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Album: Chronicle
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Released: 1969
Length: 2:23
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Well, take me back down where cool water flows, y'all
A-let me remember things I love, Lord
Stoppin' at the log where catfish bite
Walkin' along the river road at night
Barefoot girls dancin' in the moonlight

I can hear the bullfrog callin' me home
Wonder if my rope's still hangin' to the tree, ho
Love to kick my feet 'way down the shallow water
Shoo, fly, dragonfly, get back, you mother
Pick up a flat rock; skip it across Green River
Well!

Up at Cody's camp I spent my days, Lord
With flat-car riders and cross-tie walkers
Old Cody Junior took me over
Said, "You're gonna find the world be smolderin'
And if you get a-lost, come on home to Green River"
Well!

Come on home
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 justin4kick wrote:
Does Green River Run Through The Jungle?



Both songs sound quite the same in my ears.
 
John wrote in the key of E, hence why they all sound very much the same. My late friend called CCR the John Fogery and the Key of E band.
 p_d_neumiller wrote:
It's amazing how in the 60's the record producers really knew how to use stereo.  They also didn't compress the living sh*t out of the tune.  The 60's recordings breath in and out in stereo with beautiful dynamic range and they feel groovy because many of  the recordings were live with the whole band.  Beatles, CCR, Hendrix and even Elvis recordings are some archetypal examples.
 
They also weren't afraid to place the drums and bass off center. In the 70's it became pretty standard to center the drums and bass.
Does Green River Run Through The Jungle?



Both songs sound quite the same in my ears.
It's amazing how in the 60's the record producers really knew how to use stereo.  They also didn't compress the living sh*t out of the tune.  The 60's recordings breath in and out in stereo with beautiful dynamic range and they feel groovy because many of  the recordings were live with the whole band.  Beatles, CCR, Hendrix and even Elvis recordings are some archetypal examples.
If I recall correctly, this is the song (written by Fogerty) that CCR's previous label tried to sue him for copyright infringement because it sounded similar to "Old Man Down the Road" (also written by Forgerty). They lost, but I guess I now understand why John only comes out with a new album about  every 10 years!
Wow, from The Pretenders to... CCR? I couldn't hit PSD fast enough.
 scarface21 wrote:
Diachronic band , diachronic songs!!!
 
I didn't know if they were ever that concerned with the way things change and happen during different points in time.  You learn something every day.
 WonderLizard wrote:
I recall the week Green River was released. We brought it back to the Oxford Hall Co-op in Berkeley and put it on the house rig, a fire breathing monster, like a chopped Harley, and turned it up. Bill Walker, the house cartoonist and resident philosopher, walked in and deadpanned, "Hm. Sounds like Creedence has another one."

 
Wow!  Excellent recall from something that went down almost 45 YEARS AGO!  Music really does bring back the memories.

My older brother also bought this and played it constantly.  If I close my eyes, I can still hear "Lodi" coming up from our basement.

He also attempted to pull off J. Fogerty's "leather vest over flannel" look, with decidedly piss-poor results, as he was built like an offensive lineman back in his high-school days.  Still is!





I recall the week Green River was released. We brought it back to the Oxford Hall Co-op in Berkeley and put it on the house rig, a fire breathing monster, like a chopped Harley, and turned it up. Bill Walker, the house cartoonist and resident philosopher, walked in and deadpanned, "Hm. Sounds like Creedence has another one."
 eswiley2 wrote:
For one brief horrifying moment, I thought Rush Limbaugh was on.... 

 
Oh, he is on...something: 

Fake Rush Limbaugh endorsement of OxyContin 

 
Do you still play with dolls?

 
1wolfy wrote:
I can still remember Barbie and I on the dance floor, 7th grade, she did the jirk like no other....awesome memories...we all brought our 45s and LPs to the school dance and this one was mine.  It was magical especially when the strobe light kicked on..

 


 scarface21 wrote:
Diachronic band , diachronic songs!!!

 
Wow, not just "old", huh? 
Please, Bill, more Creedence and less Bob Dylan! Now, that would be a perfect world for me! {#Yes}
Another one to add to pile of gems from 1969
Ya gotta have a ''sound' to make it as a band; CCR had a sound.
nice for the dancing abilites{#Dance}
For one brief horrifying moment, I thought Rush Limbaugh was on.... 
Diachronic band , diachronic songs!!!

