The Roots of Chuck Berry

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2001
  • Label: CATFISH UK
  • UPC: 643247120423
  • Catalog Number: 204

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Brown Piano, Vocals
Blind John Davis Piano
Willie Dixon Bass
Memphis Minnie Track Performer
Memphis Slim Piano, Vocals
Johnny Otis Drums
Big Joe Turner Vocals
Al Hibbler Vocals
Ella Mae Morse Vocals
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Charlie Christian Guitar
Benny Goodman Track Performer
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Pete Johnson Piano
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Ray Nance Trumpet
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart Trumpet
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Shorty Baker Trumpet
Gus Bivona Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Pee Wee Erwin Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Russell Jacquet Trumpet
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Deane Kincaide Tenor Saxophone
Lou McGarity Trombone
Ray McKinley Drums, Vocals
Johnny Mince Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Oscar Moore Guitar
Freddie Slack Piano
Howard Smith Piano
Wild Bill Davis Piano
George Van Eps Guitar
Tampa Red Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Sir Charles Thompson Piano
Big Maceo Merriweather Piano, Vocals
T-Bone Walker Guitar, Vocals
The Big Three Trio Track Performer
Goree Carter Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Greer Drums
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Dallas Bartley Bass
Leroy Batchelor Bass
Eddie Byrd Drums
Calypso Boys Maracas, Vocals, Claves
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone
Leonard Caston Piano
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Nat King Cole Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
George M. "Jud" DeNaut Bass
Arthur Dennis Baritone Saxophone
Duke Ellington Piano
Nick Fatool Drums
Doc Goldberg Bass
Irving Goodman Trumpet
Fred Guy Guitar
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Skeets Herfurt Tenor Saxophone
Carl Hogan Guitar
Aaron Izenhall Trumpet
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Elmore James Guitar, Vocals
Les Jenkins Trombone
Little Son Joe Guitar
Claude Jones Trombone
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Skip Martin Alto Saxophone
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Johnny Miller Bass
Nelson Mills Trumpet
Pete Mondello Tenor Saxophone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Frock O'Dell Drums
Nunu Pitts Bass
Alvin Ranglin Bass
Don Raye Vocals
John Ryan Bass
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins Bass
Bob Snyder Baritone Saxophone
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Fred Stulce Alto Saxophone
Dave Tough Drums
Gene Traxler Bass
Leonard Ware Bass
Sid Weiss Bass
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Harmonica
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Dave Coleman Drums
Conrad Johnson Alto Saxophone
Al Lucas Bass
Lonnie Lyons Piano
Allison Tucker Drums
Alec FILA Trumpet
Andrew Ferretti Trumpet
Ollie Crawford Guitar
Joe Morris Drums
Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra Track Performer
Hillard Brown Drums
Francis Williams Trumpet
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone
James Wayne Vocals
Arthur Bernstein Bass
Johnny Moore Band Guitar
Roach Williams Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Track Performer
Will Bradley Trio Track Performer
Freddie Slack Trio Track Performer
Eddie Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Memphis Minnie Composer
Charlie Christian Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Louis Jordan Composer
Deane Kincaide Arranger
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Freddie Slack Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Big Maceo Merriweather Composer
T-Bone Walker Composer
Peter Chatman Composer
Elmore James Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Johnny Parth Composer
Don Raye Composer
Hudson Whittaker Composer
Major Merriweather Composer
Robert Ellen Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Joe Willoughby Composer
Walter Merrick Composer
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