Monday, May 30, 2022

Chuck Berry - The Chess Years [1991] (9 x CD's)

 

CHUCK BERRY

Chuck Berry - The Chess Years [1991] (9 x CD's)

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist who pioneered rock and roll. Nicknamed the "Father of Rock and Roll", he refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive with songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958). Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.

Born into a middle-class black family in St. Louis, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he was convicted of armed robbery and was sent to a reformatory, where he was held from 1944 to 1947. After his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of the blues musician T-Bone Walker, Berry began performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio. His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955 and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess, of Chess Records. With Chess, he recorded "Maybellene" Berry's adaptation of the country song "Ida Red" which sold over a million copies, reaching number one on Billboard magazine's rhythm and blues chart.

By the end of the 1950's, Berry was an established star, with several hit records and film appearances and a lucrative touring career. He had also established his own St. Louis nightclub, Berry's Club Bandstand. He was sentenced to three years in prison in January 1962 for offenses under the Mann Act he had transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines for the purpose of having sexual intercourse. After his release in 1963, Berry had several more successful songs, including "No Particular Place to Go", "You Never Can Tell", and "Nadine". However, these did not achieve the same success or lasting impact of his 1950's songs, and by the 1970s he was more in demand as a nostalgia performer, playing his past material with local backup bands of variable quality. In 1972 he reached a new level of achievement when a rendition of "My Ding-a-Ling" became his only record to top the charts. His insistence on being paid in cash led in 1979 to a four-month jail sentence and community service, for tax evasion.

Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance." Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazine's "greatest of all time" lists; he was ranked fifth on its 2004 and 2011 lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll includes three of Berry's: "Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", and "Rock and Roll Music". Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" is the only rock-and-roll song included on the Voyager Golden Record. (Wikipedia)

Chuck Berry's Chess Years (1991). The 220 tracks in this 9 CD box-set represents the complete output by Chuck Berry, for the Chess Label. Charley Records assembled this definitive and extensive body of work for the first time in history .

