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Old 29.09.2004, 07:26
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How come CCR cant be considered country. Some of theirs ongs are country sounding - by that i mean the good old country
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Because allot of their songs arn't country, therfore allot of country purists would disagree to label them as that. Although I admit John was heavily influenced by some country music. I watched 'Cool Hand Luke' the other day and one of the chain gang members was singing while Newman was digging a hole. I heard him sing a stripped down pure blues country version of both 'Midnight Special' and 'Cotton Fields' and it hit me like a blue grass band would. I don't know who sung these songs first, but any version moves me.
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By some of their songs that have a country twang to them I'm willing to bet John is a country music fan.
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cotton fields is an old slave song, midnight special was sung by leadbelly(I don't know his real name)
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midnight special was sung by leadbelly(I don't know his real name)
Huddie William Ledbetter
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CCR is not country because John Fogerty's voice does not have a country sound. Plus, many of the lyrics are anti-war and country is mostly pro-war. And, every country band has that country-sounding slide guitar and Creedence does not use one of those (I'm pretty sure). I get very aggravated when people call Creedence Clearwater "country".
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welcome to the site travelin' man......and thats one more welcome than i ever got(and i thought creedence fans would be friendly!).
anyway,travelin' man is a song by that other great rock band of all time " FREE" surely isn't it?.
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A clue to the amount of influence country and western music had on CCR can be seen in John's first post-CCR solo record, The Blue Ridge Rangers, which is all covers of classic and traditional c&w songs. Definitely lots of country and western in CCR! Along with bluegrass, r&B, blues, honkytonk, rockabilly, zydeco. One tasty gumbo!
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travelin' man is a song by that other great rock band of all time " FREE" surely isn't it?.
Yeah, and it is also a song by Bob Seger. But his name is most likely a referece to the CCR song "Travelin' Band"
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