Composer: Chuck Berry


info Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, 1998

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry releases include;

no info Single (Back in the USA / Memphis, Tennessee), Chuck Berry, 1959
no info Single, Chuck Berry, 1963
no info Chuck Berry On Stage, Chuck Berry, 1963
info Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits, Chuck Berry, 1964
info Chuck Berry's Golden Decade, Chuck Berry, 1967
info Pop Origins, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Chuck Berry), 1969
info The Great Twenty Eight, Chuck Berry, 1982
no info Hail, Hail, Rock N Roll Soundtrack, Chuck Berry, 1987
info The Chess Box Set, Chuck Berry, 1988
no info His Best, Vol. 1, Chuck Berry, 1997

no info Roots of Rock N' Roll #1, Various Artists (Chuck Berry), 1997
info Chess Blues-Rock Songbook, Various Artists (Chuck Berry), 1997
info Anthology, Chuck Berry, 2000
info Gold, Chuck Berry, 2005
info Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings, Chuck Berry, 2007

Others recordings

The song has been recorded by a vast range of groups and individuals including; Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Duane Eddy, King Curtis, The Surfaris, Jan and Dean, The Ventures, Roy Clark, Roy Orbison, The Animals, Hollies, Shadows, Tom Jones, Ronnie Hawkins, Paul Anka, Del Shannon, Bo Diddley, Bob Marley, Pere Ubu, Sandy Denny and John Cale.

Country and bluegrass versions have been recorded by Flatt & Scruggs, Statler Brothers, Buck Owens, Nashville West and Boxcar Willie

Another notable jug band recorded the song and was possibly the source for the Mother McCrees version. Recordings can be found on;

no info Jug Band Music, Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band, 1965
no info Greatest Hits, Jim Kweskin, 1970
no info Acoustic Swing & Jug, Jim Kweskin, 1998

Selected recordings

info Plays Tunes by Chuck Berry, Bill Black Combo, 1964
info The Animals, The Animals, 1964
info The Greatest Live Show on Earth, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1964
info The Electric 12 String Guitar, Tom Tedesco, 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 I've Got A Tiger By The Tail, Buck Owens, 1965
info Jug Band Music, Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band, 1965
no info Makin' Waves, George Semper, 1966
info The Many Moods of Wanda Jackson, Wanda Jackson, 1969
info Greatest Hits, Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band, 1970
no info Greatest Hits Volume 2, Bill Black's Combo, 1973
info Nashville West, Nashville West, 1976
info Sky Hawk, Sky Hawk, 1978
no info Bill Black's Greatest Hits/Plays Tunes by Chuck Berry, Bill Black Combo, 1988
info Anthology, 1964-1977, Johnny Rivers, 1991
info Friend Of Mine, Bill Morrisey, 1993
info Bluegrass And More, Jim & Jesse, 1994
info Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine, Wanda Jackson, 1997
info Ultimate Collection, Tom Jones, 1997
no info All-Time Greatest Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1998
info Acoustic Swing and Jug, Jim Kweskin, 1998
info Memphis Wham!, Lonnie Mack, 1999
info Waltz Across Texas, Ernest Tubb, 1999
info Secret Agent Man: The Ultimate Johnny Rivers Anthology, Johnny Rivers, 2006
info Act Naturally: The Buck Owens Recordings 1953-1964, ,Buck Owens, 2008


Originally released in 1959 as the B-side of Back In The USA and not released on an LP at that time.