After the laborious but rewarding work put into their Little Richard hits package (SACD 2028) in 2006, MoFi turned its sight on finalizing the production on two classic albums by the legendary Chuck Berry. Nearly two years and 15 analog reels of tape later, they are truly excited about the exclusive pairing of …Berry Is On Top (1959) with St. Louis To Liverpool (1964). Like the Richard albums, both Berry titles originally were compilations that Chess Records had actually assembled from singles and various sessions for their 12" debuts. While lucky with St. Louis to Liverpool, whose reels had been retained intact, the real fun was …Berry Is On Top, where the majority of songs were each on separate spools which had to be hunted down, identified and auditioned.
1. Almost Grown 2. Carol 3. Maybellene 4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller 5. Anthony Boy 6. Johnny B. Goode 7. Little Queenie 8. Jo Jo Gunne 9. Roll Over Beethoven 10. Around and Around 11. Hey Pedro 12. Blues For Hawaiians 13. Little Marie 14. Our Little Rendezvous 15. No Particular Place To Go 16. You Two 17. Promised Land 18. You Never Can Tell 19. Go Bobby Soxer 20. The Things I Used To Do 21. Liverpool Drive 22. Night Beat 23. Merry Christmas Baby 24. Brenda Lee 25. Fraulein 26. O’Rangutang 27. The Little Girl From Central