Chanteur Doo Wop et Rhythm ‘n’ Blues US né le 11 Avril 1935 à Extension (Louisiane). Richard Berry est surtout connu pour avoir composé l'un des plus grands classiques du rock, Louie Louie. Il est mort le 23 Janvier 1997 à Inglewood (Californie).

If for no other reason than that he was the original writer and performer of "Louie Louie" (itself based on "El Loca Cha Cha" by Rene Touzet), Richard Berry holds a permanent place of honor in the history of rock & roll. Beyond that, though, Berry was an important, if secondary, figure of the early- and mid-'50s Los Angeles R&B scene. As a teenager with the Flairs and as a solo act, Berry recorded quite a few singles that demonstrated his versatility with ballads, novelty songs, and even Little Richard-styled numbers. His facility with deep-voiced comic material was a clear forerunner of the Coasters, and in fact he was the uncredited lead singer on Leiber & Stoller's "Riot in Cell Block #9," recorded by the Robins (later to mutate into the Coasters). He took another uncredited vocal as Ella James' deep-voiced sparring partner on "Roll With Me, Henry," one of the biggest R&B hits of the mid-'50s. Berry originally recorded "Louie Louie" in 1956; the record was a regional hit in several West Coast cities, but no more than that.
Berry's recording career petered out in the late '50s, though he remained an active performer. In the early '60s, several Northwest bands seized upon "Louie Louie" as cover material, scoring sizable regional hits; finally, in 1963 the Kingsmen broke the song nationally, reaching number two. In the decades since then, "Louie Louie" became one of the most oft-covered rock standards of all time; there probably exists well over 1,000 versions. The song was investigated by the FBI and inspired parades and campaigns to adopt it as the official song of the state of Washington. The original version ironically remains extremely difficult to find, appearing only on obscure compilations (the Berry version on Rhino's Louie Louie anthology is a re-recording). For Berry there was a happy ending -- in the late '80s he regained the rights to his song that he had lost many years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Berry_%28musician%29

Talents : Vocals, Clavier, Songwriter

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm 'n' Blues

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This Time It's Real (1954) (Ricky & Jennell)

DADDY DADDY (1954) (Richard Berry & The Dreamers)

ROCKIN' MAN (1955) (Richard Berry)

LOUIE LOUIE (1957) (Richard Berry & The Pharaohs)

Rock, Rock, Rock (This Dance Is Crazy) (1957) (Richard Berry & The Pharaohs)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

03/1954 78 t. FLAIR 1033 (US) . Ricky & Jennell - This Time It's Real / Each Step
03/1954 SP FLAIR 45X1033 (US) .

Ricky & Jennell - This Time It's Real / Each Step

1954 78 t. FLAIR 1052 (US) . The Dreamers featuring Richard Berry - Bye Bye / At Last
1954 SP FLAIR 45X1052 (US) .

The Dreamers featuring Richard Berry - Bye Bye / At Last

09/1954 78 t. FLAIR 1055 (US) .

What You Do To Me / The Big Break

09/1954 SP FLAIR 45X1055 (US) . What You Do To Me / The Big Break
1954 78 t. FLAIR 1058 (US) . Richard Berry & The Dreamers - Daddy Daddy / Baby Darling
1954 SP FLAIR 45X1058 (US) .

Richard Berry & The Dreamers - Daddy Daddy / Baby Darling

02/1955 78 t. FLAIR 1064 (US) .

Oh! Oh! Get Out Of The Car / Please Tell Me

02/1955 SP FLAIR 45X1064 (US) . Oh! Oh! Get Out Of The Car / Please Tell Me
1955 78 t. FLAIR 1068 (US) .

Don't Cha' Go / God Gave Me You

1955 SP FLAIR 45X1068 (US) . Don't Cha' Go / God Gave Me You
1955 78 t. FLAIR 1071 (US) .

Next Time / Crazy Lover

1955 SP FLAIR 45X1071 (US) . Next Time / Crazy Lover
08/1955 78 t. FLAIR 1075 (US) .

Together (Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS) / Jelly Roll (Richard BERRY)

08/1955 SP FLAIR 45X1075 (US) . Together (Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS) / Jelly Roll (Richard BERRY)
11/1955 78 t. RPM 448 (US) . Rockin' Man / Big John
11/1955 SP RPM 45X448 (US) .

