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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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Bye Bye Johnny

words and music byChuck Berry

29. 3. 1960 (CHESS Records)

CHESS Recording

Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Matthew "Matt Guitar" Murphyguitar
Lafayette Leakepiano
Willie Dixondouble bass
Odie Paynedrums

Original Mono mix

MasterCHESS 10080
ProducerLeonard & Phil Chess
First release on 45rpmBye Bye Johnny b/w Worried Life Blues (CHESS 1754, USA, 1960-04)
First release on albumRockin' at the Hops (CHESS LP 1448, USA, 1960-07)

1986 Stereo mix

EngineerSteve Hoffman
First release on albumRock'n'Roll Rarities (CHESS CH2-92521, USA, 1986-03)


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)


3. 2. 1972 (Lanchester Arts Festival, Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, UK)

live 1972 Coventry

as part of the medley

Johnny B. Goode

  1. Bye Bye Johnny
    (Chuck Berry)
  2. Johnny B. Goode | Go, Johnny Go!
    (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berryvocal, guitar
Owen McIntyreguitar
Dave Kafinettipiano
Nic Potterbass
Robbie McIntoshdrums

MasterCHESS CH2229
ProducerEsmond Edwards
First release on albumThe London Chuck Berry Sessions (CHESS 60020, USA, 1972-04)

Single edit

MasterCHESS 2029E
ProducerEsmond Edwards
First release on 45rpmMy Ding-A-Ling b/w Johnny B. Goode (CHESS 2131, USA, 1972-07)
First release on albumRock And Roll Music (Bear Family BCD 17273 PL, D, 2014-10)

Sampler edit

ProducerEsmond Edwards
EngineerAndy McKaie
First release on albumChuck Berry - The Chess Box (CHESS CH6-80001, USA, 1988-11)


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)


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