‘Up Around The Bend’ By CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – 50 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

21 August 2020

Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Active: 1967–1972
Single: Up Around The Bend – actually a double
A-side single with Run Through The Jungle

Released: April 1970 – 50 years ago
Score: #4 in the US / #3 in the UK
Album: Cosmo’s Factory – the LP hit the top spot of
the US albums chart on 22 August 1970, 50 years ago

Let’s roll

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‘COSMO’S FACTORY’ By Legends CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL Turned 50 This Month

24 July 2020

Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Active:  1967-1972
Album: Cosmo’s Factory</a> – the band’s fifth LP
Released: 16 July 1970 – 50 years ago
Label: Fantasy Records
Score: #1 in the USA and in the UK

Rolling Stone wrote at the time: “It should be obvious by now that Creedence Clearwater Revival is one great rock and roll band. Cosmo’s Factory, the group’s fifth album, is another good reason why… Apart from prolific writing, Fogerty’s ability to consistently churn out good stuff is largely due to his penchant for rehearsing the band five days a week in a converted warehouse in Berkeley’s industrial section…  Besides saxophone, Fogerty is now learning all
the other instruments he’s always wanted to play. In addition to lead guitar and vocal on Bo Diddley’s “Before You Accuse Me” he drops in some fine blues piano riffs but apparently out of modesty keeps them pretty well buried in an easy-going, traditional arrangement… It’s another damn good album by a group which is going to be around for a long time.”

Key prhase:”Look out your back door for a travelin’ band running
through the jungle to stop the rain when hearing it though the grapevine.”

Key tracks: Travelin’ Band / I Heard It Through the Grapevine / Up Around The Bend /
Run Through The Jungle / Who’ll Stop The Rain

– TRAVELIN’ BAND –

– I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –

– RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –

– UP AROUND THE BEND

– WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –

Album in full…

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‘SUZIE Q’ By CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Happy 75 JOHN FOGERTY

Top singles from the past…

28 May 2020

Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Active: 1967-1972
Single: Suzie Q
Written by rockabilly artist Dale Hawkins in 1957
The 7″ single was split into parts one and two on its
A and B sides because of the length (8.37) of CCR’s cover
Released: 15 June 1968
Score: No 11 in the US – top ten hits in Europe
Album: self-titled debut LP
Came out on 28 May 1968 – 42 years ago today

Here comes Suzie…

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Happy 75 to legendary frontman and songwriter John Fogerty
in Berkeley, California on 28 May 1945

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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