A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry - What's new?

This is a list of the most important changes to the main site. Not included are changes to the corresponding blog which by intention changes often.

17-07-2017 Added an image of the Bee Gees bootleg plus some corrections to the Back at Chess chapter.
15-07-2017 Added more information on the promotional CDs to CHUCK to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records and some comments about the The Palladium New York '88 CD to the Latest Recordings chapter.
30-06-2017 Added the 2017 DUALTONE album to the Latest Recordings chapter as well as comments on the corresponding promotional CDs to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records.
05-04-2017 Several minor additions such as the overdubbed version of Carol and a new CD full of covers.
05-09-2016 Introduced the Chuck Berry Database
25-06-2016 Corrected some information about the Marble Arch albums in the chapter on Chess Records
23-06-2016 Added the recordings published on the 2016 CD The Sheik of Chicago to all the relevant chapters of this site.
18-01-2016 Reworked the section on the Birthday Concert to include Claude Schlouch's excellent analysis.
10-11-2015 Added two more Rock, Roll & Remember radio shows.
20-10-2015 Added a description of the Bad Girl Songs bootleg 'Bloody Red Rooster' to the Late Recordings section.
10-08-2015 Added a description of the Crying Steel bootleg 'Long Live Rock'n'Roll' to the Birthday Concert section.
22-01-2015 Added a link to the Old Time Radio Catalog regarding the Alan Freed shows.
27-11-2014 Thanks to Morten Reff there's another early Chuck Berry songbook shown within the bibliography.
19-11-2014 Added information about the various relevant new songs and versions contained in Bear Family's huge 16-CD set to all section they apply to.
26-10-2014 Added the 2-CD set from Crying Steel containing the Winterland concert recordings and information about the second show of the Birthday recordings.
02-09-2014 Some changes to the layout, several minor corrections, better links to the blog.
10-11-2013 Added a few notes regarding edited versions of album tracks used on 45 rpm singles in both the Back-at-Chess and Mercury chapters.
22-08-2013 Added some information on the fourth volume of Morten's Book series to both the Bibliography section and the chapter on cover versions.
19-05-2013 Added some information on the third volume of Morten's Book series to the chapter on cover versions plus some minor changes.
05-08-2012 Added an image and a description of the different versions of La Juanda to the Chess discography.
17-06-2012 Added a description of the Dr. Pepper radio commercial to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records.
04-04-2012 Added the interviews from the Chuck Berry in the 1950s CD set to the corresponding chapters in the 1970s and 1980s discography. Also added a comment on the Beat-Club DVD to the Back at Chess section.
22-11-2011 Added a description of the David Dover CD to the Latest Recordings chapter and a description of the Fillmore bootleg to the Mercury chapter.
31-03-2011 Added another use of the Unistar interview to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records.
25-03-2011 Thanks to Morten Reff and Jean-Pierre Ravelli I can now show and describe the very first book on Chuck Berry in the Bibliography section.
24-03-2011 Added an introduction to the main page.
23-03-2011 Added two sections and multiple images on jukebox records and test records to the to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records. Also added some comments and scans on single-sided UK promos.
12-03-2011 Many little contents changes as well as some optimizations on the layout for easier reading.
21-04-2010 The Back at Chess section has been enhanced to include sound samples for all the songs mentioned.
05-03-2010 The third set of re-releases showing Berry's complete works for Chess 1969 to 1974 has been released! See the Back at Chess section. This CD was also included to The Starter's Collection (What you must have). The accidental find of an alternative take of Anthony Boy was added to the Chess Era section. Finally some minor changes were made to the overall outlook including a menu on top of each page.
16-04-2009 Since today, many Berry songs can be heard from this site. Implemented a database-driven interface to the amazon MP3 widget to allow preview and purchase of Chuck Berry MP3s.
12-04-2009 Added an image of the Chuck Berry '75 album to the Back at Chess chapter.
31-03-2009 Added some comments, CDs and books to the section on The Starter's Collection (What you must have).
24-03-2009 The second set of rereleases showing Berry's complete works for Chess 1960 to 1966 has been released! See the Chess Era section.
17-03-2009 Added a description of the radio show Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! The King of Rock 'n' Roll and some minor comments to the Birthday Concert section.
18-12-2008 Added a description of the second volume of Morten Reff's Chuck Berry International Directory to the Bibliography section.
05-09-2008 Added a description of Morten Reff's Chuck Berry International Directory to the Bibliography section. While doing so, made several smaller changes therein. Also integrated the KMOX Interview CD to the Latest Recordings section.
31-07-2008 Added a note on Victor Bockris book to the Birthday Concert section.
07-07-2008 Corrected some information about the Pim Oets interview recording in the Back at Chess chapter.
01-07-2008 Completely reworked the section on The Starter's Collection (What you must have).
23-06-2008 Included the re-release of the The Day of R&B album in the section on Late Recordings.
18-03-2008 Added two promotional/radio records to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records. Also replaced the image of the Mercury It's Too Dark In There single with its picture cover in the Mercury section.
16-03-2008 Finally something important for the Berry collector happened: the re-release of all of Berry's 1950's Chess recordings in a 103 track 4 CD set. This includes 16 tracks not published before. I reworked the Chess Era section to cover this release. Concurrently I corrected some minor errors/comments there.
08-01-2008 As a place to put news about Chuck Berry records and a place to discuss the contents of this site, today the Chuck Berry Collectors Blog opened. I hope you will participate!