Rockin' Man / Big John

01/1956 78 t. RPM 452 (US) .

I Am Bewildered / Pretty Brown Yes

01/1956 SP RPM 45X452 (US) . I Am Bewildered / Pretty Brown Yes
06/1956 78 t. RPM 465 (US) .

Angel Of My Life / Yama Yama Pretty Mama

06/1956 SP RPM 45X465 (US) . Angel Of My Life / Yama Yama Pretty Mama
06/1956 SP EMPIRE 45-106 (US) .

Ricky - Baby Please Come Home / Tender Love

10/1956 78 t. RPM 477 (US) .

Wait For Me / Good Love

10/1956 SP RPM 45X477 (US) . Wait For Me / Good Love
1956 SP CLASS 202 (US) .

The Pharaohs featuring Rickey Teenagers Love Song / Watusi

1957 78 t. FLIP 318 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Take The Key (And Open Up My Heart) / No Kissin' And A Huggin'
1957 SP FLIP 45-318 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Take The Key (And Open Up My Heart) / No Kissin' And A Huggin'
03/1957 78 t. FLIP 321 (US) .

Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / You Are My Sunshine

03/1957 SP FLIP 45-321 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / You Are My Sunshine
1957 78 t. MOONGLOW 5017 (US) .

Have Mercy Miss Percy (Long Tall MARVIN) / Yama Yama Pretty Mama (Richard BERRY)

1957 SP MOONGLOW 5017 X 45 (US) . Have Mercy Miss Percy (Long Tall MARVIN) / Yama Yama Pretty Mama (Richard BERRY)
12/1957 78 t. FLIP 327 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Rock, Rock, Rock (This Dance Is Crazy)   Sweet Sugar You
12/1957 SP FLIP 45-327 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Rock, Rock, Rock (This Dance Is Crazy) / Sweet Sugar You
03/1958 78 t. FLIP 331 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - You're The Girl / You Look So Good
03/1958 SP FLIP 45-331 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - You're The Girl / You Look So Good
08/1958 SP FLIP 45-336 (US) . Richard Berry & The LOCKETTES - Heaven On Wheels / The Mess Around
10/1958 SP FLIP 45-339 (US) .

Besame Mucho / Do I Do I

01/1960 SP FLIP 45-349 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Have Love Will Travel / No Room
08/1960 SP WARNER BROS. 5164 .

Walk Right In / It's All Right

10/1960 SP FLIP 45-352 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - I'll Never, Ever Love Again / Somewhere There's A Rainbow
12/1960 SP PAXLEY P-751 (US) .

Give It Up / I Want You To Be My Girl

04/1961 SP FLIP 45-321 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / Rock, Rock, Rock
09/1961 SP K & G 45-9001 (US) .

I'm Your Fool / In A Real Big Way

02/1962 SP HASIL 69 (US) .

My Lyin' Uncle Ben / I Can't Help It

03/1962 SP FLIP 45-360 (US) .

Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - You Look So Good / You Are My Sunshine

11/1962 SP SMASH S-1789 (US) .

Everybody's Got A Lover But Me / What Good Is A Heart

03/1963 SP SMASH S-1811 (US) . I'm Learnin' / Empty Chair
1963 SP RAY-CO 507 (US) .

Richard BERRY & The Soul Searchers - Little White Lies / Monkeybuck

1964 SP AMC 45-818 (US) .

Richard BERRY & The Soul Searchers - Breaking In A New Heart / Go Go Girl

1964 EP EMBER EMB EP 4527 (UK)

Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Rhythm And Blues Series - Volume Three - Louie, Louie / Take The Key / Rock, Rock, Rock / No Kissin' And A Huggin'

1965 SP OLDIES 45 OL 308 (US) .

I'm Bewildered (Richard BERRY) / Let Me Know [instr.] (Billy PRESTON)

1967 SP ARC 7463 (US) . Richard BERRY & The Soul Searchers - Soulin' In C-Minor Part 1 / Soulin' In C-Minor Part 2
1967 ? SP CIRAY CR-4201 (US) .

Jan / Jan (instr.)

1968 ? SP Modern Oldies 45XMX51 (US) .

