Chuck Berry ‎– Rock And Roll Music - Any Old Way You Choose It - The Complete Studio Recordings ... Plus!

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Bear Family Records ‎– BCD 17273 PL
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Tracklist

CD 1: Studio 1954-1957
1-1 Maybellene 2:22
1-2 Wee Wee Hours 3:04
1-3 Thirty Days (To Come Back Home) 2:24
1-4 Together (We Will Always Be) 2:36
1-5 You Can't Catch Me 2:43
1-6 Roly Poly 2:50
1-7 Berry Pickin' (Instrumental) 2:32
1-8 (The) Down Bound Train 2:50
1-9 No Money Down 2:58
1-10 I've Changed 3:05
1-11 Drifting Heart 2:49
1-12 Brown Eyed Handsome Man 2:17
1-13 Roll Over Beethoven 2:24
1-14 Too Much Monkey Business 2:55
1-15 Havana Moon 3:08
1-16 Rock And Roll Music (Demo) 2:40
1-17 Untitled Instrumental 2:23
1-18 Deep Feeling (Instrumental) 2:20
1-19 School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell) 2:42
1-20 Lajaunda (Español) 3:13
1-21 Blue Feeling (Instrumental) 3:01
1-22 Low Feeling (Instrumental) 3:09
1-23 How You've Changed 2:48
1-24 Rock And Roll Music 2:32
1-25 Oh Baby Doll 2:38
1-26 13 Question Method 2:40
1-27 How High The Moon (Instrumental) 3:09
1-28 Oh Maria 2:42
1-29 I Hope These Words Will Find You Well 2:40
1-30 Sweet Little Sixteen (Demo) 3:11
CD 2: Studio 1957-1958
2-1 Sweet Little Sixteen 3:01
2-2 Rock At The Philharmonic (Instrumental) 3:23
2-3 Guitar Boogie (Instrumental) 2:20
2-4 Night Beat (Instrumental) 2:44
2-5 Time Was (Slow Version) 2:02
2-6 Reelin' And Rockin' 3:16
2-7 Chuckwalk (Instrumental) 2:27
2-8 Johnny B. Goode 2:41
2-9 Around And Around 2:43
2-10 Ingo (Instrumental) 2:29
2-11 It Don't Take But A Few Minutes 2:28
2-12 Blues For Hawaiians (Instrumental) 3:25
2-13 Beautiful Delilah 2:09
2-14 Vacation Time 2:54
2-15 21 2:27
2-16 21 Blues 2:11
2-17 Oh Yeah 2:35
2-18 Hey Pedro 1:57
2-19 Time Was 2:28
2-20 House Of Blue Lights 2:28
2-21 Carol 2:49
2-22 Jo Jo Gunne 2:46
2-23 Memphis Tennessee 2:14
2-24 Anthony Boy 1:54
2-25 Sweet Little Rock And Roller 2:23
2-26 Long Fast Jam (Instrumental) 11:33
2-27 Long Slow Jam (Instrumental) 11:11
CD 3: Studio 1958-1960
3-1 Merry Christmas Baby 3:13
3-2 Run Rudolph Run 2:45
3-3 Little Queenie 2:42
3-4 That's My Desire 2:19
3-5 Do You Love Me 2:36
3-6 Almost Grown 2:21
3-7 Back In The USA 2:29
3-8 Fast B 6 (Instrumental) 2:10
3-9 Blue On Blue (Instrumental) 3:10
3-10 Betty Jean 2:31
3-11 County Line 2:17
3-12 Childhood Sweetheart 2:44
3-13 One O'Clock Jump (Instrumental) 3:08
3-14 I Just Want To Make Love To You 2:13
3-15 Broken Arrow 2:28
3-16 Let It Rock 1:48
3-17 Too Pooped To Pop 2:35
3-18 Say You'll Be Mine 2:19
3-19 Let Me Sleep Woman 2:26
3-20 Drifting Blues 2:19
3-21 I Got To Find My Baby 2:16
3-22 Don't You Lie To Me 2:08
3-23 Worried Life Blues 2:11
3-24 Our Little Rendezvous 2:03
3-25 Bye Bye Johnny 2:05
3-26 Run Around 2:32
3-27 Jaguar And Thunderbird 1:51
3-28 DIploma For Two 2:30
3-29 Little Star 2:47
3-30 The Way It Was Before 2:53
3-31 Away From You 2:40
3-32 Down The Road Apiece 2:15
3-33 Confessin' The Blues 2:09
3-34 Sweet Sixteen 2:47
3-35 Thirteen Question Method 2:15
3-36 Stop And Listen 2:25
CD 4: Studio 1960-1964
4-1 I Still Got The Blues 2:06
4-2 I'm Just A Lucky So And So 2:52
4-3 Mad Lad (Instrumental) 2:22
4-4 Crying Steel (Instrumental) 2:31
4-5 Route 66 (take 10) 2:53
4-6 I'm Talking About You 1:50
4-7 Rip It Up 2:11
4-8 Come On 1:49
4-9 Adulteen 2:12
4-10 The Man And The Donkey 2:08
4-11 Go Go Go 2:33
4-12 Trick Or Treat 1:34
4-13 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Instrumental) 1:47
