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Album: Reelin and Rockin: The Very Best Of
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Guitar Boogie More Info...
2)    Johnny B Goode More Info...
3)    Bye Bye Johnny More Info...
4)    Go Go Go (Studio Take Without Overdubbed Applause) More Info...
5)    Bio More Info...
6)    Maybellene More Info...
7)    You Can't Catch Me More Info...
8)    Beautiful Delilah More Info...
9)    School Day More Info...
10)    I'm Talkin' 'Bout You More Info...
11)    I Got to Find My Baby More Info...
12)    Memphis, Tennessee More Info...
13)    No Money Down More Info...
14)    Jaguar & Thunderbird More Info...
15)    Down the Road Apiece More Info...
16)    Run Rudolph Run More Info...
17)    I Want to Be Your Driver More Info...
18)    Promised Land More Info...
19)    Back in the USA More Info...
20)    Thirty Days More Info...
21)    Havana Moon More Info...
22)    Rock & Roll Music More Info...
23)    Too Pooped to Pop More Info...
24)    Come on More Info...
25)    Viva Viva Rock & Roll More Info...
26)    I'm a Rocker More Info...
27)    Back to Memphis (1967 Mercury Single) More Info...
28)    Check Me Out (1966 Mercury Single) More Info...
29)    Deep Feelin' More Info...
30)    Liverpool Drive More Info...
31)    Roll Over Beethoven More Info...
32)    Let It Rock More Info...
33)    Sweet Little Sixteen More Info...
34)    Nadine More Info...
35)    It Wasn't Me (1965 Single Version with Harmonica) More Info...
36)    Confessin' the Blues More Info...
37)    Too Much Monkey Business More Info...
38)    Around & Around More Info...
39)    Almost Grown More Info...
40)    Brown Eyed Handsome Man More Info...
41)    You Never Can Tell More Info...
42)    Wee Wee Hours More Info...
43)    Little Marie More Info...
44)    Little Queenie More Info...
45)    Carol More Info...
46)    Oh Baby Doll More Info...
47)    Jo Jo Gunne More Info...
48)    No Particular Place to Go More Info...
49)    Dear Dad More Info...
50)    Sweet Little Rock'n'roller (1966 Mercury Version from Golden Hits LP) More Info...
51)    Ramona Say Yes (1966 Single Version, with Horn Section) More Info...
52)    Tulane More Info...
53)    Festival More Info...
54)    Flying Home (Studio Version, from Back Home LP) More Info...
55)    Reelin & Rockin (1972 Single Edit) More Info...
56)    My Ding-A-Ling (1972 Single Edit) More Info...
2)    Johnny B. Goode More Info... 0:02
3)    Bye Bye Johnny More Info... 0:02
4)    Go Go Go More Info... 0:02
5)    Bio More Info... 0:04
6)    Maybellene More Info... 0:02
7)    You Can't Catch Me More Info... 0:02
8)    Beautiful Delilah More Info... 0:02
9)    School Days More Info... 0:02
10)    I'm Talking About You More Info... 0:01
11)    I Got to Find My Baby More Info... 0:02
12)    Memphis Tennessee More Info... 0:02
13)    No Money Down More Info... 0:03
14)    Jaguar and Thunderbird More Info... 0:02
15)    Down the Road Apiece More Info... 0:02
16)    Run Rudolph Run More Info... 0:02
17)    I Want to Be Your Driver More Info... 0:02
18)    Promised Land More Info... 0:02
19)    Back in the U.S.A. More Info... 0:02
20)    Thirty Days More Info... 0:02
21)    Havana Moon More Info... 0:03
22)    Rock and Roll Music More Info... 0:02
23)    Too Pooped to Pop More Info... 0:02
24)    Come On More Info... 0:02
25)    Viva Viva Rock 'N' Roll More Info... 0:02
26)    I'm a Rocker More Info... 0:04
27)    Back to Memphis More Info... 0:02
28)    Check Me Out More Info... 0:02
29)    Deep Feelin' More Info... 0:02
 

Album: Reelin and Rockin: The Very Best Of
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Guitar Boogie More Info...
2)    Johnny B Goode More Info...
3)    Bye Bye Johnny More Info...
4)    Go Go Go (Studio Take Without Overdubbed Applause) More Info...
5)    Bio More Info...
6)    Maybellene More Info...
7)    You Can't Catch Me More Info...
8)    Beautiful Delilah More Info...
9)    School Day More Info...
10)    I'm Talkin' 'Bout You More Info...
11)    I Got to Find My Baby More Info...
12)    Memphis, Tennessee More Info...
13)    No Money Down More Info...
14)    Jaguar & Thunderbird More Info...
15)    Down the Road Apiece More Info...
16)    Run Rudolph Run More Info...
17)    I Want to Be Your Driver More Info...
18)    Promised Land More Info...
19)    Back in the USA More Info...
20)    Thirty Days More Info...
21)    Havana Moon More Info...
22)    Rock & Roll Music More Info...
23)    Too Pooped to Pop More Info...
24)    Come on More Info...
25)    Viva Viva Rock & Roll More Info...
