Chuck Berry discography

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Chuck Berry discography
Chuck Berry circa 1958.jpg
Berry in 1958
Studio albums20
Live albums11
Compilation albums31
Singles45
Soundtrack albums2

This is the discography of rock and roll musician Chuck Berry.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details[1][2][3] Peak chart positions Certification
US 200[4] US R&B[4] CA[5] UK[6]
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
Chuck
  • Released: June 2017
  • Label: Dualtone[8]
  • Format: CD/Digital/LP
49 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US 200[4] US Blues[4] UK[9]
Chuck Berry Twist
  • Released: February 1962
  • Label: Chess (LP-1465)
  • Format: LP
12
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 MONO only.
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
116
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
134 13
Anthology
  • Released: June 27, 2000
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-112304)
  • Format: CD
110
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
The Definitive Collection
  • Released: April 18, 2006
  • Label: Geffen-Universal
  • Format: CD
33
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
Rock And Roll Music - Any Old Way You Choose It - The Complete Studio Recordings... Plus!
  • Released: November 4, 2014
  • Label: Bear Family
  • 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 sides from same album except as noted
Single information[10][11]
  • Release date
  • Record label
  • Catalog number
Chart positions Certification Album
US
[12][13]
US R&B
[12][14]
CA
[5]
GER
[15]
NL
[16]
NO
[17]
UK
[18]
1955 "Maybellene" /
  • July 1955
  • Chess Records
  • "Maybellene" - 1604-7844
  • "Wee Wee Hours" - 1604-7845
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)
  • September 1955
  • Chess Records
  • "Together" - 1610-7898
  • "Thirty Days" - 1610-7899
2 non-album track/Rock, Rock, Rock (soundtrack)
1956 "No Money Down"
b/w "The Downbound Train"
  • January 1956
  • Chess Records
  • "No Money Down" - 1615-7953
  • "The Downbound Train" - 1615-7954
8 After School Session
"Roll Over Beethoven"
b/w "Drifting Heart" (from After School Session)
  • May 1956
  • Chess Records
  • "Drifting Heart" - 1626-8108
  • "Roll Over Beethoven" - 1626-8110
29 2 31 non-album track/Rock, Rock, Rock (soundtrack)
"Too Much Monkey Business"
b/w "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
  • September 1956
  • Chess Records
  • "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" - 1635-8109
  • "Too Much Monkey Business" - 1635-8111
4 After School Session
"You Can't Catch Me"
b/w "Havana Moon" (from After School Session)
  • November 1956
  • Chess Records
  • "You Can't Catch Me" - 1645-7951
  • "Havana Moon" - 1645-8303
Rock, Rock, Rock (soundtrack)
1957 "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)"
b/w "Deep Feeling"
  • March 1957
  • Chess Records
  • "Deep Feeling" - 1653-8378
  • "School Day" - 1653-8379
5 1 24 After School Session
"Oh Baby Doll"
b/w "Lajaunda"
  • June 1957
  • Chess Records
  • "Lajaunda" - 1664-8380
  • "Oh Baby Doll" - 1664-8500
57 12 One Dozen Berrys
"Rock and Roll Music"
b/w "Blue Feeling"
  • September 1957
  • Chess Records
  • "Blue Feeling" - 1671-8381
  • "Rock and Roll Music" - 1671-8499
8 6
1958 "Sweet Little Sixteen"
b/w "Reelin' and Rockin'"
  • January 1958
  • Chess Records
  • "Sweet Little Sixteen" - 1683-8627
  • "Reelin' and Rockin'" - 1683-8632
2 1 16
"Johnny B. Goode"
b/w "Around and Around"
  • March 1958
  • Chess Records
  • "Johnny B. Goode" - 1691-8633
  • "Around and Around" - 1691-8693
8 2 Chuck Berry Is on Top
"Beautiful Delilah"
b/w "Vacation Time"
  • c. May-June 1958
  • Chess Records
  • "Beautiful Delilah" - 1697-8848
  • "Vacation Time" - 1697-8849
81 non-album tracks
"Carol"
b/w "Hey Pedro"
  • August 1958
  • Chess Records
  • "Hey Pedro" - 1700-8865
  • "Carol" - 1700-8868
18 9 Chuck Berry Is on Top
"Joe Joe Gunne" /
  • September 1958
  • Chess Records
  • "Joe Joe Gunne" - 1709-9071
  • "Sweet Little Rock and Roller" - 1709-9073