4-14 Brown Eyed Handsome Man 1:41
4-15 All Aboard 2:09
4-16 Nadine (Is It You?) 2:36
4-17 You Never Can Tell 2:44
4-18 The Little Girl From Central 2:40
4-19 (The) Things I Used To Do 2:43
4-20 I'm In The Danger Zone 2:53
4-21 I'm In The Twilight Zone 2:52
4-22 Fraulein 2:53
4-23 Lonely All The Time (Crazy Arms) 2:13
4-24 O Rangutang (Instrumental) 2:20
4-25 Big Ben (Blues) 2:27
4-26 (The) Promised Land 2:24
4-27 Brenda Lee 2:15
4-28 No Particular Place To Go 2:43
4-29 You Two 2:10
4-30 Liverpool Drive (Instrumental) 2:55
4-31 Chuck's Beat (Instrumental) 2:56
4-32 Bo's Beat (Instrumental) 2:57
4-33 Little Marie 2:36
4-34 Go, Bobby Soxer 2:57
CD 5: Studio 1964-1965
5-1 Lonely School Days 3:01
5-2 His Daughter Caroline 3:17
5-3 Dear Dad 1:50
5-4 I Want To Be Your Driver 2:16
5-5 Spending Christmas (My Blue Christmas) 2:11
5-6 The Song Of My Love 2:30
5-7 Butterscotch (Instrumental) 2:41
5-8 After It's Over (Instrumental) 2:20
5-9 Why Should We End This Way 2:54
5-10 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis 2:08
5-11 She Once Was Mine 2:37
5-12 Jamaica Farewell 2:07
5-13 My Little Love Light 2:38
5-14 I Got A Booking 2:54
5-15 St. Louis Blues 2:39
5-16 Shake Rattle And Roll 2:21
5-17 Honey Hush 2:33
5-18 Wee Wee Hours (Instrumental) 3:26
5-19 Run Joe 2:18
5-20 It's My Own Business 2:11
5-21 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) 2:44
5-22 Every Day We Rock And Roll 2:13
5-23 My Mustang Ford 1 (Instrumental) 4:13
5-24 My Mustang Ford 2:19
5-25 Merrily We Rock And Roll 2:13
5-26 Vaya Con Dios 2:38
5-27 Wee Hour Blues 3:14
5-28 It Wasn't Me 2:34
5-29 Ain't That Just Like A Woman 2:14
5-30 Right Off Rampart Street 2:23
5-31 Welcome Back Pretty Baby 2:36
5-32 Sad Day, Long Night (Instrumental) 2:42
CD 6: Studio 1966-1967
6-1 Ramona, Say Yes 2:42
6-2 Viva (Viva) Rock And Roll 2:02
6-3 His Daughter Caroline (Fast Version) 2:45
6-4 Lonely School Days (Fast Version) 2:36
6-5 Campus Cookie (Instrumental) 2:07
6-6 Mum's The Word 1:33
6-7 My Tambourine 2:17
6-8 Laugh And Cry 2:29
6-9 Maybelline 2:36
6-10 School Days 2:36
6-11 Sweet Little Sixteen 2:14
6-12 Johnny B. Goode 2:45
6-13 Memphis 2:09
6-14 Roll Over Beethoven 2:02
6-15 Rock 'n' Roll Music 2:33
6-16 Club Nitty Gritty 2:19
6-17 Around And Around 2:22
6-18 Oh Captain 2:20
6-19 Thirty Days 2:12
6-20 Back In The USA 2:30
6-21 Misery 2:32
6-22 Carol 2:26
6-23 Brown Eyed Handsome Man 2:22
6-24 Let It Rock 1:55
6-25 Reelin' And Rockin' 4:16
6-26 Almost Grown 2:27
6-27 Ramblin' Rose 2:35
6-28 Check Me Out 2:33
6-29 I Do Really Love You 2:29
6-30 Back To Memphis 2:42
6-31 Bring Another Drink 2:35
6-32 It Hurts Me Too 2:59
6-33 Goodnight, Well It's Time To Go 2:21
6-34 So Long 2:44
6-35 My Heart Will Always Belong To You 2:40
6-36 Flying Home (Instrumental) 2:23
CD 7: Studio 1967-1969
7-1 Sweet Little Rock And Roller 2:13
7-2 Oh Baby Doll 2:16
7-3 I Can't Believe 2:45
7-4 Soul Rockin' 2:49
7-5 Ma Dear 2:17
7-6 Rock Cradle Rock 1:24
7-7 The Love I Lost 3:03
7-8 Louie To Frisco 2:21
7-9 I Love Her, I Love Her 5:57
7-10 Little Fox 3:00
7-11 Song Of My Love 3:13
7-12 Rock Cradle Rock (Alt take) 1:53
7-13 Good Lookin' Woman 2:19
7-14 My Woman 4:55
7-15 It's Too Dark In There 3:54
7-16 Put Her Down 4:55
7-17 Concerto In B Goode (Instrumental) 18:44
7-18 Tulane 2:37
7-19 Have Mercy Judge 2:40
7-20 Untitled Instrumental 4:48
7-21 My Ding-A-Ling 3:42
CD 8: Studio 1969-1972
8-1 Gun (Instrumental) 2:46
8-2 Gun (Fast Instrumental) 2:09
8-3 Gun (Slow Instrumental) 2:40
