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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 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 June 1971.

In June 1971, “Chess Records” label released “San Francisco Dues”, the fifteen Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Lansing Sound Studios” in Lansing, Michigan, and was produced by Chuck Berry.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Jeff Baldori – second guitar
  • Bob Baldori– piano, harmonica
  • Jack Groendal – bass guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Bill Metros – drums
  • Esmond Edwards– supervisor
  • Dean Bredwell – engineer
  • Michael Mendel – cover, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry

  1. Oh Louisiana
  2. Let’s Do Our Thing Together
  3. Your Lick
  4. Festival
  5. Bound to Lose
  6. Bordeaux in My Pirough
  7. San Francisco Dues
  8. Viva Rock and Roll
  9. My Dream (Poem)
  10. Lonely School Days

On October 3, 1988.

talk-is-cheap

On October 3, 1988, “Virgin” label released “Talk Is Cheap” the debut Keith Richards solo album. It was recorded August 1987 – May 1988, and was produced by Keith Richards, Steve Jordan.

Personnel:

  • Keith Richards– lead vocals, guitar
  • Steve Jordan– drums, percussion, bass’, backing vocals
  • Sarah Dash– backing vocals, duet
  • Charley Drayton– bass guitar, drums
  • Ivan Neville– piano, keyboards
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Waddy Wachtel– acoustic, electric, and slide guitar, production consultant
  • Bootsy Collins– bass guitar
  • Michael Doucet– violin
  • Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural –accordion
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Chuck Leavell– organ
  • Maceo Parker– alto saxophone
  • Joey Spampinato– bass guitar
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– organ, clavinet
  • Jimmi Kinnard – bass guitar
  • Patti Scialfa– backing vocals
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
  • Willie Mitchell– horn arrangements
  • Engineers: Robert Berry, Joe Blaney, David Dorn ,Richard Ealey, Joe Ferla, David Kennedy, Paul Milner, Julio Pena (also assistant engineer), Don Smith, Roger Talkov
  • Mixing: Joe Blaney, Don Smith
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi

Track listing:

All tracks by Keith Richards and Steve Jordan.

  1. Big Enough
  2. Take It So Hard
  3. Struggle
  4. I Could Have Stood You Up
  5. Make No Mistake
  6. You Don’t Move Me
  7. How I Wish
  8. Rockawhile
  9. Whip It Up
  10. Locked Away
  11. It Means a Lot