Rocks

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the guy who pretty much invented rock & roll, it was inevitable that Chuck Berry would have a volume of Bear Family's ongoing Rocks series devoted to him -- and so he does, a 32-track collection that pulls from his prime, his first decade of recordings for Chess beginning with 1955's "Maybellene" and ending with 1965's "Dear Dad." In between are all the standards and just enough semi-obscure rockers ("Go-Go-Go," "Oh Baby Doll," "Betty Jean") to keep this fresh. But this Rocks isn't a place to turn for obscurities, or Berry's sweeter moments like "Havana Moon" and "Wee Wee Hours" -- it's all about Chuck reeling and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the guy who pretty much invented rock & roll, it was inevitable that Chuck Berry would have a volume of Bear Family's ongoing Rocks series devoted to him -- and so he does, a 32-track collection that pulls from his prime, his first decade of recordings for Chess beginning with 1955's "Maybellene" and ending with 1965's "Dear Dad." In between are all the standards and just enough semi-obscure rockers ("Go-Go-Go," "Oh Baby Doll," "Betty Jean") to keep this fresh. But this Rocks isn't a place to turn for obscurities, or Berry's sweeter moments like "Havana Moon" and "Wee Wee Hours" -- it's all about Chuck reeling and rocking, and it's a gas gas gas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127171399
  • Catalog Number: 17139
  • Sales rank: 2,896

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Berry Primary Artist, Guitar, Electric Bass, Vocals, Overdubs, drum overdubs
Willie Dixon Bass, Vocals, Double Bass
Etta James Vocals
Marvin Gaye Vocals
Johnnie Johnson Piano, Vocals
Chuck Barksdale Vocals
Fred Below Drums
Martha Berry Vocals
Bill Bixler Bass
Harvey Fuqua Vocals
Jerome Green Vocals
Ebby Hardy Drums, Vocals
Lafayette Leake Piano
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Jasper Thomas Drums
Chester Simmons Vocals
Reese Palmer Vocals
Paul Williams Piano
Matt Murphy Guitar
James Robinson Tenor Saxophone
Leroy Davis Tenor Saxophone
Jules Blattner Guitar
The Ecuadors Vocals
James Nolan Vocals
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer, Producer, Piano Overdubs, Guitar Overdubs
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
Bill Dahl Biographical Information
Bill Millar Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Marvin Brodie Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann Illustrations
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Este Photo Restoration
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