St. Louis to Liverpool

St. Louis to Liverpool

by Chuck BerryChuck Berry

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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This album puts the lie to the popular myth that Chuck Berry's music started to fade away around the same time that the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, et al. emerged covering his stuff. His songwriting is as strong here as ever -- side one is packed with now-familiar fare like "Little Marie" (a sequel to "Memphis, Tennessee"), "No Particular Place to Go," "Promised Land," and "You Never Can Tell," but even filler tracks like "Our Little Rendezvous" and "You Two" are among Berry's better album numbers, the latter showing off the slightly softer pop/R&B side to his music that many listeners forget about. Side two includes a bunch of tracks, including the hard-rocking "Go Bobby Soxer" and the even better "Brenda Lee," the slow blues "Things I Used to Do" (with a killer guitar break), and the instrumentals "Liverpool Drive" and "Night Beat," one fast and the other slow, that never get reissued or compiled anywhere.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2004
Label: Chess
UPC: 0602498613528
catalogNumber: 000168702
Rank: 85678


  1. Little Marie
  2. Our Little Rendezvous
  3. No Particular Place to Go
  4. You Two
  5. Promised Land
  6. You Never Can Tell
  7. Go Bobby Soxer
  8. The Things I Used to Do
  9. Liverpool Drive
  10. Night Beat
  11. Merry Christmas, Baby
  12. Brenda Lee
  13. Fraulein
  14. The Little Girl from Central
  15. O'Rangutang

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Berry   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Bass
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Fred Below   Drums
Ebby Hardy   Drums
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Odie Payne   Drums
Jasper Thomas   Drums
Paul Williams   Piano
James Robinson   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Guitar Slim   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Leonard Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
Andy McKaie   Reissue Producer
Lawton Williams   Composer
Bud Scoppa   Liner Notes
Lou Baxter   Composer
Marshall Paul   Liner Notes
Johnny Moore   Composer

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