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Details For Song: Carol

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

Carol

words and music byChuck Berry
also known asOh Carol

12. 6. 1958 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Paul Gaytenpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums
unknownpercussion

Length2:44
MasterCHESS 8868
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmCarol b/w Hey Pedro (CHESS 1700, USA, 1958-08)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

Piano Overdub

Paul Gayten2nd piano (overdub)
Length2:44
MasterCHESS
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 2 (CHESS 60023, USA, 1973-02)

 

27. 10. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

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

Length2:24
MasterMercury YWI-39168
First release on 45rpmRoll Over Beethoven b/w Johnny B. Goode +4 (Hammer HB 604, UK, 1979-09)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Hits (Mercury 21103, USA, 1967-03)

shortened

Length1:57
First release on albumOn Stage (On Stage OS 007, EEC, 1991)

 

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)

 

24. 3. 1972 (Radio Bremen TV)

live 1972 Bremen

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

Other notable releaseThe Lost Broadcasts (Gonzo Multimedia HST056DVD, D, 2012-03)

 

29. 3. 1972 (BBC TV)

live 1972 BBC

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

Length3:45
ProducerStanley Dorfman for BBC Television
First release on albumSix Two Five (Driving Wheel LP-1001, UK, 1972)
Other notable releaseLive at the BBC (ZitRock ZR-DVD-CHB-16-03, US, 2016)

 

5. 8. 1972 (Empire Stadium, London, UK)

live 1972 Wembley

as part of the medley

Let It Rock / Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Let It Rock | Rockin' On The Railroad
    (E. Anderson (Chuck Berry))
  2. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  3. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Terry Clemsonguitar
John Earlsaxophone
Jimmy Wallsbass
Les Warrendrums

Length5:16
First release on albumThe London Rock And Roll Show (TKO Magnum Force CDMF-105, UK, 2001)

 

2. 11. 1972 (ABC TV)

live 1972 Hempstead

as part of the medley

Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownguitar, piano, bass, drums

Length3:10
First release on albumCheck Me Out! (Crying Steel CSR02, EU, 2014)

 

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

Length2:06
First release on albumChuck Berry Meets Matchbox (Promised Land Record PL 92 1977, D, 1994)

 

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

live 1981 Reseda

as part of the medley

Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnny Rivers2nd guitar
unknownpiano, drums
Jim Marsalabass
Billy Ciofe Bandband (poss.)

Length7:06
ProducerNorman J. Pattiz
First release on albumThe Sheik Of Chicago (Smashing Pumpkin Records PMK-1126, EU, 2016)
Other notable releaseIn Concert (Westwood One 81-1, USA, 1981-04-19)
Other sourceKMET (live radio broadcast, YouTube)

 

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

live 27 Apr. 1981 Tokyo

as part of the medley

Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Shigeru Narumopiano
Jim Marsalabass
Tsutomu Makidrums

Length3:58
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

as part of the medley

Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Shigeru Narumopiano
Jim Marsalabass
Tsutomu Makidrums

Length4:21
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

Length2:12
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

as part of the medley

Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Richie Zitoguitar
William Smithpiano
James Hornsaxophone
Jim Marsalabass
Willie Ornealsdrums

First release on albumForever Classic (MasterTone MCPS-0301, UK, 1997)

 

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

live 1983 Peterborough

as part of the medley

Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Billy Peekguitar
Jim Marsalabass
unknowndrums

Length4:15
ProducerNigel Molden
First release on albumLive On Stage (Magnum Force CDMF 092, UK, 1994)

 

10.-14. 10. 1986 (Universal Movie "Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll")

live 1986 Film Rehearsals

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

Film

Length5:22
ProducerKeith Richards
Other notable releaseHail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll (Universal Pictures, USA, 1987-10-09)

Bootleg edit

Length5:03
ProducerKeith Richards
First release on albumKeith Richards - Exposures (Silver Shadow CD 9109, EEC, 1991)

Radio Show edit

Length3:01
ProducerKeith Richards
Other notable releaseHail! Hail! The King of Rock 'n' Roll (Cahn Media, USA, 2006)

 

31. 12. 1988 (Palladium Theater, New York City, NY, USA)

live 1988 Palladium

as part of the medley

Carol / Little Queenie

  1. Carol | Oh Carol
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Little Queenie
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Ingrid G. Berry2nd vocal
unknownguitar, piano, bass, drums

Length5:00
First release on albumThe Sheik Of Chicago (Smashing Pumpkin Records PMK-1126, EU, 2016)

 

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