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Who has heard of Creedence Clearwater Revival
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10 February 2014
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They're good or at least to me. :)

 

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tulane said
They were unbelievably prolific - at one point they put out 3 classic albums in the space of a year and John Fogerty wrote nearly every song himself!

Fogerty is without question one of the top 10 songwriters in American rnr.  Mom has a solo cd of him solo doing some of the band's greatest hits.  His imagery and word usage ranks right up there with the best (lennon&mccartney as a team or solo, harrison, james taylor, rod stewart, donovan, and others).  I don't necessarily like all of them (well obviously I like the first 3) but I recognize their songwriting abilities.  I'm sure there are some Brit bands I don't know about that write really well.  If you don't know James Taylor, do check him out - here's a very cool youtube of him and YoYo Ma doing Here Comes The Sun in 3:4 time

and here's his two most famous hits a good friend of his.  J.T. spent some time in the late 60s overcoming a Heroin addiction.  I believe Fire and Rain was written while he was in rehab/institution.  His cover of Carol King's You've Got a Friend did reach #4 in the UK in 1971,  so maybe some of you are familiar with J.T.  The version I point to in this post is a very well done youtube in a duet with Carol on piano, some lead vocals, and harmony.  No clue why this is in bold...yes I tried the usual methods to change it back a-hard-days-night-george-10 Also why these links didn't work right, but you should be able to click on them if you want.  It keeps the post from being huge anyway.  It's sort of folk/easy listening, easy listening is not my forte, but he is not your average 'easy listening' artist.  I was lucky enough to see him in 1990 in a small University basketball arena, 10th row or so.  Now he's playing full size ampitheaters.  Ok I've gone far enough off topic...
(Fire and Rain)
http://youtube.com/JOIo4lEpsPY
(You've Got a Friend) http://youtube.com/jHhjKQ8L_iU

 

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The Beatles bassist said

1) Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Do you guys all know that this song is about the Vietnam War?

To stray slightly off topic, are you guys familiar with 'The Band' (were Bob Dylan's touring band from 1966-1972 or so.  They had a drummer, Levon Helm, who also sang behind the drums often.  He also plays (if I remember right) mandolin and I think one other instrument.  If you've never seen the movie The Last Waltz, check it out sometime.  It's about their last concert and has many well known guest stars, the only ones I can think of offhand are Joni Mitchell (sp?) and Van Morisson (again, sp?).

I would recommend Fogerty's solo album, Greatest Hits or something...my mom has it and it's excellent, almost as good as CCR, but with a few less instruments, mainly Fogerty's guitar is all I'm pretty sure.

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28 February 2014
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I'm such a fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival, I even (kinda) like their last album, "Mardi Gras," which was recorded as the band was disintegrating. If you think "Let It Be" is a dispirited mess, check out CCR's "Mardi Gras."

Bonus points for me: I live right near the Green River, name-checked in one of CCR's biggest hits. (OK, technically, it's not the Green River in the song, but still…) :)

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