The Chuck Berry Database
Details For Song: Almost Grown

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.

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Chuck Berry Song Details

Almost Grown

words and music byChuck Berry

17. 2. 1959 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, take 14

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:50
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

17. 2. 1959 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, take 28

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:21
First release on albumJohnny B. Goode (Hip-O Select B0009473-02, USA, 2008-01)

 

17. 2. 1959 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording, original release

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar, 2nd guitar (overdub)
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Jasper Thomasdrums
Etta Jameschorus
Harvey & The Moonglowschorus
Chuck Barksdalechorus
Harvey Fuquachorus
Marvin Gayechorus
James Nolanchorus
Reese Palmerchorus
Chester Simmonschorus

Length2:17
MasterCHESS 9236
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmAlmost Grown b/w Little Queenie (CHESS 1722, USA, 1959-03)
First release on albumChuck Berry Is On Top (CHESS 1435, USA, 1959-07)

DJ overdubbed

Hunter HancockDJ talk (overdub)
Length2:17
First release on albumCruisin' 1959 (Increase INCM 2004, USA, 1970-06)

 

26. 10. 1963 Set 1 (The Walled Lake Casino, Walled Lake, Michigan, USA)

live 1963 Walled Lake, Saturday Set 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownpiano, saxes, bass, drums
Berry Gordy All Starsband

Length4:14
First release on albumYou Never Can Tell (Hip-O Select B0012465-02, USA, 2009-02)

 

27. 10. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

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

Length2:25
MasterMercury YWI-39175
First release on albumFrom St. Louie to Frisco (Mercury 836 073-2, USA, 1989-06)

 

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

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Robert Crayguitar
Keith Richardsguitar, chorus
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Bobby Keystenor saxophone
Joey Spampinatobass, chorus
Steve Jordandrums
Ingrid G. Berrychorus

Length2:42
ProducerKeith Richards
First release on albumLong Live Rock 'n' Roll - 60th Birthday Celebration (Crying Steel CSR03, 2015)
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

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Keith Richardsguitar, chorus
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Bobby Keystenor saxophone
Joey Spampinatobass, chorus
Steve Jordandrums
Ingrid G. Berrychorus

Length2:46
First release on albumLong Live Rock 'n' Roll - 60th Birthday Celebration (Crying Steel CSR03, 2015)
Other notable releaseConcert Vault

 

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