8-4 That's None Of Your Business 2:20
8-5 Instrumental 2:48
8-6 Christmas 3:24
8-7 I'm A Rocker 4:34
8-8 Flyin' Home (Instrumental) 4:19
8-9 Fish & Chips 2:50
8-10 Some People 4:12
8-11 My Pad (Poem) 6:27
8-12 Oh Louisiana 4:29
8-13 Festival 4:08
8-14 Let's Do Our Thing Together 2:22
8-15 Your Lick 2:35
8-16 Bound To Lose 3:07
8-17 Bordeaux In My Pirough 2:36
8-18 San Francisco Dues 3:24
8-19 My Dream (Poem) 5:58
8-20 Roll 'Em Pete 2:53
8-21 Reelin' And Rockin' 4:22
8-22 My Ding-A-Ling 4:17
8-23 Johnny B. Goode 3:57
8-24 Let's Boogie 3:10
CD 9: Studio 1972-1974
9-1 Mean Old World 5:48
9-2 I Love You 3:27
9-3 I Will Not Let You Go 2:51
9-4 London Berry Blues (Instrumental) 5:59
9-5 Blues #1 (Instrumental) 6:19
9-6 Annie Lou 3:58
9-7 Rain Eyes 3:48
9-8 You And My Country 3:17
9-9 Sue Answer 2:32
9-10 Got It And Gone 4:20
9-11 A Deuce 2:35
9-12 Talkin' About My Buddie 6:57
9-13 Hello Little Girl Goodbye 3:57
9-14 One Sixty Nine AM (Instrumental) 3:38
9-15 Aimless Driftin' 5:43
9-16 Woodpecker (Instrumental) 3:35
9-17 Bio 3:45
9-18 Roll Away 3:00
9-19 Hi-Heel Sneakers 4:40
9-20 Jambalaya 2:54
9-21 The Song Of My Love 1:58
9-22 South Of The Border 2:18
CD 10: Studio 1973-1974 (+1964)
10-1 I'm Just A Name 3:38
10-2 Too Late 2:46
10-3 Turn On The Houselights (Instrumental) 9:15
10-4 Swanee River 2:38
10-5 You Are My Sunshine 2:50
10-6 Johnny B. Blues (Instrumental) 2:23
10-7 Dust My Broom 3:33
10-8 Don't You Lie To Me 3:44
10-9 My Babe 2:29
10-10 Here Today 4:18
10-11 I Just Want To Make Love To You 3:05
10-12 Rockin' (Instrumental) 4:23
10-13 Shake Rattle And Roll 2:16
10-14 Baby What You Want Me To Do 2:37
10-15 Chuck's Beat 10:37
10-16 Bo's Beat 14:04
10-17 Bio 4:23
CD 11: Studio 1979 (+ 1960-1966)
11-1 I Got To Find My Baby (stereo) 2:15
11-2 Bye Bye Johnny (stereo) 2:05
11-3 Run Around (stereo) 2:32
11-4 Diploma For Two (stereo) 2:30
11-5 Down The Road Apiece (stereo/longer fading) 2:27
11-6 Route 66 (stereo, alt take) 2:51
11-7 I'm Talking About You (stereo) 1:51
11-8 Come On (stereo, alt take) 1:50
11-9 Go Go Go (stereo) 2:48
11-10 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (stereo remix) 1:50
11-11 Jamaica Farewell (mono) 1:50
11-12 My Mustang Ford (stereo remix) 2:52
11-13 It Wasn't Me (stereo, alt take) 2:35
11-14 Ain't That Just Like A Woman (unfaded) 2:45
11-15 Ramona, Say Yes (stereo, alt mix w/o sax) 2:43
11-16 Move It 2:30
11-17 Oh What A Thrill 3:07
11-18 California 2:18
11-19 Pass Away 5:36
11-20 I Need You Baby 3:11
11-21 If I Were 3:04
11-22 House Lights 4:30
11-23 I Never Thought 3:52
11-24 Havana Moon 5:07
11-25 Wuden't Me 2:41
CD 12: On Stage 1956 • 1958 • 1963
12-1 Maybeline (sic) (Camel Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party May/June 1956) 2:07
12-2 Roll Over Beethoven (Camel Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party May/June 1956) 3:21
12-3 Introduction (Newport Jazz Festival, July 5, 1958) 2:15
12-4 Schooldays (School Day) (Newport Jazz Festival, July 5, 1958) 3:42
12-5 No Money Down (Newport Jazz Festival, July 5, 1958) 3:46
12-6 Sweet Little Sixteen (Newport Jazz Festival, July 5, 1958) 4:11
12-7 Johnny B. Goode (Newport Jazz Festival, July 5, 1958) 3:16
12-8 First Set Introduction (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 5:49
12-9 Guitar Boogie (Instrumental) (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 2:41
12-10 Johnny B. Goode (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 2:55
12-11 Sweet Little Sixteen (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 3:30
