Chuck Berry Twist

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Chuck Berry Twist
Chuck Berry Twist Cover.jpg
Compilation album by Chuck Berry
Released February 1962 (1962-02)[1]
Recorded May 21, 1955 – August 3, 1961, Chicago, Illinois; September 28, 1958, St. Louis, Missouri[2]
Genre Rock and roll, rhythm and blues
Length 35:04
Label Chess
Producer Leonard Chess, Phil Chess[2]
Chuck Berry chronology
New Juke Box Hits
(1961)New Juke Box Hits1961
Chuck Berry Twist
(1962)
Chuck Berry on Stage
(1963)Chuck Berry on Stage1963
1963 reissue cover
2nd edition cover
2nd edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Chuck Berry Twist is the first compilation album by Chuck Berry, released by Chess Records in February 1962, during Berry's imprisonment.[1] The title was an attempt to capitalize on a new dance craze, the Twist, introduced by Chubby Checker in 1960, even though none of the songs musically conformed to the Twist style (most of the songs predated the introduction of the dance). The album was reissued a year later with a new title, More Chuck Berry. An album with that title was released in the UK by Pye International Records in 1964, featuring the same cover but a completely different track listing.

Critical reception[edit]

In a 1978 poll of music critics, Robert Christgau listed the record as the fourth best album of all time.

The record was reviewed by Pig River Records on its 50th anniversary in February 2012, receiving a score of 9.0/10.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Berry except as noted

US versions[edit]

Side One
  1. "Maybellene"
  2. "Roll Over Beethoven"
  3. "Oh Baby Doll"
  4. "Around and Around"
  5. "Come On"
  6. "Let It Rock"
  7. "Reelin' and Rockin'"
Side Two
  1. "School Days"
  2. "Almost Grown"
  3. "Sweet Little Sixteen"
  4. "Thirty Days"
  5. "Johnny B. Goode"
  6. "Rock and Roll Music"
  7. "Back in the U.S.A."

UK version[edit]

Side One
  1. "Sweet Little Rock & Roller"
  2. "Anthony Boy"
  3. "Little Queenie"
  4. "Worried Life Blues" (Big Maceo Merriweather)
  5. "Carol"
  6. "Reelin' & Rockin'"
Side Two
  1. "Thirty Days"
  2. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
  3. "Too Much Monkey Business"
  4. "Wee Wee Hours"
  5. "Jo Jo Gunne"
  6. "Beautiful Delilah"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Chess Era (1955–1966)". Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Gold (CD liner notes). Chuck Berry. United States: Geffen Records/Chess Records. 2005. pp. 21, 27. 0602498805589 http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1987023 |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^ Allmusic review.