Together / I Am Bewildered

1970 SP Bold Soul BS-1001 (US) .

Richard BERRY & The Soul Searchers - Something / Frito Bandito

1973 SP JONCO JC-51 (US) .

Trackin' Machine / Doin' It

03/1975 SP FLIP 1001 (US) .

Richard BERRY & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / Have Love Will Travel

03/1975 SP FLIP 45-321 (US) . Richard BERRY & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / Have Love Will Travel
197? SP GOOD OLD GOLD 119 (US) .

Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / Have Love Will Travel

08/1981 SP UNITY U 1001 (US) .

Let Your Love Show To Everyone (Richard BERRY & The SILKS) / The World Needs Peace (Richard & Dorothy BERRY)

1986 SP Happy Tiger Era Golden Era Series HTE-5063 (US) .

Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / Rock, Rock, Rock

1986 SP Happy Tiger Era Golden Era Series HTE-5064 (US) .

Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Have Love Will Travel / No Room

1989 EP FLIP BE-04 (US) (limited edition)

Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie, Louie / Rock, Rock, Rock / Have Love Will Travel / The Mess Around

19?? EP 12" 33 t. BLESSED BL-01 (US) .

To The Cross - Near The Cross / What We Need / Precious Memories

19?? SP C-RAY 6706 (US) .

Richard Berry & Soul Searchers - Ain't That Somethin' Part I / Ain't That Somethin' Part II

19?? SP C-RAY 6707 (US) . Richard Berry & Soul Searchers - Thank You Love / Ain't That Somethin' Part II
19?? SP Old Sound 1005 A (US) .

So Long (Johnny FLAMINGO) / I'm Bewildered (Richard BERRY)

2002 SP FLIP 45-365 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / Have Love Will Travel
2010 SP FLIP 45-321 (US) . Richard Berry & The Pharaohs - Louie Louie / Have Love Will Travel
05/2017 EP EL TORO ET-15.081 (S)

Rockin' Man - Louie Louie / Yama Yama Pretty Mamma / Have Love Will Travel / Rockin' Man


























Albums

1959 LP 12" FLIP FLIP 1001 (US)

12 Flip Hits! - The Six Teens / Donald Woods / Richard Berry - SIX TEENS : A Casual Look / Arrow Of Love / Only Jim / Teen Age Promise / My Special Guy / Why Do I Go To School / Donald WOODS : Death Of An Angel / This Paradise / Stay With Me Always / Richard BERRY : Louie Louie / The Mess Around / Take The Key

1963 LP 12" Crown CLP 5371 (mono) / CST 371 (stereo) (US)

Richard Berry And The Dreamers - Daddy Daddy / Good Love / Next Time / I Am Bewildered / Pretty Brown Eyes / Together / Wait For Me / Baby Baby / The Big Break / Please Tell Me

1973 LP 12" United US-7798 (US)

Rock & Roll Hits Of The 50's - Richard Berry & The Dreamers - Daddy Daddy / Good Love / Next Time / I Am Bewildered / Pretty Brown Eyes / Together / Wait For Me / Baby Baby / The Big Break / Please Tell Me

1977 LP 12" Blues Spectrum BS 112 (US)

Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies - Volume 12 - Richard Berry - Doin' It / Trackin' Machine / Louie, Louie / Have Love Will Travel / Bewildered / Walk Right In / I Wanna' Make You Happy / Yama, Yama, Pretty Mama / Ooh, Baby, I Love You / Round About Midnight

1982 LP 12" Ace CH 59 (UK)

Get Out Of The Car - Richard Berry - Mad About You / Angel Of My Life / Yama Yama Pretty Mama / Next Time / Rockin' Man / Oh! Oh! Get Out Of The Car / Crazy Lover / I'm Still In Love With You / Jelly Roll / Big John / One Little Prayer / The Big Break

1986 LP 12" Earth Angel JD-901 (SW)

Louie Louie - Richard Berry - Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : Louie Louie / Richard BERRY with ERNIE FREEMAN’S ORCHESTRA : Baby Please Come Home / Richard BERRY with The HOLLYWOOD BLUE JAYS : Tell Me You Love Me / Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : No Kissin' And A Huggin' / Richard BERRY with The CROWNS : What You Do To Me / Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : Take The Key / Richard BERRY with The CADETS : Don't Cha Go / Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : You Look So Good / Richard BERRY with The CADETS : God Gave Me You / Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : Rock Rock Rock (This Dance Is Crazy) / Sweet Sugar You / Richard BERRY with The LOCKETTES : Besame Mucho / Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : You Are My Sunshine / You're The Girl / Richard BERRY with The LOCKETTES : The Mess Around / Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : I'll Never, Ever Love Again / Richard BERRY with The LOCKETTES : Heaven On Wheels / Richard BERRY with The PHARAOHS : I'll Somewhere There's A Rainbow / No Room

