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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 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 April 1965.

In April 1965, “Chess Records” label released “Chuck Berry in London”, the eighth Chuck Berry studio album. It was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– guitar, vocals
  • Bill Armstrong – backing vocals
  • Jules Blattner – guitar
  • Mike Boocock – backing vocals
  • Howard Jones – drums
  • Neil Carter – backing vocals
  • Louis Cennamo– bass
  • Jeff Crivet – guitar
  • Roger Eagle – backing vocals
  • Roger Fairhurst – backing bocals
  • Rick Green – backing vocals
  • Peter John Hogman – harmonica
  • Chick Kattenhorn – drums
  • Bob Scrivens – piano
  • Brian Hamilton – tenor saxophone
  • Brian Smith – backing Vocals
  • Bill Bixler – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted

  1. My Little Love-Light
  2. She Once Was Mine
  3. After It’s Over
  4. I Got a Booking
  5. Night Beat
  6. His Daughter Caroline
  7. You Came a Long Way from St Louis – Bob Russell, John Benson Brooks
  8. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  9. Jamaica Farewell – Lord Burgess
  10. Dear Dad
  11. Butterscotch
  12. The Song of My Love
  13. Why Should We End This Way
  14. I Want to Be Your Driver