Chuck Berry Is on Top

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Chuck Berry Is on Top
Chuck Berry Is on Top cover.jpg
Studio album by Chuck Berry
Released July 1959 (1959-07)[1]
Recorded May 21, 1955–1959, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Rock and roll
Length 29:26
Label Chess LP–1435[1]
Producer Leonard Chess, Phil Chess
Chuck Berry chronology
One Dozen Berrys
(1958)One Dozen Berrys1958
Chuck Berry Is on Top
Rockin' at the Hops
(1960)Rockin' at the Hops1960
Singles from Chuck Berry Is On Top
  1. "Maybellene"
    Released: July 1955
  2. "Johnny B. Goode" / "Around and Around"
    Released: March 31, 1958
  3. "Carol"
    Released: 1958
  4. "Jo Jo Gunne"
    Released: 1958
  5. "Anthony Boy"
    Released: 1959
  6. "Almost Grown" / "Little Queenie"
    Released: 1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

Chuck Berry Is on Top is the third studio album by rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, released in July 1959 on Chess Records, catalogue LP 1435. With the exception of one track, "Blues for Hawaiians," all selections had been previously released on 45 rpm singles.[1] In his review of the album for Allmusic, Cub Koda described it as "almost a mini-greatest-hits package in and of itself" and the most perfectly realized collection of Berry's career.[2] In 2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissued the album with St. Louis to Liverpool on an Ultradisc II Gold compact disc. In 2012, Hoodoo reissued the album with One Dozen Berrys on the same CD.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Berry.

Side one
  1. "Almost Grown" (2:21)
  2. "Carol" (2:48)
  3. "Maybellene" (2:23)
  4. "Sweet Little Rock & Roller" (2:22)
  5. "Anthony Boy" (1:54)
  6. "Johnny B. Goode" (2:41)
Side two
  1. "Little Queenie" (2:43)
  2. "Jo Jo Gunne" (2:47)
  3. "Roll Over Beethoven" (2:24)
  4. "Around and Around" (2:42)
  5. "Hey Pedro" (1:57)
  6. "Blues for Hawaiians" (3:23)



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