Don’t tell me you wouldn’t take this little fur ball home if you had the chance. You would scoop him up in a heart beat and you know it!
Monday’s Music Moves Me
Okay boys and girls it’s another “Your Choice” week on the 4M dance floor. Last October I posted songs from one of my all-time favorite groups and artist, John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Today I think I will revisit the Fogerty songbook and see what I can find. I believe that I will concentrate on songs that mostly didn’t make radio playlists. You had to own the album to even know these songs were done by John or CCR.
First up is a song that is gospel in nature. That’s right, John Fogerty did a gospel number. Fogerty and CCR were pioneers in what came to be known as swamp rock and they could play with any country band as well. Most country artists have a gospel album in their discography so it isn’t a real surprise to find that Fogerty recorded at least one gospel song. This song, the background vocals and this video bring visions of Elvis and the Jordanaires to mind.
After the break up of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty launched a solo career. Legal battles prevented him from playing many, if not all of his CCR hits. He had to start over. His most successful album was probably “Centerfield”. The title song is played at almost every minor league ball part in the country. Another cut from that album that is lesser know is this tune, Rock ‘n Roll Girls.
My favorite solo album from Fogerty is probably “Revival”. There is such a variety of music, lyrics, and range of vocals that it truly shows John’s immense range of talent. I love this next song.
The roots of Creedence Clearwater Revival are clearly evident in this next tune. The familiar rhythms and vocals are pure Creedence, but the music is solely Fogerty.
My last selection will also come from the Revival album. This song should have been a top country tune. The lyrics were written by Forgerty and is a testimony of his life before and after meeting his wife. Enjoy and have a blessed week everyone.