Hate em!  really  Hate em!
Does anyone else think that John Fogerty always looks like an anvil has been dropped on his foot when he sings? Look at him being faithful on the album art....!!!!
Perfect for a shot of good ol' Jack D's.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

This music is perfect for drivin' into the sunset through Utah. 

 
It's perfect for drivin'. (period)

Very nice!!
"Barefoot girls dancin' in the moonlight."
Yeah baby — CCR is old music I can dig — play more please



Creedence Clearwater Revival by wnick87
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Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was a southern rock American rock band. Though hailing from the Bay Area of California, the group was influenced by the swamp blues genre that came out of south Louisiana in the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s.

Why I love them - CCR just has that vintage rock n' roll sound. I love the intensity that they bring to the table through their music — particularly the rockin' guitar solos and the voice of John Fogerty.

This music is perfect for drivin' into the sunset through Utah. Try it sometime. Roll down the windows and put on Green River followed by their version of I heard it through the grapevine.   ~wnick87

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So many happy memories, just hearing the opening chords....good stuff! Great way to start my day!


Tom Fogerty on John Fogerty (1986) interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzxwR2BFD4M





"Creedence Song" by John Fogerty. "Creedence Song" appears on the album "Revival":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EFUinpCYso



sweet....
 calypsus_1 wrote:


to enhance the use of the
Guild Guitar Starfire for this musician Tom Fogerty,  and its particular style to touch very rocking;  all the music produced for this band called Creedence Clearwater Revival and this song never will be old. It is secular;

volatile they are many songs that if make today, a little for the whole world, that more seem stuned done in series, ready-to-hear......

today  exist  more than 20,  30 in scene "called" pop-rock-bands, or indie-rocks, pos-punk, whose gotten noise all  is made on same musical structure, the same chords, the same arrangements, poor lyrics, no innovation (they only change the flies, the excrements is the same); in the future, passed more twenty years nobody will hear to speak of them and the edited records already will be in the place that they deserve, in the garbage;  the society of consumption for music, to use and to lie down outside, dismissable music.....

 

Far out, Catherwood. Just roll a couple of bombers and leave them on the side table.

I can still remember Barbie and I on the dance floor, 7th grade, she did the jirk like no other....awesome memories...we all brought our 45s and LPs to the school dance and this one was mine.  It was magical especially when the strobe light kicked on..

Still the greatest American rock band, imo.


to enhance the use of the
Guild Guitar Starfire for this musician Tom Fogerty,  and its particular style to touch very rocking;  all the music produced for this band called Creedence Clearwater Revival and this song never will be old. It is secular;

volatile they are many songs that if make today, a little for the whole world, that more seem stuned done in series, ready-to-hear......

today  exist  more than 20,  30 in scene "called" pop-rock-bands, or indie-rocks, pos-punk, whose gotten noise all  is made on same musical structure, the same chords, the same arrangements, poor lyrics, no innovation (they only change the flies, the excrements is the same); in the future, passed more twenty years nobody will hear to speak of them and the edited records already will be in the place that they deserve, in the garbage;  the society of consumption for music, to use and to lie down outside, dismissable music.....