19?? LP 12" Pam 1001 (US)

Live!! From H.D. Hover Century Restaurant - Richard Berry & The Soul Searchers - I'll Be Doggone / Make Me Yours / Welcome Home / She Blew A Good Thing / I'm The One / Our Thing / Now That I Got You Back / Get That Church

19?? LP 12" Pam 1002 (US)

Richard Berry & Soul Serchers - Wild Berry! - Live From H.D. Hover Century Restaurant - Wild Berry / Spread Your Love / Give Her All The Love I Got / Down Here On The Ground

19?? LP 12" Casino PR 1501-S (US)

Richard Berry & Soul SearchersCasino Club Presents Richard Berry Combo - Live Session - Try Me One More Time / Ruby Baby / Tobacco Road / Get That Church / Girl You Don't Know Me / Is There One / Louie, Louie / Something You've Got / I'm The One Who Loves You

1997 CD Nile Nile 101 (US)

Baby, Please Come Home - Richard Berry  -  Louie, Louie / Baby Please Come Home / Tell Me You Love Me / No Kissing And A-Huggin / Tender Love / Take The Key / Do I, Do I / You Look So Good / I'll Never, Ever Love Again / Rock, Rock, Rock / Sweet Sugar You / Besame Mucho / You Are My Sunshine / You're The Girl / The Mess Around / Have Love, Will Travel / Heaven On Wheels / Somewhere There's A Rainbow / No Room / The Watusi / Teenagers Love Song / I Want You To Be My Girl / Give It Up / I'm Your Fool / In A Real Big Way / It's All Right / Walk In Right

04/2002 CD P-VINE 4774 (JAP)

Daddy Daddy - Richard Berry  & The DREAMERS -  Daddy Daddy / Good Love / Next Time / I Am Bewildered / Pretty Brown Eyes / Together / Wait For Me / Baby Darling AKA Baby, Baby / The Big Break / Jelly-Roll / At Last / Bye Bye Baby / Real Good Lovin' Man (Richard Berry feat: The FLAIRS) / Look Out Miss James / Rockin' Man / Big John / I'm Still In Love With You / Crazy Lover / One Little Prayer / Get Out Of The Car / Mad About You / Angel Of My Life / Yama, Yama, Pretty Mama

04/2004 CD Ace CDCHD 977 (UK)

Have "Louie" Will Travel - The 1956-62 Recordings - Richard Berry  -  Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : Louie Louie / No Kissin' And A-Huggin' / You're The Girl / Rock, Rock, Rock (This Dance Is Crazy) / I'll Never Ever Love Again / Sweet Sugar You / Somewhere There's A Rainbow / You Look So Good / Take The Key And Open Up My Heart / Richard BERRY & The LOCKETTES : Heaven On Wheels / Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : You Are My Sunshine / Richard BERRY & The LOCKETTES : The Mess Around / Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : Besame Mucho / Do I, Do I, Do I / Have Love Will Travel / No Room / Richard BERRY : In A Real Big Way / Well Done / I Want You To Be My Girl / It's All Right / Weep No More / Everybody's Got A Lover But Me / Tell Me Why / Dreams Of An Angel / Give It Up / I'm Your Fool / What Good Is A Heart / Empty Chair / I'm Learning / Walk Right In

11/2004 CD Ace CDCHD 1029 (UK)

Yama Yama! The Modern Recordings 1954-1956 - Richard Berry  -  Yama, Yama, Pretty Mama (take 5) / What You Do To Me (take 2) / Angel Of My Life (take 5) / Big John / At Last / Daddy Daddy (take 1) / Look Out Miss James (take 8) / Don't Cha Go / The Big Break / One Little Prayer / I'm Still In Love With You / Rockin' Man / Crazy Lover / The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry) / Please Tell Me / Good Love (take 1) / Each Step / Oh! Oh! Get Out Of The Car / Wait For Me / Hey Henry (take 6) / Pretty Brown Eyes / Jelly Roll / Mad About You (take 5) / I Am Bewildered / This Time It's Real / Predoehlicious (instr.) / God Gave Me You / Next Time

