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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 (†), Arne Wolfswinkel, and Claude Schlouch 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 recording it.

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You Never Can Tell

words and music byChuck Berry
also known asC'est La Vie

7., 8. & 9. 1. 1964 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd vocal (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
George Pattersontenor saxophone
Rubin Coopertenor saxophone
Louis Satterfieldelectric bass
Odie Paynedrums

Original Mono mix

MasterCHESS 12908
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmYou Never Can Tell b/w Brenda Lee (CHESS 1906, USA, 1964-07)
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Pye Intl. NPL 28039, UK, 1964-10)

Original Stereo mix

First release on albumSt. Louis to Liverpool [Stereo] (CHESS LPS 1488, USA, 1964-11)

Stereo "remix" (original stereo mix without echo)

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


24. 3. 1972 (Radio Bremen TV)

live 1972 Bremen

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

First release on albumSaturday Rock - Live at the BBC '72 (Rough 40148, 2018-03)
Other notable releaseThe Lost Broadcasts (Gonzo Multimedia HST056DVD, D, 2012-03)


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

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

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


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

Other sourceFox Theatre Show 1 (Audience Tape)


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