Chuck Berry Gold

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Universal's 2005 release Gold is a repackaged reissue of their excellent 2000 release Anthology, containing the same 50 tracks over two CDs, the same mastering, and the same liner notes. The only difference is the title and the artwork, which are tailored to be part of Universal's ongoing Gold series which somehow is more extensive than their ongoing Platinum series, even if it isn't as precious a metal. Clearly, anybody who owns that previous compilation has no need to repurchase this set, but anybody who's looking for a good compilation of Chuck Berry's classic Chess recordings of the '50s and '60s should get this, since this contains all of the hits plus the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Universal's 2005 release Gold is a repackaged reissue of their excellent 2000 release Anthology, containing the same 50 tracks over two CDs, the same mastering, and the same liner notes. The only difference is the title and the artwork, which are tailored to be part of Universal's ongoing Gold series which somehow is more extensive than their ongoing Platinum series, even if it isn't as precious a metal. Clearly, anybody who owns that previous compilation has no need to repurchase this set, but anybody who's looking for a good compilation of Chuck Berry's classic Chess recordings of the '50s and '60s should get this, since this contains all of the hits plus the great majority of such excellent non-hit singles as "Jaguar & Thunderbird," "Tulane," and "Jo Jo Gunne," none of which are on the seminal Great Twenty-Eight comp all 28 songs from that collection are here, however. While it's not as exhaustive as the triple-disc Chess Box, there's not a bad cut here outside of the abominable "My Ding-A-Ling" -- a novelty that grows worse with each passing year, but is regrettably yet somehow fittingly Chuck's only number one single -- and it comes as close to being a definitive Chuck Berry anthology as a double-disc compilation can be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498805589
  • Catalog Number: 000436402
  • Sales rank: 9,323

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maybellene (2:22)
  2. 2 Wee Wee Hours (3:05)
  3. 3 Thirty Days (2:24)
  4. 4 You Can't Catch Me (2:45)
  5. 5 Downbound Train (2:51)
  6. 6 No Money Down (2:59)
  7. 7 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:18)
  8. 8 Roll Over Beethoven (2:24)
  9. 9 Too Much Monkey Business (2:56)
  10. 10 Havana Moon (3:09)
  11. 11 School Day (2:43)
  12. 12 Rock & Roll Music (2:33)
  13. 13 Oh Baby Doll (2:39)
  14. 14 Sweet Little Sixteen (3:03)
  15. 15 Guitar Boogie (2:21)
  16. 16 Reelin' and Rockin' (3:17)
  17. 17 Johnny B. Goode (2:42)
  18. 18 Around and Around (2:41)
  19. 19 Beautiful Delilah (2:11)
  20. 20 House of Blue Lights (2:29)
  21. 21 Carol (2:50)
  22. 22 Jo Jo Gunne (2:47)
  23. 23 Memphis (2:15)
  24. 24 Sweet Little Rock & Roller (2:24)
  25. 25 Little Queenie (2:44)
  26. 26 Almost Grown (2:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Back in the U.S.A. (2:29)
  2. 2 Do You Love Me (2:24)
  3. 3 Betty Jean (2:28)
  4. 4 Childhood Sweetheart (2:45)
  5. 5 Let It Rock (1:49)
  6. 6 Too Pooped to Pop (2:37)
  7. 7 I Got to Find My Baby (2:17)
  8. 8 Don't You Lie to Me (2:05)
  9. 9 Bye Bye Johnny (2:07)
  10. 10 Jaguar and Thunderbird (1:52)
  11. 11 Down the Road a Piece (2:16)
  12. 12 Confessin' the Blues (2:10)
  13. 13 I'm Talking About You (1:51)
  14. 14 Come On (1:51)
  15. 15 Nadine (Is It You?) (2:36)
  16. 16 You Never Can Tell (2:44)
  17. 17 Promised Land (2:25)
  18. 18 No Particular Place to Go (2:44)
  19. 19 Dear Dad (1:52)
  20. 20 I Want to Be Your Driver (2:17)
  21. 21 Tulane (2:39)
  22. 22 My Ding-A-Ling (4:19)
  23. 23 Reelin' and Rockin' (7:04)
  24. 24 Bio (4:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Berry Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Willie Dixon Bass, Double Bass
Etta James Background Vocals
Matt "Guitar" Murphy Guitar
Hubert Sumlin Guitar, Drums
Johnnie Johnson Piano
Nic Potter Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Fred Below Drums
Martha Berry Background Vocals
Bo Diddley Guitar
Reggie Boyd Bass
Stan Bronstein Saxophone
L.C. Davis Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rick Frank Drums
Wayne "Tex" Gabriel Guitar
Jerome Green Maracas
Ebby Hardy Drums
Adam Ippolito Piano
Lafayette Leake Piano
Robbie McIntosh Drums
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Jimmy Rogers Guitar
Otis Spann Piano
Jasper Thomas Drums
Gary VanScyoc Electric Bass
Dave Kafinetti Piano
Owen McIntyre Guitar
Paul Williams Piano
G. Smith Bass
Matt Murphy Guitar
The Marquees Guest Appearance
James Robinson Saxophone
The Ecuadors Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Little Walter Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Alan Freed Composer
Jay McShann Composer
Harlan Leonard Producer
Freddie Slack Composer
Phil Chess Producer
Stanley Clarke Composer
Esmond Edwards Producer
Andy McKaie Producer
Don Raye Composer
Baron Wolman Cover Photo
Russell Fratto Composer
Mark Humphrey Liner Notes
Will D. Cobb Composer
Leonard & Phil Chess Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE REAL KING OF R&R

    OK, Elvis is Elvis. No one can deny it, but luckly for him, Chuch was born a black guy. History would be different if Chuch Berry was white. Hail, Hail Chuck. I am white, by the way

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