Coverafbeelding Peter Tosh - Johnny B. Goode
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   5 piekpositie
  •   191 punten
  •   1983

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   19-10-1944
Land   Jamaica

Peter Tosh is vooral bekend als lid van The Wailers, de reggae band waar ook reggae legende Bob Marley deel van uitmaakte. In 1979 behaalt Tosh samen met Mick Jagger de eerste plaats in de Top 40 met de single Don't Look Back.

In 1983 haalt hij opnieuw de top 10 met Johnny Be Goode. Op 11 september 1987 wordt hij in Jamaica doodgeschoten.

Songtekst

Deep down in Jamaica, close to Mandeville
Back up in the woods, on top of a hill
There stood an old hut made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
He never learned to read or write so well
But he could play his guitar like ringin' a bell yell

Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny be good tonight!
Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Sit beneath a tree in the railroad track
Old engineer in the train sittin' in the shade
Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by would stop and say
Oh my, oh my, what the boy can play

Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny be good tonight!
Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny B. Goode

Mama said: Son, you gotta be a man,
You got to be the leader of a reggae band
People comin' in from miles around
To hear you play until the sun goes down
Boy, someday your name will be in the lights
Sayin' Johnny - Johnny B. Goode tonite

I said go, go Johnny!
Johnny be good tonight!
Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny you better be good

Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny be good tonight!
Go, go Johnny!
Johnny B. Goode

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Trivia

Credits: remix: John "Jellybean" Benitez platenlabel: EMI bestelnummer:  1A 006-07722 (vinyl, 7” single) [n°48 UK] [n°84 US] Het origineel is van: 1958: Chuck Berry [Chess 1691] [°8 US-hit] Cover-versies: 1961: Les Chaussettes Noires avec Eddy Mitchell getiteld Eddie soit bon op de EP Daniela {Franse versie} [Barclay 70 378 M] 1963: Bill Black’s Combo op de LP: Let’s Twist Her [Hi Records HL 12006] [°35 US album-hit] 1964: The Beach Boys in 1964 op de LP: Beach Boys Concert [Capitol TAO 2198] [°1 US album-hit] 1964: Dion Di Muci [Columbia 4-43096] [°71 US-hit] 1964: Johnny Hallyday avec Joey Andy And The Showmen getiteld Johnny, reviens {Franse versie} [Philips B 373.438 F] 1964: Johnny Rivers op de LP: Here We à Go Go Again! [Imperial 12274] [°38 US album-hit] 1964: Sir Henry and his Butlers getiteld Johnny B. Goode (By by Johnny); B-kant van Let’s Go (Oh Holly Golly [Sonet T 7183] {uit Denemarken} 1965: Freddie & The Dreamers op de LP: Freddie & The Dreamers [Mercury SR-61017] [°19 US album-hit] 1965: Jerry Lee Lewis op de LP: The Return of Rock [Smash Records MGS-27063] [°121 US album-hit] 1967: The Coronados [Parliament Records 8209-BW] 1969: Buck Owens And The Buckaroos [Capitol 2485] [°114 US Bubbling Under-hit] 1969: Elvis Presley op de LP: From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis [RCA LSP-6020] {live-opname, opgenomen in de International Hotel in Paradise, Nevada} [°12 US album-hit] 1969: Johnny Winter [Columbia 4-45058] [°92 US-hit] 1971: Grateful Dead op de LP: Grateful Dead [Warner Bros. 2WS 1935] {live-opname, opgenomen op 24 maart 1971 in Winterland in San Francisco, CA} [°25 US album-hit] 1971: Madura [Columbia 4-45483] (1971: Rauli “Badding” Somerjoki op de LP: Synnyin rokkaamaan {Finse versie} [Love Records LRLP 39] 1972: Donna Fargo op de LP: The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. [Dot DOS 26000] [°47 US album-hit] 1972: Jimi Hendrix op de LP: Hendrix in the West [Reprise MS 2049] [°12 US album-hit] 1972: Jimi Hendrix [Reprise REP 1082] [°35 UK-hit op Polydor 2001 277] 1972: Grateful Dead [Warner Bros. WB 7627] 1973: Chuck Berry op de Soundtrack: American Graffiti [MCA 2-8001] [°10 US album-hit] 1973: Jerry Lee Lewis op de LP: The Session [Mercury SRM.2.803] {live-opname, opgenomen in Londen, Engeland with great guest artists} [°37 US album-hit] 1973: Elvis Presley op de LP: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite [RCA VPSX-6089] {live-opname, opgenomen op zondag 14 januari 1973 om 12:30 AM in Honolulu International Center, Hawaii} [°1 US album-hit] 1974: Jussi & The Boys op de LP: Pojat asialla {Finse versie} [Scandia SLP 598] 1977: Leif Garrett op de LP: Leif Garrett [Atlantic SD 19152] [°37 US album-hit] 1977: Elvis Presley op de LP: Elvis in Concert [RCA APL-2587] {live-opname, opgenomen tijdens zijn laatste tournee in juni 1977} [°5 US album-hit] 1977: [Patrick] Topaloff getiteld Ali be good {Franse versie} [Polydor 2097 511] 1979: John Denver op de LP: John Denver [RCA AQLI-3075] [°25 US album-hit] 1980: Elton John [MCA Records MCA-41159] 1980: Elvis Presley op de LP: Elvis Aron Presley [RCA CPL8-3699] [°27 US album-hit] 1982: Johnny Madsen og Hal Bal Boys getiteld Johnny vær go’ op de LP: De tørre er de best.... {Deense versie} [Harlekin HMLP 3514] 1985: Marty McFly with the Starlighters op de Soundtrack: Back to the Future [MCA Records MCAC 6144] [°12 US album-hit] 1988: Judas Priest op de LP: Ram It Down [Columbia C 44244] [°31 US album-hit] 1988: Judast Priest [Atlantic 7-89114] [°64 UK-hit op Atlantic A 9114] 1994: The Beatles op de CD: Live at the BBC [Apple C1 7243 8 31796 1 9] {live-opname, opgenomen op 7 februari 1964 in Playhouse Theatre, Londen, Engeland for Saturday Club} [°3 US album-hit]
ArtiestPeter Tosh
 A-kant
Titel Johnny B. Goode
Lengte 4:04
Componist(en) Chuck Berry
Producer(s) Chris Kimsey, Peter Tosh
 B-kant
Titel Peace Treaty
Lengte 4:09
Producer(s) Chris Kimsey, Peter Tosh
Mixage Chris Kimsey, Peter Tosh
Platenlabel EMI
Catalogusnr 1A 006-07722
Hoogste positie UK 48
Hoogste positie US 84
Album Mama Africa


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