Rockin' at the Hops

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Rockin' At The Hops
Chuck Berry - Rockin' At The Hops.jpg
Studio album by Chuck Berry
Released July 1960 (1960-07)[1]
Recorded July 27, 1959 – February 15, March 29, or April 12, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois[2]
Genre Rock and roll
Length 26:36[3]
Label Chess
Producer Leonard Chess, Phil Chess[2]
Chuck Berry chronology
Chuck Berry Is on Top
(1959)
Rockin' At The Hops
(1960)
New Juke-Box Hits
(1961)
Singles from Rockin' at the Hops
  1. "Childhood Sweetheart"
    Released: September 1959 (1959-09)[4]
  2. "Let It Rock"
    Released: January 1960 (1960-01)[5]
  3. "Bye Bye Johnny"
    Released: May 1960 (1960-05)[6]
  4. "I Got to Find My Baby"
    Released: August 1960 (1960-08)[7]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[8]

Rockin' At The Hops is a Chuck Berry album which was released in 1960 under Chess Records. Its opening track, "Bye Bye Johnny", was a sequel to Berry's earlier hit, "Johnny B. Goode".

Songs[edit]

The first 7" 45 RPM single that appeared on Rockin' at the Hops was "Childhood Sweetheart" b/w "Broken Arrow" in September 1959.[4] The second single was "Let It Rock" b/w "Too Pooped to Pop" in January 1960.[5] The a-side reached #64 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the b-side reached #42 on the Hot 100 and #18 on the R&B Singles chart.[9] The last two singles – "Bye Bye Johnny" b/w "Worried Life Blues" (released in May)[6] and "I Got to Find My Baby" b/w "Mad Lad" (released in August)[7] – did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Berry, except as indicated.

  1. "Bye Bye Johnny" – 2:02
  2. "Worried Life Blues" (Major "Big Maceo" Merriweather) – 2:07
  3. "Down the Road a Piece" (Don Raye) – 2:10
  4. "Confessin' the Blues" (Jay McShann, Walter Brown) – 2:06
  5. "Too Pooped To Pop" – 2:31
  6. "Mad Lad" (Davis) – 2:06
  7. "I Got To Find My Baby" – 2:12
  8. "Betty Jean" – 2:25
  9. "Childhood Sweetheart" – 2:40
  10. "Broken Arrow" – 2:19
  11. "Driftin' Blues" (Eddie Williams, Johnny Moore, Charles Brown) – 2:16
  12. "Let It Rock" – 1:42

Personnel[edit]

Per liner notes[2] and allmusic[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Chess Era (1955-1966)". Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Gold (CD liner). Chuck Berry. United States: Geffen Records/Chess Records. 2005. pp. 23, 24, 27. 0602498805589 http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1987023 |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Overview: Rockin' at the Hops by Chuck Berry". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Reviews of This Week's Singles". Billboard: 55. September 14, 1959. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Reviews of This Week's Singles". Billboard: 45. January 11, 1960. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Reviews of This Week's Singles". Billboard: 93. May 9, 1960. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Reviews of This Week's Singles". Billboard: 35. August 8, 1960. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ Allmusic review
  9. ^ "Chuck Berry - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Credits: Rockin' at the Hops by Chuck Berry". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 

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