Who Sang Johnny B. Goode? Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh Mama Africa cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Charlie Daniels, Brendan Coker
release date: 1983
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae/Roots Reggae
length: 4:04
remixer: Jellybean
producer: Peter Tosh and Chris Kimsey
piano: Keith Sterling
bass: Leebert "Gibby" Morrison
background vocals: Peter Tosh, Donald Kinsey, Dorrett Myers, Raymond Hall, Betty Wright, Audrey Hall and Pam Hall
organ: Robbie Lyn
guitar: Steve Golding and Donald Kinsey
keyboard: Peter Couch and Byron Allred
percussion: Scully Sims and Uziah “Sticky” Thompson
drums (drum set): Carlton "Santa" Davis
Clavinet: Peter Tosh
lyricist: Chuck Berry
composer: Chuck Berry
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...



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Mama Africa
  • 2 Glasshouse
  • 3 Not Gonna Give It Up
  • 4 Stop That Train
  • 5 Johnny B. Goode
  • 6 Where You Gonna Run
  • 7 Peace Treaty
  • 8 Feel No Way
  • 9 Maga Dog