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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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Mean Old World

words and music byAaron 'T-Bone' Walker

29. 12. 1967 (Bill Graham archive)

live 29 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)


5. 2. 1972 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Derek Griffithsguitar
Ian McLagenpiano
Rick Grechbass
Kenny Jonesdrums

MasterCHESS CH2231
ProducerEsmond Edwards
First release on albumThe London Chuck Berry Sessions (CHESS 60020, USA, 1972-04)


29. 3. 1972 (BBC TV)

live 1972 BBC

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

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)


21. 2. 1982 (Ritz Club, New York City, NY, USA)

live 1982 New York

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownguitar, piano, tenor saxophone, bass, drums

ProducerThe Vinyl Rat
First release on albumLet It Rock ! (Let It Rock ! (Bootleg), EU, 1986)


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

live 1986 Film Rehearsals

Chuck Berryvocal
Keith Richardsguitar
Eric Claptonguitar
Johnnie C. Johnsonpiano
Chuck Leavellkeyboards
Joey Spampinatobass
Steve Jordandrums

Other notable releaseHail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (4 DVD) (Image Entertainment ID3156THDVD, USA, 2006)


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

live 1988 Palladium

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
unknownguitar, piano, bass, drums
Ingrid G. Berryharmonica

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


7. 2005 - 1. 2006 (Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, US)

live 2005/2006 St. Louis

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Charles Jr. "Butch" Berry2nd guitar
Robert Lohrpiano
James "Jimmy" Marsalabass
Keith Robinsondrums
Ingrid G. Berryharmonica

ProducerDavid Torretta
EngineerJeremy Lutito / Logan Matheny
First release on albumLive From Blueberry Hill (Dualtone 803020224124, US, 2021-12)


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