12-12 School Day (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 2:43
12-13 Memphis (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 3:08
12-14 Maybelline (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 3:06
12-15 Rock And Roll Music (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 1:42
12-16 Dust My Broom (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 2:22
12-17 Instrumental Boogie (Instrumental) (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 3:26
12-18 Too Much Monkey Business (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 3:31
12-19 Johnny B. Goode (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, First Set) 4:47
CD 13: On Stage 1963
13-1 Rock At The Philharmonic (Instrumental) (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, Second Set) 3:36
13-2 Memphis (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, Second Set) 2:52
13-3 Guitar Boogie (Instrumental) (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, Second Set) 3:09
13-4 Let It Rock (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, Second Set) 3:42
13-5 Wee Wee Hours (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, Second Set) 5:28
13-6 Medley: Goodnight Sweetheart/Johnny B. Goode/Let It Rock/Rock & Roll Music (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 25, 1963, Second Set) 6:39
13-7 Introduction (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, First Set) 0:28
13-8 Guitar Boogie (Instrumental) (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, First Set) 3:36
13-9 Let It Rock (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, First Set) 1:57
13-10 Almost Grown (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, First Set) 4:14
13-11 Chuck Berry Dialogue #1 (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, First Set) 1:16
13-12 Memphis (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, First Set) 3:14
13-13 Johnny B. Goode (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, First Set) 8:06
13-14 Introduction (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, Second Set) 0:25
13-15 Instrumental Boogie (Instrumental) (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, Second Set) 1:20
13-16 Sweet Little Sixteen (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, Second Set) 4:28
13-17 Wee Wee Hours (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, Second Set) 6:14
13-18 Chuck Berry Dialogue #2 (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, Second Set) 4:54
13-19 Maybelline (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, Second Set) 3:08
13-20 Medley: Goodnight Sweetheart/Johnny B. Goode/Let It Rock/School Day (Walled Lake Casino, Detroit, October 26, 1963, Second Set) 10:56
CD 14: On Stage 1967
14-1 Introduction (Fillmore Auditorium, June 27, 1967) 0:43
14-2 Rockin' At The Fillmore (Instrumental) (Fillmore Auditorium, June 27, 1967) 3:52
14-3 Everyday I Have The Blues (Fillmore Auditorium, June 27, 1967) 3:59
14-4 C. C. Rider (Fillmore Auditorium, June 27, 1967) 4:14
14-5 Driftin' Blues (Fillmore Auditorium, June 27, 1967) 3:58
14-6 Feelin' It (Instrumental) (Fillmore Auditorium, June 27, 1967) 3:59
14-7 Flying Home (Instrumental) (Fillmore Auditorium, June 27, 1967) 2:49
14-8 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 5:53
14-9 It Hurts Me Too (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 4:46
14-10 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 2:54
