Chuck Berry discography

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Chuck Berry discography
Releases
Studio albums 18
Compilation albums 31
Singles 45
Soundtracks 2

This page is a discography of rock and roll musician Chuck Berry.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details[1][2][3] Peak chart positions
US 200[4] US R&B[4] CA[5]
After School Session
  • Released: May 1957
  • Label: Chess (LP-1426)
  • Format: mono LP
One Dozen Berrys
  • Released: March 1958
  • Label: Chess (LP-1432)
  • Format: mono LP
Chuck Berry Is on Top
  • Released: July 1959
  • Label: Chess (LP-1435)
  • Format: LP
Rockin' at the Hops
  • Released: July 1960
  • Label: Chess (LP-1448)
  • Format: mono LP
New Juke Box Hits
  • Released: March 1961
  • Label: Chess (LP-1456)
  • Format: mono LP
Two Great Guitars
  • Released: August 1964
  • Label: Checker (LP-2991)
  • Format: mono LP
St. Louis to Liverpool
  • Released: November 1964
  • Label: Chess (LP/S-1488)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
124
Chuck Berry in London
  • Released: April 1965
  • Label: Chess (LP/S-1495)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
Fresh Berry's
  • Released: November 1965
  • Label: Chess (LP/S-1498)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
Chuck Berry's Golden Hits
  • Released: March 1967
  • Label: Mercury (MG-21103/SR-61103)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
Chuck Berry in Memphis
  • Released: September 1967
  • Label: Mercury (MG-21123/SR-61123)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
From St. Louie to Frisco
  • Released: November 1968
  • Label: Mercury (SR-61176)
  • Format: stereo LP
185
Concerto in B. Goode
  • Released: June 1969
  • Label: Mercury (SR-61223)
  • Format: stereo LP
Back Home
  • Released: November 1970
  • Label: Chess (LPS-1550)
  • Format: stereo LP
San Francisco Dues
  • Released: September 1971
  • Label: Chess (CH-50008)
  • Format: stereo LP
The London Chuck Berry Sessions
  • Released: October 1972
  • Label: Chess (CH-60020)
  • Format: stereo LP
8 8 6
Bio
  • Released: August 1973
  • Label: Chess (CH-50043)
  • Format: stereo LP
175 58
Chuck Berry
  • Released: February 1975
  • Label: Chess (CH-60032)
  • Format: stereo LP
Rock It
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Atco (SD-38-118)
  • Format: stereo LP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
U.S. 200[4] U.S. Blues[4] U.K.[6]
Chuck Berry Twist
  • Released: February 1962
  • Label: Chess (LP-1465)
  • Format: LP
More Chuck Berry 9
Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits
  • Released: April 1964
  • Label: Chess (LP-1485)
  • Format: LP
34
The Latest and the Greatest
  • Released: May 1964 (UK only)
  • Label: Pye International (NPL 28031)
  • Format: LP
8
You Never Can Tell
  • Released: September 1964 (UK only)
  • Label: Pye International (NPL 29039)
  • Format: LP
18
Chuck Berry's Golden Decade
  • Released: 1967
  • Label: Chess (2CH-1514)
  • Format: Double LP
72
Chuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 2
  • Released: February 1973
  • Label: Chess (2CH-60023)
  • Format: Double LP
110
Chuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 3
  • Released: May 1974
  • Label: Chess (2CH-60028)
  • Format: Double LP
Motorvatin'
  • Released: 1976 (Europe only)
  • Label: Chess (9288 690)
  • Format: LP
7
The Great Twenty-Eight
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Chess (2CH-8201)
  • Format: Double LP
Motive Series
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Mercury (6463129)
  • Format: LP
Chess Masters
  • Released: March 1983
  • Label: Chess (CXMP 2011)
  • Format: LP
Rock 'n' Roll Rarities
  • Released: March 1986
  • Label: Chess (2CH-92521)
  • Format: Double LP
More Rock 'n' Roll Rarities
  • Released: August 1986
  • Label: Chess (CH-9190)
  • Format: LP, CD, Cassette
The Best of the Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1987/1994
  • Label: Gusto/Hollywood/IMG
  • Format: LP, CD, Cassette
The Chess Box
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Chess (CHD3-80001)
  • Format: CD
Missing Berries: Rarities, Vol. 3
  • Released: June 1990
  • Label: Chess (CHC/D-9318)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
The Collection
  • Released: August 26, 1991
  • Label: MCA (MCAC-17751)
  • Format: Cassette
36 All-Time Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Universal Distribution
  • Format: CD
Let It Rock
  • Released: June 4, 1996
  • Label: Universal Special (MCAC/D-20931)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: July 26, 1996
  • Label: MCA (MCAD-11560)
  • Format: Double CD
Guitar Legends
  • 5 songs by Chuck Berry, 5 songs by Bo Diddley
  • Released: February 11, 1997
  • Label: Universal Special (20974)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
His Best, Vol. 1
  • Released: March 25, 1996
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-9371)
  • Format: CD
His Best, Vol. 2
  • Released: May 20, 1997
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-9381)
  • Format: CD
The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: September 15, 1997
  • Label: Universal Distribution
  • Format: CD
Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller
  • Released: October 14, 1997
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-80245)
  • Format: CD
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: March 23, 1999
  • Label: MCA (MCAC/D-11944)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
13
Anthology
  • Released: June 27, 2000
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-112304)
  • Format: CD
The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: September 5, 2000
  • Label: Universal International (17751)
  • Format: CD
Blues
  • Released: August 12, 2003
  • Label: MCA/Chess (B000053002)
  • Format: CD
Chuck Berry
  • Released: October 28, 2003
  • Label: Universal International (98017)
  • Format: CD
Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings
  • Released: February 19, 2008
  • Label: Hip-O Select-Geffen-Universal
  • Format: CD
You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Hip-O Select-Geffen-Universal (12465)
  • Format: CD
Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969-1974
  • Released: March 23, 2010
  • Label: Hip-O Select-Geffen-Universal (13790)
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Album details
Rock, Rock, Rock
  • Released: Dec 1956
  • Label: Chess (LP-1425)
  • Format: mono LP
Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
  • Released: October 1987
  • Label: MCA (MCA/C/D-6217)
  • Format: LP/Cassette/CD

