LP - Limited Edition 180g Black Vinyl.
"If you had to sweat all of Chuck Berry's early albums on Chess, this would be the one LP to own. While this may be merely a collection of singles and album ballast, it ends up being the most perfectly realized of Chuck Berry's career."
- Quote by Cub Koda in his 5- star AllMusic review.
First released in July of 1957, it features twelve sensational numbers and was akin to a greatest hits sampler, which includes such perennial songs as 'Maybellene', 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Almost Grown', 'Carol', 'Sweet Little Rock and Roller' and 'Johnny B. Goode.
1. Almost Grown
4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
5. Anthony Boy
6. Johnny B. Goode
7. The Downbound Train
1. Little Queenie
2. Jo Jo Gunne
3. Roll Over Beethoven
4. Around And Around
5. Hey Pedro
6. Blues For Hawaiians
7. Run Rudolph Run
CHUCK BERRY vocals and guitar, plus:Willie Dixon (bass), Johnnie Johnson (piano), Fred Below (drums), G. Smith (bass), Johnnie Johnson (piano), Ebby Hardy (drums), Jasper Thomas
or Ebby Hardy (drums), Otis Spann (piano),Produced by Leonard and Phil Chess.
Sessions recorded between 1955 and 1958 at Chess Studio, Chicago.