The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-1961

The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-1961

by Chuck BerryChuck Berry

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Overview

A double-disc set that rounds up both sides of all the classic singles Chuck Berry released prior to his imprisonment in 1962, this 2015 collection does miss some great Chess sides from his first stint at the label -- all the dynamite 1964 singles ("Promised Land," "Nadine," "No Particular Place to Go," "You Never Can Tell") are naturally absent -- but it's a terrific portrait of Chuck's great initial explosion. The momentum is palpable: four singles in, he's gone from "Maybelline" to "Roll Over Beethoven" and from there the classics pile up. The format allows for some oddities here -- "Vacation Time," "Hey Pedro," "La Jaunda," and "Childhood Sweetheart" usually don't show up on Chuck comps -- but it also gives space to "Worried Life Blues," "Deep Feeling," and "Jaguar and Thunderbird," along with all the expected classics, making this a really nice double-disc set of Berry's prime.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2015
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046312220
catalogNumber: 3122
Rank: 91432

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Berry   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Bass
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Drums
Jimmie Rodgers   Drums
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Fred Below   Drums
Martha Berry   Background Vocals
Jerome Green   Maracas
Ebby Hardy   Drums
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Otis Spann   Piano
Jasper Thomas   Drums
J.C. Davis   Saxophone
G. Smith   Bass

Technical Credits

Sleepy John Estes   Composer
Hammie Nixon   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Peter Clayton   Composer
Roquel Davis   Composer
Paul Watts   Liner Notes

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