Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me

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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.

 

26 thoughts on “Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Yes I would take that puppy home. So cute. A huge Awww.

    Love all the music and the history lesson, too.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. 🙂

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  2. Another cute puppy photo, but it was the music. I knew the first song (but not sung by John) and the second – the others were new, and I really enjoyed the last song, Broken Down Cowboy. It’s always interesting listening to lessor known songs. Sometimes you wonder why they never became hits.

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  3. yogiabb

    You certainly know your music!! Great selections here. We went to see Rocketman today, a movie about the life of Elton John. Great movie but I had forgotten how many tunes that man had.

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      1. Chris Blackwood

        I’m pretty much a cat person, but I love dogs too. As for the music, I loved what you’ve had there. Can’t stand this noise that they call music today.

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  4. WOW, I can’t believe all of these John Fogerty songs are new2me with the exception of ‘Rock and Roll Girls’ which sounds familiar sorta. I really enjoy ‘Broken Down Cowboy’. It’s a really sweet song. He does country mewsic purrty good, too. Thanks for hitting the dance floor with the 4M gang. I’m looking forward to having you as July’s co-host. Watch for the linky code to arrive in your inbox later in the week. Have a boogietastic week!

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    1. Yesterday I was thinking it was the last week of the month, so you don’t need to worry about spotting the linky code to arrive in your inbox later this week. Boy, do I need a break! I’m juggling too many things I think. lol Anywho, I wanted to set that straight so you won’t be wondering what’s going on. Have a good rest of the week, my furriend!

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    1. Yes, John was the creative and driving force as well as lead guitarist and vocalist for CCR. Apparently he was part of the wedge that drove the band apart. To this day they are not exactly best of friends.

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  5. I LOVE John Fogarty & CCR! What a great joy to come here today. Love the song “Rock and Roll Girls” best. We saw him once solo and also as part of the Rock Influences show with R.E.M., Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian and Richie Havens. That was an amazing night.

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