Chuck Berry: 10 Great Collaborations

Hear the late rock legend alongside everyone from Tina Turner, Bo Diddley and Eric Clapton to Sha Na Na

The Ecuadors, "Say You'll Be Mine" (1959)

Before becoming an icon in her own right, Etta James did sundry studio work in the Fifties as a session singer and band member. Finding herself on Chess Records as Berry's star was ascending, she wound up adding background vocals on his 1959 hit "Back in the U.S.A." The same year she contributed to a Chess session with her romantic partner at the time, Harvey Fuqua of Moonglows fame, issued under the name the Ecuadors. The resulting single, "Say You'll Be Mine" with a B side of "Let Me Sleep Woman," featured songwriting and guitar by Berry, and the tracks are as raucous and raw as anything Berry issued under his own name during his prime.