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Track lists


CD1

01 Chuck Berry Maybellene 2:21

02 Chuck Berry Wee Wee Hours 3:04

03 Chuck Berry Thirty Days 2:24

04 Chuck Berry Together (We Will Always Be) 2:38

05 Chuck Berry You Can't Catch Me 2:44

06 Chuck Berry Roly Poly 2:50

07 Chuck Berry Berry Pickin' 2:32

08 Chuck Berry Down Bound Train 2:50

09 Chuck Berry No Money Down 2:59

10 Chuck Berry Drifting Heart 2:50

11 Chuck Berry Brown-Eyed Handsome Man 2:17

12 Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven 2:24

13 Chuck Berry Too Much Monkey Business 2:56

14 Chuck Berry Havana Moon 3:08

15 Chuck Berry Rock And Roll Music (Demo) 2:35

16 Chuck Berry Deep Feelin' 2:19

17 Chuck Berry School Day 2:43

18 Chuck Berry La Juanda 3:11

19 Chuck Berry Blue Feeling 3:03

20 Chuck Berry Low Feeling 3:08

21 Chuck Berry Wee Wee Hours (Blues) (Alternate) 3:03

22 Chuck Berry How You've Changed 2:47

23 Chuck Berry Rock And Roll Music 2:33

24 Chuck Berry Oh Baby Doll 2:38

25 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen 3:13


CD2

01 Chuck Berry Thirteen Question Method (Alternate) 2:42

02 Chuck Berry How High The Moon 3:11

03 Chuck Berry I've Changed 3:06

04 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen 3:13

05 Chuck Berry Rockin' At The Philharmonic 3:23

06 Chuck Berry Guitar Boogie 2:20

07 Chuck Berry Night Beat 2:45

08 Chuck Berry Time Was (Slow Version) 1:58

09 Chuck Berry Reelin' And Rockin' 3:18

10 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 2:40

11 Chuck Berry Around And Around 2:40

12 Chuck Berry In-Go 2:29

13 Chuck Berry It Don't Take But A Few Minutes 2:27

14 Chuck Berry Blues For Hawaiians 3:25

15 Chuck Berry Beautiful Delilah 2:14

16 Chuck Berry Vacation Time 2:46

17 Chuck Berry 21 2:30

18 Chuck Berry 22 Blues 2:15

19 Chuck Berry Carol 2:48

20 Chuck Berry Oh Yeah 2:29

21 Chuck Berry Hey Pedro 1:55

22 Chuck Berry Time Was 2:28

23 Chuck Berry House Of Blue Lights 2:26

24 Chuck Berry Anthony Boy 1:53

25 Chuck Berry Jo Jo Gunne 2:46

26 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Rock And Roller 2:22

27 Chuck Berry Memphis 2:11

28 Chuck Berry Merry Christmas Baby 3:14

29 Chuck Berry Run Rudolph Run 2:44

30 Chuck Berry Little Queenie 2:39


CD3

01 Chuck Berry That's My Desire 2:13

02 Chuck Berry Little Queenie (Alternate) 2:34

03 Chuck Berry Do You Love Me 2:20

04 Chuck Berry Almost Grown 2:21

05 Chuck Berry Back In The USA 2:29

06 Chuck Berry Blue On Blue 2:57

07 Chuck Berry Betty Jean 2:30

08 Chuck Berry County Line 2:17

09 Chuck Berry Childhood Sweetheart 2:44

10 Chuck Berry One O'Clock Jump 3:10

11 Chuck Berry I Just Want To Make Love To You 2:25

12 Chuck Berry Broken Arrow 2:22

13 Chuck Berry Let It Rock 1:45

14 Chuck Berry Too Pooped To Pop 2:35

15 Chuck Berry Say You'll Be Mine 2:16

16 Chuck Berry Let Me Sleep Woman 2:26

17 Chuck Berry Childhood Sweetheart (Alternate) 3:15

18 Chuck Berry Drifting Blues 2:21

19 Chuck Berry I Got To Find My Baby 2:16

20 Chuck Berry Don't You Lie To Me 2:00

21 Chuck Berry Worried Life Blues 2:10

22 Chuck Berry Our Little Rendezvous 2:01

23 Chuck Berry Bye Bye Johnny 2:06

24 Chuck Berry Run Around 2:33

25 Chuck Berry Jaguar And The Thunderbird 1:51

26 Chuck Berry Diploma For Two 2:31

27 Chuck Berry Little Star 2:47

28 Chuck Berry The Way It Was Before 2:50

29 Chuck Berry Away From You 2:40

30 Chuck Berry Down The Road Apiece 2:12


CD4

01 Chuck Berry Confessin' The Blues 2:10

02 Chuck Berry Sweet Sixteen 2:45

03 Chuck Berry Thirteen Question Method 2:14

04 Chuck Berry Stop And Listen 2:27

05 Chuck Berry Still Got The Blues 2:17

06 Chuck Berry Lucky So And So 2:52

07 Chuck Berry Mad Lad 2:12

08 Chuck Berry Cryin' Steel 2:34

09 Chuck Berry Surfin' Steel 2:41

10 Chuck Berry Route 66 2:48

11 Chuck Berry I'm Taking About You 1:50

12 Chuck Berry Rip It Up 1:59

13 Chuck Berry Come On 1:50

14 Chuck Berry Man And The Donkey 2:14

15 Chuck Berry Go Go Go 2:48

16 Chuck Berry Trick Or Treat 1:41

17 Chuck Berry Brown-Eyed Handsome Man 1:54

18 Chuck Berry All Aboard 2:17

19 Chuck Berry How High The Moon #2 1:07

20 Chuck Berry Nadine 2:36

21 Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell 2:43

22 Chuck Berry Girl From Central High 2:41

23 Chuck Berry Things I Used To Do 2:43

24 Chuck Berry Fraulein 2:53

25 Chuck Berry Crazy Arms 2:13

26 Chuck Berry Orangutang 2:21

27 Chuck Berry Big Ben Blues 2:28

28 Chuck Berry Promised Land 2:24

29 Chuck Berry Brenda Lee 2:12


CD5

01 Chuck Berry No Particular Place To Go 2:43

02 Chuck Berry Liverpool Drive 2:55

03 Chuck Berry You Two 2:10

04 Chuck Berry Chuck's Beat (Edit) 6:30

05 Chuck Berry Bo's Beat (Edit) 3:19

06 Chuck Berry Little Marie 2:35

07 Chuck Berry Go Bobby Soxer 2:59

08 Chuck Berry Lonely School Days 3:01

09 Chuck Berry His Daughter Caroline 3:17

10 Chuck Berry Dear Dad 1:50