14-11 Fillmore Blues (Instrumental) (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 3:27
14-12 Wee Baby Blues (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 4:05
14-13 Bring Another Drink (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 2:20
14-14 Worried Life Blues (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 3:46
14-15 Reelin' And Rockin' (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 5:57
14-16 My Ding-A-Ling (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 4:38
14-17 Johnny B. Goode (Fillmore Auditorium, June 29, 1967) 3:14
CD 15: On Stage 1969
15-1 Rock And Roll Music (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 2:33
15-2 Nadine (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 4:04
15-3 School Day (Long Live Rock And Roll) (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 3:32
15-4 (In The) Wee Wee Hours (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 5:18
15-5 Medley: Johnny B. Goode/Carol/Promised Land (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 8:34
15-6 Hoochie Coochie Man (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 4:18
15-7 Memphis Tennessee (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 4:15
15-8 Too Much Monkey Business (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 2:52
15-9 Reelin' And Rockin' (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 6:15
15-10 Sweet Little Sixteen (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 2:49
15-11 My Ding-A-Ling (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 9:40
15-12 Bonsoir Cherie (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 1:19
15-13 Johnny B. Goode (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 4:51
15-14 Maybelline (Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, September 13, 1969) 3:26
CD 16: On Stage 1972, plus
16-1 Lanchester Arts Festival: Introduction (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 1:25
16-2 Roll Over Beethoven (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 2:30
16-3 Nadine (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 3:46
16-4 Sweet Little Sixteen (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 3:52
16-5 Instrumental (testing) (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 1:56
16-6 Roll 'Em Pete (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 5:14
16-7 Around And Around (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 3:05
16-8 It Hurts Me Too (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 6:10
16-9 Promised Land (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 2:48
16-10 Reelin' And Rockin' (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 7:04
16-11 My Ding-A-Ling (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 11:36
16-12 Johnny B. Goode (Lanchester Arts Festival, Coventry, February 3, 1972) 4:33
16-13 South Of The Border (BBC Television Theatre, London, March 29, 1972) 2:05
16-14 School Days (BBC Radio, May 11, 1964, Saturday Club) 2:40
16-15 Memphis Tennessee (BBC Radio, May 11, 1964, Saturday Club) 2:29
16-16 Sweet Little Sixteen (BBC Radio, May 11, 1964, Saturday Club) 2:45
16-17 Interview (BBC Radio, May 11, 1964, Saturday Club) 1:03
16-18 Nadine (BBC Radio, May 11, 1964, Saturday Club) 3:09
16-19 Johnny B. Goode (BBC Radio, May 11, 1964, Saturday Club) 2:58
16-20 Interview 1:36
16-21 Dr. Pepper Commercial 1:21
16-22 Rockin' And Rollin'/Roll Over Beethoven (Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, Late 1977) 4:52

