Johnny B. Goode (album)

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Johnny B. Goode: An Original Video Soundtrack
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Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released June 1986
Recorded July 4, 1970 at the Atlanta Pop Festival, Middle Georgia Raceway, Byron, Georgia, USA
Label Capitol
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Johnny B. Goode is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released in June 1986. This release was the "mini LP" soundtrack to the VHS and laserdisc that were released at the same time. The album contains three songs from Hendrix's performance at the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival on July 4, 1970 and two songs from his performance at Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970. This release contains an edited version of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) from the Atlanta International Pop Festival.

Critical reception[edit]

In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau gave Johnny B. Goode an "A–" and called it "vivid testimony to the uses of digital mastering for archival music", finding the sound particularly "powerful" on side one. He highlighted the "intense" rendition of "All Along the Watchtower" and "Johnny B. Goode", writing that Hendrix's performance of the latter song is "the definitive version of the definitive guitar anthem".[1] Paul Evans gave it three-and-a-half stars in The Rolling Stone Album Guide (1992).[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (edit)" 4:30
2. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) 3:55
3. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) 3:57
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "The Star Spangled Banner" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) 2:46
2. "Machine Gun" 11:00

Recording details[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 24, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Evans, Paul (1992). "Jimi Hendrix". In DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly. The Rolling Stone Album Guide (3rd ed.). Random House. p. 315. ISBN 0679737294. 

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