Tag Archives: Chess

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Chess” label released “After School Session”, the debut Chuck Berry album. It was recorded May 1955 – January 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar, steel guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Jimmy Rogers – guitar
  • L. C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • Willie Dixon – bass
  • Fred Below – drums
  • Jasper Thomas – drums
  • Ebby Hardy – drums
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Don Snowden – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. School Days
  2. Deep Feeling
  3. Too Much Monkey Business
  4. Wee Wee Hours
  5. Roly Poly
  6. No Money Down
  7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  8. Berry Pickin’
  9. Together (We Will Always Be)
  10. Havana Moon
  11. Downbound Train
  12. Drifting Heart

In january 1966.

In January 1966, “Chess” label released “The Real Folk Blues”, the sixth Sonny Boy Williamson II album. It was recorded September 1957 – April 1964, in Chicago, and was produced by Marshall Chess.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Boy Williamson – vocals, harmonica
  • Buddy Guy, Robert Lockwood Jr., Eddie King, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker – guitar
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Lafayette Leake – piano, organ
  • Willie Dixon, Jack Meyers, Milton Rector – bass
  • Fred Below, Al Duncan, Odie Payne – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson except where noted

  1. One Way Out
  2. Too Young to Die
  3. Trust My Baby
  4. Checkin’ Up on My Baby
  5. Sad to Be Alone
  6. Got to Move
  7. Bring It On Home – Willie Dixon
  8. Down Child
  9. Peach Tree
  10. Dissatisfied
  11. That’s All I Want – Willie Dixon
  12. Too Old to Think

In July 1959.

In July 1959, “Chess” label released “Chuck Berry Is on Top”, the third Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded 1955–1959, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Phil Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Bo Diddley– electric guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Willie Dixon– double bass
  • George Smith – bass
  • Fred Below, Ebbie Hardy, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • The Moonglows– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Almost Grown
  2. Carol
  3. Maybellene
  4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
  5. Anthony Boy
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Little Queenie
  8. Jo Jo Gunne
  9. Roll Over Beethoven
  10. Around and Around
  11. Hey Pedro
  12. Blues for Hawaiians

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Chess” label released “New Juke Box Hits”, the fifth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Reggie Boyd – bass
  • Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. I’m Talking About You
  2. Diploma for Two
  3. Thirteen Question Method
  4. Away from You
  5. Don’t You Lie to Me – Hudson Whittaker
  6. The Way It Was Before
  7. Little Star
  8. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Joe Josea, B. King
  10. Run Around
  11. Stop and Listen
  12. Rip It Up – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell

 

 

 

In March 1958.

In March 1958, “Chess” label released “One Dozen Berrys”, the second Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1957, at “Sheldon Recording Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Phil Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Hubert Sumlin– electric guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Willie Dixon– bass
  • Fred Below, Ebbie Hardy – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Sweet Little Sixteen
  2. Blue Feeling
  3. La Juanda (Espanola)
  4. Rockin’ at the Philharmonic
  5. Oh Baby Doll
  6. Guitar Boogie
  7. Reelin’ and Rockin’
  8. In-Go
  9. Rock and Roll Music
  10. How You’ve Changed
  11. Low Feeling
  12. It Don’t Take but a Few Minutes

 

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Chess” label released “Fresh Berry’s”, the ninth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “Ter Mar Recording Studios”  Chicago,  Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Phil Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Bernhard – bass
  • Mike Bloomfield– guitar
  • Paul Butterfield– harmonica
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Ron Malo– engineer
  • Don S. Bronstein– cover

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. It Wasn’t Me
  2. Run Joe – Louis Jordan, Walter Merrick, Joe Willoughby
  3. Everyday We Rock & Roll
  4. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  5. Welcome Back Pretty Baby
  6. It’s My Own Business
  7. Right Off Rampart Street
  8. Vaya Con Dios – Buddy Pepper, Carl Hoff, Inez James, Larry Russell
  9. Merrily We Rock & Roll
  10. My Mustang Ford
  11. Ain’t That Just Like a Woman – Claude Demetrius, Fleecie Moore
  12. Wee Hour Blues

In November 1964.