Notes

Guitar case edition. Only 88 copies made which come in a full size guitar case.

16-CD boxed set (28 x 28 x 6 cms ) with 2 hardcover books (356 total pages) in a clothbound slipcase, 396 tracks, total playing time: 21 hours and 11 minutes.

"If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'" (John Lennon)

Since our launch in 1975, we at Bear Family have wanted to honor Chuck Berry. There have been endless Chuck Berry compilations—more than anyone could possibly tabulate, but we wanted to do the ultimate Chuck Berry compilation, containing:

* Every single and LP track, starting with a rare pre-Chess single with Joe Alexander from 1954!
* All the celebrated and legendary Chess singles and album cuts from 1955 to 1966 and from 1969 to 1974.
* All the Mercury recordings, and the Atco album. Every surviving alternate take as well.
* Classic Live Recordings from 1956 to 1972.
* Exclusive introduction by Sir Paul McCartney.

But there’s more!
Expatriate British photographer Bill Greensmith lives in St. Louis and a few years back he found the photo archive of Chuck Berry’s uncle, Harry Davis. Included are many previously unseen images of Chuck performing in St. Louis and hanging out with friends and family. In these images, Chuck is unguarded and relaxed. We also see him performing at blues nightspots in and around St. Louis before he was famous. These photos, included with this set in a high quality 104-page hardbound book, will open your eyes to Chuck Berry as you’ve never seen him.

Plus, there’s a second 252-page hardbound book with a definitive essay from Chuck’s biographer, Bruce Pegg, additional texts by Mike Snow and Roger Fairhurst, a comprehensive discography by Fred Rothwell, hundreds of published and unpublished photos, including several images made by respected French photographer Jean-Marie Perrier in 1964.

In other words, everything you want by Chuck Berry in one place!
The last word on the first name in Rock ‘n’ Roll.

More facts on Chuck Berry:
* In Rolling Stone’s list of The Immortals—the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Chuck Berry is listed at Number Five.
* Six of his songs are in Rolling Stone’s Greatest 500 Songs Ever Written.
* In Rolling Stone’s Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time, Johnny B. Goode is Number One.
* He was a Kennedy Center honoree in 2000. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984.
* When he was in the first round of inductees into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, his induction read: While no individual can be said to have invented rock and roll, Chuck Berry comes the closest of any single figure to being the one who put all the essential pieces together. It was his particular genius to graft country & western guitar licks onto a rhythm & blues chassis in his very first single, 'Maybellene'.

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