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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - Johnny B Goode



So I was thinking about Chuck Berry, and then thought about this song. But then I remembered that Jimi Hendrix also covered the song, and that I preferred that version! Just in the opening 20 seconds, Jimi blows you away with some epic guitarwork.

I just love the very oldskool feeling I get with this song. Mind you, Chuck Berry released this song way back in 1958. Written by Berry in 1955, the song is about a poor country boy who plays a guitar "just like ringing a bell," and who might one day have his "name in lights". The song is now listed on the 6th place of The 500 Greatest Songs by Rolling Stone magazine.

19 comments:

Ray said...

sounds so sweet! I actually never heard this version but I already like it better than chuck berry's haha!

JWilliams said...

nice!

njohnfixes said...

Excellent version. I love a good cover.

Ishu said...

Jimi Hendrix is always Rock related epicness!!!

Bubbles said...

i love jimi

Miles Prower said...

argh the first thing i thought of was back to the future when i saw the title XD

gamefreak3335 said...

haha this always reminds me of bttf

Swift Love said...

love Hendrix!

jeanjean said...

this guy is a fucking legend

JDF said...

RIP Jimmy. ;_;

The Blizzard said...

Love that song. <3

Abigale Consulting said...

Never heard this version but I like it.

Willow said...

I forgot the Hendrix did a cover....

Lewis said...

i love Jimmy Hendrix:)

Mez said...

Sweet

Apartment-9 said...

I love Hendrix. Although I'm not a fan of his singing, his guitar work is amazing.

Fuuuuuuuu said...

whenever i hear johnny b goode, i think of michael j fox in back to the future playing it

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Michael Angelo Cerritos said...

Im pretty sure EVERY song Jimi covered came out better then the original. Damn he was just so talented.

Quinn Electronics said...

hendrix is a master