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Maybellene

Composer: Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Maybellene / Wee Wee Hours), Chuck Berry, 1955
info Rock, Rock, Rock, Various Artists (Chuck Berry), 1956
no info Rhythm And Blues with Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry, 1956
info Chuck Berry Is On Top, Chuck Berry, 1959
info Chuck Berry Twist, Chuck Berry, 1962
no info Chuck Berry On Stage, Chuck Berry, 1963
no info Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry, 1963
info Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits, Chuck Berry, 1964
info More Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry, 1966
info Chuck Berry's Golden Decade, Chuck Berry, 1967
no info Golden Hits, Chuck Berry, 1967
no info Motorvating, Chuck Berry, 1977
info The Great Twenty Eight, Chuck Berry, 1982
no info Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock And Roll, Chuck Berry, 1987
info The Chess Box Set, Chuck Berry, 1988
no info Live On Stage, Chuck Berry, 1994
info Highway Rockin', Various Artists, 1998
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Chuck Berry, 1999
no info Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s, Various Artists (Chuck Berry), 1999
info Anthology, Chuck Berry, 2000
info Gold, Chuck Berry, 2005
info Chess Pieces: The Very Best of Chess, Various Artists (Chuck Berry), 2005
info Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings, Chuck Berry, 2007
info You Never Can Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966, 2009
Others

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info John Hammond, John Hammond, 1962
no info Single (Maybellene / Walk Myself Home), Johnny Rivers, 1964
info Plays Tunes by Chuck Berry, Bill Black Combo, 1964
info Play the Chuck Berry Songbook, The Routers, 1965
info Berry Pickin' in the Country, Jim & Jesse, 1965
info Heavy Traffic (Soundtrack), Various Artists, 1973
no info Life Machine, Hoyt Axton, 1974
info Live!, Hoyt Axton, 1981
info Double Dose, Heart Of Gold Band, 1989
info Anthology, 1964-1977, Johnny Rivers, 1991
info Bluegrass And More, Jim & Jesse, 1994
info The Locust Years...And the Return to the Promised Land, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1994
info Fritz The Cat/Heavy Traffic Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1996
info Relix Best Of The Blues Vol 3, Various Artists (Heart Of Gold Band), 1997
info Heart Of Gold Band, Heart Of Gold Band, 1998
no info All-Time Greatest Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1998
info Retrograss, David Grisman, John Hartford and Mike Seeger, 1999
no info The A&M Years, Hoyt Axton, 1999
info The Road Is Rocky: Complete Studio Masters 1956-1971, Gene Vincent, 2005
info Chained to a Memory 1966-1972, The Everly Brothers, 2006
info The Price of Fame 1960-1965, The Everly Brothers, 2006
info Secret Agent Man: The Ultimate Johnny Rivers Anthology, Johnny Rivers, 2006
Notes

The first Chuck Berry recording as group leader.

The song was initially called Ida Red and was partially based on a traditional song of that name. The name was changed to Maybelline, probably by Leonard Chess of Chess Records, to give it less of a rural image. This name was then changed to Maybellene to avoid using a name that was used for another product.

The song was recorded by Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Ebby Hardy and Willie Dixon on May 21, 1955 during a session that involved many takes.

Released on Chess 1604.