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© Famtasy Records
Year of Release: 1975
Rockin' All Over
You Rascal You
Almost Saturday Night
Where The River Flows
John Fogerty related sites:
Most people refer to John Fogerty's Centerfield as his first solo
album. That release was his comeback in 1985, yet it was his third solo
release, after a decade of not recording. Fogerty had given up the music
business then, having differences with his record company and the likes.
John Fogerty, released in 1975, was his second release, and listening
to it, it definitely sounds as if Creedence Clearwater Revival had not
Rockers such as "Rockin' All Over The World, "The Wall" and
"Almost Saturday Night" could easily have fit the previous CCR releases.
"You Rascal You" has a more country sound, rather than the standard rock
sound of CCR fans know and love. "Travelin' High" has a great Memphis
Soul sound, as the horns are the giveaway. Even his remake of Jackie Wilson's
"Lonely Teardrops" has a soulful sound. "Where The River Flows"
has a great country/gospel sound, as heard on his first solo release, The
Blue Ridge Rangers.
The rough-edged voice is heard on the remake of Frankie Ford's "Sea
Cruise," as this song could have been a bonus track for the later releases
of CCR. "Dream Song" definitely has the sound from CCR's Green River
album, especially the song "Lodi." It also has a good country/gospel
sound as well. The closing song, "Flying Away" has a good comparison to
the new sound that would emerge in the 1970s, Country Rock.
John Fogerty has his music continuing in the traditioanl CCR rock
fashion, and a few samples of country/gospel and soul. It would be a sampling
of what would yet to come, but unfortunately, another album was in the works
for Asylum records, but the record company rejected it. Fogerty would then
retire from the music business, as his record company with CCR created financial
matters that made Fogerty give up music for the next 10 years. Fogerty emerged
with a great comeback album in 1985, and several releases after; all of them are
excellent releases, and it's great to have Fogerty back in the music spotlight.
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