From Album: MonaLisa Twins play Beatles & more
Lyrics: Johnny B. Goode
Album Type: CD - 15 Tracks
Release Date: 28 Mar 2014
Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design: MonaLisa Twins
Photos: Gerald Naber, www.nowayout.a
About the Song
"Johnny B. Goode" from the album "MonaLisa Twins play Beatles & more" is a 1958 Rock 'n' Roll song originally written and performed by Chuck Berry. It was a major hit peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song is one of Berry's most famous recordings, has been covered by many artists, and has received several honors and accolades. It is also considered to be one of the most recognizable songs in music history.
Written by Chuck Berry in 1955, the song is about a poor country boy who plays his guitar "just like a ringing bell" and who might one day have his "name in lights." Berry has acknowledged that the song is partly autobiographical, and originally had "colored boy" in the lyrics, but he changed it to "country boy" to ensure radio play.
He has written 30 more songs involving the character Johnny B. Goode, eg. "Bye Bye Johnny", "Go Go Go", and "Johnny B. Blues"; and titled an album, and the nearly 19 min instrumental title track from it, as "Concerto in B. Goode".
Mona Wagner: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Lisa Wagner: Back Vocals, Lead Guitar
Julia Schaffer: Back Vocals
Michael Mozeth: Bass
Philipp Wolf: Drums
Live Recording & Mix: Rudolf Wagner