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
After School Session
  • Released: May 1957
  • Label: Chess (EP 5118)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Rock and Roll Music
  • Released: 1957
  • Label: Chess (EP 5119)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Sweet Little 16
  • Released: 1958
  • Label: Chess (EP 5121)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Pickin' Berries
  • Released: 1958
  • Label: Chess (EP 5124)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Sweet Little Rock and Roller
  • Released: 1959
  • Label: Chess (EP 5126)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Pye International (NEP 44011)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: UK
This Is Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Pye International (NEP 44013)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: UK
The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Pye International (NEP 44018)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: UK

Singles[edit]

Year Titles (A-side, B-side)
Both tracks from same album except where indicated
Chart positions Album
US Hot
[7][8]
US R&B
[7][9]
CA
[5]
GE
[10]
NL
[11]
NO
[12]
UK
[13]
1955 "Maybellene" / 5 1 Chuck Berry Is On Top
"Wee Wee Hours" 10 After School Session
"Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)"
b/w "Together (We Will Always Be)" (from After School Session)
2 Rock, Rock, Rock (Soundtrack)
"No Money Down"
b/w "The Downbound Train"
8 After School Session
1956 "Roll Over Beethoven"
b/w "Drifting Heart"(from After School Session)
29 2 31 Rock, Rock, Rock (Soundtrack)
"Too Much Monkey Business"
b/w "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man"
4 After School Session
"You Can't Catch Me"
b/w "Havana Moon" (from After School Session)
Rock, Rock, Rock (Soundtrack)
1957 "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)"
b/w "Deep Feeling"
3 1 24 After School Session
"Oh Baby Doll"
b/w "Lajaunda"
57 12 One Dozen Berrys
"Rock and Roll Music"
b/w "Blue Feeling"
8 6
1958 "Sweet Little Sixteen"
b/w "Reelin' and Rocking"
2 1 16
"Johnny B. Goode"
b/w "Around and Around"
8 1 Chuck Berry Is On Top
"Beautiful Delilah"
b/w "Vacation Time" (Non-album track)
81 Chuck Berry's Golden Decade Volume 3
"Carol"
b/w "Hey Pedro"
18 9 Chuck Berry Is On Top
"Joe Joe Gun" / 83
"Sweet Little Rock and Roller" 47 13
"Merry Christmas Baby" / 71 St. Louis To Liverpool
"Run Rudolph Run" 69 36 Chuck Berry's Golden Decade Volume 2
1959 "Anthony Boy"
b/w "That's My Desire" (Non-album track)
60 Chuck Berry Is On Top
"Almost Grown" / 32 3
"Little Queenie" 80
"Back In The U.S.A." / 37 16 Chuck Berry Twist
"Memphis, Tennessee" 6 Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits
"Childhood Sweetheart"
b/w "Broken Arrow"
Chuck Berry's Golden Decade Volume 3
1960 "Let It Rock" / 64 6 Rockin' At The Hops
"Too Pooped To Pop" 42 18
"Bye Bye Johnny"
b/w "Worried Life Blues"
"I Got To Find My Baby"
b/w "Mad Lad"
"Jaguar and Thunderbird"
b/w "Our Little Rendezvous" (from St. Louis To Liverpool)
109 Chuck Berry On Stage
1961 "Little Star"
b/w "I'm Talking About You"
New Juke Box Hits
"Go-Go-Go"
b/w "Come On" (from Chuck Berry Twist)
38 Chuck Berry On Stage