remembering Mr. Tom Fogerty. -  

** 9 **



Excellent song for straffing Ballas.
Leave this to the "oldies" stations.
I always loved this song when I thought it was about Louisiana. When I found out it was about a river in California, it knocked my enthusiasm a bit. Sheesh, bullfrogs aren't even native west of the Rockies! Still a great tune though.
Bought this at an Autostrada gas station near Milan, Italy in 1972. Loved it then, love it now. It brought the States back to me in an instant after spending years overseas. Helped me realize that there were indeed some reasons to miss the USA. - Riff
This is some sweet livin'.
This is my favorite driving song on GTA:SA
Yes it was..I only wish I had saved the 45EssexTex wrote:
One of the best ever
One of the best ever
from time to time i loves me some Fogerty
ProfessorFrink wrote:
An underappreciated classic.
Not by me! I always thought it was kick-ass!!
An underappreciated classic.
Wonderfully understated yet powerful swamp guitar by John. Love it.
frednic wrote:
You missed,"It Came Out Of The Sky". A kick ass song that never got played to death.
Agree on "it came out of the sky" - also like "bootleg" and "cotton fields"...
East bay grease + a touch of swamp. Go Johnny go.
Way to chuck that berry!
woozurdaddy wrote:
Awesome segway from Middle of the Road, Bill! Another one that just absolutely hits the groove and stays there....take me on back to cool ol' high school.... :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
I just want these cool emoticons :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
always thought the lyrics were: "baffled girls" dancing in the moonlight...heh heh...and, y'know, I kinda like that imagery better, anyway!
yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man. :devil_pimp:
Yeeeeah!!! Volume >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :guitarist:
:bananajam: :music:
love these guys. so many great tunes.
great followup, bill!
You missed,"It Came Out Of The Sky". A kick ass song that never got played to death. Roverfish wrote:
Hmm, best of CCR...I can think of a whole album full... "I Put a Spell on You," "Suzie Q," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," "Lodi," "Down on the Corner," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?," "Travelin' Band," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "The Midnight Special," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Up Around the Bend," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," and "Fortunate Son." If I had to pick one, it'd be "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" which is one of Fogerty's best vocal performances (with CCR). This tune's certainly likeable...maybe even excellent. Hell, I just love CCR no matter what.
Boy this sure brings back some good memories!
Roverfish wrote:
Hmm, best of CCR...I can think of a whole album full... "I Put a Spell on You," "Suzie Q," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," "Lodi," "Down on the Corner," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?," "Travelin' Band," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "The Midnight Special," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Up Around the Bend," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," and "Fortunate Son." If I had to pick one, it'd be "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" which is one of Fogerty's best vocal performances (with CCR). This tune's certainly likeable...maybe even excellent. Hell, I just love CCR no matter what.
Interesting....I completely agree with everything you said!
Essential Bullfrog Blues... 10!
I can hear the bullfrog calling me (too)....8 + 1 for memories = 9
The first time I heard this on the radio when I was a kid, it hooked me good & deep.:music: I saved up my paper route money, and bought the 45-- The very first record I ever owned. Mom told me it was a phase-- I'd grow out of it. One of the few times she was wrong! :guitarist:
Hmm, best of CCR...I can think of a whole album full... "I Put a Spell on You," "Suzie Q," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," "Lodi," "Down on the Corner," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?," "Travelin' Band," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "The Midnight Special," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Up Around the Bend," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," and "Fortunate Son." If I had to pick one, it'd be "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" which is one of Fogerty's best vocal performances (with CCR). This tune's certainly likeable...maybe even excellent. Hell, I just love CCR no matter what.
I would say this IS their best. I can hear the bullfrog calling me...
Great band -great song-but not their best.... Their best was "run through the jungle" as it made you feel as close to jungle as possible without having to be there! :D
dolfan wrote:
This is one band who seemed to never do anything wrong. Unique sound and talent to spare with John Fogerty. And no one, NO ONE, ever stood up for what he felt was right like he did. LOVE CCR!
I agree, back then yeah...... but I don't want to hear them anymore CCR is so overplayed on every dam'd station in America!
One of the best voices in Rock and Roll history, wouldn't you agree? Back in the sixties and seventies, the most popular AM radio station in Mexico City would have contests, where listeners would call and vote for CCR or Beatles. Beatles did not win every time.
damien wrote:
Best CCR song ever!
"Lodi" gets my vote.
One of the many NAM soundtrack tunes... you can almost smell the Claymores.
Oh Yeah :bounce: :bounce:
(pimp)
green river is an amazing song. Mike Watt's minutemen had a great live version of this tune.
damien wrote:
Best CCR song ever!
Well I'd vote for "Fortunate Son" or maybe "Wrote a song for everyone" but there are a hell of a lot of great CCR songs and this is close to the top for me.
Best CCR song ever!
This is one band who seemed to never do anything wrong. Unique sound and talent to spare with John Fogerty. And no one, NO ONE, ever stood up for what he felt was right like he did. LOVE CCR!
Classic - still sounds as fresh now as it did on the first listen.