The Great Twenty-Eight compilation album by American musician
Chuck Berry, released in 1982 on
Chess Records. In 2003, the album was ranked number 21 on
magazine's list of
Rolling Stone the 500 greatest albums of all time, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list,
the second-highest ranking compilation on the list after 
The Sun Sessions Elvis Presley. It was ranked number 51 in the 2020 reboot of the list.
Out of print for many years, the compilation was reissued on vinyl by
Geffen Records on August 4, 2017, five months after his death. All of its 28 tracks can be found on the 2000
two-disc set. Geffen later announced a 'Super Deluxe Edition' vinyl reissue, containing the original album, a new compilation 'More Great Chuck Berry', a live album 'Oh Yeah! Live In Detroit', recorded in 1963, and a 10" EP called 'Berry Christmas'. Anthology
A survey of Berry's first decade of recording on Chess Records, it contains 21
singles along with six of their
B-sides and one album track from
. Of those singles, eleven were Top 10 hits on the
Chuck Berry in London and ten were
Billboard R&B singles chart Top 40 hits on the
Billboard Hot 100
All tracks are written by Chuck Berry.
Side three Title Chess source 1. "
Carol" Chess 1700 A (1958) 2:46 2. "Beautiful Delilah" Chess 1697 A (1958) 2:08 3. "
Memphis" Chess 1729 B (1959) 2:12 4. "Sweet Little Rock and Roller" Chess 1709 A (1958) 2:20 5. "
Little Queenie" Chess 1722 B (1959) 2:38 6. "
Almost Grown" Chess 1722 A (1959) 2:19 7. "
Back in the U.S.A." Chess 1729 A (1959) 2:25
Chuck Berry –
Matt "Guitar" Murphy,
Hubert Sumlin –
Otis Spann, Paul Williams –
Willie Dixon –
bass Reggie Boyd, George Smith –
Fred Below, Ebby Hardy,
Odie Payne, Jasper Thomas –
drums Jerome Green –
Gene Barge, L.C. Davis, James Robinson –
saxophones Martha Berry,
Etta James, The Ecuadors,
The Moonglows –