR-703, USA, 1978)

 

29. 3. 1972 (BBC TV)

live 1972 BBC

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

Length1:44
ProducerStanley Dorfman for BBC Television
Other notable releaseLive at the BBC (ZitRock ZR-DVD-CHB-16-03, US, 2016)

 

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

live 27 Apr. 1981 Tokyo

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Shigeru Narumopiano
Jim Marsalabass
Tsutomu Makidrums

Length3:27
ProducerKei Ishizaka
First release on albumChuck Berry Tokyo Session (East World WTP 90072, J, 1981)

 

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

live 29 Apr. 1981 Tokyo

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Shigeru Narumopiano
Jim Marsalabass
Tsutomu Makidrums

Length3:22
Other notable releaseTokyo 1981-04-29 YouTube

 

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

live 1982 Hollywood

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

Length3:55
First release on albumLive (Columbia River VMK-1154, UK, 1997)

 

25. 10. 1985 (HBO TV)

live 1985 Los Angeles

Chuck Berryvocal
Chuck Negronvocal
Ron Woodguitar
Carl Wilsonguitar
John Paul Hammondguitar
Carmine Grilloguitar
Bill Champlinorgan
Jimmy Zavalasaxophone
Bobby Keyshorns
Phil Kenziehorns
Mike Chicowitzhorns
Lee Thornberghorns
Phil Chenbass
Rudy Sarzobass
Kenny Jonesdrums
Mick Fleetwooddrums
Mitch Mitchelldrums
Carmine Appicepercussion, chorus
John Lodgepercussion, chorus
John Mayallharmonica
Barbara Paigechorus
Aniijia Shockleychorus
Ronnie Lanechorus
Jim Laddmaster of ceremonies

Length6:08
First release on albumRock'n'Roll All Star Jam (Pepper Cake 2042-2, D, 2008-11)

 

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

Length1:30
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

Etta Jamesvocal
Chuck Berryguitar
Keith Richardsguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Joey Spampinatobass
Steve Jordandrums

Length4:18
First release on albumHail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll Reheasals (no label, J, 2001)

 

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

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 2

Etta Jamesvocal
Chuck Berryguitar
Eric Claptonguitar
Robert Crayguitar
Keith Richardsguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Joey Spampinatobass
Steve Jordandrums

Length3:47
ProducerKeith Richards
First release on albumHail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll Reheasals (no label, J, 2001)
Other notable releaseConcert Vault

Album edit

Length3:10
ProducerKeith Richards
First release on albumHail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (MCA Records MCA-6217, USA, 1987)

Movie edit

Length2:56
ProducerKeith Richards
Other notable releaseHail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll (Universal Pictures, USA, 1987-10-09)

 

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

live 1987 Nyon

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

Length5:26
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

Length0:58
First release on albumThe Sheik Of Chicago (Smashing Pumpkin Records PMK-1126, EU, 2016)

 

2. 9. 1995 (HBO TV)

live 1995 Cleveland

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Bruce Springsteenguitar
Nils Lofgrenguitar
Melissa Etheridgeguitar
Steve Cropperguitar
Booker T. Jonesorgan
Donald "Duck" Dunnbass

Length4:27
First release on albumThe Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (Moonraker 014-19, USA, 1995)

 

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