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Two Great Guitars
Two Great Guitars - Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1964 [1]
RecordedMarch 1964
StudioTel Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois [2]
Genre Rock and roll, instrumental rock
Label Checker LP 2991 [1]
ProducerAndy McKaie
Chuck Berry chronology
Chuck Berry on Stage
Two Great Guitars
St. Louis to Liverpool
Singles from Two Great Guitars
  1. "Chuck's Beat"/"Bo's Beat"
    Released: August 1964
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Allmusic [3]

Two Great Guitars is a studio album by Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, released in August 1964 by Checker Records, a subsidiary of Chess Records. It was the first studio album issued by Berry after his release from prison.

Diddley and Berry were friends, and both recorded for Chess. The album consists of two lengthy spontaneous instrumental jams and a few recently recorded instrumentals by the two guitarists; additional instrumental recordings, three by Diddley and one by Berry, are included in the compact disc reissue. The album cover shows a Gibson ES-350T owned by Berry and a guitar created by Diddley.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Liverpool Drive" ( Chuck Berry) – 2:56
  2. "Chuck's Beat" (Berry, Ellas McDaniel) – 10:39

Side two

  1. " When the Saints Go Marching In" ( Traditional; arranged by McDaniel) – 2:52
  2. "Bo's Beat" (McDaniel, Berry) – 14:08

Reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Fireball" (McDaniel) – 2:51
  2. "Stay Sharp" (McDaniel) – 3:44
  3. "Chuckwalk" (Berry) – 2:30
  4. "Stinkey" (McDaniel) – 2:35





  1. ^ a b Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Chess Era (1955–1966)". Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry – Two Great Guitars (1964, Vinyl)". Discogs.
  3. ^ "AllMusic Review – Two Great Guitars". AllMusic. Retrieved October 28, 2017.

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