83
"Sweet Little Rock and Roller" 47 13
"Merry Christmas Baby" /
  • December 1958
  • Chess Records
  • "Merry Christmas Baby - 1714-9166
  • "Run Rudolph Run - 1714-9167
71 St. Louis to Liverpool
"Run Rudolph Run" 45 36 non-album track
1959 "Anthony Boy"
b/w "That's My Desire" (non-album track)
  • January 1959
  • Chess Records
  • "Anthony Boy" 1716-9070
  • "That's My Desire" 1716-9207
60 Chuck Berry Is on Top
"Almost Grown" /
  • March 1959
  • Chess Records
  • "Little Queenie" - 1722-9206
  • "Almost Grown" - 1722-9236
32 3
"Little Queenie" 80
"Back in the U.S.A." /
  • June 1959
  • Chess Records
  • "Memphis, Tennessee" - 1729-9072
  • "Back in the U.S.A." - 1729-9237
37 16 non-album tracks
"Memphis, Tennessee" 6
"Broken Arrow"
b/w "Childhood Sweetheart"
  • September 1959
  • Chess Records
  • "Childhood Sweetheart" - 1737-9628
  • "Broken Arrow" - 1737-9631
108 Rockin' at the Hops
1960 "Let It Rock" /
  • January 1960
  • Chess Records
  • "Let It Rock" 1747-9632
  • "Too Pooped to Pop" 1747-9633
64 6 Rockin' at the Hops
"Too Pooped to Pop" 42 18
"Bye Bye Johnny"
b/w "Worried Life Blues"
  • May 1960
  • Chess Records
  • "Worried Life Blues" - 1754-10078
  • "Bye Bye Johnny" - 1754-10080
"I Got to Find My Baby"
b/w "Mad Lad"
  • August 1960
  • Chess Records
  • "I Got to Find My Baby" 1763-10076
  • "Mad Lad" 1763-10103
"Jaguar and Thunderbird"
b/w "Our Little Rendezvous" (from St. Louis to Liverpool)
  • October 1960
  • Chess Records
  • "Our Little Rendezvous" - 1767-10079
  • "Jaguar and Thunderbird" - 1767 - 10082
109 non-album track
1961 "Little Star"
b/w "I'm Talking About You"
  • February 1961
  • Chess Records
  • "Little Star" 1779-10093
  • "I'm Talking About You" 1779-10637
New Juke Box Hits
"Go-Go-Go"
b/w "Come On"
  • September 1961
  • Chess Records
  • "Come On" - 1799-11072
  • "Go-Go-Go" - 1799-11075
38 non-album tracks
1964 "Nadine (Is It You?)"
b/w "O Rangutang"
  • February 1964
  • Chess Records
  • "Nadine" - 1883-12907
  • "O Rangutang" - 1883-12924
23 23 27 non-album tracks
"No Particular Place to Go"
b/w "You Two"
  • May 1964
  • Chess Records
  • "No Particular Place to Go" - 1898-13126
  • "You Two" - 1898-13129
10 10 6 3 St. Louis to Liverpool
"You Never Can Tell"
b/w "Brenda Lee"
  • August 1964
  • Chess Records
  • "You Can Never Tell" - 1906-12908
  • "Brenda Lee" - 1906-13050
14 14 11 9 23
"Chuck's Beat"
b/w "Bo's Beat"
(both by Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley)
  • August 1964
  • Checker Records
  • "Chuck's Beat" - 1089-13369-S
  • "Bo's Beat" - 1089-13370-S
Two Great Guiters
"Little Marie"
b/w "Go, Bobby Soxer"
  • October 1964
  • Chess Records
  • "Little Marie" - 1912-13451
  • "Go, Bobby Soxer" - 1912-13452
54 30 40 St. Louis to Liverpool
"Promised Land"
b/w "The Things I Used to Do"
  • December 1964
  • Chess Records
  • "Things I Used to Do" - 1916-12910
  • "Promised Land" 1916-13049
41 41 30 26
1965 "Dear Dad"
b/w "Lonely School Days" (from San Francisco Dues)
  • March 1965
  • Chess Records
  • "Lonely School Days" - 1926-13625
  • "Dear Dad" 1926-13627
95 Chuck Berry in London
"It Wasn't Me"
b/w "Welcome Back Pretty Baby"
  • October 1965
  • Chess Records
  • "It Wasn't Me" - 1943-14160
  • "Welcome Back Pretty Baby" - 1943-14163
Fresh Berry's
1966 "Ramona Say Yes"
b/w "Havana Moon" (from After School Session)
  • May 1966
  • Chess Records
  • "Ramona Say Yes" - 1963-14667
Non-album track
"Club Nitty Gritty"
b/w "Laugh and Cry" (non-album track)
  • November 1966
  • Mercury Records
  • "Club Nitty Gritty" - 72643-YW1-38900
  • "Laugh and Cry" - 72643-YW1-39069
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
2017 "Big Boys" "Chuck"
"Wonderful Woman"
"Lady B. Goode"
Dash denotes releases that did not chart.

Not all of Berry's UK singles were released in the same year as the initial US release, and not all of his UK singles featured the same A-side and B-side configurations as in the US.

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.[14]

References[edit]

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