Chuck Berry

Little Queenie

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Yet another incredible rock & roll anthem from the pen of Chuck Berry, "Little Queenie" is one of the greatest dance/sex ritualistic classics. In some ways, Berry is revisiting some of his earlier imagery (record machines, etc.), yet his own exquisite sense of lyric poetry is undeniable. Utilizing once again what can only be called the "Chuck Berry guitar lick," which possibly had its roots in Berry's pianist Johnny Johnson's playing, it's undoubtedly a treasure. Once again, the song was covered in great fashion by the Rolling Stones, but Uncle Chuck's original is still definitive.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Chuck Berry Is on Top 1959 Chess / MCA 2:40
Reelin' & Rockin' 1959 2:40
No Image 1960 Pye
No Image 1964 Chess
No Image 1976 Chess
The Great Twenty-Eight 1982 Chess 2:43
Sweet Little Rock N Roller [Mercury] 1984 MCA 2:41
Rock 'N' Roll Rarities 1986 Chess / Universal 2:34
Hail, Hail Rock 'N Roll 1988 Charly Records
The Chess Box 1988 Chess 2:40
Stone Rock Blues 1994
Various Artists
Chess
Fabulous Flips, Vol. 2 1995
Various Artists
Ace 2:44
Let It Rock [Universal] 1996 Universal Special Products 2:40
His Best, Volume 2 1997 Chess 2:44
The Best of Chuck Berry [MCA #2] 1997 MCA 2:41
Member's Edition 1998 AAO Music
The Anthology 2000 MCA / Chess 2:44
The Ultimate Collection [Universal] 2000 Universal International 2:41
Summer Dance Party [Columbia River #1] 2001
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 1:06
Party Favorites [Columbia River] 2001
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 1:06
Chuck Berry/More Chuck Berry 2002 Beat Goes On 2:42
Crown Prince of Rock 'N Roll [2003] 2003 American Legends 0:00
Summer Dance Party [Disky] 2004
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 1:06
Timeless Soul 2005
Various Artists
Northquest 1:24
Greatest Hits [ZYX] 2005 ZYX Music / ZYX 2:39
Greatest Hits [Silver Star] 2005 Silver Star Records 2:39
Reelin' and Rockin': The Very Best of Chuck Berry 2006 Universal Distribution / Chess / Universal International 2:42
Universal Masters Collection 2006 MCA 2:41
The Definitive Collection 2006 Geffen / Chess 2:42
Kings of Rock & Roll 2006 Universal International 2:41
Kings of Rock 'N' Roll 2006 Spectrum Music 2:41
Ultimate Chuck Berry 2007 UMVD 2:42
Yow 2007
Yow
Primo Records 2:46
Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings 2007 Hip-o Select 2:42
The Ultimate Collection, Disc 2 2007 Spectrum Music 2:42
No Image 2008 Bell
Chuck Berry Is on Top/St. Louis to Liverpool 2008 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2:44
Johnny B. Goode: His Greatest Hits 2010 ZYX 2:56
The Cruisin' Story 1959 2011
Various Artists
One Day Music 2:42
After School Session/Chuck Berry Is on Top 2011 Beat Goes On 2:42
Rocks 2011 Bear Family Records 2:41
Rock n' Roll Anthology 2012 Cleopatra / Goldenlane 0:00
American Heartbeat 1959 2013
Various Artists
One Day Music 2:43
The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-1961 2015 Acrobat Music 2:41
Greatest Hits [10Ten Media] 2016 10Ten Media / Zebralution
The Hitman's Bodyguard [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 2017 Milan 2:41
The Singles, Vol. 2 2017 Cayenne Records / Zebralution
Confessin' the Blues 2018
Various Artists
BMG 2:42
20 Greatest Hits Black Tulip
No Image
Various Artists
In the 1950s Chrome Dreams 2:41
Maybellene [ABM] ABM 2:42
Rolling Stones Beginnings, Vol. 2: Yesterday's Papers
Various Artists
History of RnB Records 2:44
No Image
Stone Rock Blues: Original Recordings of Songs Covered by the Rolling Stones
Various Artists
Chess / Geffen / Strategic Marketing 2:42
The Early Beatles Repertoire 1960-61: Beatles Beginnings Nine
Various Artists
Rhythm and Blues 2:44
You Can't Catch Me Snapper 2:41