CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL Released Their Top Longplayer ‘WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS’ 50 Years Ago…

Classics from the past

2 November 2019

50 years ago today, on 2 November 2019, Californian legends CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL released one of their most successful longplayers with ‘WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS’ (their third LP in just one year). A first-class album combining rock, Americana, country, blues and rockabilly in a most astounding, exciting and utterly catching way with John Fogerty‘s characteristic voice – born to sing rock ‘n’ roll – injecting each and every song (except instrumental track Poorboy Shuffle, of course) on this LP, with his irresistible vocal bewitchingness. Still a BIG sounding and highly entertaining album today!

Ultimate Class Rock wrote: “Has anyone in rock history had a year as a productive and as uniformly excellent as Creedence Clearwater Revival did in 1969? They started the year, in January, with their sophomore album, Bayou Country. They followed it up in August with ‘Green River’. Three months after that they released their masterpiece, ‘Willy and the Poor Boys.’ One of the band’s greatest achievements, which is even more remarkable coming at the end of Fogerty and the group’s tireless year. Before 1970 ended, they’d release six albums in less than two and a half years. Only the Beatles, during their Beatlemania era, worked at a more feverish pace. But they had more than one songwriter supplying them with hits. Fogerty was pretty much on his own. Any way you look at it, that’s an amazing accomplishment.”

Three stellar highlights

– DOWN ON THE CORNER –

– FORTUNATE SUN –
(Their anti- Vietnam war anthem)

– IT CAME OUT OF THE SKY –

Album in full…

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