Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (4-CD)

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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  HPOS 937832

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Hip-O Select

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.72
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] timeless killers....It also includes some great blues covers and a live set that finds Berry joking it up onstage..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.79
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] tremendous archival collection comprising 108 remastered tracks."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Drifting Blues
  • 2.I Got To Find My Baby
  • 3.I Got To Find My Baby (Stereo Remix)
  • 4.Don't You Lie To Me
  • 5.Worried Life Blues
  • 6.Our Little Rendezvous
  • 7.Bye Bye Johnny
  • 8.Bye Bye Johnny (Stereo Remix)
  • 9.Run Around
  • 10.Run Around (Stereo Remix)
  • 11.Jaguar and Thunderbird
  • 12.Diploma For Two
  • 13.Little Star
  • 14.The Way It Was Before
  • 15.Away From You
  • 16.Down the Road Apiece
  • 17.Down the Road Apiece (Stereo Remix)
  • 18.Confessin' the Blues
  • 19.Sweet Sixteen
  • 20.Thirteen Question Method
  • 21.Stop and Listen
  • 22.I Still Got the Blues
  • 23.I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  • 24.Mad Lad (Instrumental)
  • 25.Surfin' Steel (Cryin' Steel) (Instrumental)
  • 26.Route 66 (Take 10)
  • 27.Route 66 (Alt. Take 11)
  • 28.I'm Talking About You
  • 29.Rip It Up
  • 30.Come On
  • 31.Come On (Alternate - Stereo)
  • 32.Adulteen - (previously unreleased)
  • 33.The Man and the Donkey

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Go Go Go - (alternate take)
  • 2.Go Go Go
  • 3.Trick or Treat
  • 4.Brown Eyed Handsome Man - (previously unreleased)
  • 5.Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  • 6.Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Stereo Remix)
  • 7.All Aboard
  • 8.Live Recordings
  • 9.Guitar Boogie - (previously unreleased)
  • 10.Let It Rock - (previously unreleased)
  • 11.Almost Grown - (previously unreleased)
  • 12.Chuck Berry Dialog - (previously unreleased)
  • 13.Johnny B. Goode - (previously unreleased)
  • 14.Introduction / Instrumental - (previously unreleased)
  • 15.Sweet Little Sixteen - (previously unreleased)
  • 16.Wee Wee Hours - (previously unreleased)
  • 17.Chuck Berry Dialog - (previously unreleased)
  • 18.Maybellene - (previously unreleased)
  • 19.Medley: Goodnight Sweetheart / Goodnight / Johnny B. Goode / School Day - (previously unreleased)
  • 20.Nadine (is It You?)
  • 21.You Never Can Tell
  • 22.The Little Girl From Central
  • 23.(The) Things I Used To Do
  • 24.I'm In the Danger Zone - (previously unreleased)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Fraulein
  • 2.Lonely All the Time (Crazy Arms)
  • 3.O Rangutang (Unfaded Instrumental)
  • 4.Big Ben (Blues)
  • 5.Promised Land
  • 6.Brenda Lee
  • 7.No Particular Place To Go
  • 8.You Two
  • 9.Liverpool Drive
  • 10.Chuck's Beat
  • 11.Bo's Beat
  • 12.Little Marie
  • 13.Go, Bobby Soxer
  • 14.Lonely School Days
  • 15.His Daughter Caroline
  • 16.Dear Dad
  • 17.Want To Be Your Driver
  • 18.Spending Christmas - (previously unreleased)
  • 19.The Song of My Love
  • 20.Butterscotch
  • 21.After It's Over
  • 22.Why Should We End This Way

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
  • 2.She Once Was Mine
  • 3.Jamaica Farewell
  • 4.My Little Love Light
  • 5.I Got a Booking
  • 6.St. Louis Blues
  • 7.Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 23) - (previously unreleased)
  • 8.Wee Wee Hours - (previously unreleased)
  • 9.Honey Hush (Take 3) - (previously unreleased)
  • 10.Run Joe
  • 11.It's My Own Business
  • 12.One For My Baby (and One More For the Road)
  • 13.Every Day We Rock and Roll
  • 14.My Mustang Ford - (previously unreleased)
  • 15.My Mustang Ford
  • 16.My Mustang Ford (Stereo Remix)
  • 17.Merrily We Rock and Roll
  • 18.Vaya Con Dios
  • 19.Wee Hour Blues
  • 20.It Wasn't Me
  • 21.It Wasn't Me (Stereo Remix)
  • 22.Ain't That Just Like a Woman
  • 23.Right Off Rampart Street
  • 24.Welcome Back Pretty Baby
  • 25.Sad Day, Long Night
  • 26.Ramona Say Yes
  • 27.Ramona Say Yes - (alternate take)
  • 28.Viva Viva Rock 'N Roll
  • 29.His Daughter Caroline (Fast Version)*
  • 30.Lonely School Days (Fast Version)

Product Description:

Personnel: Chuck Berry (vocals, guitar, steel guitar); Martha Berry (vocals); Jules Blattner Group, Jeff Krivet, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Bo Diddley (guitar); Peter John Hogman (harmonica); James Robinson (tenor saxophone); Johnnie Johnson (piano, organ); Ellis "Lafayette" Leake, Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers , Bob Scrivens (piano); Willie Dixon (double bass); Brian David Kattenhorn, Howard Jones, Billy Downing, Odie Payne, Jr. (drums); Mike Boocock, Roger Fairhurst, Brian Cockburn Smith, Ricky Green, Neil Carter, Bill Armstrong (background vocals).
Audio Remixers: Andy McKaie; Peter Doell.
Liner Note Author: Fred Rothwell.
Photographers: Brian Cockburn Smith; Ulf Kruger; David Redfern; Jan Persson; Chuck Stewart.
Unlike his fellow original rock & rollers like Elvis, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis from the Class of '56, Chuck Berry remained quite vibrant in the '60s and even recorded some of his best songs--"You Never Can Tell," "No Particular Place To Go," and "Nadine" in the decade of Beatlemania. Including all of these classics and more, YOU NEVER CAN TELL: THE COMPLETE CHESS RECORDINGS 1960-1966 thoroughly covers this era over four discs and 108 tracks, 18 of which were previously unreleased. Capturing many different sides of the rock-&-roll giant--including his blues phase, great instrumental versions of favorites like "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," and 45 minutes of a 1963 live show in Michigan--the box is a must-own for serious Berry devotees and an in-depth rendering of one of the greats in his last essential era.

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