Chuck Berry's Golden Decade

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Chuck Berry's Golden Decade
Compilation album by Chuck Berry
Released April 1967, 1973, 1974
Genre Rock
Label Chess
Volume 2 cover
Volume 3 cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Volume 1 Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Volume 2 Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Volume 3 Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Chuck Berry's Golden Decade is a three volume compilation of music by American rock musician Chuck Berry, released by individual volumes in 1967, 1973, and 1974. Covering the decade spanning 1955 and 1964, each volume consisted of a two-LP set of 24 Chuck Berry songs. The first volume reached #72 on Billboard's "Pop Albums" chart.[4] The second volume peaked at #110.[5] The third volume, which included only two hit singles among its tracks, did not chart.

The first two volumes were critically well received. In 1967, Rolling Stone noted that the first volume was "the album you must get" when "looking for the Chuck Berry standards".[6] In 1980, music journalist Robert Christgau included the first and second volumes in his list of essential albums for "A Basic Record Library: The Fifties and Sixties".[7]

All three volumes are out of print.

Track listing[edit]

Chuck Berry's Golden Decade[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Berry.

  1. "Maybellene"
  2. "Deep Feeling"
  3. "Johnny B. Goode"
  4. "Wee Wee Hours"
  5. "Nadine"
  6. "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man"
  7. "Roll Over Beethoven"
  8. "Thirty Days"
  9. "Havana Moon"
  10. "No Particular Place To Go"
  11. "Memphis"
  12. "Almost Grown"
  13. "School Days"
  14. "Too Much Monkey Business"
  15. "Oh, Baby Doll"
  16. "Reelin' and Rockin'"
  17. "You Can't Catch Me"
  18. "Too Pooped to Pop"
  19. "Bye Bye Johnny"
  20. "'Round and 'Round"
  21. "Sweet Little Sixteen"
  22. "Rock and Roll Music"
  23. "Anthony Boy"
  24. "Back In the U.S.A."

Chuck Berry's Golden Decade Volume 2[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. "Carol"
  2. "You Never Can Tell"
  3. "No Money Down"
  4. "Together We Will Always Be"
  5. "Mad Lad" (Davis)
  6. "Run Rudolph Run"
  7. "Let It Rock"
  8. "Sweet Little Rock and Roller"
  9. "It Don't Take But A Few Minutes"
  10. "I'm Talking About You"
  11. "Driftin' Blues" (Brown, Moore, Williams)
  12. "Go Go Go"
  13. "Jaguar and the Thunderbird"
  14. "Little Queenie"
  15. "Betty Jean"
  16. "Guitar Boogie"
  17. "Down the Road Apiece" (Raye)
  18. "Merry Christmas Baby" (Baxter, Moore)
  19. "The Promised Land"
  20. "Jo Jo Gunne"
  21. "Don't You Lie to Me"
  22. "Rockin' at the Philharmonic"
  23. "La Juanda" (Espanola)
  24. "Come On"

Chuck Berry's Golden Decade Volume 3[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. "Beautiful Delilah"
  2. "Go Bobby Soxer"
  3. "I Got to Find My Baby"
  4. "Worried Life Blues" (Big Maceo Merriweather)
  5. "Roly Poly"
  6. "Downbound Train"
  7. "Broken Arrow" (E. Anderson)
  8. "Confessin' the Blues" (Walter Brown, Jay McShann)
  9. "Drifting Heart"
  10. "In-Go" (author unknown)
  11. "Man and the Donkey"
  12. "St. Louis Blues' (W.C. Handy)
  13. "Our Little Rendezvous"
  14. "Childhood Sweetheart"
  15. "Blues for Hawaiians"
  16. "Hey Pedro"
  17. "My Little Love Light"
  18. "Little Marie"
  19. "County Line"
  20. "Viva Viva Rock And Roll"
  21. "House of Blue Lights" (Don Raye, Freddie Slack)
  22. "Do You Love Me"
  23. "Blue on Blue"
  24. "Oh Yeah"