11 Chuck Berry I Want To Be Your Driver 2:16

12 Chuck Berry Song Of My Love 2:32

13 Chuck Berry Butterscotch 2:43

14 Chuck Berry After It's Over 2:20

15 Chuck Berry Why Should We End This Way 2:55

16 Chuck Berry You Came A Long Way From St. Louis 2:08

17 Chuck Berry She Once Was Mine 2:26

18 Chuck Berry Jamaica Farewell 2:05

19 Chuck Berry My Little Lovelight 2:38

20 Chuck Berry I Got A Booking 2:55

21 Chuck Berry St. Louis Blues 2:39

22 Chuck Berry Run Joe 2:17

23 Chuck Berry It's My Own Business 2:10

24 Chuck Berry One For My Baby 2:44

25 Chuck Berry Everyday We Rock & Roll 2:12


CD6

01 Chuck Berry My Mustang Ford 2:17

02 Chuck Berry Merrily We Rock And Roll 2:10

03 Chuck Berry Vaya Con Dios 2:37

04 Chuck Berry Wee Hours Blues 3:15

05 Chuck Berry It Wasn´t Me 2:33

06 Chuck Berry Ain´t That Just Like A Woman 2:13

07 Chuck Berry Right Off Rampart Street 2:22

08 Chuck Berry Welcome Back Pretty Baby 2:35

09 Chuck Berry Sad Day Long Night 2:42

10 Chuck Berry Ramona Say Yes 2:41

11 Chuck Berry Viva Viva Rock And Roll 1:55

12 Chuck Berry Lonely School Days #2 2:31

13 Chuck Berry Tulane 2:36

14 Chuck Berry Have Mercy Judge 2:39

15 Chuck Berry Instrumental 2:46

16 Chuck Berry Christmas 3:23

17 Chuck Berry Gun 2:46

18 Chuck Berry I´m A Rocker 4:32

19 Chuck Berry Flyin´Home 4:18

20 Chuck Berry Fish And Chips 2:48

21 Chuck Berry Some People 4:12

22 Chuck Berry Oh Louisiana 4:29

23 Chuck Berry Festival 4:06

24 Chuck Berry Let´s Do Our Thing Together 2:21

25 Chuck Berry Your Lick 2:33

26 Chuck Berry Bound To Lose 3:05

27 Chuck Berry Bordeaux In My Pirough 2:33


CD7

01 Chuck Berry San Francisco Dues 3:24

02 Chuck Berry My Dream 5:58

03 Chuck Berry My Ding A Ling (Live) 11:45

04 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode (Live) 4:27

05 Chuck Berry Reelin' And Rockin' (Live) 6:59

06 Chuck Berry Let's Boogie 3:14

07 Chuck Berry Mean Old World 5:48

08 Chuck Berry I Love You 3:23

09 Chuck Berry I Will Not Let You Go 2:51

10 Chuck Berry London Berry Blues 6:00

11 Chuck Berry Rain Eyes 3:47

12 Chuck Berry Sue Answer 2:33

13 Chuck Berry Got It And Gone 4:19

14 Chuck Berry A Deuce 2:32


CD8

01 Chuck Berry Talkin' About My Buddy 6:52

02 Chuck Berry Hello Little Girl Goodbye 3:57

03 Chuck Berry Aimlessly Driftin' 5:30

04 Chuck Berry Woodpecker 3:31

05 Chuck Berry Bio 4:25

06 Chuck Berry I'm Just A Name 3:41

07 Chuck Berry Too Late 2:48

08 Chuck Berry Hi Heeled Sneakers 4:42

09 Chuck Berry South Of The Border 2:21

10 Chuck Berry Swanee River 2:38

11 Chuck Berry You Are My Sunshine 2:52

12 Chuck Berry Don't Lie To Me (197x Version) 3:46

13 Chuck Berry My Babe 2:30

14 Chuck Berry I Just Want To Make Love To You (197x Version) 3:06

15 Chuck Berry Shake Rattle & Roll 2:18

16 Chuck Berry Baby What You Want Me To Do 2:36


CD9

01 Chuck Berry Rock And Roll Music (Alternate) 2:26

02 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen (Alternate) 3:11

03 Chuck Berry Reelin' And Rockin' (Alternate) 3:38

04 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode (Alternate) 3:10

05 Chuck Berry Beautiful Delilah (Alternate) 2:27

06 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Rock & Roller (Alternate) 2:27

07 Chuck Berry Betty Jean (Alternate) 2:25

08 Chuck Berry I Got To Find My Baby (Alternate) 2:16

09 Chuck Berry Bye Bye Johnny (Alternate) 2:05

10 Chuck Berry Down The Road Apiece (Alternate) 2:27

11 Chuck Berry Route 66 (Alternate) 2:52

12 Chuck Berry I'm Talking About You (Alternate) 1:51

13 Chuck Berry Come On (Alternate) 1:49

14 Chuck Berry Go Go Go (Alternate) 2:50

15 Chuck Berry Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Alternate) 1:50

16 Chuck Berry Nadine (Alternate) 2:47

17 Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell (Alternate) 2:41

18 Chuck Berry Promised Land (Alternate) 2:29

19 Chuck Berry No Particular Place To Go (Alternate) 2:43

20 Chuck Berry Little Marie (Alternate) 2:37

21 Chuck Berry I Want To Be Your Driver (Alternate) 2:18

22 Chuck Berry My Mustang Ford (Alternate) 2:51

23 Chuck Berry It Wadn't Me (Undubbed) 2:35

24 Chuck Berry Ain't That Just Like A Woman (Undubbed) 2:43

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8 comments:

  1. Its....Chuck Berry.....Always brilliant!

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    1. Hi Stepen,
      Chuck Berry an originator, an innovator and a great moment in history of music.
      Cheers.

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  2. Great box I have in FLAC. The fundamental principle for any R&B and R 'N' R aficionado. Great share indeed!

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    1. Hi Racati,
      Thanks. t is essential. and highly recommended.
      Cheers.

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  3. Yes Highly recommended! Thanks again BB.

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