26)    I'm a Rocker More Info...
27)    Back to Memphis (1967 Mercury Single) More Info...
28)    Check Me Out (1966 Mercury Single) More Info...
29)    Deep Feelin' More Info...
30)    Liverpool Drive More Info...
31)    Roll Over Beethoven More Info...
32)    Let It Rock More Info...
33)    Sweet Little Sixteen More Info...
34)    Nadine More Info...
35)    It Wasn't Me (1965 Single Version with Harmonica) More Info...
36)    Confessin' the Blues More Info...
37)    Too Much Monkey Business More Info...
38)    Around & Around More Info...
39)    Almost Grown More Info...
40)    Brown Eyed Handsome Man More Info...
41)    You Never Can Tell More Info...
42)    Wee Wee Hours More Info...
43)    Little Marie More Info...
44)    Little Queenie More Info...
45)    Carol More Info...
46)    Oh Baby Doll More Info...
47)    Jo Jo Gunne More Info...
48)    No Particular Place to Go More Info...
49)    Dear Dad More Info...
50)    Sweet Little Rock'n'roller (1966 Mercury Version from Golden Hits LP) More Info...
51)    Ramona Say Yes (1966 Single Version, with Horn Section) More Info...
52)    Tulane More Info...
53)    Festival More Info...
54)    Flying Home (Studio Version, from Back Home LP) More Info...
55)    Reelin & Rockin (1972 Single Edit) More Info...
56)    My Ding-A-Ling (1972 Single Edit) More Info...
2)    Johnny B. Goode More Info... 0:02
3)    Bye Bye Johnny More Info... 0:02
4)    Go Go Go More Info... 0:02
5)    Bio More Info... 0:04
6)    Maybellene More Info... 0:02
7)    You Can't Catch Me More Info... 0:02
8)    Beautiful Delilah More Info... 0:02
9)    School Days More Info... 0:02
10)    I'm Talking About You More Info... 0:01
11)    I Got to Find My Baby More Info... 0:02
12)    Memphis Tennessee More Info... 0:02
13)    No Money Down More Info... 0:03
14)    Jaguar and Thunderbird More Info... 0:02
15)    Down the Road Apiece More Info... 0:02
16)    Run Rudolph Run More Info... 0:02
17)    I Want to Be Your Driver More Info... 0:02
18)    Promised Land More Info... 0:02
19)    Back in the U.S.A. More Info... 0:02
20)    Thirty Days More Info... 0:02
21)    Havana Moon More Info... 0:03
22)    Rock and Roll Music More Info... 0:02
23)    Too Pooped to Pop More Info... 0:02
24)    Come On More Info... 0:02
25)    Viva Viva Rock 'N' Roll More Info... 0:02
26)    I'm a Rocker More Info... 0:04
27)    Back to Memphis More Info... 0:02
28)    Check Me Out More Info... 0:02
29)    Deep Feelin' More Info... 0:02
 
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  • Liner Note Author: Peter Doggett.
  • Photographer: Phil Smee.
  • This European compilation is the longest double-CD set collection of the highlights of Chuck Berry's recording career yet released, containing 56 tracks in more than two-and-half-hours of music, which makes it more extensive than its American counterpart, the 50-track 2000 release The Anthology (reissued in 2005 under the title Gold). There isn't a great deal of disagreement about what constitutes Berry's best -- the two albums share 43 of the same recordings, with only seven tracks appearing on The Anthology that are not on Reelin' and Rockin', while 13 of those on the European release are not on the U.S. one, and the disagreements are over relatively minor songs. One major reason that American consumers might prefer The Anthology or Gold over Reelin' and Rockin' is price; Gold is discount-priced, while Reelin' and Rockin' is a pricey import. Another reason, however, concerns sequencing. The American release is chronologically sequenced, which is a good way to present Berry's music, not only to show his musical development, but also because recording technology changes over the period of his recording career. In contrast, compiler Peter Doggett writes of Reelin' and Rockin' in his liner notes, "Unlike previous anthologies, it's been sequenced for listening pleasure rather than as a chronological history lesson." One may ponder what on earth that's supposed to mean, but it may be that Doggett was concerned, especially because his collection contained a lot of minor material, that there might be a sense of declining quality as the set went on if he sequenced it chronologically, as Berry began to repeat himself on later records. In fact, a subjectively chosen sequence does nothing to obviate such a problem; it just mixes up the great stuff with the merely good. And, contrary to "listening pleasure," it also creates an album in which mono and stereo tracks are interspersed oddly. Strangely enough, after making a point of not using a chronological sequence as a compiler, Doggett the annotator then proceeds to slavishly follow Berry's recording sessions in chronological order in his essay. As the listener reads, there is a natural desire to want to hear the music in the order that it's being described. Instead, the last recorded track to be included, "Bio" (1973), turns up fifth on the first disc, followed immediately by the first recorded track, "Maybellene" (1955). If that's listening pleasure, it is pleasure of a somewhat perverse sort. Nevertheless, no double-disc Berry compilation is as packed as this one. ~ William Ruhlmann
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