20-11-2007 Finally I Hope These Words Will Find You Well has been made available on CD. Also corrected some information about Ken Walker and John Brower regarding the Toronto concert.
23-10-2007 Added one more radio station album to the Solid Gold Scrapbook section in the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records.
14-04-2007 Added an image and a short desciption of a 1994 UK songbook containing guitar tablature to the Bibliography.
01-03-2007 Added an image and a short desciption of a 1964 UK songbook to the Bibliography.
01-09-2006 It's been some time since the last change, but there was nothing new to add. Today, though, I reworked the section on the Birthday Concert and added comments on the DVDs released by Image Entertainment.
09-12-2005 Added a description and image of Rolling Stones play Chuck Berry to the Cover Versions section.
25-10-2005 Added a review of Rich Cohen's Machers and Rockers and a description of the 1964 Arc Music Chuck Berry songbook to the Bibliography.
12-10-2005 Added a description and image of the German box set Geschichte der Popmusik to the Back at Chess chapter and to Long Distance Update.
28-06-2005 Added a description and image of A Tribute to Mr. Rock to the Cover Versions section.
22-02-2005 Added descriptions and images of The ARC Classics and Brown Eyed Handsome Man: Saint Louis Salutes the Father of Rock & Roll to the Cover Versions section and to the Chess Era section. Many changes to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records to include several additional promotional albums and images. Added comments on Adulteen, I'm in the Twilight Zone, and the Get Off promotion to Long Distance Update.
26-09-2004 Added a description and image of the AFRTS transcription records to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records as well as a more correct description of the Westwood One interview.
18-07-2004 Included comments on the undubbed version of All Aboard to the Chess Era chapter and to Long Distance Update.
05-03-2003 After receiving several complaints about the outdated Links section and after getting too many questions about where to find the lyrics of a specific song I completely reworked the Links chapter. Hope you like it. Thanks to Larry Beardslee I was also able to show the cover of the very rare East Word PRT-1076 single in the Late Recordings chapter.
16-02-2003 Added some more comments about the Pim Oets interview recording in the Back at Chess chapter including an image of the Bellaphon 4 Rock Giants album.
11-12-2002 Added a review of Bruce Pegg's Brown Eyed Handsome Man - The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry, an unauthorized biography to the Bibliography.
05-12-2002 Added a description of the various DJ copies of the CHESS 1963 single to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records.
22-11-2002 Added reviews of two new biography books on Chuck Berry to the Bibliography. Also incorporated a few minor corrections to that chapter, to the Birthday Concert section, and to Long Distance Update as well as a note on the French translation of Berry's autobiography.
04-11-2002 Added yet another interview recording to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records: the second part of Elwood's interview tape. Also added image and description of the Italian translation of Chuck's autobiography to the Bibliography.
16-09-2002 Added one more interview recording to the chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records.
14-08-2002 Completed and added a whole new chapter on Radio Show and Promotional Records with lots of new information and images. Enjoy! Also added several smaller corrections and changes.
23-07-2002 Added a description of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 6 CD set to both the Latest Recordings chapter and to Long Distance Update. Also included some smaller corrections and additions.
06-06-2002 Completely reworked the section on Late Recordings. Now divided into three chapters: Late Recordings (1976-1985), Chuck's 60th Birthday Celebrations (1986), and Latest Recordings (since 1986). Added two more bootleg recordings and many more information to the Birthday Concert section. Added comments on the Berry/Richards show to the Late Recordings section as well as excerpts from the liner notes to Berry Pickin' in the country to the Related Records section. New visual Table of Contents in the Discography Overview.
15-02-2002 Added a description of the book Chuck Berry by Jean-Jacques Jelot-Blanc to the Bibliography.
10-02-2002 Added an image of the second printing of Howard DeWitt's book to the Bibliography thanks to Larry Beardslee. Added some comments on the 625 TV show to Long Distance Update.
26-01-2002 Various corrections and additions to the discography of Chuck's Mercury era. This includes images of the It's Too Dark in There single and the Johnny B. Goode album. Also corrected some information regarding the album Chuck Berry A L'Olympia in the Chess Era chapter thanks to Morten Reff. Included an image of the original Toronto album by Magnum. Finally corrected some minor errors.
13-01-2002 Corrected a database program error which resulted in incorrect links to some items in the CD referral application.
03-01-2002 Some additions to the Bibliography and to Long Distance Update.
21-12-2001 Added a description of the New Gigs '89 bootleg to both the Late Recordings chapter and to Long Distance Update.
08-12-2001 Added a page with Updates and Open Questions to Fred Rothwell's book.
08-12-2001 Completely re-designed Intro page and Discography overview.
08-12-2001 Added an automatic wants list & sales offer system.
08-12-2001 Added a Bibliography of Chuck Berry-related books.
30-11-2001 Added a chapter on Chuck Berry-related albums.
29-11-2001 Moved to a new server. Completely redesigned re-issues referral.
06-06-2001 Color image added of Ballad record.
03-06-2001 Added some links to DVD/Video releases of concert recordings.
27-05-2001 Added description and images of The London Rock And Roll Show CD.
06-04-2001 Added comments about the Still on the road bootleg to the late recordings section.
30-03-2001 Added Fred Rothwell's ultimate Chuck Berry book, integrated some small corrections.

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