The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Song: Brown Eyed Handsome Man

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

Brown Eyed Handsome Man

words and music byChuck Berry

19. 4. 1956 (CHESS Records)

CHESS 1956 Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Melvin Billupsdrums

Length2:15
MasterCHESS 8109
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmToo Much Monkey Business b/w Brown Eyed Handsome Man (CHESS 1635, USA, 1956-09)
First release on albumAfter School Session (CHESS 1426, USA, 1957-05)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length2:12
First release on albumThe Chuck Berry Collection (DEJA VU DVLP 2068, I, 1986)

 

3. 8. 1961 (CHESS Records)

CHESS 1961 Recording, instrumental overdub

Chuck Berryguitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Matthew "Matt Guitar" Murphyguitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Abe Locketenor saxophone
John Jacksontenor saxophone
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Philip "Phil" Thomasdrums

Length1:45
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Hip-O Select B0012465-02, USA, 2009-02)

 

3. 8. 1961 (CHESS Records)

CHESS 1961 Recording, vocal overdub

Chuck Berryguitar, vocal (overdub)
Matthew "Matt Guitar" Murphyguitar
Ellis "Lafayette" Leakepiano
Abe Locketenor saxophone
John Jacksontenor saxophone
Reggie Boydelectric bass
Philip "Phil" Thomasdrums

Length1:49
MasterCHESS 11077
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumAmerica's Hottest Wax (Reelin' 001, EU, 1979)

Audience dubbed

-audience (overdub)
Length1:37
MasterCHESS 12594
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmMemphis, Tennessee b/w Brown Eyed Handsome Man (CHESS 169513, F, 1968/69)
First release on albumChuck Berry On Stage (CHESS 1480, USA, 1963-08)

 

27. 10. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

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

Length2:20
MasterMercury YWI-39170
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Hits (Mercury 826 256-2, USA, 1989-06)

 

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

live 1982 Hollywood

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

Length1:12
First release on albumChuck Berry (Newsound/Penny PYCD-260, UK, 1996)

 

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

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 1

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

Length2:08
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)

 

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

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 2

Robert Crayvocal, guitar
Chuck Berryguitar
Keith Richardsguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Joey Spampinatobass
Steve Jordandrums

Length2:07
First release on albumLong Live Rock 'n' Roll - 60th Birthday Celebration (Crying Steel CSR03, 2015)
Other notable releaseConcert Vault

 

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