Chess starts the recording of ‘Chuck Berry Is on Top’ album featuring Johnny B. Goode, Maybelle, Roll Over Beethoven, etc (1955)

‘Chuck Berry Is on Top’ is his third studio album featuring his greatest hits (Johnny B. Goode, Maybelle, Roll Over Beethoven and so on) recorded from May 21, 1955 till 1959 and released in July 1959 by Chess.

Track Listing : 1.Almost Grown (Chuck Berry) – 02:21 . 2.Carol (Chuck Berry) – 02:48 . 3.Maybellene (Chuck Berry) – 02:23 . 4.Sweet Little Rock & Roller (Chuck Berry) – 02:22 . 5.Anthony Boy (Chuck Berry) – 01:54 . 6.Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry) – 02:41 . 7.Little Queenie (Chuck Berry) – 02:43 . 8.Jo Jo Gunne (Chuck Berry) – 02:47 . 9.Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) – 02:24 . 10.Around And Around (Chuck Berry) – 02:42 . 11.Hey Pedro (Chuck Berry) – 01:57 . 12.Blues For Hawaiians (Chuck Berry) – 03:23

Musicians : Chuck Berry – Guitar, Vocals . George Smith – Bass . Jaspar Thomas – Drums . Fred Below – Drums . Bo Diddley – Guitar . Willie Dixon – Bass . Jerome Green – Maracas . Ebbie Hardy – Drums . Johnnie Johnson – Piano . Lafayette Leake – Piano . The Moonglows – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Leonard Chess, Phil Chess

Recorded May 21, 1955–1959 At Studios In Chicago, Illinois.

Released In July 1959 By Chess.

(Source Chuck Berry Is on Top’ | Official Site)

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Psychobabble
Their humor, energy, vivid characterizations, and joyful musicianship inspired generations of musicians to pick up their Gibsons and Fenders for the first time. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Even Anthony Boy, Berry’s stab at Dean Martin-style nightclub singalong, charted (#60). Then there’s the deranged, half-spoken Latin mishmash Hey Pedro, and another slide instrumental Blues for Hawaiians. […]

Sluggo714 @ RateYourMusic
If you like anything that came out after this record in any way called ‘rock’ (including punk, metal, indie etc) you need to know that this is where it all begins. So get on your knees and say thanks, Chuck. […]

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