06/2014 LP 12" Ace Hiqlp017 (UK)

Louie Louie - Richard Berry  -  Louie Louie / Have Love Will Travel / Besame Mucho / The Mess Around / In A Real Big Way / Sweet Sugar You / Yama Yama Pretty Mama / Oh! Oh! Get Out Of The Car / Next Time / Big John / Jelly Roll / Gettin' High / Bye Bye

2016 4 CD Real Gone RGMCD245 (UK)

Louie, Louie - 1953-1962 - Richard Berry :
CD 1 : Richard BERRY & GROUP : I"m Still In Love With You / One Little Prayer / RICKY & JENNELL : This Time Is Real / Each Step / Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS : Bye Bye Baby / At Last / Richard BERRY with Arthur Lee MAYE & The CROWNS : What You Do To Me / The Big Break / Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS : Daddy, Daddy / Baby Darling / Richard BERRY with Athur Lee MAYE & The CROWNS : Oh Oh, Get Out Of The Car / Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS : Please Tell Me / Richard BERRY & The CADETS : God Gave Me You / Don't Cha Go / Richard BERRY : Next Time (There Will Be No Next Time) / Crazy Lover / Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS : Together / Jelly Roll / Richard BERRY with Ike TURNER & His Orchestra : Rockin' Man / Big John / Richard BERRY : Pretty Brown Eyes / I Am Bewildered / Angel Of My Life / Yama Yama, Pretty Baby / Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS : Wait For Me
CD 2 : Richard BERRY & The DREAMERS : Good Love / Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : Teenager's Love Song / Watusi / RICKY : Baby Please Come Home / Tender Love / Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : Take The Key (And Open Up My Heart) / No Kissin' And A-Huggin' / Louie, Louie / You Are My Sunshine / Rock, Rock, Rock (This Dance Is Crazy) / Richard BERRY : Sweet Sugar You / Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : You're The Girl / You Look So Good / Jennell HAWKINS & The LOCKETTES : The Mess Around / Heaven On Wheels / Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : Besame Mucho / Do I, Do I, Do I / Have Love Will Travel / No Room / Richard BERRY : I'll Never Love Again / Somewhere There's A Rainbow / Walk Right In / It's All Right / I'm Your Fool / In A Real Big Way
CD 3 : Richaed BERRY : Give It Up / I Want You To Be My Girl / Richard BERRY & The PHARAOHS : You Look So Good / Richaed BERRY : What Good Is A Heart / Everybody's Got A Lover But Me / The FLAIRS : I Had A Love / She Wants To Rock / The HUNTERS : Down At Hayden's / Rabbit On A Log / The FLAIRS : You Should Care For Me / Tell Me2:08 You Love Me / The WHIPS : Pleadin' Heart / She Done Me Wrong / The FIVE HEARTS : The Fine One / Please Please Baby / The FLAIRS : Love Me Girl / Gettin' High / Baby Wants / You Were Untrue / This Is The Night For Love / Let's Make With Some Love / The CHIMES : My Heart's Crying For You / Love Me, Love Me, Love Me / The FLAIRS : I'll Never Let You Go
CD 4 : The FLAIRS : Hold Me, Thrill Me, Chill Me / The RAMS : Rock Bottom / Sweet Thing / The FLAIRS : She Loves To Dance / My Darling, My Sweet / Arthur Lee MAYE & The CROWNS : I Wanna Love / Let My Heart Free / Etta JAMES & The PEACHES : The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry) / Shirley GUNTER & The FLAIRS : Ipsy Opsie Ooh / How Can I Tell You / Arthur Lee MAYE & The CROWNS : Do The Bop / Please Don't Leave Me / Love Me Always / Loop De Loop De Loop / Truly / Oochie Pachie / Gloria / Shirley GUNTER & The FLAIRS : Headin' Home / I Want You / I Just Got Rid Of A Heartache / Fortune In Love / The ROLLETTES : Kiss Me, Benny / Johnny FLAMINGO : I / You're Mine

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