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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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Back In The USA

words and music byChuck Berry

17. 2. 1959 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

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

MasterCHESS 9237
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBack in the USA b/w Memphis, Tennessee (CHESS 1729, USA, 1959-06)
First release on albumTwist With Chuck Berry (CHESS LP 1465, USA, 1962-02)


26. 10. 1966 (Mercury Records)

Mercury Recording

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

MasterMercury YWI-39174
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Hits [Stereo] (Mercury MG-21103/SR-61103, USA, 1967-03)

Mono fold-down

First release on 45rpmBack in the USA b/w Roll Over Beethoven (Mercury C-30145, USA, 1972)
First release on albumChuck Berry's Golden Hits [Mono] (Mercury 124.033 MDL, France, 1967)


26. 12. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 26 Dec. 1967 San Francisco

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
James "Curly" Cookeguitar
Jim Petermanorgan
Lonnie Turnerbass
Tim Davisdrums

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


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

live 1986 Fox Theatre Show 1

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Linda Ronstadtvocal
Robert Crayguitar
Keith Richardsguitar, chorus
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Joey Spampinatobass, chorus
Steve Jordandrums, chorus

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)


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