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Chuck Berry

Fox Theatre St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Oct 16, 1986

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  1. 1 welcome/ stage banter 02:04
  2. 2 Maybellene 02:21
  3. 3 Around & Around 03:33
  4. 4 Cadillac, No Money Down 02:38
  5. 5 Stage Banter 01:04
  6. 6 Sweet Little Sixteen 02:55
  7. 7 Roll Over Beethoven 02:58
  8. 8 Ambience 02:53
  9. 9 Interlude Jam #1 01:01
  10. 10 Robert Cray Introduction 00:34
  11. 11 Brown Eyed Handsome Man 02:06
  12. 12 Banter/Ambiance 00:40
  13. 13 Nadine 02:39
  14. 14 Banter 00:49
  15. 15 Too Much Monkey Business 02:49
  16. 16 Julian Lennon introduction 00:28
  17. 17 Johnny B. Goode 02:57
  18. 18 Stage Banter 01:10
  19. 19 Interlude Jam #2 02:55
  20. 20 Almost Grown 02:46
  21. 21 Ambience 00:42
  22. 22 Little Queen 02:27
  23. 23 Eric Clapton Introduction 01:51
  24. 24 Wee Wee Hours 05:04
  25. 25 Ambience 00:25
  26. 26 Interlude Jam #3 02:50
  27. 27 Interlude Jam #4 02:19
  28. 28 Ambience 00:25
  29. 29 Havana Moon 03:49
  30. 30 Jo Jo Gunne 03:36
  31. 31 Everyday I Have The Blues 03:00
  32. 32 Etta James Introduction 00:37
  33. 33 Rock And Roll Music 03:47
  34. 34 Ambience 01:35
  35. 35 Hoochie Coochie Man 04:47
  36. 36 Stage Banter 00:42
  37. 37 Outro Jam 02:24
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Liner Notes

Chuck Berry - vocals, guitar; Keith Richards - guitar; Johnnie Johnson - piano; Chuck Leavell - keyboards; Bobby Keys - saxophone; Joey Spampinato- bass; Steve Jordan - drums; Ingrid Berry - vocals

This is quite interesting as it seems to not only be one of the gigs complete, containing nearly twice the material that ended up being released, but this is how it really happened - free of studio overdubs. There's a deluxe 4DVD box set out that documents this event and even that only includes half of this material, all of it significantly altered. One of the DVDs is a documentary on how difficult it was to pull this taping off. It conveys that Berry dissappeared the previous day to accept a last minute gig offer in Ohio. Apparently he blew out his voice at that gig and then showed up for these shows with vocal issues. They ended up replacing his live vocals with studio overdubs for the released versions. This recording is a straight board recording that captures the real deal. While he isn't in great vocal form, the performances are still quite good thanks to such a terrific band. The fact that this contains so much material chopped out of the official releases more than make up for any vocal shortcomings.

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Chuck Berry - vocals, guitar; Keith Richards - guitar; Johnnie Johnson - piano; Chuck Leavell - keyboards; Bobby Keys - saxophone; Joey Spampinato- bass; Steve Jordan - drums; Ingrid Berry - vocals

This is quite interesting as it seems to not only be one of the gigs complete, containing nearly twice the material that ended up being released, but this is how it really happened - free of studio overdubs. There's a deluxe 4DVD box set out that documents this event and even that only includes half of this material, all of it significantly altered. One of the DVDs is a documentary on how difficult it was to pull this taping off. It conveys that Berry dissappeared the previous day to accept a last minute gig offer in Ohio. Apparently he blew out his voice at that gig and then showed up for these shows with vocal issues. They ended up replacing his live vocals with studio overdubs for the released versions. This recording is a straight board recording that captures the real deal. While he isn't in great vocal form, the performances are still quite good thanks to such a terrific band. The fact that this contains so much material chopped out of the official releases more than make up for any vocal shortcomings.