1964 "Nadine (Is It You?)"
b/w "O Rangutang" (Non-album track)
23 23 27 Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits
"No Particular Place To Go"
b/w "You Two"
10 10 6 3 St. Louis To Liverpool
"You Never Can Tell"
b/w "Brenda Lee"
14 14 11 9 23
"Little Marie"
b/w "Go, Bobby Soxer"
54 30 40
"Promised Land"
b/w "The Things I Used To Do"
41 41 30 26
"Chuck's Beat"
b/w "Bo's Beat"
Both tracks by Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley
Two Great Guitars
1965 "Dear Dad"
b/w "Lonely School Days" (from San Francisco Dues)
95 Chuck Berry In London
"It Wasn't Me"
b/w "Welcome Back Pretty Baby"
Fresh Berry's
1966 "Ramona Say Yes"
b/w "Havana Moon" (from After School Session)
Non-album track
"Club Nitty Gritty"
b/w "Laugh and Cry" (Non-album track)
Chuck Berry's Golden Hits
1967 "Back To Memphis"
b/w "I Do Really Love You"
Chuck Berry In Memphis
"Feelin' It"
b/w "It Hurts Me Too"
Both sides with The Miller Band
Live At The Fillmore Auditorium
1968 "Louie To Frisco"
b/w "Ma Dear"
From St. Louie To Frisco
1969 "It's Too Dark In There"
b/w "Good Looking Woman"
Concerto In B Goode
1970 "Tulane"
b/w "Have Mercy Judge"
Back Home
1972 "My Ding-A-Ling"
b/w "Johnny B. Goode"
1 42 1 40 29 7 1 The London Chuck Berry Sessions
"Reelin' and Rockin'"
b/w "Let's Boogie"
27 21 18
1973 "Bio"
b/w "Roll 'Em Pete" (Non-album track)
Bio
1975 "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
b/w "Baby What You Want Me To Do"
Chuck Berry
1979 "Oh What A Thrill"
b/w "California"
Rockit
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Note that not all of Berry's UK singles were released in the same year as the initial U.S. release, and not all of Berry's UK singles featured the same A-Side/B-Side configurations as in the U.S.

Billboard did not publish a separate R&B singles chart in 1964. For this year only, R&B chart positions are from Cash Box magazine.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Chess Era (1955-1966)". Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Mercury Era (1966-1969)". Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Back-at-Chess Era (1969-1975)". Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Charts & Awards: Chuck Berry - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "RPM Search Engine" (PHP). Library and Archives Canada. Created: March 31, 2004 Modified: October 1, 2004.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Chuck Berry". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Chuck Berry - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1992). Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Pop Charts. United States: Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-092-8. 
  9. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits. United States: Record Research. ISBN 0-8230-8283-0. 
  10. ^ "Chartverfolgung / BERRY, CHUCK / Single". Media Control Charts (in German). Germany: Music Line. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ "My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry" (ASP). Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry" (ASP). VG-lista. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 55. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.