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The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-61
The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-61

Chuck Berry
Styles: Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3122
Chuck Berry was one of the key figures in the rock ‘n’ roll explosion of the mid-‘50s, as musical styles that had been part of R&B and country for a number of years came together in a cross-cultural hothouse fuelled by the power of mass media and the rebellious attitudes of the baby boom generation. So distinctive and individual are Chuck’s guitar technique and songwriting style that his hits from that era have become some of the touchstones which characterise the whole genre of rock ‘n’ roll. His trademark guitar intros and riffs, and songs like “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven” have become part of the universal language of rock ‘n’ roll to the extent that any group of reasonably competent musicians could perform a passable version of them without a rehearsal. Signed to the Chess label on Muddy Waters recommendation in 1955, he scored a million seller with his first hit “Maybellene”, and over the next few years recorded a string of classics, the songs articulating the experiences of teen life and the new consumerism in brilliantly observed lyrics as well as a musical style that combined the best of R&B and country. Even B sides like “Round And Round”, “Reeling And Rocking” and “Memphis Tennessee” have become classics which have been essential elements of many bands’ repertoire over the years. This great value 50-track 2-CD set comprises every A &B side released by Chuck during these phenomenal formative years, and it’s a must-have for every true fan of rock ‘n’ roll.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Maybelline Chuck Berry And His Combo
2 Wee Wee Hours Chuck Berry And His Combo
3 Thirty Days (To Come Back Home) Chuck Berry And His Combo
4 Together (We Will Always Be) Chuck Berry And His Combo
5 No Money Down Chuck Berry And His Combo
6 The Downbound Train Chuck Berry And His Combo
7 Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry And His Combo
8 Drifting Heart Chuck Berry And His Combo
9 Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry And His Combo
10 Too Much Monkey Business Chuck Berry And His Combo
11 You Can't Catch Me Chuck Berry
12 Havana Moon Chuck Berry
13 School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell) Chuck Berry
14 Deep Feeling Chuck Berry
15 Oh Baby Doll Chuck Berry
16 La Jaunda Chuck Berry
17 Rock And Roll Music Chuck Berry
18 Blue Feeling Chuck Berry
19 Sweet Little Sixteen Chuck Berry
20 Reelin' And Rockin' Chuck Berry
21 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
22 Around And Around Chuck Berry
23 Beautiful Delilah Chuck Berry
24 Vacation Time Chuck Berry
25 Carol Chuck Berry
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Hey Pedro Chuck Berry
2 Sweet Little Rock and Roller Chuck Berry
3 Jo Jo Gunne Chuck Berry
4 Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry
5 Merry Christmas Baby Chuck Berry
6 Anthony Boy Chuck Berry
7 That's My Desire Chuck Berry
8 Almost Grown Chuck Berry
9 Little Queenie Chuck Berry
10 Back In The U.S.A. Chuck Berry
11 Memphis, Tennessee Chuck Berry
12 Broken Arrow Chuck Berry
13 Childhood Sweetheart Chuck Berry
14 Let It Rock Chuck Berry
15 Too Pooped to Pop Chuck Berry
16 Bye Bye Johnny Chuck Berry
17 Worried Life Blues Chuck Berry
18 I Got To Find My Baby Chuck Berry
19 Mad Lad Chuck Berry
20 Jaguar And Thunderbird Chuck Berry
21 Our Little Rendezvous Chuck Berry
22 I'm Talking About You Chuck Berry
23 Little Star Chuck Berry
24 Come On Chuck Berry
25 Go-Go-Go Chuck Berry
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