by Chuck BerryChuck Berry


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Considering that the backbone of rock 'n' roll is the blues, it comes as no surprise that the father of the genre was quite a blues man himself. This wonderful collection brings together some of the most expressive blues performances that Chuck Berry -- the masterful and innovative singer, guitarist and composer -- cut for Chess Records, one of the very greatest of blues labels. Berry's musical roots run deep, and you can hear him channeling blues, swing, rhythm and blues and assorted other influences all throughout these vivid tracks. Berry may have laid down the blueprint for rock 'n' roll in his seminal recordings, but, as these performances dramatically prove, the music of his youth was never far from the picture.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2003
Label: Chess
UPC: 0602498001301
catalogNumber: 000053002
Rank: 78983

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Berry   Primary Artist,Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Fred Below   Drums
Reggie Boyd   Bass
Louis Cennamo   Bass
L.C. Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Equadors   Background Vocals
Ebby Hardy   Drums
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Odie Payne   Drums
Jasper Thomas   Drums
Phil Thomas   Drums
Willie Dixon Band   Bass
G. Smith   Bass
Bob Scrivens   Piano

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Guitar Slim   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Freddie Slack   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Walter Brown   Composer
Big Maceo Merriweather   Composer
Leonard Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
B.B. King   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Don Raye   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Joe Josea   Composer
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers   Composer
Eddie Williams   Composer

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