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.