Creedence Clearwater Revival= CCR =
Willy & the Poor Boys
1 x LP
Orginally released in 1969-2015 reissue on 180 vinyl LP+download=Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands ever. Fourth LP, Willy And The Poorboys, released in November of 1969, proved to be no exception, containing "Fortunate Son" and...
Release date: 25-03-2015(Orginally released in 1970)
2015 reissue on 180 vinyl LP+download EU version=Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands ever. Fourth LP, Willy And The Poorboys, released in November of 1969, proved to be no exception, containing "Fortunate Son" and "Down On The Corner," the latter becoming one of the biggest hits in CCR's daunting catalog. Additional standouts include excellent renditions of standards like "Cotton Fields" and "Midnight Special." Willy And The Poorboys remained on the Billboard charts for 60 weeks, scoring as high as #3 and earning the group their third platinum LP.
A1 Down On The Corner
A2 It Came Out Of The Sky
A3 Cotton Fields
A4 Poor Boy Shuffle
A5 Feelin' Blue
B1 Fortunate Son
B2 Don't Look Now
B3 The Midnight Special
B4 Side O' The Road
Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands ever, Creedence Clearwater Revival will best be remembered for their unique bayou sound popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River." Although their music evoked the raw, gospel-tinged sound of the rural South, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and Tom and John Fogerty actually hailed from El Cerrito, California, a small town near Berkeley.
The 1968 release of the band's debut album Creedence Clearwater Revival paralleled the flowering of the San Francisco music scene, but the Creedence phenomenon had little in common with the "San Francisco Sound." That first LP contained rock standards such as Dale Hawkins's "Susie Q" and Screamin' Jay Hawkins's "I Put a Spell on You," as well as original material by John Fogerty, who was to emerge as one of rock's most influential songwriters.
With the release of their second album, Bayou Country, which was home to such classics as “Proud Mary” and “Born on the Bayou,” it became evident that Creedence had an uncanny knack for writing hits. Third album Green River and songs like "Bad Moon Rising" and the title track and fourth album Willy and the Poor Boys and cuts like "Down On The Corner" and "Fortunate Son" propelled the band ever further towards greatness.
Fifth album Cosmo's Factory, the name drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford gave CCR's rehearsal studio because so many hits were created there, lived up to its namesake in spades. Cosmo’s Factory was the fourth and biggest of the string of five Top 10 albums CCR released in 1969 and 1970. Featured here are staples like “Travelin’ Band,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Run Through the Jungle” and covers of material by Marvin Gaye (CCR’s signature take on “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”), Bo Diddley, Roy Orbison and Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup. By 1970, CCR had undeniably become the number one American rock and roll attraction.
Label: universal= Concord
Originally released: 1969
This release: 2015