In November 1964, “Chess” label released “St. Louis to Liverpool”, the seventh  Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded December 1957 – August 1964, at “Chess Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Leonard Chess and  Phil Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitars
  • Matt “Guitar” Murphy– electric guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake, Paul Williams – piano
  • Willie Dixon– bass
  • Odie Payne, Fred Below– drums
  • Ebby Hardy or Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • James Robinson – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. Little Marie
  2. Our Little Rendezvous
  3. No Particular Place to Go
  4. You Two
  5. Promised Land
  6. You Never Can Tell
  7. Go Bobby Soxer
  8. Things I Used to Do – Eddie Jones
  9. Liverpool Drive
  10. Night Beat
  11. Merry Christmas Baby – Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore
  12. Brenda Lee

 

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Chess” label released “Bio”, the 17th Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sound Exchange Studios” and “Technisonic Studios” in St. Louis, Missouri, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Wayne “Tex” Gabriel – guitar
  • Gary Van Scyoc – bass
  • Adam Ippolito – piano
  • Rick Frank – drums
  • Stan Bronstein – saxophone
  • Billy Peek– guitar
  • Greg Edick – bass
  • Ron Reed – drums
  • Bob Scerbo – production manager
  • David Krieger – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Bio
  2. Hello Little Girl, Goodbye
  3. Woodpecker
  4. Rain Eyes
  5. Aimlessly Driftin
  6. Got It and Gone
  7. Talkin’ About My Buddy

 

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Chess” label released “Fathers and Sons”, the seventh Muddy Waters studio album. The album features both studio and live recordings. The studio tracks were recorded in April 21–23, 1969 at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, April 24, 1969 at the “Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree” in Chicago. Producer on all tracks was Norman Dayron.The cover illustration was by Don Wilson and was based on Michelangelo’s design on the Sistine Chapel.

Personnel:

  • Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) – vocals, guitar
  • Otis Spann– piano
  • Michael Bloomfield– guitar
  • Paul Butterfield– harmonica
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Sam Lay– drums
  • Paul Asbell – rhythm guitar
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Jeff Carp – chromatic harmonica
  • Phil Upchurch– bass guitar
  • Ron Malo– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by McKinley Morganfield, except where noted.

  1. All Aboard
  2. Mean Disposition
  3. Blow Wind Blow
  4. Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had
  5. Walkin’ Thru The Park
  6. Forty Days and Forty Nights – Bernard Roth
  7. Standin’ Round Crying
  8. I’m Ready – Willie Dixon
  9. Twenty Four Hours – Eddie Boyd
  10. Sugar Sweet – Mel London
  11. Long Distance Call
  12. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  13. Honey Bee
  14. The Same Thing – Willie Dixon
  15. Got My Mojo Working, Part 1 – Preston Foster, McKinley Morganfield
  16. Got My Mojo Working, Part 2 – Preston Foster, McKinley Morganfield

 

On March 25, 2014.

On March 25, 2014, “Chess” label released “Going Back Home” album by Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. It was recorded in November 2013, at “Yellow Fish Studios” in Uckfield, and was produced by Dave Eringa.

Personnel:

  • Wilko Johnson- lead guitar
  • Roger Daltrey- lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Norman Watt-Roy- bass guitar
  • Dylan Howe- drums, percussion
  • Mick Talbot- piano, Hammond organ
  • Steve Weston – harmonica

Track listing:

All by Wilko Johnson except where noted.

  1. Going Back Home – Wilko Johnson, Mick Green
  2. Ice on the Motorway
  3. I Keep it to Myself
  4. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – Bob Dylan
  5. Turned 21
  6. Keep On Loving You – Wilko Johnson, Norman Watt-Roy, Salvatore Ramundo
  7. Some Kind of Hero
  8. Sneaking Suspicion
  9. Keep It Out of Sight
  10. Everybody’s Carrying a Gun
  11. All Through the City